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Church seeks traffic safety help
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Church leaders and members of First Baptist Church of Rincon are asking Rincon City Council for their help in easing traffic concerns around their new children’s ministry building.
Pastor Bob Rogers and building committee chairman Freddy Long, backed by several church members in the audience, approached city council about their worries over traffic and speeders on 6th Street and Richland Avenue around the church campus. Rogers asked to be able to install speed bumps, crosswalks and a stop sign in the middle of the street for the safety of the youth.
Kids, some as young as preschoolers and even younger, cross 6th Street to go from the children’s ministry building to the main sanctuary. The church’s youth center is across Richland Avenue from the sanctuary.
Children also are arriving and leaving at different times of the day from children’s ministry building. There are 147 children who are picked up at the day care and as many as 200 who take part in preschool and Sunday school.
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Herald.