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CPA final decision correction

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 1:36 pm

LACIE SILVA – Editor

The CPA final decision article ran in the December 14 issue with an error that has recently been brought to our attention.

Jack Champion spoke for the CPA and the article read as follows: “Jack Champion was the first speaker to discuss the CPA. He highlighted a statement from the Tinsley Company pledging to donate 50 cents per ton of sand extracted for the initial three years, with an estimated value ranging from $200,000 to $250,000. He emphasized that these funds should be directed towards Marion County Parks.”

Champion made the Tribune aware of the error and asked that a corrected statement be issued. While Champion did make note that Tinsley had pledged to donate 50 cents per ton of sand extracted for the initial three years, with an estimated value ranging from $200,000 to $250,000. It was Tinsley that had said it would be allocated to Marion County Parks, but that Champion had stated his desire for the money to go back to the Jump-off area. He had supported his statement with a note about the lack of a fire department and community center for the Jump-off area.

We at the Tribune do apologize for this error. We do our best to ensure accurate information is published and thank Champion for bringing this to our attention for correction.

The Marion Tribune – December 28, 2023