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Girl, 11 Charged In Thl'eat GETER project- that started as Villages at Huntcliff now is called Creekside )roblems since its Saga Heads to Superior Court Middle School Bomb Call Results in Quick Arrest and everyone needs to get By JOHN KUYKENDALL An ll-year-old girl was charged by the Troup County Sheriff's Department Friday, January 31 for making false public alarm calls. According to Troup County Sheriff Denny Turner, the ll-year-old female juvenile was charged after makinga bomb threat call to Callaway Middle School on Thursday, January 30. out." Investigators, were abl e to identify the girl by tracing the call to a home telephone. According to Turner, the girl has admitted to making the call. "We have also contacted the LaGrange Police Department to notify them that the girl made the same call to LaGratge High School that same day," Turner said. Turner also said that investigators have identified Sheriff Investigators a second suspect and further I JohnArnold' ... '__ _ I stated that the girl called arrests could be made at a How 's Dream went 00stray l Callaway Middle School later date. arouod 2:25 p.m. and stated, The girl was released into fIifJa bombin tile scl ' the custody of her mother. By BRYAN GETER assist in the financing of these capital intense proj- ' ects in ARNOLD said at the time of the initial meeting; he knew nothing about Mr. Fisher nor Mr. ButcheCs role. Tennessee, by an old frater- nity brother, Tom Luther, oire lord of Banks of Tennessee. Fisher, of Colorado, is the frmer :of, Telecommunications,. Inc. (TCI), the third largest cable company in the Jnited States. TCI was sold to AT&T in 1998 for $48 billions. He so He said, he was intro- who worked for a bank in owned  Cablevision duced to CH Butcher, who Atlanta, .......... was an empire lord of the He said he and Butcher fallen Butcher Banks of played golf erie afternoon at See ARNOLD'S, Page 2A to plaintiff the ill gotten gains of the principles of equity. It also calls for a con- structive trust be imposed upon Southern Synergy establishing a 45% interest in the Huntcliff Property; the foreclosure by Fisher on the DSD be declared void and ordered set aside; that Fisher Credit DSD be set aside and power and authority to com- plete the development and sale of the Huntcliff Property; that plaintiff be awarded all attorney fees and costs incurred in prosecuting this matter; and plaintiff be awarded all other and further relief to which it may be enti- tled. The plaintiff demands Oops! Evidence Is Swept Away By BRYAN GETER A Hogansville man told police that someone entered his home and took $2,900 cash from a drawer. Jeff Fowler of 1141 E. Main found the'money mis- ing on Friday. Fowler's wife said she swept the floor in the kitchen before leaving home. Not knowing or suspect- ing anything was wrong upon her returning home, she notice dirt on the floor in the kitchen, so she sweep the floor again. When her husband came home, he went to the drawer where he had the money stored and it was missing. By sweeping the floors, Mrs. Fowler, not knowing of the possible burglary, swept away any physical evidence, police stated. Police checked all entrances for signs of forced entry and found the rear door had a small tool mark on it and the bolt rest had been marks and a chipped place in the door handle. The case was turned over for investigation. In another incident, Lee Griffin, manager of the Waffle House located at Bass Crossroads and E. Main Street told police after check- ing receipts on Sunday, he found $50 missing, he said only three employees were working at the time the money went missing. Police are investigating the possible burglary at the open storage units on W. Main Street. An officer reported as he was patroling the area early Monday morning, he noticed storage unit B17 located inside the Mini Storage at 401 W. Mainhad its sliding door opened about two feet. he then noticed the lock had been removed and lying on the ground, he said the items inside the unit seemed to be construction tools such as a generator, etc. He also said some dam- age was on units B-l, B-3, B- Ount to be proven at trial; tion of loans proceeds con- declared to be null and void; that this case be tried by a bent. 7 and B-17. Plaintiff be declared to vertedbySVH;andthedefen- that defendants be ordered jury of twelve members on Tile door on the east side The case remains under quitable lien upon dants be ordered to disgorge to grant plaintiff the right, "all issues so triable." of the house had small tool investigation. Proup Unemployment Up Less Than Region Overall Developer John Arnold came to Hogansville 24 & Martin, LLP law years ago to live and raise 1 of Atlanta, hired by John his family in the small quaint President of Main town. Communities, L.L.C. Over the years he,had filed a lawsuit in the dreams and high hopes of Court of Troup developing a couple super nice subdivisions in the city nty against Donne F. that would enhance people The Southern ergy Land Company, to come, as he did, to live ean d and enjoy the small town Southern Value s, Inc. atmosphere one finds in The lawsuit contains nine Hogansville. nts against Fisher and Arnold put (together hern Synergy Land plans for Audubon Park, a pany and SVH. golf community, primarily Couneone. breach of con- for retirees and V.ges at t by defendant SVH; Huntclfff, a subdivision pri- nt two - breach of fiduci- marily family oriented. l[ duty by SVH and Fisher; Arnold began his proj: / nt three - tortious inter- ects and then the problems /.nee with a contractual began. tionship by Fisher and uern Synergy; count four fl COnspiracy by all defen- .'---ts; Count five- conversion n [ yFi; count six- fraud by 1'.'; Count seven - unjust the Huntcliff Property in the [TO.chraent; count eight - con- amount of $128,156 of cost .... cti f2 ve trust; and count incurred plaintiff to improve DI*iV(F" declaratory judgment. Huntcliff Property, plus interest; the defendant be AM0o 'Thelawsuitstatesthatthe required t prvide an :endants (Donne Fisher, accounting for all financial lthern Synergy and SVH) activity relating to the rdered to pay plaintiff Huntcliff property; the .hold, Main Street defendant SVH be required 'etai[ fC raunities) damages in an to restore to plaintiff its por- =ble at . With credit, qmenl iROB RICHARDSON four-county West , Ij)w.tral Georgia area unem- lYent rate took a turn for !WOrse in December. Troup's rate rose just tly, less than some other tnding counties. "  ording to figures just leased by the Georgia tPrartent of Lab:rht:: -,, |rrts Troup Mem [  b.ot area showed an aver- F JObless rate of 4.7 percent becember, compared to [.3 percent shown for |veraber. ""8till, the area is in better Pe than it was a year ago, when it aver- aged a 5.3 percent unem- ployment rate in December of 2001. The area's numbers are close to the Thurmond s t a t e w i d e unemploy- ment average, which was 4.6 percent in December, up from the 4.4 recorded for November. The state rate was 4.3 in December of 2001. Jobless rates worsened in each of the four counties, especially in Talbot. Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said there were two main reasons why the state's jobless numbers rose in December. He said job creation failed to keeep pace with the number of new workers entering the jobplace, and some layoffs occured in man- ufacturing, construction, trade and service-related industries. "What's needed most right now is near-term job creation." Thurmond said. "That's something that'is not being adequately addressed as the federal level," Thurm0nd said. "Traditionally, state and local governments have not been involved in near-term job creation. But now, state and local governments must find ways to get their economies moving again," said Thurmond. *Troup increased slight- ly to a 4.7-percent rate in December from a 4.6 rate in November. In December of 2001, Troup had a 4.8 rate. *The lowest rate of the four local counties during December was the 2.9 per cent recorded in Harris, up from the 2.7 Harris recorded for November A year ago, Harris had a 3.3 jobless rate. *Meriwether's rate crept up to a a 6.2 for December, compared to a 5.9 percent in November. In December of last year, ' the jobless rate for Meriwether was 7.0 per cent. Talbot rose sharply to a 5.3 per cent rate in December, up a full point from the revised November rate of 4.3 percent, In December of 2001, Talbot had a 6.2 percent unemployment rate. *Over all, the Chattahoochee-Flint region, which includes Meriwether, Troup, Carroll, Coweta and Heard, stayed steady at a 4.5 rate for December, the same as in in November. *The Lower Chattahoochee district, which includes Harris, Talbot and six other counties, rose to a 4.5 jobless rate.