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15 Years Ago in the Perry County Herald

April 19, 2007

Two meetings concerning the landfill developers hope to construct south of Uniontown will be occurring today. The first is a luncheon being held by County Commissioner Albert Turner to promote the landfill. Larry Matthews, who represents Perry-Uniontown Ventures, L.L.C., the Georgia-based company seeking to develop the landfill, will also be at the meeting. 

Turner sent out a memo last week to local government officials and other interested parties inviting them to come learn about the landfill. The meeting appears to be planned in order to convince government officials to do business with the proposed landfill. 

The next landfill meeting, to be held tonight at Robert C. Hatch High School’s gymnasium in Uniontown at 5:00 p.m., will be a public hearing for Perry County citizens to have their say on the landfill matter. The project has been met with staunch dispproval from many Perry County residents, especially those living in the Uniontown area, who would be most directly affected by the landfill. 

The Prairie Women’s Club met Tuesday, April 10 in Selma at the Craig Field Cafeteria, with 13 members and one guest in attendance. Evelyn Hughes was welcomed as a new member. President Betty Trantham called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered with “Your favorite thing about spring.”

Linda Arnold won the door prize and Emily England won the game prize. Hostesses were Betty Cobb and Ann Hughes. Officers for the coming year were presented: president, Emily England; vice-president, Nancy Cochran; secretary, Pat Telford; treasurer, Thomasine Rinehart; and scrapbook, Nell Nichols. The May meeting will be held at Linda Arnold’s in Orrville with Lillian Acton as co-hostess. Members will enjoy a full dress tea party. 

The Marion-Perry County Library has been awarded a “We the People Bookshelf” grant that brings 15 classic titles to library patrons. The grant is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. 

On Friday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m., students from Francis Marion High School and Robert C. Hatch High School experienced the reality, emotion, competitive nature, and drama that can revolve around a court case when the Perry County Children’s Policy Council sponsored a mock murder trial, presided over by District Judge Don McMillan and staff. The Council plans to conduct a mock trial at the beginning of the school term for 2007-2008. Officials who visited the proceedings included: Marion Mayor Tony Long, Marion Police Chief Tony Bufford, Sgt. White of the Alabama State Troopers, Perry County Probate Judge Eldora Anderson, Perry County Revenue Commissioner Christine Jackson, Chief Deputy Johnny McClenny of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, and Perry County Circuit Clerk Mary Cosby Moore. 

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