I have expressed my thoughts against Roane County school consolidation several times in letters to the editor.
But not all forms of consolidation are bad. Some city services could be consolidated.
For example, city police and fire departments. Look at Kingston with city police. The county sheriff’s department is all over Kingston and could handle the city as well as the county.
Same with Rockwood and Harriman. One fire chief, one police chief.
City schools in the county went out years ago and now are county schools.