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      County employees granted Lump Sum payout

      In Monday's Dougherty County Commission meeting, board members voted to approve a one time Lump Sum Distribution payment to full-time county employees. / Jessica Fairley

      Just in time for the holiday season, Dougherty County employees are getting additional funds.

      In Monday's Dougherty County Commission meeting, board members voted to approve a one time Lump Sum Distribution payment to full-time county employees.

      Commissioners had to amend the budget for fiscal year 2013-14 in order to provide the $500 bonus.

      The general fund was increased by $289,580. The Special Services District Fund was increased by $23,700 and the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund was increased by $32,300.

      Part-time employees, officials and state employees are not eligible for the payout.

      The checks will be disbursed on December 6, 2013.

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