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Lee County Commission chair and sheriff to meet about unpaid equipment bill

How $18,000 in video equipment at the Lee County Jail will be paid for is up in the air

Tentative plans have been made for Lee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rick Muggridge, along with county attorney Jimmy Skipper, to meet with Sheriff Reggie Rachals to discuss unpaid invoices related to the county jail’s new camera system.

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David Prisant resigns from ADICA board

Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority loses board member over skate park lease decision

Less than a week after walking out in frustration from a board meeting of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority, board member David Prisant has resigned from that board.

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Warwick city judge addresses concerns about conduct of police department

Letter to Warwick City Council lists civil rights violations, conduct in court, speed traps as major areas of concern

Municipal Judge William Gregory addresses concerns about conduct of Warwick Police Department in a letter sent to the members of the City Council.

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Trackability important element of 311 service

Reports on sensitive issues can be made anonymously

The 311 call center is manned by live operators from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week. After regular business hours and on weekends, access is available via voice-mail messaging and by computer or cell phone (with Android or Iphone mobile apps) via the center’s website (www.311.answers.com).

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Familiar city of Albany employees have been reassigned

City personnel changes part of Tom Berry's reorganization plan

Efficiency is the buzz word around the city of Albany as officials look to reorganize.

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Lee County sheriff and Lee County Commission square off over jail cameras

Lee County refuses to pay

LEESBURG — With the ink still drying on the new Lee County budget, an unexpected bill for a camera system at the Lee County Jail has the Lee County Board of Commissions and Sheriff Reggie Rachals squaring off over payment.

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Albany utility not quite ready for residential telecommunications push

WGL officials are focused on providing telcom services for commercial customers

Albany utilities officials say plans to provide residential telecommunications services are a year away.

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Albany CFO JoEllen Brophy: No more ADICA redevelopment funding

Quasi-governmental authority overshoots budget by $412,000

The city of Albany’s CFO tells the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority it has over-allocated project funding.

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Marlow Lane extension closer to reality

Lee commission approves spending for engineering services on Marlow Lane project

Transportation issues dominated Tuesday’s Lee County Board of Commissioners work session as commissioners dealt with two important road projects and had discussion about the area’s long range transportation plans.

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Dougherty Commission candidate's online posts criticizing Israel sparks reaction | POLL

Patrick Garner accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing' in an online discussion

An incumbent Dougherty County Commissioner speaks out on comments made by his opponent in an online discussion.

Planning Commission OKs rezoning that would allow hotel on Old Dawson Road property

Developer assures board north Albany hotel will not draw traffic off congested Old Dawson Road

The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission approves a rezoning request that will allow construction of a Marriott Suites hotel in northwest Albany.

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Leesburg millage rate to remain the same

Leesburg keeps its ad valorem tax rate at 6 mills

While Lee County residents are still adjusting to the recent increase to the county millage rate, Leesburg property owners can expect the city’s assessment to stay flat.

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Albany City Commission OKs ceremonial street renaming to honor candy plant

Mars Chocolate North America is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Albany

The Albany City Commission gives tentative approval to a commemorative street renaming in honor of Mars Chocolate.

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Dougherty County Commission continues discussion of bid access for local vendors

Staff tells commissioners local projects are advertised in a number of ways

A Dougherty County commissioner says he’s concerned about local businesses’ access to bid information on county projects.

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Albany officials: Risk management about much more than insurance

Risk reduction vital to government body

City officials say risk management helps curtail lawsuits that stem from safety issues.

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