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L._e.v probation and banished from the Towaliga Judicial Circuit after pleading guilty to brib— ery and violation of his oath in Monroe County Superior Court on July 30. He was also fined $2,000. Miller was fired from the sheriff ’s oflice and charged in August 2018 after a High Falls woman he arrested for DUI recorded him trying to propo- Hoicokes o pupy or Hcr More than 800 friends and family enioyed a pancake supper and bid on silent auction items to raise over $20,000 for the family of Hatcher Davis on Saturday at Forsyth UMC. nIt overwhelms me," said Hatcher's mom, Pam Davis. “I can't begin to thank every- one that helped in front and behind the scenes. 'It was above and beyond our expecta- tions!" Hatcher, l7, suffers from muscular dystrophy and is under hospice care. But he was able to come by the church long enough to adopt a puppy that was set to be auctioned off. Hatcher named the dog nRoxy . Organizers Joy Sanders and Cathy Ste- vick thanked all the volunteers who cooked pancakes, sausage and bacon or donated auction items. Funds raised will help the family cover Hatcher's mounting medical bills. "Our family is definitely loved and you all are just as loved right back," Davis wrote on her Facebook page. “I love my community and my tribe. Thank so loved and I hope you all know how much‘w'e love you." you all for making us feel 1 flaws W Gun Club aw enforcement for seeking sex from DUl suSpeci_ sition her in exchange for dropping her Bi" Muller plej criminal charges. is 1:31:20 District attorney Pennsylvania. Jonathan Adams said that Miller agreed not to plead under the first offender program, See PLEA - Page OA for arson By mu Davis publisher©mymcmet A Monroe County grand jury indicted a Forsyth man on Mon- day, Aug. 12 for trying to burn down the Mead- ows Gun Club manager’s home and clubhouse with his Wife inside back in April. Leonard Rogers was , indicted on two counts of arson for allegedly trying to burn down the home he shared with his wife while she was inside of it. “It could’ve been very bad,” sheriff Brad Freeman told the Reporter when it happened back in April. At about 1 1:49 pm. on April 11, Monroe County deputy Cpl Nicolas Ortiz went to the manager’s home and club- house at Meadows at 1064 Rumble Road about a fire. Leonard Rogers (top right) is i charged with trying to burn down the clubhouse and man- ager's-home at The Meadows. - Meadows is a big attraction for sporting clay competitions in Monroe County. By the time Ortiz arrived, Monroe County firefighters had extinguished the blaze. Ortiz left thescene but was called back about an hour later at 12:50 am. on April 12 when Monroe County firefighter Cpt. Jason Lott told Ortiz he thought the fire was arsen. Meadows general manager Jenny Rogers had been inside the home at the time of the fire and called 9-1-1. Rogers said a company credit card regularly used by her husband, . Leonard Rogers, was taken from the building and used at 3 the Hwy. 42 Shell station. When Ortiz returned, hesmelled a’ strong odor of gas in the home. Leonard Rogers was arrested? later the same day in Taylor County. ‘ Freeman said-the fire was extinguished quickly, and the home, which doubles as Meadows’ oflice/ gift shop, remains habitable. However, Freeman said it could have been a bad t situation because the steps were lit on fire, and Jenny. Rogers could haVe been trapped on the second floor. Leonard Rog— ers remained in jail until April 24 when he was released on a $ 10,000 bond, with the condition that he not contact his wife by phone or in person and that he take his medications. ‘ aaer; a.» Refrigerated warehousecompany buys land lOr $3.9 million ~ A Michigan-based company has bought 91 acres in the IDI Logistics Park off-L75 at Rumble Road far $3.9 million with plans to build a refrigerated warehouse there. ' Lineage Ga Forsyth LLC purchased about 90 acres for theproject next to the new Five Below warehouse. The transaction was filed in the Mon- roe County courthouse on Aug. 1 and is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to the county. 3 «r Lineage is a worldwide refrigerated logistics company with warehouses already all along 1-75 including in Macon, Perry, McDonough, Unadilla and Gordele. . The Monroe County Development Authority has been negotiating with Lineage, which it was calling Project X, on a property tax discount to entice the company to bring jobs here. "the author- . Baugh to handle those negotiations. Authority ; 3‘ memberssaidtheyaren’tsurewhenlineggewill ; ted rm da to nth - ChaimlanT beginconstruction but saidwithalmost million: 1tyvo on es y a onze . om invested’meyaref to , n" V 1