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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:00am

Kemp Ends County Border Dispute

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has dismissed Monroe County's effort to appeal the findings in its border dispute with Bibb County.

The Telegraph reports Kemp ruled Wednesday that Monroe County's motion for reconsideration wasn't allowed under the law that outlines border disputes.

He wrote that the law that sets forth procedures for resolving such disputes doesn't support Monroe County's request for reconsideration.

Monroe County wants a line drawn by surveyor Terry Scarborough to mark the eastern point of the county line.

Scarborough said he discovered the original ferry site that marked the border. In some places, that line is hundreds of feet from where maps place the line.

On Monday, a Monroe County grand jury called for the governor to appoint a surveyor to define the county line.