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Resident wants board meetings to be televised

Pulaski County government officials have been asked to look into having local government meetings televised live on area public access cable channels.
Bill Benson, an area teacher and a member of the local teachers’ association, said he would like to see the Pulaski County School Board and the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meetings televised live for those who cannot go to the meetings in person.
He said the School Board indicated they would look into it.
At its meeting Monday night, the Board of Supervisors asked the county staff to also look into the possibility.
Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers said he has no problem with the meetings being televised.
However, he noted his “only issue” is that about half of the county still would not be able to watch the meetings due to limited cable access.
“We have a lot of areas that can’t get cable,” Akers said, noting that his area must use satellite services because cable isn’t available there.
Plus, he noted, two separate cable businesses serve the county.
Akers agreed though that it would be good if the meetings could be broadcast.
“There are a lot of senior citizens who can’t be here,” Akers commented.
“It would be good if they could turn on their TV’s and watch (the meetings),” Akers added.
County Attorney Tom McCarthy suggested that the staff look into the possibility of televising the Board of Supervisors’ meetings.

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Resident wants board meetings to be televised

Pulaski County government officials have been asked to look into having local government meetings televised live on area public access cable channels.
Bill Benson, an area teacher and a member of the local teachers’ association, said he would like to see the Pulaski County School Board and the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors meetings televised live for those who cannot go to the meetings in person.
He said the School Board indicated they would look into it.
At its meeting Monday night, the Board of Supervisors asked the county staff to also look into the possibility.
Ingles District Supervisor Ranny Akers said he has no problem with the meetings being televised.
However, he noted his “only issue” is that about half of the county still would not be able to watch the meetings due to limited cable access.
“We have a lot of areas that can’t get cable,” Akers said, noting that his area must use satellite services because cable isn’t available there.
Plus, he noted, two separate cable businesses serve the county.
Akers agreed though that it would be good if the meetings could be broadcast.
“There are a lot of senior citizens who can’t be here,” Akers commented.
“It would be good if they could turn on their TV’s and watch (the meetings),” Akers added.
County Attorney Tom McCarthy suggested that the staff look into the possibility of televising the Board of Supervisors’ meetings.

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