Maybe filing the lawsuit in the first place was “premature”,
to use Chairman Bill Slaughter’s word in the VDT yesterday
about a possible appeal.
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall
had the common courtesy on WCTV to
apologize to DSS for the
How much did the Commission spend on that waste of time and effort?
Editor Kay Harris wrote on the front page of the Valdosta Daily Times yesterday,
Company wins fight to stay in business:
Deep South wins case brought by County,
Southern Circuit Judge Harry J. Altman issued a ruling Monday in the
civil action filed by Lowndes County against Deep South Sanitation,
LLC to enjoin Deep South from continuing its garbage business.
Advanced Disposal Services was later added as an intervenor
plaintiff in the case against Deep South as well.
In the ruling, Altman denied the County’s request for an injunction
to put Deep South out of business. The order addresses the County’s
ordinance passed in 2012, saying that to “simultaneously
invoke an exclusive franchise agreement with one company would, in
effect … permit Lowndes County to construct a monopoly while
simultaneously putting pre-existing companies out of
Well, it appears the judge thought it was
about right or wrong.
The county Chairman’s view now? Continue reading