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Lowndes Co. cuts jobs

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LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) –Lowndes county leaders plan to lay off some county workers, so they can balance the budget.

Commissioners say they'll cut eight jobs, including some from public works and engineering.

The cuts will save the county about $400,000.

Commissioners must cut $2 million to balance the budget.

Chairman Ashley Paulk says it's a difficult, but a necessary decision.

The employees have not yet been notified.

"I feel for them but my job and the fellow commissioners job is to make sure this county's sound," said Ashley Paulk, the Lowndes County Chairman. "We have some counties in this nation that aren't sound and I don't want to be one of those."

The final budget won't be approved until July.

Commissioners don't expect to furlough or cut any more positions.

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