Argent East Annexation Approved

Just a couple months ago, Hardeeville was about five square miles. After last night's city council vote, it's more like 35 square miles.

The council approved development plans for the so-called Argent East tract of land. It could bring in 12,000 new homes to the city.

"Right now, we're about 2,300 people," said city manager Shane Haynes. "We anticipate this will put us--at build-out of those two developments alone--probably in the neighborhood of 60 to 80 thousand residents."

The Argent East tract of land takes up around 7,000 acres just north of Highway 278, near the Wal-Mart.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite,