Complaints About Railroad

At last night’s County Council meeting, former Council Member Jayhue “Jay” Weisner of Old Laurens Road in the Barksdale area spoke for well over 30 minutes on what he described as bullying efforts to infringe on his property rights from Carolina Piedmont Railroad. Weisner presented council with a detailed printed report entitled, “Carolina Piedmont Railroad -The Industrial Bully.” Weisner alleged the railroad had used unethical and untrue documentation to confiscate part of his land. Mr. Weisner’s home is accessed via a railroad crossing off Old Laurens Road.

Another landowner also spoke of his similar struggle with the railroad at last night’s County Council meeting.