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Grady County employees return work phones to save money

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GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - One Grady County administrator has come up with a way to save money after county-administered cell phones were collecting dust and jacking up expenditures.

Carlos Tobar said research showed that many of the county workers weren't using their work cell phones because of the lack of advanced equipment and the burden of heavier pockets.

Now county employees are turning in their work phones in exchange for a phone supplement.

Tobar said, "The county is able to save some money and now the employees are able to get a little more income for their own phone deals." 

Workers will now receive a supplement that will help pay for the usage of their personal phones. 

Tobar expects this will save the county up to $18,000 a year. 

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