Attorneys for three different parties presented arguments to the Georgia Supreme Court about an ongoing border war Tuesday. Monroe County and Bibb County have been in legal limbo for several years over where their shared border lies. Secretary of State Brian Kemp appealed to the state Supreme Court after a lower court ordered him to accept a new county line between the two.
Monroe County is suing Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a bid to have a judge overturn Kemp's ruling in its border dispute with neighboring Bibb County. The suit was filed Friday in Fulton Superior Court. Bibb County commissioners are expected to vote to fight the case at their meeting Tuesday.
Middle Georgia lawmaker James “Bubber” Epps Monday became the latest Democrat to jump ship to the state Republican Party. He is the eighth to do so since the general election. Kennesaw State political scientist Kerwin Swint says these moves aren’t philosophical or ideological.