Rose Ann Shearin, center, places her head in her hand after hearing from commissioners before their vote on a land purchase for the site of a proposed poultry plant was taken Monday during the Nash County comissioners meeting at the Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building in Nashville.
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Rose Ann Shearin, center, places her head in her hand after hearing from commissioners before their vote on a land purchase for the site of a proposed poultry plant was taken Monday during the Nash County comissioners meeting at the Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building in Nashville.

Nash board ratifies plant site land purchase

By Darla Slipke

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NASHVILLE – Nash County commissioners held a public hearing on a nearly two-year-old land purchase and then voted 5-2 Monday to ratify the appropriation and expenditure of funds for the 145-acre site.

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What a Circus!

First of all, we see a Board of Commissioners having a public hearing that should have been done two years ago. Then, somehow, they believe state law will forgive them for not offering the hearing in the first place and think the second one will suffice. In addition, they think they are serving the public good by getting Sanderson to come on in, deplete our water supply, and destroy our property values, as well as contaminate everything in sight. Did we mention the unbearable smell from 568 chicken houses? This is a three-ring circus starring Sanderson Farms, five Nash County commissioners, and Gateway Partnership. Now, for the ringmaster, Mr. Robbie Davis! Watch out Nash taxpayers! The price for this show is going to be really, really high.

Sanderson's stink don't stink

Apparently Belfield, Wells, Richardson, Davis and Tyson believe everything Sanderson tells them. They think Sanderson's stink don't stink. Sanderson's frontman has sold them one hell-of-a bill of goods. Don't these 5 Commissioners know that it truly is all about the bottom line, that Sanderson is looking to make a dollar, increase their profits, and Nash is a means to an end? They are taking advantage of our leaders' gullibility. They want our incentives and access to exploiting our resources. Next the Fowl 5 will be purchasing - for Nash Co., for the good of all of their constituents, you understand - swampland in Florida. They are so gullible! The irony is, depending on the court ruling Nov. 5, Nash Co. may not even own the 1.2 millon dollar property Nash is proposing to give Sanderson Dec. 31. The sellers, the Williams, can sue Nash then Sanderson sue Nash and we'll have a merry-go-round of lawsuits and more costs to the Nash taxpayers. What a stink. And yes, Sanderson's stink does stink - bigtime.

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