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Taft detox, rehab facility is allowed under state law

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:13 am

A planned residential rehabilitation and detoxification facility at 183 Coldwater Creek Road in Taft will be allowed to proceed, according to discussion in the Sept. 28 Lincoln County Board of Zoning Appeals.

The meeting was called for the purpose of holding a public hearing, during which a request for a special exception that would allow for the facility would be considered, but as it turned out, the hearing wasn’t necessary. Existing state law, Tennessee Code Annotated 13-24-102, allows for such a facility.

A vocal crowd was present, expressing disapproval of the facility planned by Magnolia Ranch Recovery, which operates somewhat of a similar residential facility at 39 Stevens Hollow Road, also in Taft.

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