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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

West Florida Gin eyes building to store cotton


May 9, 2019

The Century Council was approached Monday night by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in the Century Industrial Park to be used to store cotton, although no decision was made.

Robert Godwin and Larry Baxley with West Florida Gin in Walnut Hill, Fla., want to purchase the building for $240,000 at $4,000 a month for five years. Councilwoman Ann Brooks pointed out that the building was appraised to be worth $550,000 several years ago or $6,667 a month for rental. Godwin said he has paid less for several local buildings that sat empty and that no one wants big b...

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