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

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

County Commission moves forward with jail financing


March 25, 2021

Contractor Greer Lashlee of Lashlee-Rich, Inc., presented four options for building and improving the county jail.

“We received 90 bids on building the jail, but the total was more than the county could fund,” said Lashlee, “So we went back through the bids and started value engineering to reduce the cost.”

Value engineering is the process of combing through the bids and making cost reductions by changing manufacturers, materials, and/or equipment, said Lashlee.

The initial plan for the new jail, without any changes, was an estimated cost of $8,539,714. Based on an estimated loan g...

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