Washington County commissioners voted Monday to allocate $1.9 million from the county’s share of its “Baby Doe” opioid lawsuit settlement to help fund a regional inpatient drug treatment center for state inmates in Roan Mountain.

Commissioners also heard from residents in the Telford area, who voiced their opposition to a proposed legal settlement of a pending zoning lawsuit that could see a Bitcoin mine moving from its current operation in Limestone to the Washington County Industrial Park.

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Robert Houk has served as a journalist and photographer at the Press since 1987. He is a recipient of the Associated Press Managing Editors Malcom Law Award for investigative reporting.

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