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Proposal on 'Airport Parkway South' pulled from Sullivan County Commission agenda

April 21st, 2014 9:45 pm by J. H. Osborne

Proposal on 'Airport Parkway South' pulled from Sullivan County Commission agenda

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposal to have Sullivan County go on record asking the state to revive a plan to build "Airport Parkway South" drew a room full of opponents to the Sullivan County Commission on Monday.

Unknown to the public, however, the proposal's sponsors — County Commissioners Ty Boomershine, Roger Cox, and Moe Brotherton — had pulled the item from consideration.

Boomershine, a candidate for the Republican party's nomination for Sullivan County sheriff in the May 6 GOP primary, introduced the resolution last month.

It did not get a public airing during what has traditionally been a monthly committee process because individual committee meetings were canceled this month in lieu of a full-commission "work session" last week.

When it came up for potential discussion there, its sponsors said it would be withdrawn.

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