County Commissioner Jason Winters wants to avoid a costly legal battle with Mt. Vernon Mills in Trion.  The County’s largest employer is contesting a property evaluation of $22 Million.  According to Chattooga County Tax Commissioner Mt. Vernon Mills, and all other property owners contesting their evaluation, were to have paid 85% of their property tax evaluation as of December 22, 2008.

Chattooga County Attorney Chris Corbin told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio that pre-trial motions are set for this Thursday January 8th and a pre-trial hearing would be set for the week of February 2nd, if the case is not settled out of court.

Winters stated that he is working closely with representatives from Mt. Vernon to try to get the issue settled and avoid court action.