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Hinds County landfill will be allowed to expand

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Supervisors have changed their vote and will now allow a landfill to expand south of Clinton.     

Residents against the Faircloth Rubbish Landfill showed up in full force at this morning's meeting, many holding signs and brandishing stickers, saying "stop".

At its last meeting the board voted down the expansion request. Homeowners and some elected officials have opposed expanding the 30 acre site.     

Bill Moore says despite repeated attempts, he plans to fight any proposal to bring more trash into fair cloth.

"We're wondering what's going on here?" said expansion opponent Bill Moore. "We beat this thing at the zoning meeting, the board of supervisors. The opposition has failed to produce clear and convincing evidence that this zoning ought to be approved. Therefore, the board needs to stand by their decision."    

Supervisor Kenneth Stokes changed his vote after a Faircloth representative told him jobs would be lost without the expansion.

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