GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Grady county officials said they're relieved to focus solely on the completion of the Tired Creek Lake project, now that they can put a two-year-long legal battle behind them.
Earlier this week, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in favor of Grady county after the Southern Environmental Law challenged a permit issued to the county.
The permit allowed the county to cut down more trees than what is normally allowed by law.
While the lawsuit didn't delay construction, it did make a dent in the project's budget.
County Attorney Kevin Cauley said, “We've had some litigation pending throughout the entire construction, so here we are, and we finally have that behind us.”
Cauley said they're physically ready to impound, but they're still in the process of the Corps of Engineers' regulatory review of the mitigation.