Wilbros Hearing Postponed

A hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday in the Wilbros’ civil suit case will take place at a later date after the judge postponed it.

Officials said that Judge Robert Adamson contacted both sides at about 10 p.m. Tuesday to postpone the hearing that was to take place Wednesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court.

A new date and time for the hearing has not been set yet.

According to officials, the hearing’s purpose is to help reach a new court order to replace the one put in place in December.

That comes after negotiations between the two sides to reach a joint order have not worked to this point.

Judge Adamson ordered attorneys on both sides in May to have experts meet with each other and negotiate to see if a new joint order could be reached.

The original order from Judge Adamson, issued in December, made the Georgia Environmental Protection Division consent order agreed to by Wilbros an official order of the court..

Stephens County, the city of Toccoa, the Stephens County School System, and the Concerned Citizens of Toccoa-Stephens County citizens’ group are suing Wilbros and associated defendants over the odor coming from the Rose Lane facility.