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Budget cuts put strain on Laurel-Jones County library

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LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Budget cuts have forced the Laurel-Jones County Library to close its doors for at lease one day a week.

Librarian Mary Louise Breland said the library in Laurel is now closed on Wednesdays to adjust to the $40,000 the City of Laurel cut from the library's budget three years ago. Breland said she also had to cutback half of her staff. 

She said meeting the demands of the public this summer under the strain of cuts is very difficult.

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