|Published: 9:20 AM, 11/01/2012
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-With the current Cocke County Landfill nearing
capacity, the county has now purchased adjacent property to extend the life of
the site, located on Old Asheville Highway.
Property owner Shirley Ball signed a deal Monday,
completing the sale of 10 acres of property that will be used for the landfill
Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, who had been in
negotiations with Ball about the purchase of the land, said the current
landfill would only last for three to four years. He said the additional 10
acres, purchased at $15,000 an acre, will give the county an estimated 10
additional years at the site.
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