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Published: May 28, 2020


LAWRENCEBURG, TENN. – THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN LAWRENCE COUNTY AND THE CITY OF LAWRENCEBURG REGARDING THE SOUTHERN TENNESSEE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER (STHEC) WAS PASSED THIS WEEK BY BOTH THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE CITY COUNCIL. THE AGREEMENT GIVES EQUAL OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY OF STHEC TO BOTH THE COUNTY AND THE CITY.

“PUTTING THE PIECES OF AN AGREEMENT LIKE THIS TOGETHER CAN BE TEDIOUS AND FRUSTRATING,” SAID LAWRENCEBURG MAYOR BLAKE LAY. “THE CITY COUNCIL AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE AT THE COUNTY AND THE CITY FOR THEIR COMMITMENT AND HARD WORK ON GETTING THIS AGREEMENT FINALIZED AND MAKING THE PROCESS AS SEAMLESS AS POSSIBLE.”

THE INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENT OUTLINES HOW THE COUNTY AND CITY WILL MANAGE STHEC TOGETHER AND PROTECTS THE COUNTY’S INVESTMENT OF $4 MILLION AND THE CITY’S INVESTMENT OF $8.2 MILLION.

CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON STHEC ON NOVEMBER 1, 2018, AND THE COLLEGE IS PROJECTED TO BE COMPLETED THIS FALL.

FIND MORE INFORMATION AT WWW.LAWRENCEBURGTN.GOV OR ON FACEBOOK@CITYOFLAWRENCEBURGTN.