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Oct 11, 2012 8:50 AM by AP/CS

St. Helena police jury rejects plan to cut workers

GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury declined to throw its support behind a member's proposal to economize by dismissing three parish employees and cutting a fourth from five days a week to three days a week.

Jury President Jule Charles Wascom had proposed that Grants Administrator Virginia Bell, Building Inspector Edward Scott Galmon and E-911 Director Shanedda Jackson be dismissed to save money.

Wascom's proposal came during Tuesday night's meeting.

The Advocate reports Wascom could find no support from the five other police jurors and his proposal was never voted on.

Terry Sibley, the jury's certified public accountant, says budget reductions were critical to the jury's ability to continue funding its programs.

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