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Mid-Southerners speak out on reopen of local gas station

The Knight Arnold Food and Fuel station is reopening. The Knight Arnold Food and Fuel station is reopening.
The owner, Sohail Hemani, met with the judge after the gas station was closed. The owner, Sohail Hemani, met with the judge after the gas station was closed.
The gas station was originally closed after officers witnessed several crimes. The gas station was originally closed after officers witnessed several crimes.

(WMC-TV) - After the reopening of a controversial gas station, Mid-Southerners are making their sentiments very clear.

The most recent statement about the Knight Arnold Food and Fuel station is from Bishop E. Lynn Brown of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

According to the press release, Brown met with the owner, Sohail Hemani, who assured Brown a change would be coming to the gas station.

Brown released the following statement:

"When you get together and talk, it does not matter to me or the citizens in Fox Meadows what color you are. We just want problems that plague our communities and neighborhoods addressed and solved. We want the undesirable - desirable again. That includes the BP station and Aspenwood Apartments, too. Change is taking place at Knight Arnold and Mendenhall."

The Knight Arnold Food and Fuel station has been under scrutiny and was even shut down after officers were able to purchase marijuana at least eight times in recent months.

Police state at least 34 incidents of aggravated assault, robbery, and illegal narcotics took place on the property.

After going before a judge and asking to reopen, Hemani's gas station is being given another chance.

One of the mandatory stipulations to Hemani reopening the store requires surveillance cameras to be on the site.

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