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May 28, 1970     The Florala News
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May 28, 1970

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" SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. NEWS- THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1970 PAGE 3 BREAKING CEREMONY - Commander James York dips up the first shovel of dirt for the erection of a new armory building in Florala. A single unit masonry build- on the site purchased for the new armory for the new home of Headquarters Battalion, ll7th Artillery. The building is built on a matching basis with 75% SeCUred through the State of Alabama and 25% State money. Governor Albert Brewer several weeks ago along with an announcement at the same time by Sparkman and Jim Allen, that $150,000 has been appropriated and released for National Guard Armory in Florala. FLORALA STATE PARK NOW ASSURED - Pictured is Mayor C. E. Buffalow signing the last of the deeds to the State of Alabama for the building of a large state park at Beautiful Lake Jackson in Florala. Mayor Buffalow, at right, is shown with Charles Thrasher, center, Chief of State Parks and Recreation Division, accepting the deeds, with Wayland Harrison, at left, chairman of the Lake Jackson Development Board. Other Board members Include James York and Nick Zorn. Work will begin on the Florala State Park as soon as all plans have been completed. i /i!i!i! iCi iiii!ii!iiiii!iiiiiii!}il}ii~ i !if:! i;! !?; i ;!i:ili i : i i i!!:I ~?}i:i! ROAD BEING BLACKTOPPED. Pictured is where the blacktopplng Where the road is being paved from Boles Mills area toward Kinston. A special than $1S8,000 was announced by Governor Albert Brewer early in April Covington County Commissioners immediately. This road has been scheduled with the John Patterson administration and continuing to be promised by since that time. Governor Brewer, who had not made the promise, went get this road paved immediately after learning of the desperate need for this 3rk will continue until this road is paved to the Coffee County line near Kinston. Part has already been paved. FLORALA AIRPORT WORK CONTINUES - Governor Albert Brewer announced several weeks ago an additional grant to the Florala Airport of $16,000 for base and paving operations. An earlier grant had been made for $15,000. The runway is about 45 percent complete. The lighting of the runway will be installed from an additional grant to be made when the blacldopplng is completed. Pictured is this work in progress as a result of Governor Brewer's interest. I If 10 ... FULL TIME FOR FLORALA AREA Pd. Pal. Adv. By Friends For Albert Brewer, Wayland Harrison, Chairman, P. O. Box 385, Florala, Ala.