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8/13/2007-Smith Co.

Angry Words & Accusations At Commissioner's Court

Heated words and angry accusations Monday, at the first of three public hearings on Smith County's budget and tax increase.

Most who spoke were in favor of the county's future planning and the tax increase ....but did not support the court's pay increase.

"It is just unthinkable that some people would get elected to an office, and one of their first business is giving themselves a raise. A big raise. What their raises should be given on is performance. When they perform the jail problem and solve it and get it going, maybe they should do a raise," said Chris Chandler, a Smith County resident.

The next public hearing is next Monday August 20th at 9 a.m. and then August 27th at 9:30 a.m. at the Smith County Commissioners court.

Danielle Capper, reporting.


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