GC Detention Center receives grant money to purchase tasers, jail expansion project ahead of schedule

At Tuesday’s Grayson County Fiscal Court meeting, Jailer Jason Woosley informed magistrates that the jail has received a grant to purchase tasers.

Woosley said the state grant, which he applied for several months ago, provides $27,729 to purchase 25 tasers for his deputies. In total, the 25 tasers will cost $30,735. Woosley was given approval from the court to make the purchase.

Woosley, speaking about the ongoing Grayson County Detention Center expansion project, said the multi-million dollar addition is roughly 30 days ahead of schedule. The project’s groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 14, 2019, with the addition now expected to be completed in November 2020.

In other Fiscal Court news, County Attorney Jeremy Logsdon told magistrates that he will present an ordinance at the second meeting of next month regarding clearing right-aways (roadway intersections) throughout the county.

Logsdon said the issue is becoming a travel hazard, as signage, undergrowth and other obstacles are blocking motorist’s sight lines at too many right-aways in Grayson County.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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