Twiggs County Library Faces Funding Issues Soon After Opening

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By WGXA Staff

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Updated: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:28:10 EST

Less than 10 days after its grand opening, the Twiggs County Library may soon shut it's doors.

The library's chairman says their operating budget of just more than 45 thousand dollars a year is funded mainly by 3 entities: the Twiggs County Board of Education, the county commission, and the City of Jeffersonville, but the commission stopped paying back in August.

The new library was built using state money and money from an insurance settlement after the old library burned down.

"It's pretty irresponsible just to ignore that and ignore the state of Georgia and what the legislature has done, and what taxpayers have done, and then just flippantly decide you're not going to fund, or you're going to half fund it" -- Billy Humphries, Twiggs County Library Chairman

Humphries says he hopes commissioners can make a decision on the library during at their next meeting Tuesday night.

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