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Supreme court questions due process in zoning decisions


Plaintiff’s attorney John Capo, whose office is in Jasper, argues at the Georgia Supreme Court. Defense attorney Phil Friduss is seated behind Capo. 


        A Pickens County case recently heard by the highest court in Georgia has the potential to have long-reaching impacts in the way zoning decisions are handled locally. 

The lawsuit, Hoechstetter vs. Pickens County, was brought against the Pickens County Board of Commissioners by a group of property owners near Tatum Acres in east Pickens. Ten property owners adjacent to Tatum Acres accuse the county of failing to follow due process in the approval of special conditions that allowed weddings and other events to be held at the property. 

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