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Dougherty Co. Commission requests restraining order to stop Lee Co. hospital

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On Wednesday, the Dougherty County Commission requested a Fulton County court judge issue a restraining order to stop Lee County from construction on the Lee County Medical Center.

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In the request, Dougherty County Commissioners ask the state's Department of Community Health from issuing the Certificate of Need for the development of the hospital.

Dougherty County also requests expedited consideration for the restraining order to stop the work as soon as possible.

Lee County Commission Vice Chair Billy Mathis issued the following statement Wednesday night in response to the request for a restraining order:

We are extremely disappointed in the action of the Dougherty County Commission. We know this does not reflect the wishes of the people.  We will vigorously fight for what has already been decided.  Chris Cohilas does not decide what happens in Lee County. This is yet another stunt, and we will continue to fight for the best healthcare for Lee County and the people of this area.

Below is a copy of the request:

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