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County hedges on funds to help illiterate

By Steve Herring
Published in News on September 4, 2013 1:46 PM

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Dr. Glenn Phillips, left, a volunteer tutor with Literacy Connections of Wayne County, asked Wayne County commissioners Tuesday to restore $27,000 that they had cut from the non-profit's budget. Windsor Ingram, center, who learned to read through the free adult literacy program, and Pat Yates, the agency's executive director, also spoke. Commissioners did not approve the request, but did agree to fund $2,000.

People who learn to read through Wayne County's non-profit adult literacy program need to help support that program by paying a fee, Wayne County Commissioner Joe Daughtery said. And since many of the people using Literacy Connections of Wayne...

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