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i ?ss : A~'CH)VF:) ~}N))F~)? ( tabli beb 186i ,)~,%o "Tis Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness" residents concerned t proposed landfill Hall admits that maybe she doesn't or accurate information, but she's about the possibility of a landfill next to her six acres of land and others have questioned the proposed lat would be located on a portion of res near County Road 2 in western to build the facility under the aus- County Environmental Facility, IF) was presented to the Macon Coun- ssion at its July 10 meeting. The com- well as the Alabama Department of Management (ADEM), would IPprove the facility before it could go Victoryland dog track owner Milton McGregor is the principal stockholder for the project that is expected to cost between $12 to $15 million, provide 25 to 30 direct jobs and other jobs for spinoff industries, provide free dumping for Macon County residents for household garbage and put out five dumpsters in the county to be emptied by MCEF weekly at no charge to the county. Public hearings about the landfill will be con- ducted Aug. 29 and Sept. 6 to allow citizens to ask questions of MCEF officials and the compa- ny's consulting experts. The facility is expected to handle at least 5,000 tons of trash per day with areas in Alaba- ma its primary customers. Collections could expand to states outside Alabama. There will be no hazardous waste allowed to be dumped at (See LANDFILL, P. A-7) %~: .... Photo by Jacquelyn Carlisle An award for Heritage Trail Central Alabama s Black Heritage Trail was recently honored as the recipient of the 2000 Alabama Tourism Partnership Award. The Trail spotlights important African-American cultural sites in Mont-. gomery, Selma and Tuskegee. The Tuskegee Area Chamber of Comfnerce hOsted "An Evening in the t~kl'~rida~ July 21, ~ during that event when TV Channel ~(ABC affiliate im Montgomery) was filming, the Chamber was recognized for th award, From leR are: James Bo~ State Farm Insurance; 2Mskegee Mayor Ron V~rflliams; Charlie (Chamber CEO and president) and Lil' ""lian Hardy; Milton Davis, local attorney; Roland Vaughan, Alabama Business Council and Tuskegee resident; and Bobby Davis, president of Alhbama Exchange Bank. , y :~ ~i~ Photo by Jacquelyn Carlisle City workers clean up limbs from Square in Tuskegee .. From a tree that split during storm last Thursday storm damage leads to house by fire, damaged trees Foster ending service of 24 years to Tuskegee By GUY RHODES Editor With a sparse audience made up mostly of department heads required to attend, the Tuskegee City Council con- ducted business Tuesday at its next to last regular meeting before the city election on Aug. 22 to select a five council mem- bers, a mayor and two mem- bers of the utilities board. The most lengthy item dis- cussed was appointment of election officials for the upcoming election. A list was submitted by Linda Pace, city clerk and chief election officer, for the council's con- sideration. The council also "reluc- tantly" Foster accepted city building inspector Bill Foster's request to retire as of July 31 after 24 years with the city. Foster will remain a consul- tant with the city for 30 days (See COUNCIL, P. A-7) TU graduates to hear speech from Sanders TU News Bureau The chairman of the pow- erful Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Com- mittee, Sen. Henry "Hank" Sanders of Selma will be the Summer Commence- ment speaker at Tuskegee University on Aug. 4. The commencement will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Tuskegee Chapel. Sanders has served in the (See SANDERS, P. A-5) Photo by Jacquelyn Carlisle Fire destroyed Tuskegee home ,. During last Thursday's storm Macon School Hot and dry weather yield- ed to a strong storm that raced through Macon County and other parts of East Cen- tral Alabama last Thursday, leaving in its wake downed tree limbs and and a home destroyed by fire in down- town Tuskegee. With temperatures hover- ing in the low 100s as evi- denced by photo below made by The Tuskegee News' Jacquelyn Carlisle at 4:15 (See STORM, P. A-7) 0 Rakeem Scott, a kindergarten student at Lewis Adams School last year, knows that it rains sometime~ even during a drought situation. Rakeem is the son of John and Deborah Scott. meal " on B-3 , k