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Officeholders asked to make 8-percent cuts

In a special called meeting of the Bledsoe County Commission, commissioners unanimously voted to ask officeholders to make 8-percent cuts to their individual budgets.

The commission held off on making its decision on the property tax rate and final budget until a meeting next week.

The 8-percent cuts came as a suggestion along with County Mayor Gregg Ridley’s veto of the commission’s budget resolution earlier this month. Ridley vetoed the original budget resolution passed by the commission because it included a $500,000-plus shortfall and no property tax increase.

For more, see the August 1 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

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