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Newton County, Ga., Commissioners Expected to Delay Landfill Vote

Newton County commissioners were expected to delay a vote on a landfill expansion proposal at their meeting Tuesday night in order to allow more time for other options to be explored.

District 1 Commissioner John Douglas said Tuesday afternoon that he believed the board would vote for a delay — possibly 60 days — in order to find an equitable solution to the myriad challenges facing the landfill. Douglas said commissioners must find a way to “stop the bleeding of the money (at the landfill), but at the same time we have to find a way to protect the people who live in that area who are involved. That’s the crux of the problem — trying to meld those two into an equitable solution.”

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