published Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Rossville: Peerless Mill owner leads property note-holders on inspection tour


by Andy Johns
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    The former Peerless Mill in Rossville, Georgia. Staff photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press - 2/08/11.

Les Coffey, owner of the Peerless Mill in Rossville, led officials from the company that holds the note on the site on an hour and 20 minute, contentious inspection tour of the property this morning.

Attorney Phil Whitaker, representing RDC, carried a video camera, apparently capturing evidence and paying particular attention to any areas that appeared to be partially demolished.

At times Coffey tried to narrate on the video, but Whitaker in frustration moved away, glaring at Coffey.

Whitaker declined to comment.

Asked about the inspection, which was set up Tuesday when Whitaker filed an emergency injunction to stop demolition, Coffey said he was not sure what RDC representatives were looking for.

“I’m not worried about it,” he said.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

More: Injunction stops Coffey from tearing down Rossville mill

about Andy Johns...

Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...

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