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Old 09-08-07, 03:22 PM   #1
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A Rumor, Cops, Drugs, God, Life in a small town.

There is the meatiest, dripping with juice, rumor that is floating around town. I've heard it from three widely varied sources: from my mother via her bridge group; from the connivence store clerk; at the cafe where I eat lunch. Three highly secure sources for accurate news, and an interesting study on how information is decimated in the sticks.

The story has been the same at all three tellings.
A worker at a local for profit charity, that is owned by a local wealthy minister, was wandering around the building where he was employed while on break. He opened the door to a back room and was greeted by by men drawing guns and telling him to go back to work. The following day the worker was let go from his employment, angered he started making phone calls.
Later through information gleaned from one of the charity's drivers, the government raided the minister's properties, and arrested him for drug trafficking, along with his fellow conspirators the chief of police and the ex-sheriff.

The news has been silent.

If it is true, oh my god I live in such a corrupt little redneck town, William Faulkner couldn't have come up with a better plot. And if it's not, my god this town is full rubes so green P.T. Barnum would have felt pity.

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Old 09-08-07, 03:27 PM   #2
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It's Georgia isn't it? Where's Boss Hogg in all this?
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Old 09-08-07, 03:31 PM   #3
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Second source, in the cafe. Rosco is in the clear.
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Small towns have some of the best scandals. Having been involved in litigating a few cases that came out of some of the small Texas towns, I've seen one or two good ones. I think the small town as microcosm effect makes any scandals oversized.
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This isn't William Faulkner, it sounds more like David Lynch's manichaean take on small town America.

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Old 09-08-07, 05:53 PM   #7
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go get a haircut and get the real story...
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any town with a connivence store is bound to be a little dirty behind the ears
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Im in a small town! and Ive never heard so many gossips my whole life.
Im always in the middle of them too, this comes from owning a popular establisment and being seen out there everyday running or biking.
I dont pay attention to them anymore but they are quite amusing at times, i really wish my life was as exciting as some of the stories I have heard about myself.
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Im in a small town! and Ive never heard so many gossips my whole life.
Im always in the middle of them too, this comes from owning a popular establisment and being seen out there everyday running or biking.
I dont pay attention to them anymore but they are quite amusing at times, i really wish my life was as exciting as some of the stories I have heard about myself.
I heard you were behind the drive by shooting in Rye.
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I heard you were behind the drive by shooting in Rye.
I was actually used as the bullet! I came out flying out of a cannon!
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so the guy got fired and made up this story? hmmmm...
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-Rumors are rarely true
-Most cops are cool but they're in a great position to be corrupt
-Marijuana is borderline sensible, depending where it comes from, anything else is stupid
-God is a myth fabricated by churches for the express purpose of mind control (IMHO of course)
-Small town life gets interesting at times.

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I heard you were behind the drive by shooting in Rye.
Told her not to do it on her bike. It's pretty much a dead giveaway, isn't it?
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Wow, Allen. This is drama worthy of Red House. You'll have to keep us updated.
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Old 09-09-07, 08:44 PM   #17
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So far nothing. Seems to be a rumor. Don't know if I feel sad about that or not.
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This isn't William Faulkner, it sounds more like David Lynch's manichaean take on small town America.

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I wonder if any of these stories is what you're talking about.

Or these if the perps were busted for drugs.

Oooooohhhhhhh


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And so it falls.

http://www.waltontribune.com/story.l...5adc0216707f3e
BREAKING NEWS: Angel Food Ministries raided

From staff reports
The Walton Tribune
Published February 11, 2009

MONROE — FBI officials confirmed they served two warrants Wednesday morning in Walton County. The warrants are believed to be in connection with a federal investigation into Angel Food Ministries.

The warrants were served at the Broad Street offices of Angel Food Ministries and at a business owned by Andy Wingo, former chief operating officer of Angel Food and current owner of Good Hope Food Company.

“We are fully cooperating with government authorities," said Ronn Torossian, spokesperson for Angel Food Ministries and president and chief executive officer of New York-based 5W Public Relations. "The Board of Directors for Angel Food Ministries has pledged its full cooperation to law enforcement in order to furnish any information requested. Attorneys for the Ministry are working with government attorneys to ensure a smooth provision of information while not disrupting Ministry operations and the fulfillment of food orders.


Andy is the leader's kid.
He wrecked his Callaway Corvette after dragging it through downtown.
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heh... in a smallish town up north of here... rumour has it that hell's angels has a grow op, and the police are providing protection for their op.
story is that a couple of college kids broke into the op to steal some, got caught, beat up, then the police came, and arrested them for trespassing and breaking and entering.
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