Opposition to landfill builds in Cornersville

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Signs like this one have begun to spring up around Cornersville.

"Do not leave it up to your neighbor to write the letter or make the phone calls," urged organizer Mickey King at the meeting of the Tri-County Environmental Association last week.

King wants everyone to get active and stay active against the proposed new landfill. This means getting petitions signed and writing letters to County Commissioners, as well as phoning them.

The goal for the petitions is 10,000 signatures and co-organizer Kathy Fox thinks this is do-able. She was at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart on Saturday, April 5, and got more than 100 signatures in an hour and 15 minutes.

"A signature is like a vote," she said, and reported that people were waiting in line to sign the petition. King said, "I do know the phone calls are working. I've been getting calls from all over the county."

Bright green "Stop the Landfill" T-shirts were on sale in the lobby for a $5 dollar donation as people filed in to the auditorium at the Cornersville High School. Organizers want the county commissioners to look out on a sea of green from the stage of the LMS auditorium when they meet there to have a public hearing and vote on the Jackson Law at 6 p.m., Monday, May 5. Letters about the landfill . . .Pick up a copy of today's edition for full coverage. Call 931-359-1188 and subscribe today!