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Southwest Georgia

Albany Transit System reduces emissions, maintenance costs with CNG buses

December 13, 2019

Albany Herald

The city had planned to slowly replace the aging diesel buses with the newer gas models. However, that process was pushed forward with a $4.2 million grant that will help pay for the buses and some of the costs of the new bus station that is in the planning stage.

Albany officials tout achievements for 2019, previous five years

December 12, 2019

Albany Herald

After a brutal, and prolonged, campaign season in which several candidates took potshots at the city, Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan got a chance this week to mark some accomplishments.

Cairo council turns down live streaming meetings

December 12, 2019

Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Cairo City Council members rejected a motion Monday evening that could have seen council meetings be live streamed to the public.

Albany City Commission holds last meeting of 2019

December 11, 2019

Albany Herald

If Tuesday’s Albany City Commission meeting had the bittersweet feel of a New Year’s Eve party, it was because it was a bit of a wistful occasion.

Albany Commission approves final payment for repairs of storm-damaged utilities

December 11, 2019

Albany Herald

One chapter in the city’s storm recovery from the walloping Hurricane Michael put on Albany in 2018 has been closed with the completion of repairs to damaged street lights.

City council adopts 2020 budget in 4-1 vote

December 11, 2019

Thomasville Times-Enterprise

The Thomasville City Council member who cast the sole opposing vote Monday on the 2020 city operating and capital budget prefaced his vote by saying neither he nor any other council member could possibly absorb the $125 million budget as presented to the governing body.

Cairo council approves new alcohol ordinance

December 11, 2019

Thomasville Times-Enterprise

With a unanimous vote, the sale of alcohol on Sundays in Cairo is now fair game.

City receives 2020 Main Street accreditation

December 11, 2019

Thomasville Times-Enterprise

The City of Thomasville was designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the National Main Street Center and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development for 2020.

New-look Albany City Commission to convene in 2020

December 5, 2019

Albany Herald

With the settling of the dust from three Albany municipal elections, the end result is that nearly half of the city’s government will be composed of new faces next year.

Warren carries majority of precincts in council runoff election

December 5, 2019

Thomasville Times-Enterprise

With the exception of one precinct, Wanda Warren dominated five of six precincts where votes were cast in the Tuesday runoff for the Thomasville City Council District 1, Post 1, seat.

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