CASINO CONCERNS: Greene County Meeting

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A proposed casino plan in Greene County has residents divided.

Town hall meetings begin Monday to discuss the pros and cons of the casino.

If voters approve the casino, it could go on the north side of town in Jefferson.

Pastor Julie Poulsen says the casino would hurt the community, “At first it will look great, it will hire construction workers and people to come in to run the casino, then after about 4 to 5 years, we'll start seeing economic problems.”

Other residents say it will help the struggling community.

“Were in a position in this community where we need to have jobs for people and this is perfect opportunity to get 250 275 good jobs we would be foolish to pass this up,” says Greene County Supervisor, Guy Richardson.

Voting takes place August sixth. The Racing and Gaming Commission would also have to approve a license.