Macon/Bibb dispute going to the State Supreme Court Tuesday

From the tipline.

The long-running Macon/Bibb border dispute heads to the Georgia Supreme Court for a 10 a.m. hearing Tuesday.

The court’s decision will impact properties and taxes near the Bass Pro Shop in north Bibb County.

At Monroe County’s 2005 request, then-Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Terry M. Scarborough to survey and define the boundary between the two counties.

Scarborough filed his survey with the Secretary of State’s office in 2009. That survey found in Monroe’s favor, moving part of Bibb territory into Monroe County.

Bibb officials challenged Scarborough’s survey, arguing “that the initial point for the boundary should be an area on the Ocmulgee River called Waller’s Ferry rather than the area called Turrentine’s Ferry” as Scarborough’s survey noted.

 

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