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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.

Albany officials ponder city's future

The GM of the Albany utility is gone, and there are questions as to how long the Albany city manager will stay

Albany city officials are looking at possibilities in the event that City Manager James Taylor announces his retirement.

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Shake-up pending with Albany city government?

Albany City Manager James Taylor may be considering retirement

WG&L interim General Manager Tom Berry’s sudden retirement last week may be only the start of changes in the city of Albany government.

Dougherty County rollback millage rate necessitates tax increase

Increase in tax digest means higher taxes for some property owners

The Dougherty County Commission will hold three public hearings to discuss a proposed property tax increase.

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Dougherty County Commission approves $77.4 million FY 2015 spending plan

Fiscal Year 2015 budget goes into effect today

Noting small changes in final budget figures, the Dougherty County Commission approved its FY 2015 budget Monday.

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Where are they all now?

What happened to those we heard about?

Some have passed on, others moved on and some are still right here.

Albany City Commission approves budget, parking ordinance

City government signs off on state lobbyist, funds for downtown attractions

Despite two votes against, the Albany City Commission approves its Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

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Water, Gas & Light Interim General Manager Tom Berry resigns | VIDEO

Tom Berry say Albany politics worst he's ever seen

WG&L Commissioner Bob Hutchinson said he also is likely to resign from the board.

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Albany commissioners tentatively add money for Flint RiverQuarium, Civil Rights Institute

In a 4-3 vote, Albany city commissioners add $300,000 in support funding to the FY 2015 spending plan

Albany commissioners vote overwhelmingly to prohibit non-law enforcement city eomployees from keeping a gun on city property and in city vehicles.

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Dougherty County Commission approves rezoning over protests of next-door property owner

A Dougherty County resident protests location of Family Dollar store adjacent to his property

The Dougherty County Commission approves a rezoning request that will allow a Family Dollar store to locate at Gillionville Road and Weymouth Drive.

FY 2015 Dougherty budget includes no health care reductions from Phoebe

County, hospital reach mutual agreement on inmate health care costs

Dougherty County and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital agree to exclude inmate health care discounts in FY 2015 budget.

Joel Holmes named best-qualified for Albany Parks and Rec position

Candidate currently serving as director of Chamblee Parks and Recreation department

Joel Holmes is selected as the best candidate to fill the city of Albany’s vacant recreation position.

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