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Bibb, Monroe counties fight over border

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Bibb County stands to lose millions of dollars
in tax revenue after a state-ordered survey revealed the county
line may have been drawn incorrectly.

The long disputed 12 1/2-mile stretch between Bibb and Monroe
counties could move about 800 feet, putting it in the middle of a
shopping center with a Bass Pro Shop.

A debate over that shopping center's revenue in 2004 reignited a century-old fight over the location of the county line.

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered the survey to settle the dispute.

The survey will be filed with the state once it is completed.
After that, each county will have 30 days to protest the findings.

Bibb County officials say they plan to file a protest if the line is moved.


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