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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:09 pm | Updated: 11:43 pm, Wed Dec 11, 2013.

BLOUNTVILLE Tenn. – Sullivan County officials approved a settlement Thursday for a longstanding lawsuit filed by a family whose trailer was destroyed during a botched standoff by the county Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies.

The county Executive Committee voted unanimously to pay Margaret Spradlin and her daughter, Shirley Spradlin, $110,000, one of the largest legal settlements in the county, according to Dan Street, county attorney.

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