published Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hamilton County: Commissioners call off joint school board meeting

by Dan Whisenhunt

Hamilton County Commissioners this morning decided to call off an upcoming meeting with Board of Education members.

The meeting, set for March 15, was to continue discussions with the school board about who has control of about $6 million generated as a result of a Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes agreement with Volkswagen.

Commissioners and school board members have argued over control of the money. This week, Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper said the county could retain control of the money.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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