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Loganville looks to grow business

LOGANVILLE -- City leaders voted Thursday to adopt a resolution establishing the Loganville Development Authority, a nonprofit organization tasked with developing and promoting trade and tourism within the city.

Mayor Ray Nunley and former mayor Tim Barron are two of the initial board members.

The LDA and the city's DDA will "never conflict," according to city manager Bill Jones. The two organizations are separate entities. Loganville's tourism dollars will now be funneled to the LDA.

"The purpose of this is to draw industry and business to our community," said Nunley. "We must give tax incentives to businesses, and there are a lot of ways to go about that."

Councilman phones it in

Councilman Michael Lynch, recently called to active duty in the U.S. Army, joined Thursday's council meeting via telephone from Kuwait. Chairman of the city's Planning and Development Committee, Lynch voted on some preliminary matters on the meeting agenda before having to get back to his business in Kuwait, which was to try to get some sleep. "I have to get up in a couple of hours," Lynch quipped before signing off.