Eminent Domain Hearing In Weakley County
In Weakley County, the issue of Eminent Domain has been in the forefront in the last few months because of the Weakley County Municipal Electric System wanting land located on the county's main four-lane, Hwy. 22.
The Adams family, who owns the property, has fought back because they don't want to give their land up, and believe me, it is prime property as it is the half-way point between two of the largest towns in the county.
The family has placed signs prominently on the road between Dresden and Martin citing the eminent domain issue, with huge placards stating "We Love Our Farm" and chastising WCMES for trying to take something that has been in their family for years.
Sabrina Bates, from Batesville USA,
has been following the story before anyone else thought it was a story, and attended the condemnation hearings on Friday. She watched the hearings as citizens turned out in support of the family and will have an overview in the Tuesday edition of the Weakley County Press. If you don't know Ms. Bates, she is a huge environmentalist and advocate for Weakley County and its citizens.
Go to her blog to read her overview of what actually happened on Friday and how it may impact citizens here long-term.
And, I think you should know, WCMES won at the hearing, but it appears the battle has just begun.