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Serving Wayne County Since 1857 Wednesday December 22, 2010 Wayne County News No. 23/Vol. 153 USPS670340 WAYNESBORO, TN 38485 75¢ Just A Pinch ~ Page 2-10A Society ~ Page 6-7A Classifieds ~ Pages 12-13A Farm News ~ Page 11A Obituaries ~ Page 4A Sports ~ Pages 8A ONE SECTION - EIGHTEEN PAGES Merry Christmas Wishing you and your family the gifts of peace, faith and enlightenment throughout this holy season. Florence Man Charged In Rape Wayne Co. Child A Florence, AL man turned himself into the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of Rape of a Child. James Mason Carroll, 23, has been accused of raping a Wayne County girl who was only twelve at the time of the occurrence. Since the child involved was under thirteen years old at the time of the contact, Carroll’s actual charge reads Rape of a Child Under Thirteen. The basic charge of Rape of a Child is a Class A Felony and carries some of the harshest penalties in the justice system. Rape of a Child Under Thirteen penalties are even harsher. Carroll was indicted on November 22 for the offense that is said to have occurred either in July or August of 2010. He remains in the Wayne County Jail, where he is being held without bond. Bridge Count Now Sixty-Four Clifton Commission Approves 2nd Reading Gas Code Ordinance Mercury Contaminated The Clifton City Commission met in regular session December 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM. In Old Business, the Second Reading of the Gas Code Ordinance was the first item up for discussion. This change to the existing code corrects an error in wording, making the gas, water, and sewer cut off dates consistent. In the existing ordinance, gas should be cut off one day and the water/sewer on another. Now all of it may be handled on the same day. City Manager C. Seth Sumner pointed out a small change that had been made since the first reading. The original document had some wording regarding rates that didn’t reflect current standards or practices. This wording was changed, though it will not change anything in the rates since those were already in compliance with regulations. Vice Mayor Robert Culp motioned to approve the second reading. Commissioner Eva Ruth Warren seconded, and all were in favor. Next, rescinding Ordinance 217 was discussed. This was the ordinance that lowered (Continued On Page Two) Open House Jan. 2 C. J. C. The new Criminal Justice Center will hold an open house on Sunday, January 2 from 2 until 4 P.M. The public is invited to tour this new facility. Bridges Be Remediated Mercury contamination was recently reported in the Beech Creek area, and it was subsequently linked back to a number of bridges. More study has been conducted, and the number of bridges believed to be contaminated with mercury has now risen to 64, though the initial plan to remove the contaminated materials focuses on three Wayne County bridges in addition to the Wayne County Highway Department yard. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOA) with Occidental Chemical Corporation to remove the contaminated materials. Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan said, “It is important to point out that Occidental Chemical Corporation does not own these bridge materials. We commend Occidental Chemical Corporation for cooperatively applying their expertise to work with TDEC and Wayne County to find a timely solution that is protective (Continued On Page Two) Will Close At 7 P.M. Christmas Eve Re-Open December 26th. Give A Gift With Taste COURTHOUSE SQUARE WAYNESBORO - 722-5611 PAGE 1A DEC. 22.indd 1 12/21/10 1:51:51 PM

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