Council's Balthrop leads with no-nonsense style

Friday, January 5, 2001 at 1:00am

Bettye R. Balthrop thought she had finished her 20-plus years of service to Nashville when she retired from the Purchasing Division of the Metro Finance Department in 1995.

She thought wrong.

After much persuasion from friends, and lots of thought, Balthrop decided in 1999 to run for the District 10 Metro Council seat being vacated by term-limit casualty Tim Garrett.

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