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Guyton preparing for its Christmas parade, festival
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Guyton is gearing up for its annual Christmas festival.

The city is holding the event Dec. 5, with the parade starting at 11 a.m. and the festival running from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lineup for the parade will take place at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association. The city’s Leisure Services Committee also has discussed a detour route with the state Department of Transportation.

“We would still detour at Grayson Road and Smalls Avenue,” said Robert Hunter of the Leisure Services Committee.

The group also has given a layout of the staging area at the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Association to police Chief Randy Alexander.
Guyton also will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting Sunday at 5 p.m.

City council members also have approved a total of $4,600 in merit compensation to spread across the board for city employees. They also have approved a millage rate of 2.245, a reduction from last year’s rate of 2.246.

— Pat Donahue