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Meeting held Thursday night on future of Greenway Trail extension

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:56 PM EDT
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BROOKLET, Ga. (WTOC) - A big decision for a small close knit community - do they want a biking and hiking trail into their town.

A packed room in Brooklet discussed the issue. The county had proposed extending a Greenway Trail from the edge of Statesboro into Brooklet.

People spoke for and against the trail extending to the middle of the town.

Some objected to the route taking along the front yards of several houses and an elementary school. County leaders have offered to stop the trail at the city limits if that’s what people want.

“It’s always been my one thing that I’ve wanted was that people have the right to speak and to be heard,” said Mayor Joe Grooms III.

The mayor says they’re gathering input from people before they reach a consensus and communicate with county leaders in the next few weeks. Construction on the trail extension would start roughly a year from now.

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