Augusta Commission takes up furlough day issue Monday

A lack of funds is forcing Augusta commissioners to vote Monday on whether county employees will be required to take two furlough days before the end of the year

Four furlough days were initially planned for the year but the first two were voted down 10-0. The two remaining days, if taken, will occur in November and December.

City Administrator Fred Russell said each furlough day will save approximately $200,000. Other options, such as cutting job positions, have not been discussed for this budget period.

At this time commissioners have not begun discussing the possibility for more furlough days in 2011. Meetings for the next year will begin Oct. 19, Russell said.




Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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