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Tift County budget debate ends

July 16, 2004

Tift County -- The Tift County Sherriff's deparment says a heated budget debate between them and the County Commission is over. The problem started when the Sheriff's office switched the department website from one name to another.

The switch caused Sheriff's officials to miss several important emails about the county's new budget. The sheriff's department say that mis-commuication lead to a budget being passed that cut more than $380,000 from their department money they says was needed for operations. Now, despite the miscommunications the county hasn't change the budget.

County Manager Bill Parks and a spokesperson for the Sheriffs office says now after more than a week of debate the two offices are working through their problems. Parks says there is a possibility the commission could amend the budget in the future.

posted at 5:50PM by scott.hunter@walb.com