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TAD expected to play crucial role in downtown development

Development 'tool' paves way for new taxes to be used in district

A downtown Albany Tax Allocation District approved by county voters in 2008 may finally pay deividends in development of the inner city.

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Georgia delegation congressional voting

Here is how the Georgia delegation to Congress voted last week

This is a report on how Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House and Senate voted in the previous week.

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Albany, Dougherty officials tout SPLOST benefits with referendum on horizon

City, county have collected slightly less than a half-billion dollars in special 1 percent sales taxes

“Infrastructure” is the key word as Albany and Dougherty County officials prepare for a new SPLOST referendum.

Lee County Commisison chairman wants to get proposals for private EMS service

Commission Chair Rick Muggridge said many area counties have saved money by privatizing EMS

Lee County Commission Chair Rick Muggridge said that while he doesn’t think Lee County can zero out its EMS expenses like some other counties have, he thinks they can be greatly reduced through privatization. Other commissioners say they’d first like to see whether the county’s EMS service can be made more efficient.

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Dougherty County School Board awards Monroe High project to JCI Construction out of Moultrie

LRA Constructors President Ben Barrow said he has a hard time understanding the decision

The Dougherty County School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to award JCI Contractors of Moultrie the $35 million contract for construction management at risk services on the Phase II renovation and construction project at Monroe High School.

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Dougherty County Commission considers applying for Victim of Crimes grant

District Attorney Greg Edwards asks county officials to sign off on $118,000 grant request

Dougherty County commissioners are expected to vote next week to approve continuation of an annual Victim of Crimes Act grant.

ALBANY AREA BRIEFS: Leesburg Council votes to set tax rate at six mills

Foreclosure activity in metro Albany declines

Second Harvest is seeking volunteers to held that day to be a part of the fight against hunger in South Georgia; anti-bullying event scheduled in Albany.

At long last, SGRITA project ready to go live

Rural broadband service project set to start up Thursday

With a huge assist from the city of Albany, the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority rural high-speed Internet project is ready to go live.

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Project One transition ongoing at Phoebe Putney Health System

Electronic health records system went live within Phoebe Putney hospitals on Oct. 1

Officials said that at the beginning of the Meditech system going live, there were 1,000 calls a day coming into the around-the-clock command center at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Vehicle registration renewal notices delayed; renewal deadlines remain

State vendor gums up vehicle registration renewal works, officials say

Vehicle registration renewal notices in the state are being delayed due to a vendor’s inability to fulfill its contractual obligation. Vehicles’ registration still must be renewed by regular deadline.

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Albany Utility Board recommends $1.6 million in purchases

Albany City Commission to consider previously delayed purchases of equipment, materials

The Albany Utility Board voted to recommend that the Albany City Commission approve $1.6 million in purchases.

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Lane Rosen's confidence grows during mayoral campaign

Challenger says he understands issues that impact all sectors of Albany

Businessman/mayoral candidate Lane Rosen says people throughout the city are responding to his campaign message.

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Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan: SGRITA has borne fruit

Albany officials say rural telecommunications collective is set to launch

Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan notes forward movement on the rural SGRITA collective and on development of the downtown Albany Heights building.

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Chris Cohilas named to educational collaborative board

Dougherty Commission selects chairman to be part of education initiative

Meeting a request by Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely, the Dougherty County Commission selects its chairman, Chris Cohilas, to serve on a city/county education initiative board.

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Monday final day to register to vote in November Albany city elections

Commissioners Jon Howard, Tommie Postell returning to board unchallenged

Voter registration and address changes for the Nov. 3 Albany municipal elections ends Monday afternoon. Positions of mayor and Ward IV commisioners will be decided.

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