Kent Harris

Washington County Commissioner Kent Harris said in August that he felt “hoodwinked” in voting to rezone property that became a bitcoin mine.

Chancellor John Rambo will hear a request from Washington County later this week asking for an injunction against BrightRidge regarding a zoning dispute involving a bitcoin mining operation in Limestone.

Rambo, who declined to issue a restraining order against the public utility on Monday, cited Rule 65.03(1) and ordered a hearing on the matter in Washington County Chancery Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday. In his order, the chancellor wrote he is calling for the hearing “so that plaintiff has the opportunity to notify defendant’s counsel of the request for the restraining order.”

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Robert Houk has served as a journalist and photographer at the Press since 1987. He is a recipient of the Associated Press Managing Editors Malcom Law Award for investigative reporting.

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