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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty District Attorney hopes stimulus money will help him put bad guys behind bars.

Several months ago, the D. A.'s office applied for stimulus money to hire two new workers. It got some money but not enough.

Chief Assistant Chris Cohilas asked the county commission to allow the office to apply for more grant money to make up the difference.

"We've had increased workload, decreased manpower and we have had to look for ways to be innovative, to adapt to the situation because one of the things we have to recognize is crime's not going away and we have to find different ways to meet these particular challenges."

The grant money will pay for one attorney and one investigator for a year. Those employees will be told their jobs are contingent upon receiving grant money in the future since the county cannot currently afford to fund those positions.

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