Law-Making Body

Mary Scott of WBIR reported on Monday’s meeting of the Jefferson County Commission. The commisioners approved plans to put a body farm on the land Art Bohanan donated to Carson-Newman University.

The commission’s ruling included some reasonable regulations. There will be signage and a triple fence around the Environmental Forensics Program’s decomposition site. Bodies will be placed 2,000 feet apart.

The program will be run by Dr. B.J. Ellington, who was recently honored with Carson-Newman’s Community Service Award. She plans to have no more than twelve bodies on the site at a time.

Art ‘s neighbor, Doris M. Ligon, is still suing the county. Doris, who is president of Woodhaven Memory Gardens cemetery, is unhappy about having dead bodies near her property.

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3 Responses to Law-Making Body

  1. Keith Ely says:

    So Doris is upset about having dead bodies near her property but seems to have no problem with them INSIDE her building. HELP ME WITH THIS.

  2. Keith Ely says:

    I meant on her property/

  3. Frank Murphy says:

    Art’s piece of land is fairly large. The bodies will be a quarter-mile from the property line he shares with Doris. It’s not flat land either. The site is on the next hilltop over from Ms. Ligon’s land.

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