GA public health office to reopen after mold issue

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Updated: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:15:48 EST

PEARSON, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia public health building is expected to reopen soon after concerns over mold and mildew prompted its closure in August.

Morris News Service reports ( ) the Atkinson County Health Department's building outside Pearson is scheduled to reopen next week.

Spokeswoman for the health district, Jackie Woodard, says county commissioners have told employees they can move back into the building and County Commission Chairman Terry Morris told the newspaper he couldn't release details on what was done to improve the building's conditions until next week.

Morris has said standing water beneath the building likely caused a buildup of moisture that led to mold and mildew buildup.

Pearson is about 45 miles northeast of Valdosta.

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