Williamston Road Fee meeting draws ire from area residents

By Stan Welch
One of a seemingly endless series of meetings to promote a proposed road fee was held in Williamston Monday night. The number of elected officials, town and county, plus county staff, was thirteen. The number of civilians was fifteen. And still the meeting got out of control.
The meetings, which have been held in every corner of the county this summer, are intended to present the proposed road fee, as well as receive public response. It was immediately apparent that the response from the small crowd was mostly hostile. As soon as Anderson County Finance Director Rita Davis finished her presentation, angry questions about trusting the government were raised. They mostly centered around the recent gas tax increase imposed by the General Assembly.
Read more about the Road Fee Meeting in Williamston in this week’s print or online edition of The Journal. Print edition on news stands throughout the area.