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Starting today, Davidson County residents can bring their Christmas trees to one of 11 drop off sites. Public Works will collect the trees for mulching at the city's Bordeaux Mulch Facility.
All trees must be free of lights, ornaments, icicles, all tinsel and garland. No flocked trees will be accepted.
Recycling live Christmas trees into mulch, keeps them out of landfills and helps save Metro the cost of disposal fees. Almost 18,000 Christmas trees are recycled each year through the Metro Public Works/Metro Parks and Recreation drop-off program. This is the eighth year for the program.
Natural brown mulch, made from Christmas trees and yard brush, is sold at the Bordeaux facility for eleven dollars a cubic yard.
Metro Nashville 2012 Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations:
Cane Ridge, 419 Battle Road
Cedar Hill, 860 Old Hickory Blvd.
Edwin Warner, 50 Vaughn Road
Elmington, 3531 West End Ave.
Joelton Community Park, 21 Joelton Community Center Road
Richland, 4601 Charlotte Pike
Sevier, corner of Clayton Ave and Granny White Pike, near picnic shelters
Two Rivers, 3150 McGavock Pike
Whitfield, Edmondson Pike at Brewer Drive
Una Recreation Center, 136 Una Recreation Road
Former Lakewood City Hall Bldg, 3401 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory
Thursday, December 27 2012, 07:44 AM CST
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/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
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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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.