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Chancellor to hear motions on Thursday

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By The Staff

By JUDY UNDERWOOD

Morgan County News Editor

Chancellor Frank V. Williams has signed an order allowing the heirs of Pleas McCartt to become third party plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Morgan County. A hearing will be held in the matter at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, in Kingston. At that time Chancellor Williams is expected to hear motions on why the rock pile should be removed.

The McCartts have been working since September to get a barricade of rocks removed from the Farley Davis Road in the Mill Creek Community. That barricade prevents them from accessing their family homeplace from the Mill Creek side of the property.

They stated in their motion "that changes in the weather and heavy use of the alternate route by heavy equipment and log trucks have made the alternate route unable to be traveled by regular car or automobile."

They also say that the alternate route can only be traveled in a four-wheel drive vehicle and is unsafe for them to travel.

The McCartts say the Henrys blocked Farley Davis Road without giving them any notice and have prevented them from access to their property along the route they traveled all their lives.

The Henrys and heirs of Pleas McCartt reached an agreement allowing them to become third party plaintiffs. Williams signed an order on March 20 stating that the McCartts have an "interest in the controversy at hand and shall be third party plaintiffs."

The next step in this ongoing dispute will be Thursday's hearing.