CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A business owner shot and killed himself during a City Council meeting Thursday night after members voted against his request to rezone his property, witnesses said.
There are many hard working people out there that are currently working on too much stress. This gentleman looks to have been living on tight times, he was hoping to get his home rezoned so that he can secure a loan to offset his debt and make his business and life a little bit easier. Here in Toledo some neighbors have stopped a convenience store from opening up in their neighborhood. The strong stance at the council meetings showed that they had heart and did not want an uncomfortable presence by the store that would of sold beer and wine as well as the other types of necessities. This owner owns other locations so he does not fall under the same problem that Mr. Ronald "Bo" Ward was in before his departure. What I'm trying to say is that for those who are given the power to cast votes that would determine what a citizens future would be should take some time aside to get all the details about what their voting on before casting that vote.