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JeffCo Brings 650 Back to Work

By Associated Press

Birmingham, AL – Alabama's most populous county is reopening two courthouses and more than 650 employees will return to work after 10 weeks of unpaid leave amid a severe budget crisis.

Jefferson County will reopen its Homewood and Center Point satellite courthouses Monday, but interim Finance Director Travis Hulsey says the county's finances remain shaky. Hulsey says two other locations will remain closed.

Jefferson County residents had faced long lines to conduct business because satellite courthouses closed and other offices cut back hours in the wake of the financial trouble.

Jefferson County is home to about 640,000 people and Alabama's largest city, Birmingham.

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