Aunt Tessy is an imaginary figure Roane County Executive Mike Farmer often invokes when discussing property tax issues.
She was on his mind again Wednesday.
“Aunt Tessy is going to have to pay more taxes if this budget’s passed,” Farmer said.
The county’s budget committee voted 3-1 to approve a request by Sheriff Jack Stockton for 12 additional full-time jailers. The cost for those new positions is $550,243.
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