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Lurking outside an auction: Land Trust Gets 350 Acres At Johnson’s Crook

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

A huge land grab was witnessed today in Chattanooga today! A land trust company just happened to be at a local foreclosure auction and bought up all this land to save the environment! This is Agenda 21 plan perfected! If you think it is benign, you are sadly mistaken! Private property is this plans greatest enemy in the hands of the private citizen! The wild lands project and smart growth cannot go forward unless they control the land! You have probably heard about it! It’s when they herd all of the population within certain “urban growth areas” to prevent “sprawl” as they call it in rural areas!

Land Trust Gets 350 Acres At Johnson’s Crook
posted January 3, 2012

Land trust interests purchased about 350 acres of scenic Johnson’s Crook on the side of Lookout Mountain in Dade County, Ga., at a foreclosure auction Tuesday.

Bobby Davenport said he was representing both the Lula Lake Land Trust and the Georgia Land Trust in making the acquisitions.

He obtained the steep portion of the crook by paying the amount of the back taxes – $146,000.

The owners will have a year to redeem the property, but would have to pay a 20 percent penalty, plus interest.

The foreclosure involved the Southern Group luxury home development, which had sought to launch a resort community at the base of the crook but had financial woes.

Mr. Davenport said the land trust acquisition “is important for Dade County’s water supply. Johnson’s Crook is a great big bowl receiving water that supplies Lookout Creek, Hurricane Creek and wells.”

He said the move “was important to protect the steep slopes and the caves.”

Officials of the Cave Conservancy also made several purchases.

Mr. Davenport said of the auction, “I didn’t know whether or not it was going to happen, but when it did I wound up with more land than I set out for.”

Johnson’s Crook earlier was held by Dr. Joe Johnson of Lookout Mountain. It was sold at auction by his heirs after his death.

The crook was named for an earlier Johnson.

Contributing source: Chattanoogan.com

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