Published 5:26 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Holley Cochran / The Prentiss Headlight—The Board of Supervisors is working in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department to keep logging trucks on their proper route instead of the short-cuts they take causing damage to county bridges. Logging companies are required by the county to pay $50 to receive a permit and route to use while cutting and hauling timber. Once the permit and route are received, they still take alternative routes, causing damage to bridges which is dangerous and costly. They also travel county back roads to avoid scales on Highway 84. “If the board will let us know where timber is being cut and give us the permitted truck route, we will take care of this problem, said Sheriff Ron Strickland. County ordinance violators will be subject to a citation.