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From the Aug. 20, 2014 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Members of the Marion County Commission are reviewing a study that shows local county government employees are among the lowest paid in the region. While no decision has been made, they are expected to discuss a recommendation on pay raises from County Manager Frank Etheridge in the near future.
   The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a division of the University of Georgia, conducted the study. They also provided the county with some proposed pay scales of various amounts for the different types of jobs done in the county government.
   The most generous of the plans proposed by the Carl Vinson Institute would cost the county an additional $261,000 per year. However, local officials are not expected to make such a drastic change.
   Instead, County Manager Frank Etheridge plans to ask commissioners to approve a much more ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.

   Editor's Note: Last April The Journal researched property tax rates in the region (spanning a 13-county area) and found that Marion County has the lowest County Commission Millage Rate of all 13 counties. That story is available online at http://tjournal.com/News/April%202014/4-23-14cotaxes.html