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Dewey City reinstates lawsuit against Thomasville leaders

Dewey City reinstates lawsuit against Thomasville leaders
Dewey City reinstates lawsuit against Thomasville leaders
Posted at 2:54 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 22:56:56-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Dewey City, a neighborhood in Thomasville, has reinstated their 2014 lawsuit against Thomaville Commissioners and Mayor Greg Hobbs.

This negatively affects the city because, according to neighborhood council members, Hobbs went against the approved agreement.

<The lawsuit states they don't agree with the approved rezoning... allowing Hobbs to build a duplex in the area.

Something then Mayor, Max Beverly agrees with.

"We went out on a limb for Greg, and he sawed it off behind us."

Councilman Jay Flowers says the aesthetics of the structure is crucial to Dewey City because of its historic significance.

"There are a lot of people who have lived there for a number of years, decades, and really care about their community and really do what they can to sustain it and grow it," Flowers said.

With the uniqueness of that area, Hobbs' request was only approved if he met certain criteria.

"With the stipulations, the zoning was appropriate to the neighborhood."

However, he did not comply with those stipulations.

Lovetta Jones, a member of the committee, says the houses do not match what the rest of the communtiy looks like.

That brought about the original civil action, filed July 1, 2014.