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Pennsylvania quarry approved for rezoning, expansion

Apr 16, 2013

Pennsylvania quarry approved for rezoning, expansion

In Pennsylvania, the Hamiltonban Township Board of Supervisors has approved rezoning 110 acres, which will likely be used for a Specialty Granules Inc. quarry, The Evening Sun reported. Specialty Granules said the rezoning and expansion were long-term necessities for the company, ...

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Shelbyville officials, lawyers discuss proposed quarry

Apr 15, 2013

Shelbyville officials, lawyers discuss proposed quarry

Lawyers and city leaders in Shelbyville, Tennessee, will meet this month to discuss legal issues surrounding a proposed rock quarry, the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported. According to an earlier report from the Times-Gazette, Wright Paving Co. and Custom Stone LLC have been ...

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City Council approves 650 homes near quarry in California

Apr 12, 2013

City Council approves 650 homes near quarry in California

The Carlsbad City Council has decided to allow McMillin Companies to build all 650 homes near a reclaimed gravel quarry, KPBS reported. Many area residents didn’t want to see more homes on the 156-acre site. The city council reached a compromise, allowing ...

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Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Apr 08, 2013

Bluegrass takes over the Boulder Dash

Hats off to Bluegrass Materials Company. In January, Bluegrass bought a quarry in Cumming, Georgia, from Lafarge, and is now continuing to hold its annual Spring Fling. According to Forsythenews.com, the Spring Fling festival features food, music, and children’s activities. The ...

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Residential concerns prompt quarrying suspension in Maine

Apr 02, 2013

Residential concerns prompt quarrying suspension in Maine

Last week, the Business and Economic Development Committee in Bangor, Maine, backed moratorium on future quarry development in the area, the Bangor Daily News reported. The Bangor City Council will likely vote on the moratorium on April 8. The suspension, which could ...

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Photographer displays quarry art in Vermont

Apr 01, 2013

Photographer displays quarry art in Vermont

Photographer Don Ross turns quarries into art. The photo shown above is one example of his work. Ross has been photographing quarries in Vermont for more than 20 years, making them look much like an abstract painting, according to Broadway World. Ross, ...

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Martin Marietta Materials obtains local permit for Maple Hill rock quarry

Mar 28, 2013

Martin Marietta Materials obtains local permit for Maple Hill rock quarry

The Onslow County Board of Adjustment awarded Martin Marietta Materials a special use permit for a rock quarry in Maple Hill on Tuesday, Jacksonville Daily News reported. The zoning permission allows the company to build a 1,800-acre limestone mine on N.C. ...

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York Building Products withdraws York City quarry request

Mar 28, 2013

York Building Products withdraws York City quarry request

York Building Products has withdrawn its request to expand a quarry further into York City, Pennsylvania, York Dispatch reported. The decision comes after the company's meeting with York City Council President Carol Hill-Evans. York Building Products had plans earlier this year to ...

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Pennsylvania quarry ordered to stop blasting

Mar 26, 2013

Pennsylvania quarry ordered to stop blasting

Following a March 19 flyrock incident, the M & M Stone/Harleysville Materials quarry has been ordered to cease blasting. “The investigation revealed that a rock(s) were ejected upwards and outwards from the body of the shot which traveled approx. 381 feet ...

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Investigators continue to search for leads in Tennessee rock quarry homicide

Mar 25, 2013

Investigators continue to search for leads in Tennessee rock quarry homicide

Agents and investigators are continuing to examine what happened to a 51-year-old woman whose partially burned body was found in an old rock quarry in Tennessee on March 9, Times Free Press reported. Preliminary autopsy reports show that the woman, Connie ...

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Alabama residents review status of Gurley Mountain quarry complex

Mar 25, 2013

Alabama residents review status of Gurley Mountain quarry complex

Hampton Cove, McMullen Cove and Gurley residents held a town hall public meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Madison County Elementary School to review the status of the Gurley Mountain quarry complex, AL.com reported. Vulcan Materials began mining limestone rock on ...

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Connecticut police investigate skid steer theft

Mar 25, 2013

Connecticut police investigate skid steer theft

Connecticut police are investigating the theft of a John Deere JD 240 skid steer loader from the Herb Holden Quarry in Union near the Massachusetts border, TheDay.com reported. The machine is a 2000 John Deere skid steer, model 240, VIN #KZ0240A140371, ...

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