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Lowndes Co. facing roughly $7 million budget shortfall

Bill Slaughter Bill Slaughter
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Lowndes County commissioners continued Wednesday to try to figure out where to make cuts to help balance the county's budget.

Wednesday, commissioners heard from representatives of five county departments about why those departments should be spared from any cuts. Tuesday, commissioners heard from representatives of six county departments and programs.

County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter said no specific departments or programs were on the chopping block as of Wednesday, but the county was currently facing a roughly $7 million projected shortfall.

"Staff also has a lot of input into that. We'll go back at another date and we'll begin to look at all this and start pullin' it down and tryin' to get it down closer to what the projected revenue is," Chairman Slaughter explained.

The county has to adopt a balanced budget by June 30th each year.

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