City gives Harmon's school plan thumbs down

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By Cindy Simpson

Roane County Commissioner James Harmon did not get the support he hoped for from Harriman on his school building request.

The Harriman City Council voted down a motion to write a letter supporting giving new money from a proposed quarter-cent sales tax toward the schools.

“It is not an endorsement of Mr. Harmon’s plan,” Harriman Mayor Chris Mason said.

Councilman Chase Tedder passed on the vote, while Councilmen Ken Mee, J.D. Sampson and Lonnie Wright voted “no.”

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