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

Drones are safer

Property Assessor says on inspections


August 26, 2021

Clint Confehr

At a recent conference of the Emergency Management Association of Tennessee, Louis Friedmann conducted a workshop on how to fly and use a drone.

Using a drone when evaluating real estate for property tax base calculations will be safer and cut costs, according to Lewis County's property assessor

"If a property review employee uses a drone to look at remote properties, the prospect of them being shot isn't as great," Property Assessor Travis Hinson said.

"My review guy has come across some properties that have had meth labs," he said.

Officials reevaluating real estate have stopped crime, Hinson said. Burglars casing a house were discovered 12 years ago by Hinson and another a county employee conducting a review.

"We didn't know they...

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