County Rejects Limestone Mine
Hundreds of Marion County residents crammed into county commission chambers protesting the building of a mine, they said, would bring disaster to the community.
After over four hours of listening to public comment, county commissioners voted unanimously against allowing CB Three LLC to open a limestone mine operation.
The mine would have been built on 167 acres of horse farm land.
Residents of Martin said the mine would create noise, pollute water and lower property values.
Even though business owner Billy Boatwright thought the mine might bring him business, he still doesn't support it.
"I don't think it would be good for this immediate environment, maybe further out, away from people's homes."
Supporters of the mine say it would have created jobs and helped to boost a struggling economy.
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