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County Commissioners approve 2013-14 Budget

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Lamar Hudgins, Finance Committee Chair Lamar Hudgins, Finance Committee Chair
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County Commissioners during Monday's meeting County Commissioners during Monday's meeting
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County commissioners approved next year's budget. With some last minute changes, the budget now has a surplus.

Commissioners discussed minor adjustments to the Maintenance and Operations portion of the General fund. They also agreed to a deal with Phoebe Putney to continue to provide medical care for jail inmates for nearly a half million dollars less than this year.

The $75 Million budget is about $1.3 Million less than the previous year. The late changes generated about a $740,000 surplus for the county.

"And I feel real good. We have very little debt. The only debt we have is the human resources building, and it's under a lease with the state," said Lamar Hudgins, Finance Committee Chair.

Hudgins said the county has ended with a surplus for the last two years.

He also said he thinks the county is headed in the right direction.

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