County aims to finish jail early, under cost
Jail funded by 1-cent sales tax
By Deborah Horn
Special to The Commercial
With a little luck, Lincoln County will finish its new $6 million jail under budget and ahead of its construction deadline date.
"It's going great, with about 70% of the construction already completed," Lincoln County Sheriff Leonard Hogg said.
The 13,600-square-foot jail is being funded by a 2018 voter-approved 1-cent county sales tax that caps construction costs at $6 million.
SouthBuild Team of Tennessee is overseeing the project. The group that specializes in correctional facilities includes SpiritArchitecture Group and Smith-Doyle Contractors Inc. READ MORE.