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Forrest County looking to cut spending

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Forrest County Board of Supervisors is beginning to crunch numbers for a fiscal year where revenues aren't exactly where they'd like them to be.

Supervisors met Thursday morning to begin hammering out the details in the upcoming budget.

As with many other city and county budgets, supervisors say money is going to be limited and cuts need to be made in some departments. Area One Supervisor Chris Bowen wants to see operating costs decreased in is the county's multi-purpose center.

Bowen says the budget requests from the center continue to get higher and some events could actually be costing the county money instead of bringing it in. So far, there's been no mention of layoffs for county workers.

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