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- One of the more heated development plans this year in Nashville is going back to the drawing board.
Developers asked Metro Council Tuesday to indefinitely defer their plan to build homes on property once owned by country star Eddie Arnold
Arnold's grandson Shannon Pollard said he felt he had to make that move after the project failed in the Metro Council Planning and Zoning Committee vote Monday night.
The full council voted to indefinitely defer the plan Tuesday night.
"Obviously we've received a lot of criticism from the surrounding neighbors so it makes sense to go back and rethink the plan and hopefully we can reopen that dialog with them again," said Pollard.
Pollard initially designed his Voce development for 56 homes on vacant property along Granny White Pike in South Nashville.
He felt that configuration would help save more trees.
Neighbors like Patti Czarnik worried the development would hurt property values because those homes would be smaller and on less expansive lots than the homes nearby.
Czarnik hopes the deferral will help neighbors and developers come together and make changes they both can live with.
"I figured this is the first step and our opportunity will come to work together and I remain very optimistic about it," said Carnik.
Tuesday, July 17 2012, 10:35 PM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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