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Coal Ash & trains make bad neighbors for Tiptons

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (23)

Know this fine ash is on the outside of these trains… you cannot see the ash…. once in the lungs it is deadly … affects all parts of the human body from Cancer to Nerve problems you name it,  this poison destroys human life , wildlife … Farmers even take the leachate from coal ash and fertilize crops… n...

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WWI Soldier's family Gravesite Visited often

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)

MEMORIAL DAY , a time to remember ....

We have written before about the family gravesite of an WWI African American soldier McKinley Johnson here at our blog.

I received an email from someone that lives at the TARGET area for the Dumping of 8Million Tons of #coalash .

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Emanuel Hyde III tells Johnson Family story

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)

My name is Emanuel Hyde III. I am the great-great grandson of. Israel and Maggie Palmer Johnson. Before Stacy Mcbryde came forth with her discovery of the graveyard, I have spent countless hours researching my lineage. While doing an interview with an older family member, I was told that Zion Hill cemetery where my family was buried was located in the woods near the brickyard and the railroad tracks.

My ancestors moved to Sanford which w...

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Gravesite Committee Feb. Update

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Revised 2/18 / 2015 , 11PM

 corrected mistakes of the list of people that we know are buried there . 

November 2014 , Duke Energy and Charah Inc announced , they have plans of Dumping Millions of Tons of Coal Ash in Lee and Chatham county brickyards .

The Lee County storage site sits on 4...

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Fracking and local loss of control

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)

This is a good example of how to be involved with your local BOC , City officials etc . Thanks Keely for sharing with us ... 


I just want to say thank you for all the work you’re doing with coal ash for our county, but around the corner is the fracking industry. With the price of natural gas exploration unprofitable at todays’ prices Lee county might still see a permit from an LLC company...

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