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Jefferson County reaches deal to settle county's debt

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL -

The end of bankruptcy could be in sight for Jefferson County.

Tuesday, county commissioners commissioners reached a deal to settle the county's debt.

The deal includes a sewer rate increase of 7.14 percent each year, followed by an increase of 3.9% the fourth year.

The commission approved the deal by a 4-1 vote.  Commissioner George Bowman was the lone vote against the plan.

The deal must still be approved by a judge and the county's creditors.

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