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TRENTON, DADE COUNTY, GA. (Times Free Press) -- Facing the prospect of a tough 2011, Trenton city commissioners have cut $31,000 in funding for the Dade County Library.

That's every penny of the city's contribution to the library, and the regional director of the library told commissioners Thursday evening that immediate changes in staffing and services will have to be made to absorb the cut.

"If we do not have money from you, we will have to make decisions Monday morning on how to move forward," said Lecia Eubanks, director of the Cherokee Regional Library system, which oversees the Dade library and three others.

A dozen or more library supporters, including city-appointed board members and employees, attended a budget hearing Thursday evening, pleading with commissioners to come through with at least some money for the library.

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