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"It started out red and then for a long time it had a black bow for a long time because a long time talking and nothing happening," says Payne a resident of Mt. Juliet
Sidney is among a growing number of residents who believe Mt. Juliet needs its own fire department.
Saying "We live in providence on other side of Mt. Juliet. The train tracks in between. If happens to be the time when a train is coming it's an even further delay."
Current Wilson County Emergency Management provides fire protection for the city. but residents say it's not enough.
James Maness Vice Mayor said "Currently you have two firefighters on duty in the city limits of Mt. Juliet and it has been that way for 25 years."
Under the Vice Mayor's plan the county would continue providing fire protection.
But the city fire department would add its own stations, at Belinda Parkway and Athens Drive. A second station at the north end at the corner of Lebanon and Mt. Juliet roads.
"We'll fund it out of emergency service fund we have in place. James Maness says, "It's not calling for any tax increases, put city in debt or impact general fund from current operations of the city."
Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty says, "One of my ambitions was to not form two dual agencies that would have a bit of crossover and duplication of services and we could not achieve that so we came up with the best compromise we could."
Sidney Payne is just hoping she can finally put her fire extinguisher away for good.
She said, "The day that first fire truck comes out of there I can retire my fire extinguisher."
Tuesday, September 25 2012, 12:57 AM CDT
Bonnaroo and then what? More events could follow
May 20, 2013 12:33 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.
The partnership that puts on the annual music and arts festival in Manchester has steadily upgraded the site, adding a dozen water wells and permanent electrical power.
Festival partner Rick Farman told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/14nuEF5 ) his group is in active discussion with a lot of groups. The Great American Mud Run will be held at the site on July 27 and is expected to draw more than 5,000 participants.
Coffee County Mayor David Pennington said he's curious to see where such a plan could go, saying it could have a huge impact.
This year's Bonnaroo will be held June 13-16. Paul McCartney heads a long list if acts.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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