Richmond school budget deficit up to $7.6 million, Bedden says

Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden announced today the school system's projected shortfall has grown to $7.6 million.

He made the statement after hearing state financial news in a conference call with Gov. Sonny Perdue this afternoon.

The governor told superintendents he will announce a 3 percent cut to the state education funding formula and the equivalent financial cut of three furlough days, Dr. Bedden said.

All non-education budgets will have 5 percent of their funding withheld, Dr. Bedden 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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