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Almost five hundred Blount County employees will receive a one-time bonus later this month.

The Blount County Commission approved the bonuses at its meeting on Thursday.

It applies to employees paid out of the general fund, which does not include Blount County Schools and Highway Department employees.

Full-time employees who worked for the county before July 1st will receive $1000 dollars. Part-time employees who meet specific criteria will receive $500 dollars.

The money will come from $2.3 million dollars in unspent funds from last year's budget.

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