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Posted: November 26, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Parking lot expansion talks on hold

Ole’ Tyme Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 29

The Newborn City Council discussed the possibility of expanding the parking lot next to the Newborn Town Hall at the town’s monthly meeting on Nov. 10.

Newborn City Clerk Lisa Rowe said the discussions were tabled to give Mayor J.W. Cummings and Councilmember James King more time to find out what the cost of paving the parking lot would be and even if there was a need for it.

"It’s kind of in a hold right now, probably until after the first of the year," Rowe said of the project.

The council also went over plans for the town’s second annual Ole’ Tyme Christmas Tree Lighting, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the Old School House on 4326 Ga. Highway 142 with cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the elves will be on hand for pictures. Attendees can shop for special ornaments and baked goods.

There will also be a cookie contest and the opportunity to meet Teen Miss Middle Georgia, Amy Young. At 6 p.m., the party will move outside for the lighting of the tree on North Johnson Street. Heritage Trust will be co-sponsoring the event.

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