Community meeting draws scores to Poplar

  • A group sits and listens Tuesday, Aug. 25 during the special meeting of the Mitchell County Commissioners at the Poplar Community Building. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)
  • Halley Burleson speaks with a local Poplar resident before special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)
  • Halley Burleson hands out fliers to Commissioners at the special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. Pictured left to right: Board of Commissioners Chairman Jacob Willis, County Manager Tim Greene, Clerk to the Board Christy Young. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)
  • Halley Burleson hands out fliers to local residents at the special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)
  • Attendees of the special commissioners meeting in Poplar listen to an address from a speaker. About 100 people showed up at the community meeting, which was held to discuss a possible designation of a portion of the Nolichucky River as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)
  • Local resident Doug Harrell speaks to the commissioners and crowd about his opinion regarding a possible wild and scenic designation for a portion of the Nolichucky River. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)
POPLAR — The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners held a contentious special meeting at the Poplar Community Building on Tuesday, Aug. 25.  The purpose of the meeting was for commissioners to get…

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