Complaint filed against Florence County's consolidated fire district

A notice of appeal has been filed by John C. Floyd and Rebecca Crawford regarding the new consolidated fire district in Florence County.

The plaintiffs live within the boundaries of the consolidated district and filed the appeal in opposition of it.

Attorney Wallace H. Jordan filed the complaint with the 12th Circuit Judicial Court on the plaintiffs' behalf Friday morning.

Two weeks ago, Florence County Council passed third and final reading on an ordinance to consolidate the county's six fire districts.

Council didn't use the appropriate state statute to draft the ordinance, according to Jordan.

Jordan plans to file a court memorandum stating the basis of his lawsuit in the coming weeks.

We've put in calls to Florence County Council to get a statement regarding the complaint.

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