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Lowndes Co. adopts budget for fiscal year

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Lowndes County cut its budget by $27 million.

County officials adopted a $72 million dollar budget for this fiscal year.

They've seen a decrease in sales and property tax collections and less commercial and residential development in the community.

Last month, county officials had to cut several positions.

"It's been a process because it's taken more than a year based on what other communities have faced over the past two years. We knew it would eventually get to Lowndes County," said Paige Dukes, the Lowndes County Clerk.

Right now, there's no furloughs for employees, and they don't expect to cut any more positions.


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