Last week, commissioners heard what a proposed East Roane County Dollar General Store might generate for the county in tax revenue.
“Between $60,000 to $80,000 a year,” Dollar General representative Melissa Ballard said at the Jan. 12 meeting.
That wasn’t enough to convince a majority of commissioners to rezone a 3-acre piece of property for the project.
Opponents applauded when the request failed 9 to 6.
“I ain’t selling out that community for five jobs,” Commissioner Junior Hendrickson said.