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Disabled need better access to County buildings

January 26, 2004

Albany - It will cost more than $5,000 to make the new Dougherty County government center more accessible to the disabled.

James Easom, who's quadriplegic, says it's nearly impossible for him and other disabled people to open the doors of the new Central Square building. Monday, he and several others asked County Commissioners to add automatic doors.

"It's the tag office, and where people go to pay fines and taxes. And, we think it should be accessible to everyone," said Easom.

County leaders are trying to find the $5,000 needed to make the changes.

Posted at 4:55PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com