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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – After last year's financial fiasco The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority is once again handing out money to help downtown businesses improve.

The façade grant program was halted after it was discovered former downtown manager Don Buie gave out unapproved grants.

He's now in jail as ADICA continues to try to get the organization back on solid ground.

On Wednesday the board approved two façade grants to help Elements Coffee and DJ Barber and Salon.

The businesses will be reimbursed for half of their façade improvements, on things like signage up to $10,000.

"Opening up your business or starting a new business any help you get is beneficial so any $5,000 or $10,000 you get would be beneficial," said James Taylor, Interim ADICA Director.

The board is moving ahead with a search for a new downtown manager.

Consultants hired to handle the search are almost ready to start advertising for the position.

The city manager will have to approve the listing before the job is advertised.

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