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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007

Elementary school a factor in couple annexing to Trinity

By Ronnie Thomas 340-2438

TRINITY — James and Betsy Hurst had a choice of annexing some of their property on Old Alabama 24 to either Trinity or Decatur.

The Hursts, who live in Decatur, selected Trinity for the 48 acres. James Hurst said West Morgan Elementary School was the deciding factor.

"I think all of the property will go residential one of these days," he said, "and if it does, where do the children go to school? They only have to cross the highway."

The property is directly across from the school and east of Pondarosa Furniture & Appliances.

The Trinity Town Council on Monday approved the annexation. The Hursts were not present. James Hurst spoke by phone before the meeting.

He said the issue of annexation arose after a well on the property continued to flow muddy, and he wanted to annex to get water service. His father, Dock S. Hurst, built a brick house there in 1958, and James Hurst rents it.

"I didn't have any trouble with the well until about two years ago, when the water became colored and muddy," he said.

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