So­cial Cir­cle an­nex­a­tion law­suit of­fi­cially con­cluded

Case lasted more than a year

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Rachel Oswald

The dis­pute be­tween New­ton County and So­cial Cir­cle over the city’s an­nex­a­tion of 1,500 acres is now of­fi­cially over with the Wed­nes­day sign­ing of a con­sent or­der by the county, city and landown­ers to end the law­suit.

Ac­cord­ing to the con­sent or­der, the Novem­ber 2006 an­nex­a­tion and re­zon­ing of the acreage, lo­cated on the north side of In­ter­state 20 be­tween Ga. High­way 11 and U.S. High­way 278, to Multi-Use Busi­ness Park is con­sid­ered null and void, or as if it legally never hap­pened.

“The county got what we wanted to get,” said James Grif­fin, an at­tor­ney for the county. “The law­suit’s over.”

All par­ties in the law­suit will pay their own court costs and at­tor­ney fees, ac­cord­ing to the or­der.

So­cial Cir­cle Mayor Jim Burgess said,” I am very pleased that the mat­ter has been dis­solved.”

In March So­cial Cir­cle an­nounced it had re­pealed the an­nex­a­tion, cit­ing a tech­ni­cal flaw in the bound­ary de­scrip­tion of the an­nexed prop­erty as the rea­son.

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