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Bleckley County Commissioner Resigns

The man who runs Bleckley County government stepped down Thursday, says Sheriff Harold Lancaster.

Sole County Commissioner Mike Polsky left a letter for him, Polsky's secretary and the county's probate judge, saying that he resigned effective at midnight Thursday, said Lancaster.

The sheriff says Polsky cited "health problems and family problems and all the flak he'd been taking about having to raise taxes."

Polsky, commissioner for six years, could not be reached for comment.

"He had done an outstanding job, but he had some health problems," said Lancaster. The sheriff said Polsky had seen his cardiologist earlier in the week, "and he told him he had to slow down."

He said Polsky was not on the job Friday.

Probate judge Kenneth Powell will fill in as sole commissioner until a special election can be held. Lancaster said that probably won't be until March.

County attorney Alvin Arnold says he's heard the rumor that Polsky resigned, but he hadn't talked to him Friday. He said the proper procedure is for Polsky to send his letter of resignation to Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Last month, Polsky announced a 25 percent increase in county taxes, saying he had no choice due to the economy and declining county revenue.


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