The impasse between Chattooga County and the county’s largest employer, Mt. Vernon Mills in Trion, is headed to court unless a settlement can be reached. The problem centers on the evaluation of property values by the county assessor’s office. Mt. Vernon is contesting the amount that county has valued the property. AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio spoke with County Commissioner Jason Winters on Friday who said that he is actively seeking an out of court settlement with Mt. Vernon Mills. Winters said that he hopes a court battle between Mt. Vernon and the County can be avoided. Chattooga County Attorney Chris Corbin told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio that pre-trial motions are due on January 8th and a hearing would be set for the week of February 2nd. If the issue does go to court either Judge Connelly or Judge House would be hearing the case.