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April 26, 2006

Albany - Dougherty County leaders might give area youth baseball leagues some much needed money. Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard asked the county staff to look into giving the county's five leagues up to $5,000 each.

The money would pay for uniforms, umpires and other designated league costs. Many of the leagues are constantly strapped for cash, and most kids can't afford registration fees or uniform costs.

"I can't think of a better place to spend these recreational dollars than to specifically allocating 'X' amount to each of these particular leagues to allow them to run a better program and to help more children. We can really measure that, and that's what we want to do with taxpayer's money - be able to measure it and take care of children," said Sinyard. 

The county administrator said he'd see if there is enough money in the recreation budget to give the money to the leagues. Since the county pays the city to handle its recreation, city commissioners would have to approve the allocation too.

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