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Byline: Jennifer Wig
Jun. 27--BLOUNTVILLE -- An eight-month debate about who should fix an eroded embankment next to Bluff City Middle School ended on Tuesday.
Bluff City and Sullivan County school officials agreed to split the estimated $26,110 cost of fixing erosion on a bank between the school and Summit Drive. The road has been closed to traffic since October, when a landslide opened a gap in the bank.
Surveys have shown most of the bank is on school property, but the road belongs to the city, resulting in debate over which agency was responsible for repairs.
County Highway Commissioner Allan Pope agreed to have his crews do the work, …