Danny Carter is managing editor of The Albany Herald. He is the newspaper's primary assignment editor and is in charge of news, sports, desk and photography operations.
Lee County officials say the county's new spending proposal should not require an increase in property taxes.
A Leesburg road project includes resurfacing plus several beautification enhancements.
Leesburg will receive significantly less in local option sales tax funds in Fiscal Year 2013-14.
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The new structure is to be located on Smithville Road and will replace an outdated facility.
The six-month, $48,847 contract with National Fire Services Organization can be ended with 30 days notice.
Action on recommendations from a GMA assessment team likely will be considered after Leesburg hires a city manager.
County Commissioners are exploring way to improve fire protection services, and lower insurance costs.
Lynn Taylor says the meeting was scheduled to inform county workers about possible changes in fire and EMS services.
City Council members vote Tuesday evening to contract with a consulting firm to collect viable candidates.