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Street resurfacing, trail improvements on Guyton’s TSPLOST list
Road resurfacing
Four roads were selected to be resurfaced in Effingham County.

The Guyton City Council approved more than $4.2 million in paving projects at its regular meeting on Aug. 8. The projects are earmarked to be funded by the 2023 Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Among the 14 projects are plans to resurface Magnolia Street ($224,855) and improvements to transportation drainage and pedestrian improvements – $500,000 each.

“TSPLOST was incredibly beneficial to all the cities and the county. (There was a) significant amount of paving projects from this work,” Mayor Russ Deen said at the Guyton City Council meeting on Aug. 8. “Lots of good came out of that. And we hope to do the same with the next round.”

The complete list of proposed TSPLOST projects for the City of Guyton can be seen on the city’s website at under the “City Council Agenda” tab.

The city council also approved hosting the Effingham Health Systems Breast Cancer Awareness 5K race on Oct. 14 as a fundraiser for the foundation and to also increase cancer awareness screening in Guyton.

In addition to the race, the foundation plans to use the gym to increase awareness of cancer screenings and services.

“What we're planning to do is with the use of the gymnasium, we are hoping to have self-care resources available, vendors, businesses -- not necessarily selling things -- but providing educational information and resources, or any sort of cancer-related treatments either during or after treatments, and also awareness of self-exams,” said Elizabeth Waters, director of the Effingham Health Systems Foundation. “So that will be what we have here in the gymnasium, (resources for) not necessarily just breast cancer, but all cancers.”