HOMER - The Banks County Commission could have good news for county employees when it meets at 11 a.m. today to discuss the 2014-2015 budget.<br />
"It's been a smooth budget," said Commission Chairman Jimmy Hooper. "I can't go into detail, but maybe there might be something good come out for our employees."<br />
Hooper said county officials have been running calculations to determine what might be possible.<br />
"It's been a long time since we had something positive to say to our employees, but maybe if things go accordingly and we run our numbers and everything looks good, we might have a pleasant surprise for our employees ... so we're excited about that."
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