Settlement Reached in Rock Quarry Lawsuit

Residents in Lee county reached an agreement with a company they claim is threatening the environment. A group of people who live on Lee county road 159 filed the lawsuit against Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

The suit claimed the company's quarry was causing numerous sinkholes and damage to Chewacla Creek. But attorney Jimmy Sprayberry told WSFA the two sides settled the suit Monday night. Martin Marietta agreed to pay the clients, but Mr. Sprayberry couldn't tell us how much. He also tells WSFA that both sides agreed on how the water will be monitored and the hours and operations of the quarry.