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PAGE 8A THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS -THURSDAY, AUG. 10, 2000 Baseball Team Finishes Fifth in Na Continued From Page 1A of the championship bracket play to the Tulsa, Oklahoma, Braves by a score of 8-7. The Stars lead 7-6 going into the last inning and had two men, who were otherwise safe, called out at home in the top of the 6th for failing to slide feet first and unnecessary con- tact with the catcher. The Stars rebounded in the championship bracket with wind of 12-6 and 11-0 over the Sandy Plains Wildcats and the North Carolina Cardinals to finish 5th in the nation. Adam Coe, Jet Butler, and Q-Ball Dixon of the Stars were nominated to the All- Tournament team. The results will not be announced until next week. The Stars infield of William "BoBo" Gordon, Jet Butler, Alex Boehlmer and Torre Langley placed second out of fifty teams in the skills cham- pionship. The San Diego Stars defeated the Tulsa Braves 6-1 for the national championship. The starting lineup for the Stars and their championship batting average were: Adam Coe (P) .394, Columbus Torre, Langley ( C ) .346, Atlanta Cory Johnson (1B)(P) .290, Macon Jet Butler (2B) .375, Per sacola, Florida Brian Wilkerson (3B)(P) .300, Macon BoBo Gordon (SS) .300, HogansviUe Marquise Zachery (LF)(P) .333, Atlanta Ben Revere (CF) .237, LaGrange Q-Ball Dixon (RF)(P) .500, Newnan Other roster included: Brock Barber ( LaGrange Andrew Manning LaGrange Carson Keith Hogansville Alex Boehlmer Phenix City, Alabama Courtney (OF)(P), Ray Cortez (P), AthenS Corety Rasmus and have agreed to I official roster ing played with the throughout the season, MEET THE GEORGIA STARS - First Row: Torre Langley, Ben Revere, Brock Barber, BoBo Gordon, Carson Keith, Jay Lawrence, Jet Nutler, Logan Kimsey. Second Row: Andrew Manning, Marquise Zachery, Brian Wilkerson, Q-Bail Dixon, Cory Johnson, Adam Coe, Ray Cortez, Alex Boehlmer, Courtney Jefferson. Third Row: Coach Ritchie Barber, Manager Ken Gordon, Coach Arthur McConnehead, Coach Glen Philbert. nament. Other tournament lights for the Stars triple play by the Stars hitting for the cycle homerun) by Q-BaU Dixon, and a ing 350 foot home run "245 lbs" Johnson in game. Tournament ments included Tulsa game on the at home that kept the of the championship the Stars infield national )ionship competition due ing to start the clock on Stars first attempt at The Horn. Information: Ken at (706) 637-4558. Lawsuit Claims Frau,:l Here Continued From Page 1A construction, the suit said. On Aug. 20, 1999, Southern value obtained a loan in the amount of $980,000 from the Community Bank and Trust of Troup County. The loan was secured by the property and conveyed a 45 percent inter- est to Main Street Communities. The lawsuit states Arnold and Main Street were not parties to the loan or the security agreeinent and was performed without Arnold's knowledge. The lawsuit states the defendants com- mingled, misappropriated and fraudulent- ly spent the money. The lawsuit states two improper draws from the loans proceeds for a $1,000 each for payment of personal purchases on a credit card; two improper draws from the loans proceeds each in amount of $5,000 for payments to Tom Luther for work on the Huntcliff development when Luther did no such work; a $50,000 over payment to H. &C. Constactors; a $38,000 payment to Clark Excavating for work he didn't per- form and was not paid; an improper pay- ment of $13,723.94 for monies "loaned" to Southern Value by Butcher's firm, Canton Partners; improper draw on the loan pro- ceeds for an alleged payment of $18,000 to John Ruschmeyer when he was paid only $2,500; and other improper draws. The suit states that none of these trans- actions were performed with Arnold's knowledge. Arnold said he complied with Butcher request to remove timbers on the proper- ty to avoid problems regarding roads and sewer lines. Then on July 5, 2000 Community Bank served foreclosure notice on the property becvause Southern Value failed to make the loan payments, had transferred 45 per- cent ownership interest to Main Sti-eet d endangered the bank's security interest by cutting the aforesaid timber. The suit states, "at no time did Butcher or anyone else inform Arnold that cutting the timber might be improper and at no time did Butcher inform Arnold that the Main Street's interest might violate the security agreement." When the bank foreclosed on the prop- erty, Main Street had to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Di0strict Court to protect its interest in the property, Arnold stated. Arnold said he filed bankruptcy after he was unable to acquire the bank note, in part because the bank demanded a pay- ment of $147,000 to its attorney, Daniel Lee of LaGrange. The lawsuits states that Butcher, Southern Value and the bank conspired together to create grounds for foreclosure in order to deprive plaintiffs of any inter- est in the property. IT IS SAID the property is worth $2 million and the amount owed at the time of foreclosure was $895,000. Therefore the initiation of foreclosure proceedings made no business sense other than as a subterfuge and means for Butcher to ultimately acquire main Street's interest in the prop- erty. Arnold said on the day before the fore- closure, Butcher's business associate Donne Fisher, purchased the note and secu- rity agreement from the bank. Arnold said Fisher's purchase is also "part and parcel of defendants scheme to change the nature of theHuntcliff development from the con- struction of beautiful single family detached residences to a mobile home park. The lawsuts states Fisher stepped into the shoes of the bank in the bankruptcy proceedings and filed an emergency motion for the relief from the bankruptcy stay in order to proceed with the foreclosure scheduled for Aug. 1. The Bankruptcy Court denied Fisher's motion and has set a hearing for Aug. 18, on the motion for relief from the stay. Arnold said while the subdivision is now in jeopardy, he wanted to buy out Butcher and southern value and continue with the project. by Houses, Land, Good or Bad Credit ::;;:: From 7.9% to 30 years. :: 1-800-$53-92S6 enville 109 Greenville, GA *Ga BIDS Bids are now being accepted for paving of the Hogansville Department/Senior Citizen parking lot. The deadline for ting a bid is August 31, 2000. Please tact Alice Simpson at the f( address: Troup County Health Department 107 Medical Drive LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 845-4085 Ext. 0 (7ouncil OKs Permits s...,o. |'1, Seeusfor Custom Arrows t.. { i The Block W, make arrow, to order imq/On/ "" Iill,- tl " revolutionary arrow Continued From Page 1A in the area, including the three of Hogansville." for a permit before the work begun. Whitmore said, "it is an ille- gal fence in that case." Cook said no more work on the ence had been done since Arnold was told three weeks ago he was in violation of the city ordi- nance, yet, he hadn't remove the fence, either. Councilperson Peggy Harris said she thought Arnold should be given a chance to get an appli- cation before any citations were given. The council voted unani- mously to send a notice to Arnold giving him 15 days to remove the fence. THE COUNCIL voted to set a public hearing on September 18 at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall for a home occupation for Jeb and Melissa Howington. The occupation will be for taking orders for rental amusement party accessories. Cook announced during the meeting that parts of Hogansville are now on the National Register of Historical Districts. "We have been trying to become a part of the National Register since 1993," Cook said. THE REGISTERED area is now called the Johnson Street- churches on East Main, are not part of the National Register. "This is nothing more than a recognition of an area," Cook said. She asked the council to con- sider placing a marker on the cor- ner of East Main and Lincoln Street to commemorate the occmion. you are invited to... lOam - 2pm Tuesday, August 15, 2000 Ca,away Center for Intemational Business Development (on West C-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-ia Technical College Campus) • FREE Food and Drinks • Tours of Facilities • Live Remote with Rock 103 and WKZJ 95.7 • FREE Tuition to School (Most GA Residents) • Prizes & Freebies • Meet with the Faculty and Staff H V VEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE 303 Fort Drive • LaGrange • 706.845.4323 www.westga.tec.ga.us TR AI)ING POS T 123 West Main Street • (706) 846-3620 • Manchester We are proud to announce that we are now a dealer Mathews Bows NEW and in stock now  T smooathoofing bow Mathews has ever bufltl Q2g£ featuring the new harmonic damping system Smooth, stable, fast and unbelievably acxatratel The Q2X£ is tailored for shooters who prefer a longer bow Full selection of Tree Stands Also in stock Mathews FX FX A &£ powerhouse with Mas' newest fetur with prices $ starting at