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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany city leaders say they're doing extensive background checks to make sure the person they hire as the Civic Center Director is an outstanding candidate.

They say they're going beyond typical drivers license and routine criminal background checks. They're also checking out candidates online and looking at news sources to see if the candidates measures up. News reports about one of the top candidates led local leaders to rule him out.

"One of the candidates we looked at does pose some fit questions which is why we have a second interview next week with one of the other candidates which by the way we are doing the background check on this one now," said Wes Smith, Albany Assistant City Manager.

The city will interview that candidate next Thursday. They promise a detailed interview.


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