Unicoi County mayor seeks sinkhole information

ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Unicoi County officials hope to get a better idea about the threat of sinkholes.

County Mayor Greg Lynch told the Johnson City Press he plans to form a task force to look at the issue. Lynch said he's thinking of joining the mayor of the town of Unicoi, the county schools director and at least one county commission member on a special committee.

Several large sinkholes have appeared in Unicoi County in the past few years. One that drew a lot of attention appeared at Love Chapel Elementary School last summer, forcing the school system to close the building. Another large hole appeared near Buffalo Valley Golf Course in July 2010 and yet another sinkhole opened under a residential swimming pool in December 2011.


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