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Governor says full steam ahead on megasite—prospects looking

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–For months some whispered that Governor Bill Lee was going to scrap further development of the Memphis Megasite. The naysayers, most of them staunch supporters of the project, were pleasantly surprised Tuesday afternoon when Governor Lee not only turned the money back on, but also significantly turned it up.
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Gov. Lee Announces Next Steps for Memphis Regional Megasite

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Tuesday a plan to complete major infrastructure investments at the Memphis Regional Megasite, as well as efforts to address workforce and quality of life in the region. “The Memphis Regional Megasite offers tremendous opportunity for West Tennessee, and I am committed to...
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Brownsville passes no tax increase budget, but garbage rates move up

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–Mayor Bill Rawls’ budget proposal passed its first reading late yesterday. The new budget, which includes $11.1 million spending in the general fund, won’t require a tax increase but projects a deficit of $362,000. Aldermen approved a hike in sanitation rates that will affect both residential and commercial customers.
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Covid 19’ cases, hospitalizations, deaths dwindling, Haywood sets record

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–The Tennessee Department of Health says another record low has been set for Coronavirus infection in Haywood County. According to the state’s reporting yesterday, there are just two active cases of Coronavirus in Haywood County. New cases and hospitalizations reported statewide are way down, too. According to the Department...
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County hires new budget director

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–Haywood County Budget Committee Chairman Jeffrey Richmond says the committee won’t meet again until a week from today. That’s because, Richmond wrote in a text message, “…the new budget director needs some time to train and look over the numbers…”. Richmond confirmed that Laura Thornton will take over the post. Mayor David Livingston, who made the appointment, did not respond to a text message asking for confirmation. Livingston has been under pressure from the budget committee and other county leaders to hire a full time worker. It is unclear if Thornton will work part time or full time.
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Dope and guns seized in I-40 stop—convicted murderer arrested

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–Officers seized 15 pounds of marijuana and two handguns after an early morning traffic stop on I-40 in Haywood County. One of two men arrested was previously convicted of murder. The Drug Interstate Interdiction Task Force, that includes a Haywood County Sheriff’s deputy, made the stop about 1am May...
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Covid hits new record number in Haywood County

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School budget: teachers and staff could get hefty raises

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–Exciting news for schoolteachers and support staff – the Haywood County School system’s proposed new budget for the 21/22 school year will yield an average salary increase of 5% for teachers and 4% for support staff. HCS is reverting to a traditional step salary schedule, like the one abandoned in 2015. Superintendent Joey Hassell explained that the new pay plan will make Haywood more in-line with the salaries offered in surrounding counties.
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Haywood County’s bookkeeping in question—Budget Director gone

Share BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.–“Irregularities in accounting practices” have led to the departure of Haywood County Budget Director Richard Brown. According to […]. To access this post please login to your account. If you haven't already done so, you can subscribe now to access the Brownsville Press.