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Brundidge grant waiver denied

The city of Brundidge still finds itself in a waiting period concerning the status of its renovation of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.

The majority of the construction work has been completed for the project, but items such as furniture and fixtures are still missing, pending the status of a USDA Rural Development grant application that would provide $126,000 for the items needed.

The city inquired as to the possibility of a waiver that would allow it to buy essential items such as shelving without voiding its grant application, but city manager Brit Thomas said Tuesday at the city council meeting that the waiver had been denied.

While the library addition may not be ready to open its doors, the new LED street lights have begun to go up in Brundidge.

The new lights have gone up in Brundidge along Main Street, extending from the Piggly Wiggly to the Methodist church, and then picking up again from Oak Street to Pike County High School.

The portion of Main Street between the Methodist Church and Oak Street has not had new lights installed because the decorative lights for that part of the project have not been delivered as of yet.

Thomas said the portion of Main Street that was having new lights installed should see all of its lights installed by the end of the day today.