Landfill Fight Probably Finished

Landfill Fight Probably Finished

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Connie Howington is eagerly painting over this old anti-dump sign and declaring the fight--a job well done. While citizens for a Clean Southwest Alabama won't be disband as they focus on other problems--like county litter.   

“In Conecuh County we do not have mandatory garbage pickup we do not have an organized recycling system,” says Connie Howington with Citizens for a Clean Southwest Alabama.  In 2011, despite large protests, county commissioners approved the Conecuh Woods landfill project.  Last month an Alabama judge overturned the commissioner's vote.  A similar ruling was made in a Repton case.  Opponents say Conecuh woods had up to midnight Tuesday to appeal but nothing was filed.  Repton Mayor Terri Carter they can focus on small town issues again.

“Then we're going to work on Repton, you know we've had to neglect a lot of responsibilities because we've been busy working on this,” says Carter.  Opponents have racked up one million dollars in legal bills and they've been able to pay off all but $85,000 of it.

“I think we've been working so hard as to how hard it would be to raise the money, thanks be to God the money just started coming in and we appreciate everything everyone has done,” says Mayor Carter. 

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