Sullivan County

Sheriff v. Mayor lawsuit could be resolved out of court

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - A lawsuit filed by a local sheriff to get funding may soon be resolved.

Sullivan County mayor Steve Godsey told us he and Sheriff Wayne Anderson have been involved in discussions of possible negotiations to avoid taking the lawsuit to court.

Godsey said if an agreement can be made, it will be up to the county commission to vote on whether or not to adopt those plans. "Hopefully we'll make a few strides in that area and be able to save the taxpayers a lot of money in legal fees and costs from this lawsuit," Godsey told News 5.

Mayor Godsey has announced a called county commission meeting for February 25 at 7:00 p.m. where commissioners could take a vote on possible agreements.

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