Twiggs Co. residents worry about county budget

Several people told us that they're "concerned" and "confused" about the county's finances. Some said they agree with the county commissioners on one thing, the county has a big spending problem.

We're continuing our coverage of financial troubles in Twiggs County. The Middle Georgia Regional Commission said the county is about to go in the red, but Twiggs Commissioners say that's not true. Now, some folks in town said they don't know what to believe. 

Several people told us that they're "concerned" and "confused" about the county's finances. Some said they agree with the county commissioners on one thing, the county has a big spending problem.

Roger Hill said he’s lived in Twiggs County for ten years. Hill said he went to this week's commission meeting. He was so concerned, he asked to see the county's finances himself. “We're digging a hole,” said Hill. “I think they've reached the bottom of the hole where they can’t dig anymore... It's not sustainable. And I really hope they're taking this seriously to make whatever changes that they need to make to fix this going forward permanently.”

Middle Georgia Regional Commissions predicts the county will be short at the end of the month. Twiggs Commissioners say that's not true. They estimate the county will actually have money left over. 

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