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A good friend, I see by the Roane County News, is running for county commission. It seems to me he will be joining a good group.
I was impressed with the decision the commission made to buy school buses outright, rather than borrow money to buy them — thereby saving the interest taxpayers would pay.
(I noticed this because I used to be on the school board and knew that they had to replace a certain number of buses each year.)
It turns out they’re doing the same thing with the sheriff’s patrol cars.
On the school board, I worked with Ron Woody when he was the budget manager there, so, since he’s the county executive, I suppose he had a significant part in this move.
A good feature might be one describing the commission’s current approach toward belt tightening.
Of course, I also appreciate the commission’s support of another project I’m interested in: The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley.
It tries to encourage parents to start reading to their children early and often. You may have seen our signs and banners.