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Mixed Feelings: Wal-mart in Sandfly?


Sandfly residents take to the street, concerned about development in their community.

First it was Target now it's Wal-mart causing controversy in the community of Sandfly.

Wal-mart wants to build one of its super centers on a stretch of land just off the Truman Parkway.

Some residents are taking well, others are saying no way. They're saying a Wal-mart is just too much for such a small, close-knit community.

It was just a few months ago that Sandfly residents hit their streets armed with picket signs. And just last week, they met once again. On both occasions, the hot topic was the development of 50 acres zoned for commercial use, and Wal-mart wants to put a facility right in the middle that would take up nearly 30 of the 50 acres.

"I don't want Wal-Mart here. We got three already," said resident Courtney Follack.

"I think there are pros and cons both to having a Wal-mart store, but I think they can do a nice job with a shopping center in this area," said Liz Ambos.

Reported by: Dmitra Denmark

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