August 11, 2011
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Federal officials mandated the closure of Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville
Area mental health officials say patients detained by law enforcement will not be housed in Albany.
Dougherty government signs off on school bonds
The Dougherty County Commission gives formal approval to several business matters, including employee bonuses.
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority is finalizing plans for two new and one upgraded non-motorized boat launches.
A citizens group wants to utilize a closed Dougherty County library branch as an education center.
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital gives a $475,000 discount for providing health care for county inmates.
The Dougherty County Commission gives final approval to items previously discussed.
Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul said his office is due service payments for delivery of child support notices.
The full Dougherty County Commission will tackle the county's proposed FY 2014 budget in June.
Dougherty County commissioners will get a leaner proposed FY 2014 budget to discuss at their June meetings.
The Dougherty County Commission is considering a spending plan that includes cuts throughout.
The County Commission rejects a funding request from the National Youth Sports Program.
The Dougherty County Commission joins the EDC in offering support for Phoebe in its battle with the FTC.
The Dougherty County Commission will fund fire protection and law enforcement feasibility studies costing $39,000.
Vice chair and District 5 Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines conducts Monday's commission meeting.
A DEFACS worker tells Dougherty commissioners more than $6 million in food stamps are disseminated in the county each month.
The Dougherty County Commission approves funding for a sewer extension and a library roofing project.
The Dougherty County Commission gets a “clean” audit report for its FY 2012 financial management.
County officials stress that a 2 percent tax on energy used by businesses and manufacturers is not a new tax.
Dougherty County and Albany are expected to OK an agreement on the collection of a business energy tax.
Dougherty County's chief public defender uses contract services to provide indigent State Court defense.
Citizens in south Dougherty County ask for a larger buffer between their land and a proposed new pecan orchard.
The Dougherty County Commission reappoints Chris Hatcher to a term on the Economic Development Commission.
Dougherty County’s Insurance Review Committee has suggested an increase in employee medical costs.
Commissioner Muarlene Edwards leaves meeting before the vote on the tax rate.
A public hearing is set for 10 a.m. Monday on the Dougherty County commission's FY 2013 budget.
Some turn to sales tax as a possible means to shore up the county's funding issues.
Dougherty County employees would get six paid holidays while those not impacted by unpaid holidays would get a 1 percent pay cut, as would county commissioners and contributions to the EDC.
While members of the county's finance committee recommended approval of a handful of budgets Friday morning, residents of the unincorporated area anxiously awaiting word on if they'll see a tax increase, will have to wait a while longer.
Muarlean Edwards, whose Dougherty County Commission seat is also up for re-election, plans to run for the state House.
Dougherty County officials are recommending that the county change the personnel policy to reflect nine unpaid holiday as a cost cutting measure.
Revenues for the county are trending above the curve, while expenditures remain below, officials say.
The Dougherty County government is "right where (it) needs to be" according to a report given to the county's finance subcomittee Monday morning.
County officials say a number of factors has contributed to savings that have employee health care operating in the black.
Local government officials have installed two, 60-inch monitors to help commissioners and the public see various presentations better, officials say.
The Dougherty County Commission was the first to try out some technology upgrades in the commission's meeting chambers Monday as the board took advantage of two large 60-inch monitors to review proposed zoning map changes.