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Beach Highway U.S 1 wreck results in no injuries

Mid afternoon Thursday, July 24 a two SUV accident occured at the intersection of Beach Highway and U.S. 1. The female, driver, from Florida, said she was traveling south when the other vehicle pulled right out in front of her. "I tried to avoid him by changing lanes, but he just kept on continued in front of her across the road. The drive, an hispanic male, driver of the smaller chevrolet was heard admitting to deputies that he had no license. One of the officers commented, it appeared, the stop sign was ran. The Georgia State Patrol is conducting the investigation. Deputies, helped the couple find a cool shelter for them and their pets while they waited on family from Jacksonville to come pick them up. There was two passengers in the Suburban and appeared to be multiple people in the other vehciles as front and read doors were open.Deputies Caleb Cartledge and Randy Harkleroad responded to the scene along with EMS personel.

 

County receives "Excellent Audit"

In the midst of financial problems around the world, the Bacon County Board of Commissioners got one of the strongest financial audits it has received in years last week.
“It’s a good opinion,” said Robert Goodman, CPA, who presented the county the audit. “You’re in pretty good shape.”
He reported the county saw a $510,000 swing in the net fund balance from last year.
Larry Taylor, BYRT CPA and county’s financial advisor, commented on the audit after Goodman completed his presentation. “If you remember, earlier I told you we were looking pretty good and this audit shows not only a strong audit but an excellent report.”

Audit continued

 

 

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Ideal Cleaners of Alma, Lonann Sweat, owner and operator

HMS (United Laundry) Services of Alma and Atanta, Jerry Sweat, owner and operator

Dr. Rachael Burke, Pediatics, Offices located in the Primary Medical Care office.

 

Long time firefighters honored for lenght of service

L-R Interium Fire Chief Bradley Taylor receives a pin for 25 years of service from Mayor Peggy Murphy, Scotty Boatright, 10 years of service and Justin Jowers for five years of service.

City/County looking at adding additions to the recreation department

Mayor Peggy Murphy and the City of Alma are brokering a deal with the Bacon County Government to install a Splash Pad at the Alma-Bacon County Recreation Department.
Cost of the project or a time line for the construction was not given, but it will be a hit to children across the community.
The reason the city will have to work with the county is because the county is the managing government of the sports facility.

Facility in Dubin in the style being looked at for local recreation department

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