August 24, 2011
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Military personnel as well as emergency services are not being impacted by furloughs at MCLB-Albany due to the federal government shutdown, officials at the base say.
Weekly furloughs imposed on 3,000 workers at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany were initially planned to last through September.
Dougherty County's school chief will discuss a new policy of allowing military parents to choose which schools their children will attend.
The Worth County School Board has called a special meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 to discuss their Thursday decision to suspend accepting the children of Marines stationed at MCLB-Albany into their schools.
The furlough program aims to cut $1.8 billion from the federal budget.
Civilian employees at Albany’s Marine base are among those who will be impacted by the unpaid days off.
Guidelines call for most employees to be furloughed up to 16 hours per pay period for 11 consecutive weeks.
MCLB-Albany has a severe drop in water pressure Thursday following the rupture of a water main.
More than 2,000 people aboard MCLB Albany will feel the sting of furloughs initiated by the Pentagon, base officials said Friday.
Marines and sailors from Naval Air Station Pensacola are headed to Albany to escape Tropical Storm Isaac, officials say.
A note was found indicating a possible bomb had been planted at production building, officials say.
A note found Friday indicated a bomb had been placed at a production building, officials say.