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County to study probation terms

Dougherty County Commissioners Ewell Lyle and Gloria Gaines discuss an item at Monday’s commission work session.

Dougherty County Commissioners Ewell Lyle and Gloria Gaines discuss an item at Monday’s commission work session.

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County Commission received information on three items to consider at its next business meeting during an abbreviated work session Monday morning.

Commissioners will vote at their Feb. 18 meeting on the purchase of a half-ton pickup truck to replace a 1999 model, will determine whether to approve a new probation services agreement with Judicial Alternatives of Georgia Inc. and will decide whether to grant a one-day alcohol license for a Girls Inc. fundraiser.

Craig Taylor with Judicial Alternatives, which has been under contract to provide probation services for persons convicted of misdemeanors in Dougherty Superior and State courts for more than a decade, told the commission that since a new Superior Court chief judge (Willie Lockette) was in place since JAG's last contract was signed (in 2000), a new contract was appropriate.

"We collect an average of $600,000 in fines and supervise more than 50,000 hours of community service annually," Taylor told the board.

Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard said both Lockette and State Court Judge Victoria Darisaw had approved renewing the contract with Judicial Alternatives.

Assistant County Administrator Mike McCoy told commissioners only one of two bids received for the pickup, which will be used by Public Works, met specifications, and he recommended that that bid -- $17,967.68 by Sunbelt Ford Town of Albany -- be accepted.

Girls Inc.'s Sherrell Alexander asked for a one-day alcohol license for a fundraiser planned March 9 at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club.

Comments

DoctorDorite 1 year, 2 months ago

Yea commissioners and Girl leaders, lets set a great example for the Girls Club, show them how drinking is acceptable today among society when money/society is involved ! Why not let funeral homes have alcohol license to serve drinks too so we can celebrate at funerals for our departed friends.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 2 months ago

Don't give them any ideas. Funeral homes are expensive enought as it is.

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RedEric 1 year, 2 months ago

Evidently the good doctor has never been to a real Irish wake. Lighten up, beer is proof that God loves us, per Benjamin Franklin.

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oldster 1 year, 2 months ago

Good quote RedEric. And I thought they got a good deal on the pickup.

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 2 months ago

I have absolutley no problems with one drinking but do think there is a proper setting for doing so. Yes, a few years back a funeral home was denied a license locally for such. I quess some "leaders: would have no problem with MADD ( mothers against drunk drivers ) holding a benifit with alcohol served to promote safe driving ??? I personally think the Girls Club leaders fail "big time" with this idea. I'm sure others opinions vary on this subject.

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