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Monday, November 2, 2015 - 2:48pm

Court Rules for Bibb County In Border Dispute With Monroe County

Bibb County wins the latest round in a border dispute with Monroe County. The state Supreme Court Monday reversed a lower court ruling that favored Monroe County in where drawing the boundary in North Macon.

It's a ten-year tug-of-war over the ambiguous boundary between the counties.This disputed land includes part of the big Bass Pro Shop resides and whether some homeowners Bibb County or Monroe County residents.

The opinion said the lower court was wrong to prohibit Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp from considering new evidence to help determine the border. Kemp had rejected the line as it was drawn but did not establish one of his own, leaving the location ambiguous.

This latest ruling pushes the matter back into the lower courts. This is the second time the case has come to the state Supreme Court.