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Albany City Commission works out new Cutliff Grove payment plan

Developer gets five-year window to upgrade apartment complex

The Albany City Commission tentatively agrees to a note modification on the 42-unit Nativity Village apartment complex.

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Dougherty County Commission approves Holly Drive drainage project

Ongoing program will help alleviate localized flooding

The Dougherty County Commission kicks off the new year by approving continuation of a storm drainage project in East Albany.

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Albany, Dougherty officials voice legislative priorities

Area legislators hear Albany, Dougherty wish lists prior to opening of General Assembly

City, County officials present area lawmakers with a list of items they’d like to see moved upon in the next legislative session.

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Activity at Pecan Grove Industrial Park positive economic sign for Dougherty County

Most available land at the south Albany industrial park is in use

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission officials say activity at a county industrial park could spur retail growth in south Albany.

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Waste Pro approved for Albany recycling pickup

Officials with the Albany company plan to start curbside pickup in January

Albany City commissioners make a number of decisions on local alcohol licenses and ordinanaces.

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Bobby Watkins named interim director of Lee Public Safety Department

County manager picks Bobby Watkins to direct EMS, fire operations

The purpose behind the creation of a public safety department is to cross train all employees to be both a firefighter and an EMS technician. When training and certifications are complete, each dually trained employee will become a “first responder” who can fight a fire or treat a patient.

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Residents confront Dougherty County Commission over Hospital Board appointment

Group member questions Hospital Authority and commissioner's integrity

Four citizens, angered over the Dougherty County Commission’s rejection of Dr. Price Corr for the Hospital Authority, speak their mind.

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ADICA board says no to businessman Bob Brooks on skate park sale

Development board cites lack of tenant for College Drive property

The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority board votes to turn down a $43,000 bid on a seldom-used downtown skate park.

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Lee County Commission backs plan to designate U.S. 19 as Veterans Memorial Highway

State Rep. Ed Rynders reports that Lee County will receive Georgia DOT funding for two projects

The Lee County Commission also also adopted a new medical insurance plan that will begin Feb. 1 and require county employees to assume a higher share of the cost of insurance.

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Albany City Commission tables Cutliff Grove discussion

Commissioner Ivey Hines asks for more information on apartment complex rate modification

Discussion turns heated during the Albany City Commission’s work session Tuesday morning.

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Albany bar, restaurant owners say alcohol license fee increases too steep

Liquor-by-drink license fees in Albany are set for a 64 percent jump

Albany bar and restaurant owners say the city is being unreasonable in its efforts to increase alcohol license fees.

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DCSS Board holds public 'listening session'

The Doughtery School Board heard what the public wants in a new superintendent

The Dougherty County School Board on Monday held a listening session to get community feedback as the board moves forward in its search for a permanent replacement for Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely.

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Dougherty School Board gives employees a furlough day back

The District has cut furlough days from six to four over the past six months

The Dougherty County School Board on Monday cut another employee furlough day

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Insurance changes proposed for Lee County government workers

Workers covered by the county insurance would pay more if they use tobacco products

A new four-tier option plan will be offered to workers employed by Lee County.

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Water, Gas and Light Commission to team with MillerCoors on natural gas project

Pipeline to plant could bring $1.1 million annually to utility

Albany’s Water, Gas and Light Commission votes to become part of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia collective.

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