Wilbros Hearing Set for Today

The next hearing in the civil suit filed by Stephens County and others against Wilbros is scheduled to get underway today.

The hearing before Judge Robert Adamson in Stephens County Superior Court is set to get underway at 10 a.m. today.

If a second day is needed for the hearing, that would be Friday.

According to officials, the purpose of the hearing is to help reach a new court order to replace the one originally issued by Judge Adamson in December.

The December order made the Georgia Environmental Protection Division consent order agreed to by Wilbros an official court order.

Attorneys for both sides did spent time in recent weeks and months negotiating to see if a new joint order could be reached prior to a hearing.

This hearing was originally scheduled to take place on August 7, but was postponed the night before at the request of Judge Adamson.

Late last month, it was re-scheduled for today.

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.