Jefferson County zoning board OKs bod...

Jefferson County zoning board OKs body farm

There are 31 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Dec 19, 2012, titled Jefferson County zoning board OKs body farm. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

From left, Evelyn Blackman, Doris Ligon and Ligon's attorney Arthur Seymour discuss options to challenge Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals' decision Tuesday to allow a body farm on property near their homes.

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Rotting corpses

Jefferson City, TN

#1 Dec 19, 2012
It pays to have people in your pocket. If you think about it, most of the members of the Chamber of commerce board are either currently working at the college or closely related. I don't think the body farm will cause much distress, but I sure wouldn't want to live next door to it. I don't think this would have ever gotten approved if Carson Newman wasn't working a little magic with a few people in the county. Can you imagine if anyone else requested to put dead bodies on their property and let them rot out in the elements?

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#2 Dec 20, 2012
Rotting corpses wrote:
It pays to have people in your pocket. If you think about it, most of the members of the Chamber of commerce board are either currently working at the college or closely related. I don't think the body farm will cause much distress, but I sure wouldn't want to live next door to it. I don't think this would have ever gotten approved if Carson Newman wasn't working a little magic with a few people in the county. Can you imagine if anyone else requested to put dead bodies on their property and let them rot out in the elements?
Not just "anyone" would make such a request. Least I hope not. I admit, there was an element of suprise for planners because a body farm isn't a common request. Not uncommon however, is folks trying to dictate another's use of private property. The lady leading the charge has money to spend on lawyers, a PR firm and take full page ads in newspapers. So, she proves to be a formidable foe. A person sitting next to me in the meeting, thought it was odd or coincidence that the Lady is also the president of a large funeral home and cemetery. Does it matter? Probably not but it did seem ironic. I'm sure it isn't over.
citizen

Walland, TN

#3 Dec 20, 2012
ask Mrs Springfield if she would like it close to her home. So, Slider are you in law or politics?
You seem to know something about everything, well informed.

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#4 Dec 20, 2012
citizen wrote:
ask Mrs Springfield if she would like it close to her home. So, Slider are you in law or politics?
You seem to know something about everything, well informed.
Neither, Friend. Just an advocate for the rights of property owners. Although I appreciate the compliment, I am merely a simple fellow..long ways from the refined beings of law or politics.

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#5 Dec 20, 2012
The body farm is to be located on a small portion of 60 acres. The 60 acres is located at the left rear of over 300 acres owned by Ligon. Judging from google earth view, a fair distance from the Highland Oaks Mansion. Of course, there are others that live closer to the site and I can understand their concerns about the unknowns.
Ready to buy

United States

#6 Dec 20, 2012
Who will be selling? Can't think of a better place to live, just think, no loud music, talking, noisy obnoxious neighbors. Just love the idea and ready to move in if someone is ready to sell who lives next door to this property? Let us know first we want to be the first to move in?
To many body farms

United States

#7 Dec 20, 2012
So, UT has one ....
And LMU is doing one
So, CN has to have one....

At what point does the research start to overlap?
If I was looking for research info on how a body breaks down, I'd go to UT. Since they've got the most info and best department to research.

If I was CN and I had a few acres I wanted to hide away from the Tax department ... I'd also ask to call it a body farm.
Even if I never used it for that ....
Especially since it lowers the values for the adjoining properties.
It's a nice way to make the property around you become devalued and buy it up because no one else wants to be near a body farm.

Not like we need the tax income anyhow ...
37725 Bald Knobber

Charlotte, NC

#8 Dec 20, 2012
To many body farms wrote:
So, UT has one ....
And LMU is doing one
So, CN has to have one....
At what point does the research start to overlap?
If I was looking for research info on how a body breaks down, I'd go to UT. Since they've got the most info and best department to research.
If I was CN and I had a few acres I wanted to hide away from the Tax department ... I'd also ask to call it a body farm.
Even if I never used it for that ....
Especially since it lowers the values for the adjoining properties.
It's a nice way to make the property around you become devalued and buy it up because no one else wants to be near a body farm.
Not like we need the tax income anyhow ...
Dripping with sarcasm and topped of with conspiracy theory...love it. Yeah. theres a few body farms around and students and researchers other than UT's should have an opportunity to learn in the field. Now CN has something more to add to educational experiences. Records show the property is still in private ownership. I'm sure later on, that CN will recieve grants for the project if they are made available. Mr Bohanan is what Slider calls the "real deal". He's worked in Katrina and at the World Trade Center in the thick of some terrible things and he has some verryy 'expert advice'. I'd say the project is in great hands and after it gets up and running, some fears will be relieved.
help

Kodak, TN

#9 May 18, 2013
Well i have kids and i live near this body farm bodies am mad my house value will go down and my land tax will go up this is b s they need to give every home owner 40000dollars cause that is how my much my house value will loose
joe j

Talbott, TN

#10 May 18, 2013
37725 Bald Knobber wrote:
<quoted text> Dripping with sarcasm and topped of with conspiracy theory...love it. Yeah. theres a few body farms around and students and researchers other than UT's should have an opportunity to learn in the field. Now CN has something more to add to educational experiences. Records show the property is still in private ownership. I'm sure later on, that CN will recieve grants for the project if they are made available. Mr Bohanan is what Slider calls the "real deal". He's worked in Katrina and at the World Trade Center in the thick of some terrible things and he has some verryy 'expert advice'. I'd say the project is in great hands and after it gets up and running, some fears will be relieved.
Dripping with blood and semen ....love it.
Get a Clue

Dandridge, TN

#11 May 18, 2013
help wrote:
Well i have kids and i live near this body farm bodies am mad my house value will go down and my land tax will go up this is b s they need to give every home owner 40000dollars cause that is how my much my house value will loose
Do you even understand how property taxes work? If your home value goes down, your property taxes go down as well. Your house will not "loose" anything if your taxes go up because that means your value went up. What a bunch of ignorant "loosers" we have in this county! Nice try getting a "settlement" though...
Catti

Kodak, TN

#12 May 18, 2013
LMAO, as long as you don't want to sell that property, there rocket scientist. Devaluation, is just that. The last thing I'd be concerned with, is the taxes, what a hoot!!!!
haha

Morristown, TN

#13 May 18, 2013
help wrote:
Well i have kids and i live near this body farm bodies am mad my house value will go down and my land tax will go up this is b s they need to give every home owner 40000dollars cause that is how my much my house value will loose
You have got to be kidding me. How is it you know your home is gonna lose 40000 dollars? Especially when your grammar and spelling are atrocious. Did someone's gossip tell you that? Maybe you're one of the welfare millions who don't actually do anything for society? I'm ashamed for you, and pity you greatly.
Catti

Kodak, TN

#14 May 18, 2013
LMAO......the better it gets, ummmm-hummm!!!
Zombie Slider

Huntersville, NC

#15 May 18, 2013
Why did this drug up again? You know old Miz Ligon has prepared herself for a zombie apocalypse. Probably armed to the hilt with hollow point, zombie killer bullets. Home values ain't changed a nickel. If you start smelling rotting corpses, it's probably just your mind playing tricks on you because you think about the body farm too much. Could be a trailer park next door but instead, it's dead people. Can't be that awful.
New Market

Jefferson City, TN

#16 May 20, 2013
We need more body farms in Jefferson County. This will really bring in the tourists. I love how Carson-Newman and the county are basically using New Market as a dumping ground for industry and dead body farms, that nobody else wants. Next thing you know they are gonna want to put a county wide sewer plant over there.
Hoagies and Sliders

Cherryville, NC

#17 May 20, 2013
New Market wrote:
We need more body farms in Jefferson County. This will really bring in the tourists. I love how Carson-Newman and the county are basically using New Market as a dumping ground for industry and dead body farms, that nobody else wants. Next thing you know they are gonna want to put a county wide sewer plant over there.
Actually, the railroad picked New Market for a railyard because of...well..that's where the railroad is. They have their neighbor, Mr Bohanon to thank for donating the land for Zombie experiments. I do hear that shit runs downhill, so a sewer plant might not be out of the question for NM. Of course, I've never heard New Market complain much about the mining industry. Honestly, right now New Market would take any sucker that would come their way.
Unknown

Pigeon Forge, TN

#19 Jun 28, 2013
We actually live right down the hill from this, walking distance even and I think it is a wonderful thing for the community!
Navybeans-Navybe ans

Bennettsville, SC

#20 Jun 28, 2013
Unknown wrote:
We actually live right down the hill from this, walking distance even and I think it is a wonderful thing for the community!
uh-oh... The old bag is wondering who you are. How dare you like the zombie farm.
DEAD

Jefferson City, TN

#21 Jun 29, 2013
Unknown wrote:
We actually live right down the hill from this, walking distance even and I think it is a wonderful thing for the community!
Yea, its really wonderful. Nothing raises the property values like having dead bodies rotting in your neighborhood. Get real!

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