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The new trial of a Pennington County commissioner accused of violating a septic system law has been pushed back at his lawyer’s request.

George Ferebee, a commissioner from rural Hill City, was found guilty last year of violating a county zoning ordinance that requires on-site wastewater treatment systems to be pumped, inspected and issued permits regularly. Ferebee appealed the conviction and is set for another trial by judge on June 13 and 14.

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The Pennington County trial was originally scheduled for May 16 and 17, but Ferebee’s lawyer asked Judge John Bastian for a later date, citing another trial a week before. The state Attorney General’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, is seeking only a fine in the event of a conviction, just like in Ferebee’s first trial.

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Cops and Courts Reporter

Cops and courts reporter for the Rapid City Journal from February 2016 to July 2018. Contact her on Facebook or Twitter @tiffgtan.