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Lumpkin City Council votes
to scrap planned library location
From the May 15, 2013 issue of The Journal
By CHIP JONES
The Lumpkin City council declined to purchase the former Lumpkin Drug Store building on the square Monday night. Mayor Charles Gibson cast the deciding vote in a 3-3 tie among the council members.
In her appearance before the council, building owner Pat Logan appealed to Gibson to sign the contract to purchase the building. The contract had been on the mayors desk for three weeks according to Logan.
Gibson had ordered a second inspection of the building recently. He has opposed the location on the square from the beginning. Instead, he favors a location south of the square on Martin Luther King Drive. The city owns land there, and Gibson wants to build a new facility, giving birth to his vision of a renewed Lumpkin.
The inspection revealed cracks in a rear wall and possible foundation issues at the former drug store building. The mayor used this to presume that the building could crush someones ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.