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Grand jury investigating deal involving state senator and Panhandle billboard company

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A state senator from the Panhandle has been called to testify in front of a grand jury about a deal that let a billboard company chop down more than 2,000 trees without paying any state fees.

Sen. Greg Evers said in an interview that he did nothing wrong and was only trying to help a constituent. He said he would do everything the same as he had done in this case.

"I'll do it next time and the next time and the next time," said Evers, R-Baker.

"As long as my constituents send me to Tallahassee to represent them," he said, "I'm going to represent them in the best way that I know how."

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[Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:51pm]

    

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