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Navy seeks public comment on bombing range

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

The Navy is looking for public comment over the possibly of expanding a Georgia bombing range owned by the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

The Island Packet reports that last month the Navy released an environmental report examining plans to expand the Townsend Bombing Range in McIntosh County, which is operated by the Georgia Air National Guard.

The report recommends adding 28,000 acres to the 5,000-acre range. The report said buying the land would cause a $35,000 loss in property tax revenue in McIntosh County and $131,000 a year in Long County.

Public comments are open until Aug. 27. Meetings will be held Aug. 7 and Aug. 9 in Ludowici and Darien.

A final decision will be made next summer. Read the full story in the Island Packet.

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