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10/31/2007-Smith Co.

Proposed Jail Construction Manager Change

The Smith County Commissioners court has to start all over in their search for a construction manager for the new jail.

The County Judge told KLTV 7 there was trouble, and that one firm may have had an unauthorized discussion with a member of the court. Also the evaluation for each firm, or scoring methods, weren't fair and they wanted to re-evaluate.

"This won't set us back any further on our construction process. And it is not going to cost us anymore," said Judge Joel Baker.

Baker went on to say this has no bearing on the 125 million dollar jail proposal before voters next Tuesday.

Danielle Capper, Reporting.


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