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Officials to sign proclamation opposing defense cuts


Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event on Tuesday afternoon.

Liberty County elected officials plan to sign a proclamation on Tuesday afternoon opposing the possible nationwide sequestration of military bases.

It takes place at 3 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex at 100 N. Main St. in Hinesville in the Commissioner's Board Room.

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss had said during a visit to MidCoast Regional Airport in August that sequestration would result in Fort Stewart and Hinesville losing 7,000 jobs, according to a news release.  

The sequestration is part of $1.2 trillion in defense and entitlement cuts that will take effect on Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress doesn't come up with a package to reduce the federal deficit.

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