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      Low turnout to first public hearing

      Kenneth Dyer with DCSS says he isn't surpised that no one really showed up, he thinks the meeting at 6pm tonight will be a lot more crowded. / Courtney Highfield

      The Dougherty County School System held a public hearing Monday afternoon inviting residents to share their concerns about next year's budget.

      Only one person attended and spoke out, however. Kenneth Dyer with DCSS says he isn't surpised that no one really showed up, he thinks the meeting at 6pm tonight will be a lot more crowded. Dyer also said this could just be a sign that the community is okay with the budget.

      Dyer said next year's budget is about $3 million more than last years but the added items were necesseties. Dyer said although its a little higher, DCSS isn't hurting, they're still doing fine in terms of finances.

      The second meeting will be Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Dougherty County School System building.

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