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DBHS will see stadium repairs

Daniel Boone High School’s stadium will be getting its bleachers repaired in time for the 2011-2012 football season.
At its May 24 meeting, the Washington County Commission voted to spend $150,000 repairing the damaged bleachers, which were deemed unsafe to hold 2010 graduation crowds last month.
“We need to get this going, otherwise it will be into the middle of football season,” Mayor George Jaynes said.
Director of Schools Ron Dykes told the school board last month that the top two sections of Daniel Boone High School’s football stadium bleachers had deteriorated to the point that they could not hold crowds for the high school’s graduation. A structural assessment on the bleachers’ safety proved that large crowds would be too much for the two rows on the 40-year-old structure.
In other news, the commission approved spending a little less than $75,000 on three new water heaters for the detention center, a request from the Sheriff’s Department.
The commissioners also voted to settle a lawsuit in the amount of $240,667. An inmate filed the lawsuit after he did not receive the correct type of medication, had a stroke and now has “diminished capacity,” County Attorney John Rambo said.
Rambo said several medical experts said the county could be held responsible for millions, so he said a settlement was an ideal situation. The county keeps a fund for legal matters, which now has about $550,000 remaining.
The county also fulfulled its annual obligation to TIF, paying $180,000 to the JCDA.