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Pickering gives county certificate of achievement

It seems lately that if one hears of an audit, somebody is in trouble for misappropriating funds or shady accounting. But one county has bucked that trend. Lowndes County’s financial records have gotten a clean bill from state auditors. WCBI-TV reports that state Auditor Stacey Pickering sent a certificate of achievement to county officials because no negative findings, reports or ...

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County buys land in industrial park with RDA loan

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County will spend $5.5 million on three tracts of land at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park. County administrator Ralph Billingsley tells The Commercial Dispatch that the county is using money borrowed from the Rural Development Authority in 2011. Billingsley says the county initially borrowed $13 million from the RDA to finance land purchases and infrastructural development ...

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