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Lee County approved new budget

Lee County Commissioners tonight approved a new budget that cuts spending. (Source: WALB) Lee County Commissioners tonight approved a new budget that cuts spending. (Source: WALB)
Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge (Source: WALB) Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge (Source: WALB)
The budget also included money for a new full-time building inspector that commissioners say will help Lee County grow. (Source: WALB) The budget also included money for a new full-time building inspector that commissioners say will help Lee County grow. (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County Commissioners tonight approved a new budget that cuts spending.

The budget decreased by a half percent to $23.5 million, but Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge says services will not be cut.

The budget also included money for a new full-time building inspector that commissioners say will help Lee County grow.

"The good news is our building continues to grow in Lee County. Residential seems like there's a small uptick as well as commercial so we think there is definitely a need for some additional help in the building inspection department," said Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge.

Muggridge said county leaders worked hard to make sure there would be no tax increase.

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