After years of failed political maneuverings, a group of East Point residents has taken its case against a local utility pole manufacturer to court.

More than 200 residents near the William C. Meredith Co. on Lawrence Street near downtown have signed onto three lawsuits complaining about noxious odors and dangerous chemicals.

The latest, filed two weeks ago in Fulton County Superior Court, adds another five dozen plaintiffs to the growing list. The first suit was filed in May. […]