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New career center opens in Lowndes County

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Hayneville Mayor Kelvin Lawrence speaks at the opening of the new Alabama Career Center in Hayneville Wednesday as ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr., left, and Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees look on. (Photo: ADECA) Hayneville Mayor Kelvin Lawrence speaks at the opening of the new Alabama Career Center in Hayneville Wednesday as ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr., left, and Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees look on. (Photo: ADECA)

State and local officials gathered in Hayneville Wednesday morning to open a new career center that will serve the needs of residences across Lowndes County.

The new center will serve as a gateway to new career paths and better futures for Lowndes County residents.

Citizens will be able to access free help and assistance on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Career-center services will be available at the Fort Deposit Public Library on the first and third Wednesdays.

Before this new career center opened, residents needed such help would have to travel to areas like Greenville, Selma and Montgomery. Now, it's in their own community.

Oh hand for the opening were officials including ADECA Director Jim Byard, Jr.; Alabama Dept. of Labor Director Tom Surtees; Alabama Career Center System Area Manager Brinda Barrett; Dr. Walter White, the executive director of the Family Guidance Center; Fort Deposit Mayor Fletcher Fountain and other officials.

The new Alabama Career Center facility is open at the Family Guidance Center at the corner of North Washington Street and Tuskeena Street.

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