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Job Of Smith County Budget Officer Eliminated

Three people in two years have been Smith County's budget officer. But, that job is no more, as of Monday. 

Smith County Budget Officer Jeff Clark resigned last week after ten months on the job. Clark was under fire for writing a budget that, among other things, called for the elimination of some county jobs.

Now, commissioners are forming the position of budget analyst, who will work under the direction of the county judge, and county auditor.

"The Court is going to be giving clear direction. What kind of budget we want, what types of monies we have to spend. We need to live within our means," said County Judge Becky Dempsey.

No time has been set for when a new budget analyst will be hired.

Morgan Palmer, reporting.

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