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September 10, 2007

Albany - The sooner students are exposed to politics and the decision making process, the more likely they are to participate. That's why Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes wants to start the Georgia Civil Awareness Program in Albany.

Students would participate in an after school program where they will learn about the role the county commission plays in citizens lives.   "It's an important program because we not only want to teach leadership, we not only need to make sure government extends a hand to help with the nurturing of our children, but we want to invest now resources that will enable us to grow future leaders for our community," said Hayes.

Commissioners are expected to vote to pay for the program at the next regular session.

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