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Memorial Day ceremonies held on Livingston Square
Reward offered for robbery information

Development District to receive grant

 

Memorial Day ceremonies held on Livingston Square


Valerie Brown/OCN staff
Master of ceremonies John Alcorn addresses the crowd after a speech by guest speaker Col. Ron Moore, seated far left, during Memorial Day ceremonies held Monday, May 28 on Overton County Courthouse’s east courtyard. Many residents were in attendance to honor the county’s fallen soldiers.

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Reward offered for robbery information

A $10,000 reward if being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the armed robbery that took place at Jerry’s Farm Fresh Foods on Saturday night, May 19.

Any information should be forwarded to Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips by calling Livingston Police Department at (931) 823-6496.

All local banks have been informed that checks written at the store on May 19 are stolen and that payment should be stopped on the checks. To make arrangements to replace a check contact any member of management at Jerry’s or contact the bank.

 

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Development District to receive grant

Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced May 18 that the state’s 9 development districts will receive grants totaling $434,877 to support solid waste management activities in FY2007-08 in communities across Tennessee.

Upper Cumberland Development District will receive a $50,000 grant.

Tennessee General Assembly established the state’s 9 development districts in 1966 to do general and comprehensive planning and conduct development and administration activities for local governments.

Gov. Bredesen said, “I appreciate the role our development districts play in supporting local communities and municipalities as they work to manage and reduce solid waste. I’m pleased these resources are available to help support functions that advance Tennessee’s environmental goals.”

Tennessee’s development districts assist the state’s solid waste planning regions in compiling information about landfills, source reduction, composting, and recycling for the state’s Annual Progress Report. The report is a planning and reporting tool required by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991, which was the first comprehensive solid waste planning legislation in Tennessee history. The data is used to determine each region’s progress towards Tennessee’s goal to achieve 25% waste reduction in Class I landfill solid waste.

Local governments also receive technical assistance from development districts in designing, implementing, upgrading and maintaining solid waste programs, systems and facilities, including landfills, convenience centers and recycling centers.

Commissioner Fyke said, “Our development district offices are instrumental in assisting solid waste regions with planning and implementing mandates of the Solid Waste Management Act. That’s why we’re pleased to be able to fund projects for all 9 districts in the upcoming fiscal year and to increase grants for those that have agreed to increase their scope of work.”

Grant amounts are determined on an annual basis and awarded depending on available funding and the scope of work proposed by each district.

Development District Grants were authorized by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1991 and are supported from the Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund that is administered by the Department of Environment and Conservation. The Tennessee Solid Waste Management Fund receives its revenues from a tipping fee surcharge on each ton of solid waste disposed of in Class I landfills and from a pre-disposal fee on new tires sold in the state.



 

 

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