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Jones County leaders request Walmart store

By Jon Erickson
Published On: Nov 15 2012 07:11:44 PM CST
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JONES COUNTY -

Jones County leaders have asked Walmart to build a store in their county.

"Jones County is in dire need of a facility that will enable our citizens to shop in the same community in which they live," Jones County Board of Commissioners Chairman Zack Koonce III wrote in a letter to Walmart.

Koonce also wrote that citizens of the county must currently drive an average of 30 miles to shop at a Walmart.

Walmart has not yet responded to the county's letter, according to Frankie Howard, the county manager.