November 26, 2011
Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson
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A declining Dougherty County population and disagreements over a single word are overcome in a Supreme Court ruling.
Perhaps you were convinced, as I certainly was, that the state and county budgets were in peril and that drastic cuts in spending and benefits were needed. ... We must have been misled. The Georgia Legislature is in a much better position than we ordinary citizens to know about our local and state economy, and yet they have come down with a new and expensive requirement for weapons carry permits that promises to triple the county’s costs in both new equipment and man-hours. If they were willing to require counties to increase costs to this degree, then we must be (pardon the pun) loaded.