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The citation against Clinton CPA Teddy Davis over an alleged zoning violation was dismissed Tuesday in Clinton City Court.
Davis was issued a citation last summer after someone complained that he was living in a camper on his property on Seivers Boulevard. Davis said he slept in the camper only a few nights while his refinished hardwood floors dried and, to protest the citation, erected a tent in his front yard and began sleeping in a cot on the property. He also put up a sign that said the city has violated his constitutional rights, a sign he says will remain until city officials admit to the accusation.
Davis is the campaign treasurer for Phil Harber, a Clinton attorney seeking the Republican nomination for Anderson County chancellor, and he said the city did not begin targeting him until that was announced.
One of Harber’s opponents, Mike Farley, is the Clinton city judge, but he recused himself from hearing Tuesday’s case. City officials said they dropped the citation because Davis was unaware of the zoning ordinance, adding that the city’s actions against Davis came well before he joined Harber’s campaign.
Davis said the zoning ordinance in question, the way it is written now, makes it illegal for kids to camp out in their own yards.
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