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Dougherty County commissioners discuss concerns about local-level business participation in projects

Local companies show little interest in single-bid Dougherty County project

Dougherty County commissioners discuss local participation in a county-financed project.

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Lee County must tackle SPLOST shortfall issue

Collections for SPLOST V run $12 million short

The Lee County Commission approves projects for last remaining funds for SPLOST V.

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Albany Public Works' Roberson elevated to assistant city manager

Long-time employee has 40-year career with city

The Albany City Commission helps build interim City Manager Tom Berry’s “team” with the promotion of Phil Roberson.

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Darrel Ealum upsets Rep. Carol Fullerton in Georgia House 153 runoff

In his third try, Dean Phinazee wins Dougherty School Board District 6 seat

After trailing in the live voting Tuesday, absentee ballots propel Darrel Ealum to the Legislature.

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Dougherty Commission OKs out-of-county solid waste at landfill

Reversal should bring more income to solid waste enterprise fund

The Dougherty County Commission OKs a proposal to accept out-of-county solid waste at the county’s landfill.

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Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell a lightning rod for controversy

Postell never wavers in representation of constituents

Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell is as feisty as ever at age 80.

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Juvenile justice grant funds Functional Family Therapy Program

Judge: Costs for juvenile offenders significantly lower with ‘evidence-based’ program

The Dougherty County Commission is expected to sign off on a $300,000 juvenile justice program.

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Albany City Commission OKs multimodal proposal

City government paves way for new McDonald’s in west Albany

Albany City Commissioners approve a proposed design for a multimodal transportation center.

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Albany City Manager James Taylor resigns; Tom Berry named interim

City Manager James Taylor has just resigned from his post.

Questions linger as Albany city manager ponders future

James Taylor says he’s still weighing his options

Albany city commissioners will be looking for answers from City Manager James Taylor today at their work meeting.

Dougherty County Commission approves board appointments

County government approves service agreements with city of Albany

The Dougherty County Commission names new members to its Aspire and Library boards.

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Thrush gets preliminary OK for $200,000 from Albany Deal-Closing Fund

Thrush would be the first business to be awarded money from the fund

The decision by the city’s Long-Term Financial Planning Committee must be ratified by the Albany City Commission before it can go into effect.

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Albany City Manager James Taylor's future with city at crossroads

The city manager says a controversial bonus was business decision

Albany City Manager James Taylor speaks out about the controversy over a $20,000 bonus paid to a city employee, adding the city commissioners who claim to be unaware of the incentives policy have not been paying attention to the five-year plan he has presented to them each year.

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Dougherty Commissioner Ewell Lyle named to RiverQuarium board

County official says he will not advocate for state, county funding

District 4 Dougherty County Commissioner Ewell Lyle joins Flint RiverQuarium Board of Directors.

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Stephen Collier introduced to WG&L as interim assistant city manager for utilities | VIDEO

Albany's Central Services director to head utilities commission

Thirty-three-year Albany city employee Stephen Collier takes over as interim assistant city manager for utilities.

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