County Line Change
Submitted by Terry Jackson
The Atlanta Constitution
Cullman Mustn't Pay.
Montgomery Ala., april 16--(Special)--Because of a mistake as to the
venue of the trial, Cullman county must not as yet pay half of the
involved in the construction of a steel bridge spanning the Mulberry
river between the counties of Cullman and Blount. By the ruling of the
Blount circuit court, the expenditure, was ordered and appeal taken.
While the Mulberry river was altogether in Blount county the steel
bridge was built. By an act the legislature however changed the
boundaries of the counties so that the bridge reached into both.
Legislative provision also was that Cullman county should bear half of
the expense of construction, $8,370. Chief Justice Dowell handed down
the reversing decision.