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Wadsworth descendants win again

The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of those fighting for the preservation of the Wadsworth-Clayton Cemetery and against the City of Barnesville which wants to move the cemetery to make room for industrial expansion. ******************** NOTICE: This story and photo(s) are under copyright. They may not be republished or disseminated in any form or format – including social media – without explicit permission. ********************* The appeals court denied an appeal by the city of a ruling made by Judge Tommy Wilson in Lamar superior court July 27, 2018. At that time, Judge Wilson denied the city a grave relocation permit in which it sought to move at least 103 sets of human remains from the historic cemetery to Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville. A three-judge panel heard the city’s appeal Feb. 13. Judge Amanda Mercier wrote the following decision which was filed late Tuesday. It was affirmed by justices Anne Elizabeth Barnes and Trent Brown: In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A19A0767. IN RE APPLICATION OF CITY OF BARNESVILLE, GEORGIA. MERCIER, Judge. In this case, the following circumstances exist and are dispositive of the appeal: (1) The evidence supports the judgment; and (2) No reversible error of law appears, and an opinion would have no precedential value. The judgment of the court below therefore is affirmed in accordance with Court of Appeals Rule 36. The city has 10 days to file a motion for reconsideration. For much more on this, see the 6.25.19 edition of The Herald Gazette.

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