Lamar County seeks new trial in civil suit

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 Lamar County, MS (WDAM) - The Lamar County Board of Supervisors is seeking a new trial in a civil suit filed against the county in 2008. The suit claims, the construction of Lincoln Road Extension resulted in an access road being built beyond it's legal length onto private property.

County Administrator Chuck Bennett said, " The county believes it was not in error in what we did.  So, they want a trial to restate the fact that we just went by the engineering and straight through the development of Lincoln Road Extension, and that we never infringed on anybody's property."

Dec. 28, outgoing Chancery Judge Sebe Dale denied the property owners request for injunctive relief.  However, Judge Dale  did order the county to repair the culvert and driveway, pay the property owner $25,000 in damages along with all court fees, including charges for a court appointed surveyor.

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