Athens Commissioners Adopt Budget

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Athens County now has a 2013 budget.

Commissioner Larry Payne says it calls for spending of "nearly $12.7 million."

Payne says "This is just above the 2010 level."

He also says "Most employees will receive a raise for the first time in over three years."

Commissioner Lenny Eliason says the budget is temporary and a permanent one will be put in place in January.