By DAMON LAWRENCE
Roane County Executive Mike Farmer said he doesn’t want people going through a metal detector to do business on the third floor of the courthouse.
Because of that, the county could end up investing around $310,000 in a small white house adjacent to the new jail.
The county purchased the house from Jon and Mary Wilson in August 2007.
According to the Tennessee Real Estate Assessment Data Web site, the house had an appraised value of $99,000. However, the county paid $132,221 to buy it.