COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - Maury County officials have approved a resolution that bars landfills from locating near the Duck River.
The proposal stemmed from a request in August by two companies to create a landfill on 845 acres near the river. Although the companies withdrew their application for a zoning change in September after it sparked public opposition, controversy over the issue continued.
County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday night to approve the measure.
The vote came after at least two dozen residents voiced support for the measure.
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Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.