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Limestone approves senior work program

ATHENS — Limestone County is giving low-income senior citizens a chance to learn new job skills.

On Monday, the County Commission voted in favor of allowing Commissioner Gary Daly to hire a senior citizen to work for him part time through the Senior Workers Project.

Marilyn McCorkle, community service coordinator with Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, said federal funds subsidize the seniors' minimum-wage pay.

She said this gives seniors a chance to learn new skills, such as how to use new technology, so they can re-enter the work force full time.

Other commissioners also utilize senior citizens through the program.

-Holly Hollman

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