Letter: Jail expansion wasn't the vision

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Editor,

In last Sunday's paper Sheriff Hoss Seals seemed to take pride in the fact, another expansion of the jail will give Sevier county the ability to lock up more people. More in fact than any city nearby with a larger permanent population.

I don't think Doug Bishop envisioned a sprawling corrections center along the river when he worked to get ithe property zoned as a business district from The Wilderness resort to Hardee's.

I think Mr.Bishop was employed by the city, and the city and county don't work together. With this next expansion of the jail, I guess we all can say goodbye to our county fair, once, one of the best in the state. Thanks county leaders for all the thought you put into this.

Allen Adams

Sevierville