The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court's decision that would have forced Georgia Secretary Brian Kemp to enforce a new boundary, effectively transferring hundreds of acres to Monroe County.
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.
Tennessee lawmakers gave rousing applause to welcome a Georgia senator who opposed a resolution calling for redrawing the border between the two states. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville introduced Republican Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga, Ga., during a floor session in the Tennessee Capitol on Wednesday.
Georgia lawmakers have hatched a plan to resolve a 195-year border dispute with Tennessee. They say it’s not the first time they’ve tried to patch things up, but it might be the last before they take Tennessee to court.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp travelled to the disputed Bibb/Monroe County border today. The two counties cannot agree on who owns the land. At least a million dollars in tax revenue per year is at stake.