Two people were injured Tuesday in a fire at Reckitt Benckiser, a manufacturer of household items, at I-85 in Jefferson. Mark Duke of the Jefferson Fire Department said the fire started on a fork lift where someone was unloading aerosol cans from a tractor trailer. The tractor trailer burned, but there was minimal damage to the building. Two employees reportedly had minor injuries. Fire departments responding to the incident included Jefferson, North Jackson, Plainview and the correctional institute.
The City of Jefferson is preparing its 2009 budget and as drafted, proposes an increase in city spending of around three percent. No hike in the city’s millage rate is anticipated, but due to growth in the town’s digest, the city projects to collect nearly $300,000, or 11 percent, more in property taxes with the current rate.
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