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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County's spending and accounting practices got a thumbs up Monday from the county's auditors.

During the Dougherty County Commission work session, commissioners got an update on its finances from Craig Moye, with Mauldin and Jenkins Certified Public Accountants.

Moye told commissioners the county's audit as of June 30th was unqualified meaning, auditor found nothing wrong or suspicious.

The county is spending approximately $1.1 million a month, and while general fund revenues were over $12.3 million, County Finance officials caution that's got to last the entire year.

"The same analogy you get paid at the first of the month, that monthly payment has to stretch the entire month, so our revenue comes in in December and has to stretch for the entire year," said Dougherty County Finance Director Karen Goff.

 The county will use two million dollars budgeted from reserves to make up the shortfall. The good news was county investment funds seem to be improving.

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