According to Joel Davis with the DT,

Blount County owes about $1,800 in debt for each local resident — more than double that of similar counties across the country.

According to the Blount County official website, the County Mayor primarily serves as the financial agent for the County.

Was Jerry Cunningham good at his job as a financial agent for Blount County? I thought Mayor Jerry Cunningham and all those fiscal conservative, tea partiest commission members were what was best for Blount County. In fact, they were so good Blount County citizens voted more of the same into office. Of course, at the time the citizens didn't have the complete story.

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