Lauderdale County officials are once again beginning the process of working out a budget for the coming fiscal year, and still dealing with an ailing economy.
Supervisors met Thursday afternoon for one of what will be many budget hearings.
Officials say this year is going to be another very tight one for the county.
"I don't know how tight it is, but we've got some debts coming, and we're just going to have to look at it and see what. I really can't say how bad it's going to be until we get into it," said board president Wayman Newell.
Supervisors are beginning the budget process without a county administrator.
Mike Sumrall retired at the end of last month, and the new administrator won't start until the beginning of July.