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Battle of Chickamauga re-enactment hits snag as former Walker County candidate files complaint

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The from above of Mountain Cove Farms in Walker County, Ga. A complaint has been filed over environmental concerns about water runoff. Photo by Times Free Press The from above of Mountain Cove Farms in Walker County, Ga. A complaint has been filed over environmental concerns about water runoff. Photo by Times Free Press

McLEMORE'S COVE, GA (Times Free Press) - Both the North and South used hot air balloons to study troop movements during the Civil War.

Now, aerial photos taken from a private plane of some county-owned land have put a hitch in preparations for the Battle of Chickamauga's 150th anniversary re-enactment.

A state agency this week halted some of the work that Walker County, GA, is doing at Mountain Cove Farm, the 1,839-acre site of the Sept. 19-22 event that's expected to draw 4,000 Civil War re-enactors and thousands of spectators.

After receiving aerial photos of a roughly 10-acre field that the county scraped to dirt to build a 28-space recreational vehicle park, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division told the county to halt work until it filed the proper environmental paperwork and installed erosion controls. The work is taking place on part of the county's 295 acres in the cove.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.


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