Judge Rules in Depot Case

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For the second time, Judge Glenn Hess has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group called Citizens for Better Government in Bay County.

Hess handed down his decision Friday, saying the group had not standing in the case. The citizens group was trying to block the Downtown Improvement Board's sale of the depot building and the surrounding 11 acres to the Kingstown Development Group.

Kingstown has no plans to restore the building, which some consider to be historic.