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Grady Electric Membership Corporation draws protestors outside of meeting

Teh facility Grady EMC rented to keep Friday's mediation private. (Source: WALB) Teh facility Grady EMC rented to keep Friday's mediation private. (Source: WALB)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Corruption and mismanagement are allegations customers and members of the Grady County Electric Membership Corporation say have been happening for years.

MORE: Protesters demand transparency from Grady electric company

On Friday, mediation talks began between attorneys for those members and EMC president Bo Rosser and that meeting lasted for nearly 10 hours.

WALB's cameras and members of the public were locked out of the public building at Southern Regional Technical College in Bainbridge where the meeting took place.

We're told the EMC rented out the entire facility to keep Friday's mediation over contract buyouts private.

Several member-owners protested outside Friday morning, pushing for Rosser to be fired and for the EMC to be transparent.

"One of the positions that Take Back has is term limits for the directors," said Member-owner Edward DeMartini.

Rosser wasn't available for comment, but in an email, he said he is expecting Friday's meeting will address complaints filed against a board director.

Mediator Mark Dehler said he isn't responding to comments at this time, but said his job is to help both parties reach reasonable agreements.

We will continue to update you as mediation talks progress.

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