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Higher court denies Lakeland’s appeal in bond lawsuit

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Lakeland lost an appeal last Wednesday and now faces a handful of its citizens in court. The Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson, Tenn., announced Jan. 30 that the court denied an interlocutory appeal filed by the City of Lakeland in the lawsuit, Melton vs. Lakeland. (According to uslegal.com, an interlocutory appeal is “an appeal […]

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Lakeland bond lawsuit heads to appeals court

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Lakeland’s plans to issue a bond and build a new high school remain on hold, pending an appeal that’s the latest part of an ongoing lawsuit. The city missed its end-of-2017 goal for issuing the bond before tax changes go into effect, and city manager Jim Atkinson said it’s estimated this will cost the city […]

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Lawsuit adds tension to Lakeland High project

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Cary and Lillie (Lou) Melton are among a group of Lakeland residents who refuse to accept their city’s and school district’s plans to issue $60 million in bonds without getting public approval. Of that amount, an estimated $36.5 million would be used to build a high school. The Meltons have taken it a step further, […]

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