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

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Commission Committees elect positions

Jail update and scrap metal bid accepted


October 15, 2020

This Monday night, the Solid Waste, Public Safety and Budget Committees all met to discuss different issues and elect official committee positions for this year.

During each meeting, County Mayor Jonah Keltner was proud to announce that progress is being made with the new jail project. The jail is planned to go out for bids starting in November, and has set a preliminary budget of $5,085,000.

“That does not mean we will spend that much,” said Mayor Keltner, “We aimed a little high, definitely hoping to come in under budget.”

The breakdown of that preliminary budget is $3,260,000 fo...

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