Williamsburg County avoids shutdown despite a deficit

South Carolina News

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The government in Williamsburg County won’t shut down like first thought.

Last week, County Council passed a $22 million budget to keep the government operating, but Supervisor Tiffany Wright said there is still a deficit.

She expects the county to either lay off or force employees to take time off without pay.

Wright also said the county could have to pay a federal settlement which stems from claims of unpaid overtime over the past two years.

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