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Attorney: Bibb will fight survey of county line

Bibb County will object to a surveyor’s marking of the boundary line with Monroe County, Bibb County Attorney Virgil Adams said Tuesday night.

While an official report has not been filed yet, boundary markers placed by the surveyor last week indicate Bibb may be on the losing end of a border dispute with Monroe.

“We plan on vigorously fighting this. We are doing so now,” Adams said during Bibb’s commission meeting. “Our position is the line is where it is right now, and that’s where it will stay.”

The exact location of the border has been in dispute for years, and, at the request of the Monroe County grand jury, Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Terry Scarborough of Warner Robins to survey the line. The Bass Pro Shops complex, and its potential tax revenue could be at stake.

Scarborough began the survey Aug. 1.

“We don’t intend to sit back and allow this to happen without a fight,” Commissioner Lonzy Edwards said.

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