BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable and Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy have appointed the “Blue Ribbon Committee on Regional Cooperation” to consider potential regional economic development strategies. “We must do all we can to position our region to compete and succeed in the highly technological future,” Venable said.
The jail is built to hold 619 inmates. On Monday it held 897 inmates.The jail has been under scrutiny by the Tennessee Corrections Institute for more than four years. Committee’s year-old recommendation possibly nearing action.