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Landfill loan

Newton County has been approved for a $3 million Georgia Fund loan to finance expansion of the county's municipal solid waste landfill. The county will pay 3.81 percent interest on the 20-year loan. The total project cost is $4 million, with $3 million financing Phase I and $1 million funding Phase II. Construction is expected to begin soon on the third cell at the landfill, with the project to be completed in early 2011, according to Administrative Officer John Middleton.


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