Hawkins mayor, commissioner spar over failing emergency radio system

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

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In February, the commission’s Public Safety Committee (PSC) voted unanimously to request a countywide emergency radio assessment and cost estimate for the implementation of the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN) system. TACN is used by the Tennessee Department of Safety, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Lee reported to the commission Monday that the TACN system has been determined to be unsuitable for Hawkins County, and other options are being explored. Lee said there will probably be more answers about the radio system next month.

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