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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.

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