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?3 * ndfill(From Page A-l) .......... [tfitl. man{citizens have already publicly objected to the proposed st CI~ including Hall who lives next to where the landfill would con!rid be in operation by next fall (2001), if approved. I M~aid she had been approached about selling her land, but l n~n~ against it. She thought someone was in process of devel- t= '~su:"i~,** a~ bdivision in the area with a variety of testing" going on. l)~:~e . . ed that she had located where she is to avmd having close ~rs, and admitted that a landfill would prevent that from rew~ng. t Chatter to The Tuskegee News, she expressed concern that few :ommissioners had kept the project quiet until the elec- da, ] in June and that she heard some of them would be get- ~, Co tbacks for supporting the project Her own commissioner, ble' Mon 'eal, said at the July 10 meeting that it was the first he ,viii wn about the project and was upset that he wasn't previ- n'th formed about it. Commissioners had copies of the propos- in their boxes at the county courthouse five days period uly 10 meeting. Neal, who was defeated for reelection by ann District 3 Commissioner Ernest Magruder, didn't check st C prior to the July 10 meeting. ~ssoJ ill indications, the commissioners have only recently been llaa on ware of details of the project. However, Commission m Jesse Upshaw said at the July 10 meeting that at least .~r individuals or businesses had contacted the commis- ;hav ut the possibility of locating a landfill in Macon County. ( ~h~ Upshaw's suggestion that not one (the legal require- ~(.h .~ ~ut as possible before voting the project up or down. ! i~tmitted that she was not aware of events and specific dis- E?t the July 10 commission meeting where it was pointed at 7 t} because of strict regxfiations that modern landfills are ~res or associated with stench and odor. s~ Council (From Page A-l) while the process of hiring a new building inspector proceeds. The resignation of police officer Chi'isty Harris was also "reluctant- ly~' accepted by the council. Mayor Ron Williams told the council that the Alabama Department ,ffTransportation has agreed to provide $120,000 to landscape Exit 32 (the Franklin exit) if the city of Tuskegee agrees to maintain the' area once the landscaping is completed. A similar grant has already been agreed upon for Exit 38 (Notasulga exit) with the city saying it will maintain the area. Even though Exit 32 is in the jurisdiction of the town of Franklin, DOT officials and Franklin officials agreed to allow Tuskegee to main- tain the area because Franklin doesn't have the equipment or man- power. Mayor Williams had administratively signed an agreement because of the swiftness needed for the decision. The council agreed to go along with the decision. In discussion about voting officials who must attend a school for training with the list of those officials approved at least 15 days prior to the election, Councilwoman Lateefah Muhammad was concerned that some on the list were actively working in campaigns for candi- dates for the city election. Muhammad, Council President Freddie Washington and Mayor Williams are all running mayor. Council members Jess Colson and Mae Doris Williams are seeking reelection to their respective council seats. Mayor Williams pointed out that election laws are very strict and Storm P go A-l) p.m. Friday, the break of more than an inch of rain Thursday would have been more welcome had it not been for the violent nature of the storm that produced winds in the range of 50 to 60 miles per hour. A home at 104 South Main Street was destroyed by fire Thursday evening. A tree was on fire next to the home and officials speculate that flames from the tree may have spread to the home which was vacant and was about to go on the market to be sold or rented. "It took the fire department only about three minutes to get to the scene after being called," reported Chance Mize, a neighbor of the home which was burned. Investigation of the cause of the fire continues. The storm did much damage to trees in the county, especially in the Shorter area where a tree fell on a house, according to Macon County Emergency Management director William Gunn. There was also tree limbs down on the Square in downtown Tuskegee. Gunn said it doesn't appear that Macon County was hit as hard by the storm as other areas in East Central Alabama. Ba -Trend e, s opening local store Thursday ,nt~ ,!n ~ Bellino, president of Less." The Marketing and mer- great opportunity to win. With .Inesl Fashion, Inc. has chandising concept always lea- the greatest assortment of ~l~'ff~]edtoday, thechange of tures big brand named clothing quality fashion name brands ~.~- -~thel03~e~ Allied Fashion and accessories for the entire featuring something for every- aysii~" xh_Trends--Fashion family (morn, mad, and the one m the family (lncludi_ng.an ~d cry. kids) with huge savings, at extensive assortment of plus murs~ange is more than just affordable low, low prices, sizes), at unbelievably low 2:30 [e, said Bellino. "As a The name change is being prices, FREE gifts and a gala a): F~the, management buy- kicked off by a massive media celebration topped off with bal- )leaseJnewmtee~ril 99,a we have taken campaign of radio, newsprint loons for the kids..." everyone ,' .t" pproach to the and direct mail, targeting the will come away a WINNER. Oral) ~a~scious - clothing and value conscious family shopper. Join us at our Citi Trends shopper. The change pletely new look to the ,side and out as well as new store openings. features a much of quality well-known name everyday low prices." grown from as a small wholesaler in Ga. to an aggressive the fashion off price industry. The 103 seven states covering southeast from and Tennessee Florida and across to is only on the of its growth and and plans to have by the end of the all under the name For Each store will give away great looking fashion canvas bags FREE with a $25 purchase while quantities last. Adding to the excitement, every store will have a free drawing to win big dollar shop- ping sprees...eight big winners in each store...over 800 WIN- NERS. Every shopper has a located at 112 S. Main Street in Tuskegee. Hosting our celebra- tion of our Gala Grand Opening will be store manager Shirley Ellison. Our staff is all neigh- bors of the community and is excited to participate in the cel- ebration and look forward to seeing you. So, be sure to come on down. Page A-7, The Tuskegee News, July 27, 2000 that poll workers are prevented by law from attempting to cmnpaign at the polls or trying to sway a voter in any manner. He also said that each candidate can have his or her supporters watch the activities at polling places and report any perceived illegalities. City Attorney Arnold Umbach agreed with the mayor. Muhammad said in interest of "peaco" on the council, she would agree to vote in favor of those listed. The council's vote was unani- mous. In other business: Council agreed to continue Public Works working hours from 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. through Labor Day in an effort to allow employees Ix) work during the coolest parts of the day with the intense heat the area has been experiencing. Set a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to consider an offpremise retail beer license for Inez Riley Pollard of Pollard's Service Station, 816 Pleasant Springs Drive. MURRAY H, BAKER M~