Hogansville: Water Deal Not Tied to Landfill

22 08 2008


LaGrange Daily News – By Jennifer Shrader Staff writer

Hogansville City Council fired back Monday at U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, who last week called a water deal between the city and Meriwether County on the heels of a landfill proposal “suspicious.”

“This is not Westmoreland’s business,” said Hogansville Mayor Jimmy Jackson. “I don’t know what it’s going to take for people to stop making these statements. We did the best we could.”

Westmoreland, a Grantville Republican, lives about three miles from the proposed Turkey Run landfill in the northwest corner of Meriwether County. The site, proposed by Alabama-based Greenbow LLC, is just across Interstate 85 from Hogansville. State Sens. Mitch Seabaugh and Seth Harp say they will ask the congressman to intervene with the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the landfill’s progress.

The landfill has drawn sharp opposition from many in the area, mainly because it’s proposed site is on the Blue Creek watershed. Westmoreland said the creek is considered the headwaters for West Point Lake and flows into Yellow Jacket Creek, which is a direct tributary to the lake.

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