Judge Johnnie L Caldwell Jr. has seemingly ordered Lamar County to comply with a court order issued by Judge E. Byron Smith in May 2006 and zone property here for a construction and demolition landfill.
The ruling, issued after a 70-minute hearing today, was a huge loss for the county and the commission immediately called an emergency meeting to discuss it. The meeting was convened in the law library at the courthouse and then immediately closed to the public. Attending were chairman Jay Matthews and commissioners Nancy Thrash, Jimmy Hearn and George Brown.
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