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History of Fences

A fence by any other name...
 FenceWeek Blog- Feb 20, 2007
One thing we do when searching for the news for Fenceweek is weed out all the stories about fencing that have nothing to do with the kind you install. There are homonyms, fencing with different meanings, and many stories related to those other meanings. And like you, we sometimes get curious... so we started reading...

Industry News

Software Design Associates post FenceTech session a huge success
press release, MT - Feb 14, 2007
Several dozen FenceTech '07 attendees stayed an extra day after the show to take advantage of the free help session on the Computer Fencing System ...
Ameristar Fence Purchases SmartForecasts to Improve Demand Planning
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, AZ - Feb 14, 2007
Belmont, MA – February 14, 2007 – Manufacturer Ameristar Fence has purchased a demand planning and forecasting solution from Smart Software as part of a ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fences can spare that trip to a shelter
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, MS - Feb 14, 2007
And putting up a fence may not be all that's left to do, Powell added. "Some people are fencing in animals that have never been fenced in before, ...

Fence Plowing

Meanwhile: Running into fences
International Herald Tribune, France - Feb 20, 2007
Well, yeah, say the homeowners whose property and late-night peace of mind have been violated by "fence plowing." It's the latest jackass fad to swirl through the cul- de-sacs of Deer Park, Babylon, Huntington and other suburban communities on Long ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Editorial: Bush's budget proves border fence was a ploy
San Antonio Express, TX - Feb 19, 2007
To build support for a border fence, legislators needed only one item – pandering on an issue that did nothing but provide red meat for their base. ...
Why the security fence will never be built.
Slate - Feb 19, 2007
... Texas; and Nogales, Ariz., already have some type of fencing – mostly composed of welded strips of corrugated steel in place. These fences were built in ...

Local Government Issues

Zoning commissioners take on Bristol fences
Bristol Press, CT - Feb 19, 2007
The Bristol Zoning Commission last week added fences to its regulations, a move that will take the burden of resolving fence disputes off the shoulders of ...
City moves to stop fence construction
Mobile Register, AL - Feb 18, 2007
SPANISH FORT -- An 8-foot-tall fence could be erected along the property line outside Spanish Fort Elementary on Monday. The football and softball fields ...

Community Fence Projects

Groups upgrade community fence
Gwinnett Daily Post, GA - Feb 20, 2007
In the end, the county, the nearby US Highway 78 Community Improvement District and the Lake Lucerne Civic Club came together to build a 6-foot wrought iron decorative fence along the new sidewalk. "Chain link is a throwback to the last century and we ...
Coupon book to raise money for fencing animals
Palladium-Item, IN - Feb 15, 2007
The Humane Society of Preble County and Elder-Beerman are offering a "Community Day Event Coupon Book" to raise money for outdoor fencing at the Pet Center, ...
Fencing material sought to help fire-hit farmers
ABC Online, Australia - Feb 18, 2007
The Shire of Toodyay is calling for fencing material to assist farmers who lost their fences in a recent fire. Shire president Charlie Wroth says it is ...

Permit Issues

BF Council limits height of front yard fences for citizen safety
Valencia County News Bulletin, NM - Feb 17, 2007
The council agreed that the ordinance be changed to read that no visual barrier fence shall exceed four feet in the front setback and no fence shall exceed ...
Waynesville fence rules go before city council for tonight's session
Waynesville Daily Guide, MO - Feb 16, 2007
"We took out electric fences and specified that it is above-ground fencing, not below-ground dog fences," Harrill said. One revision that wasn't included ...
'Crazy' fences must go
Scotsman, UK - Feb 16, 2007
Audrey Welsh, 74, fell on to the 3ft fence at Roseburn Crescent yesterday morning after apparently becoming ill. Emergency crews battled to save her life as ...
City Approves Electrified Fences - With Limits
Tampa Tribune, FL - Feb 15, 2007
TAMPA - In meetings this year, city council members said yes before they said no to electrified fences, then on Thursday said yes again, but this time with ...

Fences in the Courts

Pittsfield Cheshire woman wins fence suit
Berkshire Eagle, MA - Feb 17, 2007
The 6-foot fence, stakes and other barriers had reportedly blocked Rand from parking in her driveway and obscured her view of the lake. ...

Community Issues

Walkers on warpath over riverside fences
Leeds Today, UK - Feb 14, 2007
"I stopped using the path in the mid 1980s when I saw it obstructed by a strong wire fence – similar to a tennis court fence. ...
New Alabama Avenue fence angers property owner
Nantucket Independent, MA - Feb 13, 2007
In response to the town erecting a split-rail fence at the north end of the driveway to his cottage at 343 Madaket Road to delineate Alabama Avenue, ...
On The Fence
Leesburg Today, VA - Feb 17, 2007
Given the use of the property, a large privacy fence is not an unusual request. Many home museums are surrounded by tall fences or brick walls. ...
Council compromises on off-road facility fencing
Lindsay This Week, Canada - Feb 14, 2007
"While I'm sensitive to the fencing issues, I've not heard one compelling argument that the erection of the complete fence would solve any of the problems," ...

Fencing and Railroads

Goal of new fence: Keep problems at bay
Statesman Journal, OR - Feb 17, 2007
based Interstate Fence Company. Western regional rail official Tim Nehrling said Union Pacific worked to build similar fences in Normal, Ill., ...


Cass Residential Facility Reopening
WXXA, NY - Feb 19, 2007
The state says by changing the mission and building a $2 million perimeter fence complete with razor wire they will make the facility safer, but whether or ...
Youth detention centre fence a mistake, committee told
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Feb 13, 2007
A former manager of Tasmania's Ashley Youth Detention Centre believes it was a mistake to build a perimeter fence around the facility. ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Church Granted Permission To Keep Fence
FemaleFirst.co.uk, UK - Feb 17, 2007
Planning officials on Thursday (15FEB07) gave the singer permission to keep the £5000 ($9750) fence, erected to allow Church some privacy in her £400000 ...
Fence of an angel can stay
ic Wales, UK - Feb 15, 2007
Charlotte Church can keep the 2m high fence she put up to keep prying eyes out - but she has to paint it dark brown. The Cardiff-born singer landed herself ...

Fences and Animals

Sequim Gazette, WA - Feb 16, 2007
I think of Eastern Washington where you can see fences tapering around different properties, some land owners will want a brand new 8-foot fence replacing ...

Schools and Fences

Ministry moves to fence Grammar School
AntiguaSun, Antigua and Barbuda - Feb 14, 2007
Work to begin the fencing should start as early as next week. Pringle said that the original plan, before last Friday's attack, was to have the fence ...
Facing upset parents, city agrees to fence tot lot
Miami Herald, FL - Feb 18, 2007
Mayor David Dermer declared, nearly 15 minutes into presentations by South Pointe residents seeking a sun shade and tot-lot fence at Marjory Stoneman ...

Fencing and Airports

Westchester County demonstrates its new airport perimeter security
The Journal News.com, NY - Feb 8, 2007
County officials said the system is a vast improvement over the perimeter security the airport had in place before 9/11. Back then, the county airport had a <



Pakistan believes fence will tighten security along Afghan border
The News - International, Pakistan - Feb 19, 2007
Trip wires, booby traps and patrols are planned to stop insurgents from simply cutting a hole in the fence. A second phase foresees using both fencing and ...
Plans firmed up to fence Pak-Afghan border
The News - International, Pakistan - Feb 16, 2007
PESHAWAR: Plans are being firmed up to start fencing 35 kilometres of the Pakistan's border with Afghanistan in the troubled North Waziristan and South ...
Razor Fence Divides Beirut Hariri Rally
Post Chronicle - Feb 14, 2007
A Wednesday rally in Beirut's Martyrs' Square for the assassinated Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was divided by a razor-wire fence to prevent violence. ...

Weird News

Postmaster Shows Lot of Love in Fidelity
CBS News, NY - Feb 10, 2007
By JIM SUHR AP Writer. (AP) Among thousands of Valentine's Day mailings that have gravitated to this place over the years for the postmark so fitting for ...

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