This is from Carl Crowly who is with the GA Cruisers. How about some Help Dennis (Pres of United) and Stefan (Pres of Southern).
Georgia Cruisers - http://home.off-road.com/~cruisers/
Sorry for the delay getting this out properly-- I tried earlier but used
OLD Ga Cruisers address ( pre listbot). Sorry for any duplicates...
Just found out that "Mr. Southwire" has filed suit in Gilmer County
against the County seeking a "Declaratory Judgment" that he owns the
and that the county has no standing to reopen the road. They went to
yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order preventing the county
reopening the road by force ( the county had previously given notice of
intention to tear down the gate on 4/20/00 if the owner had not already
so by that date). At the hearing the Court refused to grant the TRO but
county agreed not to tear the gate down if the owner would agree to keep
open during the litigation. Owner agreed. However, after the hearing
from the county went out to the road to make sure it was open and found
numerous trees had been cut down across the road, thereby effectively
closing it again!
To prevail in this lawsuit one or more members of the public who
this road need to intervene-- i.e., join the suit -- as plaintiffs in
to assert a claim to abate this public nuisance. I am not confident
the county can/will adequately represent the interests of the public
With the case now in litigation, time is running out.
How we coming on Trout Unlimited?? Bounty Runners? Land Rovers? SE4wd
If we can't get some volunteers ( to help on the case and/or serve as
Plaintiff(s)) we might as well go on to something else. Also, $$$$$ will
needed. I am willing to volunteer a reasonable amount of professional
but a local lawyer will have to be hired....
What , if anything do yall want to do???