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Payback of debt leads to tax hike

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By Damon Lawrence

Proposed county property tax increases in Harriman, Kingston, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs and Rockwood have a lot to do with the county’s debt, said Roane County Executive Ron Woody.

“We’re going to have to pay our debt, and there’s some taxes for the cities because of that,” he said Tuesday.

Roane County is $57.4 million in debt. That figure doesn’t include interest.

Woody said it’s possible the county is still paying debt on computers that it no longer has because of past refinancing.


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