The public outcry that resulted may have helped convince the federal government to allow the county offices to remain open, Smith County Treasurer Mark Schemm said.
"It made a very big difference," Schemm
said the ultimate impact of the change would be better security, since small county
treasurers frequently know the people coming into their offices.
"We want to keep a small portion of homeland security at home," Schemm
05/05/2007; 02:28:09 AM