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Industry News

AERT Secures $13.5 Million Funding for New Waste Mining Facility
FOX News  - Dec 20, 2007
AERT converts reclaimed plastic and wood fiber waste into quality outdoor decking systems, fence systems, and door and window components...

Pool Safety

Coroner pushes for tough rules
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - Dec 27, 2007
A CORONER has urged tougher guidelines for swimming pool fences after a toddler drowned in her grandparents' pool. Madison Morton, aged 19 months, was found face-down in the swimming pool by her grandmother, Beverly Aird, on December 21 last year...
Martin extends pool fence subsidy deadline
ABC Online, Australia  - Dec 22, 2007
Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson has decided to extend the deadline for pool fence subsidies as people scramble to get their applications in before the end-of-year cut-off..

Fences and Animals

10-foot fences not necessary, deer farm leader says
Beckley Register-Herald (subscription), WV  - Dec 26, 2007
Forcing deer farm owners to extend their fences to 10 feet is unnecessary and is another attempt by the state Division of Natural Resources to discourage their business ventures, an industry leader says...
Proposed Fraser Island dingo fence not yet started
ABC Regional Online, Australia  - Dec 23, 2007
Construction is yet to start on a fences to protect Fraser Island residents from wild dogs. In September, the Queensland Government announced plans to spend ...

Local Government Issues

Dennis fencing prohibition inserted erroneously
Cape Cod Times, MA  - Dec 20, 2007
DENNIS - Good fences may make good neighbors, but not necessarily with the South Dennis Historical District Commission. A local man, William McCormick, is protesting what he sees as the commission's attempt to ban all types of synthetic fencing...
Fencing will be road hazard, say families
ic Coventry, UK  - Dec 21, 2007
A fence will make it even more difficult to see." A city council spokeswoman said representatives had visited the site and said it did not contravene ...
Belleville crime lab site awaits funding; fence keeps out homeless, vandals
Belleville News Democrat, IL  - Dec 25, 2007
BELLEVILLE --A 6-foot-tall fence like what you might see at a construction site has been put up around the future home of the Illinois State Police crime lab at the corner of West Main and South 23rd streets....
Fence's fate could be decided on appeal
Business Gazette, MD  - Dec 24, 2007
The East Village Homes Corp. has taken its fight to keep a 1,600-foot fence erected to deter crime to a state appeals court...

Community Issues

Buckingham objects to fence
St. Petersburg Times, FL  - Dec 20, 2007
But in the future, residents will view nature from the other side of a fence - courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation. Call it the price of progress in an area of relentless growth...
Miller upset with fence
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, Canada  - Dec 20, 2007
Transport Canada knows "dang well" that the anti-terrorism fence they're putting up along the Owen Sound harbour is ridiculous. That's Bruce Grey Owen Sound ...
Fence goes up as safety precaution
WAFF, AL  - Dec 20, 2007
The next time you head downtown, you will notice a fence surrounding the city of Huntsville Municipal Building and the Annex ...


USA Mexico Border Fence

De-Fence, De-Fence
CNNMoney.com  - Dec 19, 2007
That legislation specifically called for "two layers of reinforced fencing" and listed five specific sections of the border where it should be built. The omnibus spending bill removes the requirement for two tiers and the specific list of locations ...
Border fence construction to begin amid public outcry in Texas
KTEN, TX  - Dec 26, 2007
AP - December 26, 2007 6:25 AM ET EL PASO, Texas (AP) - It's been a year of protests, outcry, and worry for Texans opposed to a federal plan to build more ...
Fence disgrace
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA  - Dec 26, 2007
The ink has barely dried on the 2006 Secure Fence Act -- mandating two layers of reinforced fencing along the near defenseless border with Mexico and listing five specific sections where it is to be installed ...

Community Fence Projects

Police give help to local wildlife centre
Antrim Times, UK  - Dec 26, 2007
ANTRIM Police working with Crime Prevention Headquarters and Ridgeway Fencing joined forces to provide secure fencing to a local wildlife centre..


Good fence to block bad Toledo prison visitors
Toledo Blade, OH  - Dec 24, 2007
This month, they won a victory with the installation of a privacy fence, said Connie Gulley, 56, who has lived in the neighborhood more than a decade..


Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors fume because of fence San Leandro fence brings calls to change zoning code
Tri-Valley Herald, CA  - Dec 23, 2007
From many of their homes, residents can see the entire San Francisco Bay. That's why many of them have decided to live there. But when a neighbor built a 6-foot-tall fence that blocked Doug and Helen Percival's view, the couple was more than upset. Out of frustration, the Percivals took the matter directly to the city..
Fence rage reaches a high at Christmas
South Western Rural Advertiser, Australia  - Dec 23, 2007
Thinking about patching a hole in the fence this holiday season, or pruning a neighbour's overhanging tree? Better not. Almost half of all neighbourhood disputes are over fences, and Christmas is the peak period for not-so-neighbourly tiffs...

Fence Contractors in the News

The Avenue Forsyth Commercial Fence Installation Project Goes to First Fence of Georgia
Emediawire (press release), WA  - Dec 23, 2007
Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) December 23, 2007 - First Fence of Georgia, one of North Georgia's leading commercial fence installation companies, announced that the company has been awarded the contract for fence installation work at The Avenue Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia.
Penn Forest business can keep fence
Allentown Morning Call, PA  - Dec 23, 2007
Zoning Hearing Board solicitor Charles Smith said township ordinances require 8-foot-tall chain-link fencing, but the Connors put up a 6-foot-tall stockade ...

Schools and Fences

School fence gets go-ahead
Bega District News, Australia  - Dec 21, 2007
THE fence around the Bega High School will go ahead without any modification, following a decision of the Bega Valley Shire Council this week....


Weird News

Jokester 'sends' holiday greetings from afterlife
Canoe, Canada - Dec 25, 2007
ASHLAND, Ore. - Even in death, Chet Fitch is a card. Fitch, known for his sense of humour, died in October at age 88 but gave his friends and family a start recently: Christmas cards, 34 of them, began arriving - written in his hand with a return address of "Heaven." ...

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