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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

September 17, 2008

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Another state facility will close down in Southwest Georgia because of budget cuts. 23 people will be without jobs after the state's three surplus warehouse facilities close.

Six of those full-time positions will come from the Americus warehouse. Closing these warehouses will save the state 900,000 dollars. The Department of Administrative Services say the closings were inevitable because these warehouses have been losing the state money for years.

"The state and a lot of local governments are going through very hard economic times currently. And in the face of budget cuts across the state, agencies are holding on to items and goods that they might normally surplus," said Georgia Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Brad Douglas said.

The state will also sell the fleet of trucks and forklifts that are used at these warehouses. They plan to sell this equipment and all future surplus on the internet at web sites like govdeals.com and e-bay.

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