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Local News for Tuesday, March 22nd

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From the Chattanoogan…

The Bradley County Commission on Monday put off a vote on approving the landfill operator, Republic Services, to begin seeking customers who have liquid wastes that are not suitable for sanitary sewer systems.

Republic officials said that program is meant to try to help make up for a large loss of income when it was decided to no longer take sludge from Cobb County, Ga.

Commissioner Dennis Epperson said he has a number of questions about the solidification process and other landfill issues. He said the county should have the right to suspend the solidification service if it decides to.

He also wants Republic Service to disclose the list of liquids that will be accepted at the landfill and those that will not.

In news today…

The Bradley County Commission met on Monday covering several items of business. Discussion took place about the Republic landfill deal and contract, specifically as to if they’re agreeable to include the total suspension of all non-Bradley County sludge intake as well as allowing the Commission the right to suspend all liquid waste solidification operations if they believe good management practices are not in place. Also, resolutions were passed appropriating up to $100,000 to Bradley/Cleveland Community Services Agency to renovate the Emergency Shelter Annex on 8th Street; $48,000 to Family Promise to shelter children and their families to prevent homelessness; and $25,000 to Ocoee Outreach to help prevent homelessness and substandard living conditions.

From NewsChannel 9…

The woman convicted of hitting and killing a Chattanooga police officer wants a new trial.

Janet Hinds attorneys had a court hearing Monday about their motion for a new trial claiming there was ‘court error’ in the original trial.

At the Hamilton County courthouse the motion was pushed to March 25th.