BETHLEHEM, Pa. - An economic-development agency has let an employee go over a Twitter post that suggested her colleagues knock off work early to play golf.

Social-media specialist Vanessa Williams lost her job with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. after she used the agency's official Twitter account Friday to tweet: "We start summer hours today. That means most of the staff leave at noon, many to hit the links. Do you observe summer hours? What do you do?"

Williams was given severance papers over the weekend, partly because of the Twitter message, Phil Mitman, the agency's president and chief executive officer, told the Allentown Morning Call.

Williams declined to comment when reached by the newspaper and did not immediately respond to messages left Wednesday by the Associated Press. - AP