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Ector will soon be leav- ing the Hogansville Police Department and assuming the position of Director of the Moses Ector Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, a part of Atlanta Metropolitan State College. A crowd of county offi- cials, city officials, senior citizens and others gath- ered to offer their appre- ciation to Ector for the job he has performed as police chief in Hogansville. In April 2008, Ector was hired as police chief in Hogansville, taking over a troubled agency, and immediately began mak- ing change t0 restore.the confidence . g nS ille residents, ment. ' :: i", ', As p rt of that effort, Ector instituted a numbe of community programs and it was largely because of these programs that he was honored with the sen- ior center luncheon. During his comments opening the program, Prescott noted Ector's sup- port of the senior center, the community vegetable garden, participation in the National Night Out, and establishment of the Civilian Police Academy amid other efforts to get the police department and community working together. Prescott reported that since the inception of the Civilian Police Academy, over 100 civilians had com- pleted the program and graduated from the course. He added that 33 of those were senior citizens. HOGANSVILLE Mayor Bill Stankiewicz was city manager when Ector was hired as police chief and recalled that when the city was looking for a police chief to reor- ganize the department, Ector contacted them. Ector had started his law enforcement career as a police officer in Hogansville before taking a position with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. At the GBI, he achieved the rank of Deputy Assistant Director before retiring. Retirement did not last long as Ector accepted a position with the Homeland Security Division of the Dekalb County Police Department while teaching at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. See ECTOR, Page 2A By STAFF REPORTS On Feb. 5, deputies and inves- tigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office received infor- mation that a woman was being held against her will at 157 Mallory Drive in LaGrange. had been able to escape the res- idence and call 911. According t6 the woman she had been beaten and was pre- vented from leaving the home for nearly'eight hours by Faulkner. OFFICERS on scene entered the home where they found WHEN units arrived on the Faulkner hiding under a bed. scene they were able to deter- Hewastakenintocustodyand mine that Alan J. Faulkner 27 transported to the Troup County Faulkner years of age, of Coweta County, Jail. was hiding inside the house.Investigators are charging False Imprisonment, Simple The wotnan and two children Faulkner with multiple counts of Battery, Cruelty to Children and Obstruction of Officers. $20,000 IN STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED - Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office have recovered an estimated more than $20,000 worth of stolen tools and related auto- repair equipment from a residence in the Mountville area of Troup County. Investigators were look- ing into a burglary that had occurred in the Grey Hill area and were able to recover these stolen items during the course of the investigation. All property will be returned to the legal owner and Investigators will be seeking charges against known suspect(s) in the immediate future. The names of all charged parties will be released at a later date as this case continues to evolve. By Andy Kober LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING BOOKS - Hogansville author Catherine Thomas will be signing copies of her books 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 8, at Blue Train Books. By ANDYKoBER books, "Shades of eccentric woman. She Terror" and "Memory lives along and largely Hogansville author Mountain". She is cur- isolated until at age 50, Catherine Thomas willrently working on a third she decides to make a hold a book signing on book. change. Saturday, Mar. 8, at Blue In "Shades of Terror" Blue Train Books and Train Books. 'a young woman travels Hogansville Coffee Club A resident of back to her family home have hosted numerous Hogansville for over 30 in a small Georgia town book signings, seekingto years, Thomas enjoys to learn more about her provide publicity to new the quiet life of a small family, and emerging authors town. She finds that herwith Catherine Thomas "Even as a child I can family was involved in a being the latest. remember one of my reign of terror, control- During the special favorite things to do was ling the community for event, held 1 p m. to 4 to climb a tree with a hundreds of years, p.m Thomas will be good book and read for "Memory Mountain" signing copies of both hours," notes Thomas.is about an orphaned girl, books. About two years ago, growing up as a ward ofFor more informa- Thomas discovered atal- the state, living in vari- tion on the book signing, ent for writing and that ous fr ter homes until contact Blue Train has led to publishing two be.;," : dopted by anBooks at 70 -6.W-9555.