By Walter GeigerThe Lamar County commission will take up a controversial rezoning request that could land a Dollar General store on Thomaston St. at its meeting tonight. A throng of residents prepared to speak out against the proposal is expected.About 80 concerned citizens were on hand May 7 when the issue went before the planning commission which voted unanimously to reject the plan.The final decision rests with the commission which meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.Donald R. Haywood seeks to rezoning 1.2 acres at 934 Thomaston St. from R-1 (residential) to C-2 (commercial). The property is the former home and beauty shop of Vivian Haywood. The property was never annexed into the city and is, as such, an island surrounded by properties that were annexed.Haywood’s attorney and son-in-law David Brisendine told the planning commission the site plans for the property anticipate annexation.
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