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What’s the Future for Middle Point Landfill?

MURFREESBORO, TN – Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory & Steering Council met Monday night and heard a wide variety of options for dealing with solid waste when the Middle Point landfill reaches capacity.

“The goal of the next workshop is to have a few scenarios and proposals so we can have a more meaningful discussion,” said Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland.

Members of SOCM, Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment, also met Tuesday night for coming up with their own ideas as well.

“We started the stop the stink campaign. We went into the Walter Hill community and asked how the landfill has impacted them. They came to us with a whole host of problems,” said SOCM member Matt Ferry.

Many residents are being personally affected by the landfill and hopes the city will execute a plan very soon.

If you’d like to learn more about SOCM and their mission, visit their website at:


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Jackson Jones started at Middle Tennessee State University in August 2013. His major is Multimedia Journalism at the College of Mass Communication with a minor in Psychology. At his time at MTSU, he’s been initiated as a member of Kappa Alpha Order, served as an MTSU Student Ambassador, and stayed heavily involved in his career by doing MT10 News and WGNS. He plans on graduating in May 2017. He has almost three years of experience with MT10 News writing, reporting, anchoring, shooting, editing, and producing for live news every week. All of this has been earned through learning and hands-on experience. He also accepted a position at WGNS in Murfreesboro as a studio producer and reporter. He went through a lengthy interview process to achieve this job, and has kept it since April 2015. He runs the main board for live shows weekly and produces weekend sports for high school and college level. Jackson also reports on Murfreesboro news and creates feature stories for the Man on the Street Report. He is prepared, well organized, and expressive in leadership with an appreciation for teamwork. His dream is to be a journalist for a major news network at CNN. He is active in his community in Murfreesboro, his church World Outreach, and with his University at MTSU. He’s played golf for 13 years, owns over 450 films, and is active speaker and promoter for local businesses commercials.

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