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Judge denies motions to dismiss lawsuit, Whipple-Lue vs concerned citizens set for July 25

Dozens of community members gathered at the Wilkinson County Superior Courthouse for the motion hearing of the Concerned Citizens of Gordon vs Mayor Mary Ann Whipple Lue.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) Today, Swainsboro Judge Robert Reeves denied two motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Concerned Citizens of Gordon at a motion hearing at Wilkinson County Superior Court.

Reeves says the next court date is set for July 25. Then, hell decide how to settle the case between the citizens and Gordon Mayor Mary Ann Whipple-Lue.

Whipple-Lues attorney, Wayne Kendall from East Point, Georgia, says he expected the Judge to deny his motion since the case is just getting started.

Kendall believes he'll be better prepared for the upcoming court date.
 
Dozens of people, including the mayors family members showed up.

All seven of the plaintiffs were there. However, Whipple-Lue did not attend court today.

Kendall says she was attending other business.

From this point, the plaintiffs' attorneys, Sell & Melton lawyers: Devlin Cooper, Anna Bullington and Farley Anderson say their overall goal is to see the Mayor out of office.

During the hearing, Cooper spoke on behalf of the party.

The mayor violated the charter and violated the city code, says Cooper.

But Kendall disagrees.

Based on the file of the complaint, there is no credible evidence, says Kendall.

Cooper expects several other motions to follow from the defendants party in order to delay the judges final decision.

Judge Reeves said at the end of the motion hearing that this case needs to be settled for the sake of the community, whether the contents of the lawsuit are truthful or not.

See previous article.

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