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9/29/05-Tyler

Smith County Jail Site Committee Holds First Meeting

At its first meeting today the Smith County Jail Site Selection Committee reviewed the guidelines they'll use to decide on the new location of the county jail. One of those guidelines, set by Smith County Commissioners, is that the site be no less than 63 acres.
 
Members discussed the importance of size, shape and of planning for the future. "We're going to be making the best decision for people who live in Flint, people who live in Troup, etc. I mean, it's got to be a decision that makes sense for everybody who's involved in this," said Smith County   Commissioner David Stein, the Chairman of the Smith County Jail Site Selection Committee.
The committee is scheduled to take a tour of the downtown jail next week.

Oralia Ortega, reporting.  ortega@kltv.com

 

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