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March 6, 2021
Alabama Power Ends Dispute Over Trees
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Alabama Power Company has thrown in the towel in its legal battle against two Jacksonville residents who chained themselves to trees to keep the utility from cutting them down.

Utility spokeswoman Gina Warren told The Anniston Star for a story Wednesday that there would be no further appeal.

Alabama Power had disputed a circuit court judge's ruling in March that denied the utility's request that Barbara Wilson and Rufus McKinney be prohibited from chaining themselves to trees near their yards to prevent them from being cut down.

McKinney said a power company lawyer called he and Wilson's lawyer Tuesday to say that the utility wouldn't take any further legal action before the late June deadline for appeal.

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