ARLINGTON, TN (localmemphis.com)-More than 100 people came to Hammond Baptist Church for an anti-annexation meeting.
The proposed annexation would affect five rural communities in northeast Shelby County.
Residents fear annnexation to Lakeland would include higher cost for services, higher property taxes, and most importantly uncertainly with local schools.
The next step is gathering signatures for this petition.
So far they have over 300.