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Residents opposed to the idea of an asphalt plant setting up shop just outside of Marshall’s town limits voiced concerns to the Madison County Board of Commissioners about negative impacts they believe the project could have on the wider community.

Though the five-man panel remained largely silent on the issue during and after their Jan. 8 session, representatives of the paving firm exploring the potential facility confirmed two days after the meeting that they were “close” to filing the paperwork needing approval from state and local regulators to operate an asphalt plant.

Read the full report by Paul Eggers HERE>