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Tisdale files second appeal in Pumpkingate conviction
Nydia Tisdale - photo by File photo
After her first motion for appeal was denied in Dawson County last summer, self-described citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale has filed a motion in the Court of Appeals of Georgia for a new trial to dispute her conviction from a 2014 altercation at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm. The Court of Appeals of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the appeal in October. On Aug. 23, 2014, Tisdale was arrested at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville after she allegedly refused to stop videoing a Republican Party rally attended by statewide officeholders including Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. She was removed from the rally by then- Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten and held in the Burt’s barn until two other officers arrived to take her to jail.