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$15M budget tentatively approved

May 29, 2003

Lee County-- Lee Countians are about to get more protection.

The proposed 15 million dollar budget focuses creates 12 new fire and EMS jobs and four new deputies.

Chairman Billy Mathis says, "Public safety, I mean we made public safety a priority years ago. More EMS protection, fire protection, sheriff protection. The county is growing by leaps and bounds and we just have to have that as our priority and that's what we have to do."

Also, every full-time county employee will receive two-point-five percent pay raises. The public hearing is set for Monday at six p.m.

Posted at 4:00 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com