Washington County Commission approves renaming Johnson City intersection after Rev. Billy Graham

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JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a measure Monday night that will designate the intersection of Interstate 26 and University Parkway in honor of the late Rev. Billy Graham.

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Washington County Commissioner Jodi Jones was the single vote against the resolution.

According to Jones, the commission did not present the resolution to the public in a timely manner so as to be best informed.

“Signs tell you a little about the place you’re in, and people have thoughts about the signs,” Jones said. “I just feel like our process should be a little different in naming.”

The matter passed with 13 approving it, one against, and one abstain.

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