Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. -- Testimony wrapped up Friday in a case against a 138-year-old church in Graniteville.
The Jacksonville Missionary Baptist Church is being sued by a contractor who says the church broke a contract.
Rev. Holloway says the church signed what he says was an agreement with G.L. Williams & Daughter Trucking Inc. back in 2002, which allowed the contractor to mine clay sand from a bluff on church property.
But as more and more clay was removed, Holloway says trucks got closer and closer to a cemetery behind the church. The church sent a letter to Williams to cease and desist.
On Friday, the church brought in a civil engineer as an expert witness. The engineer testified that the mining company made several legal violations from the very beginning. He claims the violations were not just negligent but were also gross violations of the law.
The judge is supposed to make a decision early next week.
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