Chattooga County Commissioner Mike Dawson will hold a public hearing today on the proposed county budget for 2009.  The meeting will get underway at 10 AM at the Courthouse Annex on West Washington Street in Summerville.  The public is invited to attend the hearing.

While many counties, muncipalities and even the state of Georgia have cut their budgets for 2009, the budget for the county is seeing a 1% increase this despite the fact that sales tax collection for the county has gone down.