Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Becky Jane Newbold
Managing Editor 

County struggles with fee hikes to solve solid waste negatives


A stack of 2019-20 delinquent reminder fees representing approximately $40,000 in lost revenue. Reminders are mailed every month, costing the county extra postage and time. A quarter is pictured for size reference.

In special called session, the Lewis County Solid Waste Committee convened Monday to review yet another proposal that would prevent Lewis County's Solid Waste Department from dropping into the red in coming months.

Attending were committee members Bill Dyer, Larry Hensley, Jim Grinder, Aren Ragsdale and Allison Tanner, along with Mayor Jonah Keltner, Sandra Collins, State Senator Dr. Joey Hensley and newly hired Solid Waste Director Bradley Loveless.

Other commissioners attending were Patrick Halfacre and Brian Peery. Citizens attending were Jason Drum and Jay Pollock.

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