10 Million sought for state veterans cemetery

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 Augusta, Ga (WJBF) Some Augusta leaders want to make plans for a   Veterans Cemetery even though no final decision has been made.  

 Augusta leaders are looking at Gracewood as the site for a state veterans cemetery. 

 The VA would pay for It, but Augusta could have to cover expenses like a new entry way, property demolition, and drainage improvements. 

Before commissioners is a plan to use ten million dollars in sales taxes to have the money in place, in the event the cemetery is approved. 

“The ten million maybe a little too much we really don’t know we get in there and actually are able to see and analyze all that’s needed to get in and out of that facility I think that’s just a place holder than a firm figure at this point.” said Commissioner Brandon Garrett. 

The Governors office could make a decision by January.  

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