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Utility district gets to take land
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West Warren-Viola Utility District won the right to take a family’s land Wednesday when the Tennessee Court of Appeals overturned an earlier court decision that let the family keep its property. The ruling will give West Warren-Viola Utility District 5.75 acres owned by the Jarrell family in Coffee County atop Flat Mountain. “West Warren-Viola Utility District may have won the right to take our land, but they will never be able to take our minds, our pride, honesty, integrity, or love of the land that has infused and cradled six generations of the Jarrell family,” said Jackie Jarrell Koss.