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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  Welcome to the Montgomery County Maryland Website
County Executive Isiah Leggett invites you to a vigil that Montgomery County and the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) are co-sponsoring to remember victims of pedestrian collisions and their families and raise awareness about the importance of pedestrian safety...
A series of programs designed to heighten awareness and encourage dialogue among Montgomery County residents on the issues of climate change and global warming.
The card is FREE and available to all Montgomery County residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance...
www.montgomerycountymd.gov   (508 words)

  County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction.ok. Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count.
The county of Oslo is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.
At the county level there is a county administrative board led by a governor appointed by the central government of Sweden, as well as an elected county council that handles a separate set of issues, notably hospitals and public transportation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/County   (3921 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Gordon County
Gordon County, in the Ridge and Valley section of northwest Georgia, is the only county along the Interstate 75 corridor that is not part of a metropolitan statistical area.
Gordon County was established in 1850 and named for General William Washington Gordon, a state senator and the first president of the Central of Georgia Railway.
A noted resident of Gordon County was the tenor Roland Hayes (1887-1976), born to former slaves on a farm near Curryville.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1263   (793 words)

 Hyde County, NC - Government
Hyde County is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners who bear the responsibility of serving the people and improving the quality of life in the county.
The county is divided into five townships (Currituck, Fairfield, Lake Landing, Ocracoke and Swan Quarter) with one commissioner elected from each township.
County funds usually maintain the buildings and provide funds for other capital projects with state funds paying salaries, purchasing textbooks and supplies.
www.hydecounty.org /government   (289 words)

 Welcome to Yancey county North Carolina
Yancey County was established in 1833 from Buncombe and Burke Counties.
The county seat, Burnsville, was named for Captain Otway BURNS, who was serving in the NC legislature and at the cost of his political career, cast the tie breaking vote to permit new western counties to be formed and the establishment of Yancey County.
The population of Yancey County in 1990 was approximately 19,000 and includes the town of Burnsville.
main.nc.us /yancey   (507 words)

 TAC: About Counties-County Official Information
The main duties of the county and/or district attorney is to represent the state in criminal cases.
The county and/or district attorney works with law enforcement officers in the investigation and preparation of cases to be heard before the criminal courts.
The overwhelming importance of the office of public prosecutors arises from the fact that upon the prosecuting attorney rests the power of determining whether prosecution in any given case shall be inaugurated or, if inaugurated, pushed to a successful conclusion.
www.county.org /counties/desc_office/attorny.asp   (216 words)

 Dallas County Web Site
Texas County government is generally an extension of state government, focusing on the judicial system, health and welfare service delivery, law enforcement, and road construction.
Dallas County shares organizational features with the state's other 253 counties: its governing body (the Commissioner's Court) consists of one member elected at large (the county judge) and four members (County Commissioners) elected from districts.
In Dallas County, the County Judge is an executive and administrator in addition to his duties as presiding officer of the Commissioners Court.
www.dallascounty.org   (313 words)

 Los Angeles County
County officials have launched a program that will recognize restaurants that are committed to providing healthier dining options by eliminating the use of artificial trans fats.
Participants in the program agree not to store, distribute, serve or use in the preparation of any menu item partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, shortening, or margarines with 0.5 grams or more trans fat per serving.
The County will issue a window decal to participating restaurants.
lacounty.info   (190 words)

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