Judge: Florida Company Can't Sell Progressive Christian Academy Without Permission

12:30 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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A Bibb County Superior Court judge has ruled that a Florida company can't lease or sell Macon's Progressive Christian Academy without the court's permission. This ruling was made by Judge Edgar Ennis, Jr. 

In October, 13WMAZ reported that the former owner of Progressive Christian Academy, Betty Tolbert filed a lawsuit against Sunrise Enterprises. She claimed that they defrauded her out of her school and turned it into a for-profit company. 

Judge Ennis also ruled that the new owners cannot operate a school, under the name "Progressive" as this litigation continues through the courts. 

The court also ruled that Tolbert and her company, B. Johnson Ministries, have to give back their license to operate a child care facility at Progressive Christian Academy. 

Tolbert's lawyer, Lonzy Edwards, declined to comment on the lawsuit. 

In the original lawsuit filed by Tolbert, it claims that Tolbert asked E.T. Strickland from a Florida company, Sunrise Enterprises to help her with financial trouble. 

According to Macon-Bibb County Board of Tax Assessors, Sunrise Enterprises bought Progressive Christian Academy for $200,000 in 2009. 

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