The small southwest Georgia city of Leesburg is serving as guinea pig for a new efficiency evaluation program that could eventually help cities across Georgia figure out how well they do everything from customer service to public works.
A small southwest Georgia city has volunteered to let a consultant grade how efficiently it governs as part of a pilot program that may be expanded to other Georgia communities. The Georgia Municipal Association chose Leesburg to test the program because it wanted to start with a city of 5,000 people or fewer.
Residents say hundreds of black turkey vultures have invaded their south Georgia neighborhood. They say the birds have taken over the trees behind their homes, their rooftops, fences and back yards along Pelham Drive in Lee County. Lee County, just north of Albany, is about 150 miles south of Atlanta.