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Drug, alcohol treatment center proposed in residential area

Posted 3:45 p.m. Tuesday

— Lafayette County planners are recommending approval of a drug and alcohol treatment center for teenage boys, even after hearing protests from neighbors in the residential area where it would open.

The Oxford Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2gGjZ3n ) the next step is for county supervisors to vote on the recommendation made by the planning commission.

Developer Bryon Fikes wants to create Stonewater Addiction Recovery Center in the Clear Creek community of Lafayette County. It would have 10 full-time and two part-time staff members to monitor patients.

Several residents spoke Monday against the proposed facility. Dr. Rick Carlton bought a home just over a year ago that would be next to the treatment center. He said he is concerned about the safety of the neighborhood and a potential decrease in property values.

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