Victoryland employees pick-up paychecks

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Norman Carr went to bed Tuesday night thinking his job was secure, his livelihood, safe.

That was until he received a phone call early Wednesday morning telling him not to come to work until further notice. Carr worries as he still has his mother's house to pay for, mortgages and medicine.

Two thousand employees were told to pick up their pay checks at the Macon County's courthouse Saturday.

Victoryland owner Milton McGregor was there, giving employees hope they weren't fighting alone.

McGregor says he came to be with his employees and this is a direct result " of Bob Riley and John Tyson illegally forcing our business to close.

Carr says that won't happen as long as Victoryland is closed.

The last week has proved to be one of the most difficult in recent memory for employees, not just because of the loss of income, but because of what still may come in the future. "Your whole life has been thrown into limbo right now and you just don't know which way to go", Carr tells us.

McGregor says he's not worried and will continue to fight for victory...and for the thousands who are without work tonight.

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