The amendment, approved by the Legislature last year, would grant county commissions the right to establish programs and policies related to county personnel, community litter programs, public transportation programs and programs related to county offices. 

The drop in foreclosures comes as home sales and prices have risen in the county. Some economists, bankers and real estate experts say foreclosures aren’t the problem they were at the height of the recession and that the housing market is operating at a normal pace.

Venecia’s Foundation is named after Piedmont resident Venecia Butler, who died of cancer in April 2015. About a year ago the organization began the paperwork to start the creation, design and state approval of the tag, said Randa Carroll, Venecia’s sister.

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