Here is a link to Lewis Loflin's copy of the Bristol paper's article from September 2002, when a fraction of the Bristol Tennessee city council declared that they would seek $2.87 million in damages from the citizens who dared take an appeal in the Walmart zoning case. The article says: "The city's response to the appeal, filed Thursday by City Attorney Jack Hyder, asks the state Court of Appeals to find the appeal frivolous and to order a judgment equal to the sales and property taxes the development would generate this year."
In subsequent elections, the sub-group of councilpersons involved have been defeated at the polls, with the last two voted out yesterday. Last night, one of the losers declared here: "the voters always get what they deserve." And, so did he.