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§58-3-1a. Procedures for appeals.

Any interested person may appeal the final order of the county commission described by the provisions of subdivision (f), section one of this article to the circuit court as a matter of right by requesting the appeal within four months after the final order of the county commission is rendered. The appeal shall be determined by trial de novo. Upon receipt of the request for appeal, the clerk of the county commission shall collect the circuit court filing fee therefor and forward the same, together with the final order and the request, to the clerk of the circuit court. The court may require the clerk of the county commission to file with the circuit clerk all or any portion of the record of the proceedings which resulted in the final order. No bond may be required from any party to the appeal. The final order of the county commission shall be stayed pending the appeal proceedings. If, after the appeal is filed in the circuit court, the matter is not brought on for hearing before the end of the second term thereafter, the appeal shall be considered abandoned and shall be dismissed at the cost of the appellant unless sufficient cause is shown for a further continuance. Upon such dismissal, the final order of the county commission is affirmed. No appeal which has been so dismissed by the circuit court may be reinstated after the expiration of the next regular term following such dismissal.

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