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EDC board members named for Fiscal Year 2016

Albany, Dougherty County, Albany Area Chamber select EDC reps

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission representatives and officers are named for FY 2016.

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Lee preparing an ordinance to allow food trucks

Commisison also revises alcoholic beverage hearing process

“Food trucks have become quite popular all over the country,” said Commissioner Billy Mathis. “I’d like the staff to research the matter, find a good ordinance and bring our ordinances up to date.”

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Albany City Commission OKs downtown redevelopment funding plan

Up to $5 million in Job-Enhancement Funds may be used for development of inner city

Albany city commissioners OK a plan to use Job-Enhancement Funds to spur downtown redevelopment.

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EDC report shows significant growth

Economic figures in Dougherty County significant: $225 million, 345 jobs

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission figures offer significant answer to “What have you done for me lately?”

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Ewell Lyle calls out fellow Dougherty commissioner over Walmart flap

Dougherty Commissioner questions negative comments about local businesses

A Dougherty County commissioner calls out one of his colleagues about comments criticizing a local Walmart outlet.

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Wal-Mart officials delay meeting with Dougherty County Commission

Retailer draws criticism over manager's refusal to support Dougherty student program

A Dougherty County commissioner says he expects Wal-Mart officials to address the commission at its Monday work meeting.

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Sharon Subadan: We're not leaving SGRITA high and dry

Albany city manager says the city's interests must be protected

Albany’s city manager says she is willing to work with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority under a plan that protects Albany taxpayers.

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Albany city commissioners divided on charter change, speed humps

A divided Albany City Commission discusses hot-button issues, some heatedly, during an eventful work meeting.

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Albany Police Chief Michael Persley: Confederate flag supporters have First Amendment right

Police chief says expression should be peaceful and in compliance with laws

Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell says a demonstration that focused on support for the Confederate battle flag could have caused a race riot in Albany.

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Albany city commissioners OK funds for downtown development

Job-creation funding will be used to stimulate development of Albany’s inner-city

The Albany City Commission tentatively signs off on a plan to use money from a job-creation fund to stimulate downtown development.

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Albany votes to withdraw from South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority

Albany officials plan to pull out of agreement with rural collective

Albany City Manager Sharon Subudan recommends, and the City Commission agrees, that the city not continue its relationship with the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority.

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Albany-Dougherty Aviation Board members verbally clash at meeting

Newspaper article angers aviation commissioner, who challenges fellow board members

A member of the Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission labels comments by fellow board members in an Albany Herald article regarding management of the airport “reprehensible,” leading to a heated exchange at Monday’s meeting.

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Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard touts balanced budget, new revenue sources for city

Mayor looking into raises for city employees

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard spoke to Dougherty County Kiwanis Club Monday, reminding the gathered members that everyone in the community must work together to ensure a prosperous future for all citizens of the city.

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Dougherty, Planning commissions given do's, don'ts of public hearings

Joint meeting focuses on administrative, legislative zoning decisions

The Dougherty County and Albany-Dougherty Planning commissions hold a joint meeting to discuss issues of common importance.

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Dougherty County Commission formally OKs millage rate increase | PHOTOS

Three-quarter-mill increase will be used to fund county employee pay raises

The Dougherty County Commission conducts a third state-required public hearing to discuss a proposed millage rate increase and then votes to approve the increase.

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