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Dougherty County Commissioners settle 15-year legal battle

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Commissioners settle a 15 year long legal battle with a property owner.

At a special called meeting late Wednesday, Commissioners approved a settlement to pay Neal Thompson $600,000 for this property on Pine Avenue.

In 2000, the county used imminent domain to take the property for the Flint RiverQuarium, paying $159,000 for it.

Thompson sued saying that was far below fair value.

"I am pleased that the parties have been able to reach a compromise and that the litigation is at a close,” said Timothy Davis, attorney.

The County could pay that big settlement this week.

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