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      Economic Development Commission employees get a pay raise

      Dougherty County Commissioners discuss the pay raise amongst other topics at the Monday morning commission meeting.
      At the Monday morning Dougherty County Commissioner meeting, pay raises were a hot topic when the salary increase for Economic Development Commission members was brought up.Commissioner Gloria Gaines says she is "upset that the EDC is giving its employees a 2% raise. Since they use public funds, their budget should have a certain amount of public input."Commissioner Lamar Hudgins, who is on the Economic Development Commission, said he abstained from voting on the EDC budget because he felt it was a conflict of interest.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as the story develops and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM.