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Settlement reached over Independence Day fire

Published: 9:26 AM, 11/21/2012

Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

SWEETWATER-A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed two years ago after a fire destroyed a landmark building in Sweetwater.

The Mildlab building (as it was known most recently) caught fire July 3, 2010 at the end of the first major Independence Day celebration and fireworks show the City of Sweetwater had put on in years. Fireworks had been set off beside the building just before the blaze began.

The building's owner, Saunook Pedigo-Guy, head of Southeast Distributors Inc., filed a lawsuit in November 2010 against multiple parties, including the City of Sweetwater, the fireworks companies: A.M. Pyrotechnic Displays and Mark's Pops Inc., seeking up to $20 million in damages.

See full story in the Wednesday, Nov. 21, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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