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Dougherty County school board members got into a lengthy discussion at Monday night's meeting. Some members say others are wasting tax money.

They argued over which attorney to hire to handle bonds for the school system.

Eight firms submitted bids. Board member Milton Griffin and Superintendent Joshua Murfree said the board should hire a firm that would charge the system $20,000 more than the low bidder simply because that firm employs a graduate of Monroe High School who may understand Albany's need better.

Board member Carol Tharin says at a time when teachers are being furloughed, they shouldn't spend any more money than they have to.

School board members did not come to an agreement. They'll talk about it again Wednesday.