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Lee County hired new administrator

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Lee County Commissioners hired a new county administrator despite an ethics violation in his past.

Commissioners voted unanimously to hire 52-year old Tony Massey. Massey served six years as city manager in Frankfurt, Kentucky. Commissioners say he's a good communicator and has experience with economic development and budget control. They say Massey was up front about an ethics complaint against him. He was fined a thousand dollars for issuing a temporary certificate of occupancy for a Commissioner's rental duplex despite lacking the legal authority to do so. He's appealing the fine.

"At the end of the day Tony is not a perfect person, but I don't have an issue at all with that charge that was leveled against him and I'm confident he is a very, very, very good person and will be a very, very good administrator," said Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge.

Massey will start February seventh. The last day for interim Administrator Al Crace will be Friday.

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