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Parrottsville convenience center site discussed

(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

Mary Keller, center, the mayor of the Town of Parrottsville, is flanked by town
Commissioners Judy Reed, left, and Charlene Cureton, at the new Town Hall.
The town hall received an Achievement Certificate from the East Tennessee
Development District.
Published: 9:03 AM, 10/09/2012
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

PARROTTSVILLE-A solution to the Town of Parrottsville's convenience center problem may be just around the corner.

That's what Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore had to tell the Parrottsville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and concerned citizens in the audience, at the board's meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4.

The Cocke County School Board must approve a plan to relocate the convenience center to a stretch of land along the new section of Highway 321, located behind the Parrottsville Elementary School.

"It's not finalized yet," the mayor cautioned. Approval could come soon, at the next school board meeting, on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Mayor Moore stated that, if the proposal is accepted by the school board, the new convenience center would be on the highway, and not on school property. In fact, he said, it will be 1/4 mile from the school, with a buffer of trees to disguise it.

For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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