Walmart in Spring Hill hiring 200 new associates

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Walmart in Spring Hill hiring 200 new associates

Stream Fox 17 newscasts LIVE starting with TN Mornings at 5 am and News at 9 pm.


The Spring Hill Walmart will hire nearly 200 new associates to work at the new Walmart set to open this fall at Spring Hill at Belshire Way and Hwy. 31.
For those interested, there is a hiring center located at 3015 Belshire Village Drive.

Applicants can apply between 8am and 6pm Monday through Friday and 8am to noon on Saturday. 

You can also apply at careers.walmart.com.

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WASTE WATCH: La Vergne Road Budget

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Stacy Case
La Vergne

   This Waste Watch focuses on a pricey road in La Vergne, where the street repair budget is small to begin with.  Why this road is getting all the attention while others are left in the dust has many people peeved.  Thousands travel Fergus Road in La Vergne every day and it’s chock full of holes.  Ridge View Court isn’t much better, but these roads and others  won’t get fixed this year.
That’s because the less traveled Jones Mill Road ate up nearly half the city’s road work budget.
    The problem is,  no one even lives on this nearly 2 and a half mile stretch recently repaved.
   Taxpayer Brad Gordon  says, “Maybe their priorities are not in the right place.”  
    It cost nearly $200 thousand dollars to pave this, which knocked other roads where taxpayers actually live and work, off the priority list. The La Vergne Street Department manager says there are other roads that really need the work, but he only gets $500 thousand $500 thousand dollars in his paving budget and it doesn’t go far.
  However, he says, the city had no choice. Garlon Russell explains, “Next thing I know we got a letter from the Corps of Engineers saying we were in violation.”
   The letter said  the city is in default  on maintenance of the public roadway  and instructed LaVergne to promptly repair any defects.
   You see, what’s on Jones Mill Road is a private youth camp, a public campground and a recreational area with a boat ramp to Percy Priest Lake operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.  La Vergne was hoping the Corps would entertain a federal local partnership and help cover some of these paving costs, but that didn’t happen.
  Russell says he’s mad in a way, but chuckles, “It’s government.”
    What’s more,  La Vergne gets just $384 dollars in tax revenue a year along this route and that comes from the private youth camp.  So, infrastructure along this road won’t generate the tax dollars to cover the work any time soon. 
   Meantime, drivers like Larem Sutton will have to brave an even longer bumpy ride.  “It’s bad.  It’s all bumpy falling apart.”

We checked— and previous La Vergne city leaders annexed the road 12 years ago.   The corps says that makes the city responsible for the road.
    A statement released  reads, “The Corps of Engineers approved the city’s request and issued an easement in perpetuity to include Jones Mill Road on May 8, 2001.”

Fairgrounds Future-Sky Arnold


Jennifer Carlat came to the Metro Council Budget and Finance Committee meeting Tuesday night to present some new ideas for the fairgrounds property.
   
The Metro Planning administrator showed several ideas from a Master Plan study on the property including removing the state fair and race track and replacing them with housing and businesses.

Carlat says that study found the facility would do better financially without them.    

“The studies show it was gonna be difficult to keep current uses the fairgrounds, expo and the racetrack with that site and not continue to have some deficits,” said Carlat.

Metro Council commissioned the study before voters changed the charter in 2011 to preserve the fairgrounds and several council members questioned why they were even seeing options to remove the fair.

“My district spoke very loud and clear on this issue,” said Tony Tenpenny.

“I thought I was coming to see a plan on how to fix the fairgrounds,” said Karen Bennett..

As it turns out the Council’s own attorney says any plans that completely change the fairgrounds property aren’t legal anyway.

Attorney Jon Cooper says the property can be developed but the fair and track have to be a part of that development.

For years many on both sides believed the council could remove the fair and track with 27 votes.

Fox 17 asked Cooper why this is the first time he’s given the council the legal opinion that it can’t.

“This is the first time I was publically asked my opinion,” said Cooper

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