County Manager C.J. Thompson received word from the county attorney last week that Oldcastle Southern Group, the company behind a sand mining plan turned away by county commissioners last July, has withdrawn from mediation proceedings that began last fall.
But the company, which hasn’t responded to a request for comment, may have abandoned altogether its effort to overturn the county’s denial, said county commissioner Adam Giddens Tuesday. He said county officials have known for some time about a potential legal hurdle for Oldcastle should the company seek to sue the county to get its project off the ground.
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