Sequestration Hits Home At Fort Pulaski - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Sequestration Hits Home At Fort Pulaski

Sequestration Hits Home At Fort Pulaski

Posted: Updated:
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA -

The Sequestration is hitting home for visitors to Fort Pulaski. Acting Superintendent Terri Wales says they're dealing with cutting five percent of their budget or about $68,000. "It may not sound like that much to some people when they think about federal dollars, but it's a lot from a relatively small budget to run this national park facility," she told us.

Wales says that visitors may see the results of cuts in terms of lawns not being mowed as much and other maintenance not being performed. She says several summer positions that would be used to help spruce up the park during high volume tourist season, will have to be left vacant now due to the cuts. She does say the plan for now is to keep extended summer hours that normally take effect on Memorial Day and run through Labor Day. That keeps the park open an extra hour and a half every evening from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

She says the plan is also to try and make sure there are enough people at the gate to assist tourists with directions and take their fees as they enter the facility. Wales is hopeful most visitors will still have a great experience but does say it's "disheartening" for staff not to be able to do all the things they want to for visitors especially during the peak summer period.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

    59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:30:28 GMT
    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
  • Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

    Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:39:10 GMT
    Photo of Akbar Risuddin, a 19.2 pound baby who was born in Indonesia. (Credit: Associated Press)Photo of Akbar Risuddin, a 19.2 pound baby who was born in Indonesia. (Credit: Associated Press)
    A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
    A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
  • Savannah Man Wanted in Connection to Teen's Murder

    Savannah Man Wanted in Connection to Teen's Murder

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:16:14 GMT
    18-year-old Jo'Andre Robbins18-year-old Jo'Andre Robbins
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a Savannah man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old teen in the Carver Village last area Saturday night.
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a Savannah man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old teen in the Carver Village last area Saturday night.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.