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Ge=r congestive ill, he help operate the Hill SPECTACULAR - Winter roared into Hogansville heart fail- Brothers Store which was last week with a day-long snowstorm that deposited ure at 4 foundedin 1903 and sold farm up to eight inches in some areas. In fact, the Troup- Hill a.m. at the supplies and general mer- Coweta area reported some of the heaviest accu- W e s t chandise, mulation in the state. Top Photo: A large four-foot Medical Center in After his father's death, Mrs. Snowman was erected on E. Main Street last he ran the store for 20 more week with a tangerine for the nose, pecan limbs for Hfl] graduated from years with the help of her arms, sunglasses, an apron and a straw hat to High School in employees E.D. Smith and complete the =white creature." Pictured with Mrs. from the University John Gaston. Snow are (L-R) Jordan Dorrough, Tyler Dingier and in 1944. Render was also in the Denver McGIougher. Bottom Photo: Making and While at UGA, Hill was a peach growing business and throwing snowballs seems to be what children liked Chi Phi Social raised many acres of cotton to do in Hogansville last week after more than a half and served as and corn on share-cropping foot fell on the town. Pictured above is Ashley Hams, and vice- basis, 10, (R) throwing a snowball at her friend Caleb Drake, Hill also operated a saw 9, at the neighborhood on the Blue Creek Road. He was a charter mem- mill and a planing mill. Ashley said she enjoyed slidding down the hills on of the National Render got out of the the snow while Caleb said he liked riding his go-cart of Legislative peach business last year, said in the while stuff. and a member of the long-time friend Pitts Agriculture Culpepper, bu=t he still had ......  herds ot at his death. Hill served as President Another close friend, Greenville Industrial John Gaston, said Hill was in a Kiwanis the real estate business for and was on the more than a half century and States Marine still had his license at his Commission. death. While serving in the Culpepper agreed with Hill was a mere- Gaston that Senator Hill was of the Presidents always helping the citizens nference on Safety and of his district when he was rved as Secretary- senator. insurer of the National He was instrumental in nferenceofStateLegistive getting LaFayette Parkway lers in 1964. in LaGrange built. :" He also served in an the "I'm going to miss lvanced Military at UGA, Render" Gaston said in an S"ORM SURVEY charged fromOCSin 1944. interview with the Home He was a member of the News on Monday, "the whole amber of Commerce and town wig miss him." 1964 a member of the After his mother's death -,leyCommission. in1998, Render and his wife, What did you like best about I Hill was amember ofthe Barbara moved in to his old of Deacons of the homop00ceandr.00o00atedit, the snow we had last week?. eenville Baptist Churcl At his death, hdwas sleep i Hill served in the Goorgla ing in the same room in which 3r ktse of Representatives he was bern. Id im 1959 until 1964 and in According to his secre- !.torgia Senate from 1965 I d  his retirement in1984, tart of ten years, Audrey Richards, Render was called While serving in beth "Big Senator" while he e 00ses of the Georgia served in the Legislature. .L dslature, he was on the Hill was close friends Propriations Committee, with former Governors lustry and Labor Ernest Vandiver and Zell mmittee, Rules Millerandnow-governorRoy ---- mmittee, Chairman of the Barnes. "---:erstate Corporation Gaston saidHill was a Artiloui$ Colton, 8:"1 ]ylerDingler,10: =lliked mmittee and the generous and big hearted liked playing in the snow playing in the snow the ratic Caucus man giving his entire family and making a snowman." best." i1 airman of the Senate. a Thanksgivin__g Feast for the Hill was instrumental in past two years at his home. Wilkes-Hill Bill that Hill never let his profes- s' ked loans for students sional and' business career t wanted to attend college, prevent him from an active . [Hill followed his father, roll in his community, civic adiah Hill, in politics, organizations, church and [The older Hill sewed in family. " ; Georgia House and Gaston said that most ate for 20 years, people do not know that Render's great-grandfa- Render played professional ;r, Hiram Warner, was a baseball in the St. Louis -- mber of the Georgia Cardinals organization. Rondarlul Stevenson, I= reme Court and the U.S. "Render played for the 5:q liked playing in the agress, minor league team in Jordan Dorrough, 8:"1 snow, making a snow- One of the high-lights of Tennessee," Gaston stated, liked throwing snowballs man and throwing snt- at,u ader's life was on March "He was a good pitcher," he at my  and family." balls." r 1998, when State Route recaged, i ,  u _, ,, li- 0000olice Seek Help Solving Burglary I L'D County investigators are ask- Investigators also need your help in checks from "Need A Break Cleaning mr your help in solving a burglary locating theperson responsible for cash- Services." According to sheriff's inves- OCcurred at 2511 Greenville Road. ...... ttWeen December 22rid and 23rd ing three forged checks at Jason's Quick tigators, this is a legitimate business in Sack at Lee's Crossing. According to the Troup County; however, these checks Ienteredtleresidenceandteok clerk, on three separate Occasions a are notfrom this company. achester 12 gauge single-shot shot- black female entered the store and Anyone with information can call ---,. cashed what appeared to be payroll Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. Could City Tout Rself WithSigns? Plywood Billboard Prompts Discussion from Council By Bryan Geter The Hogansville City Council Monday night assured citizen and local attorney Mack Reynolds that they were interested in pro- moting downtown Hogansville, but said they wanted to do it the right way. The promotion idea came up recently when business- man John H. Jones put nine plywood boards together to make a "billboard-like" sign near McDond's on Hwy 54 near Interstate 8,5. The problem is that' Jones didn't get a permit from the city as required by their char- ter, to do such a project. Reynolds told the council that he, wanted to promote t he city and a good way to do so is by erecting a sign that tells those who get off at the Hogansville exit about the city. "In order to get people in, they have got to know Hogansville is here," Reynolds stated. "More peo- ple get off this ramp weekly or maybe even daily than the entire population of HogansviIle." Travelers get off to pur- chase gasoline, get a ham- burger or a hotel room, he added, but they never know about the friendly people of Hogansville and the charm- ing downtown area. "We can help ourselves with good signage," Reynolds said. Reynolds said when he was a boy, there was a sign near the cmetery hich read, "Hogansville - A City Of Friendly People." Signage is a less expen- sive way to get people here, he said. The sign needs to be an inviting one - Historic Downtown, Antiques and Uniques or Friendly People, he added. Reynolds said that Jones is willing to construct and donate the two signs to the city. "He will paint, seal and inscribe something on them which will be "inviting" for Hogansville," hew added. A place for advertising for local merchants will be available on the sign as well as a place to announce local happengs such as the annu- al Hummingbird Festival or the Christmas Parade. He said Jones would lease the sign to the city at no cost - the city would own the sign, he said. Reynolds said it would be a nice pyomotion for the city, would probably help the churches.a guarantee an income to the city. Councilman Jack Leidner asked who Would be respon- sible for maintaining the sign once it is completed. Reynolds said after paint- ing and sealing is complete, it would need very little main- tance and the electricity for lighting could be paid through advertising fees. Newly sworn in Councilman, Charlie E Martin said he has read the city's sign ordinance thor- oughly and didn't think it met the ordinance requirements. "Let's try to make it plau- sible," Reynolds stated. Reynolds assured the council that his interest was to promote downtown Hogansvflle and John H. Jones will make nothing on the project except what every other merchant would make. "We want tourist to come," he added. Councflperson Jean Crocker told Reynolds that they needed something "vis- ible" to get an idea of what the sign would look like. Martin, Frazier Sworn in As Council Begins property is worth $10,800. ay eWan Geter Hogansville City Attorney Dan Lee swore in two new council members, Charlie Frank Martin and Bobby Joe Frazier along with re-elected Mayor Wilson St. Clair Monday during the reg- ular meeting at city hall. The new members join Councilpersons Jack Leidner, Jimmy Jackson and Jean Crocker to fill out the board that will guide Hogansville for at least the next two to four years. The council heardthe sec- ond reading of the ordinance for Plurality Voting. The next business was the opening of bids for surplus property located on Commerce Street. Only one bid was received, according to City Manager David Aldricl The bid was from Mack Reynolds for $10,000. The tax digest says the Martin said he didn't want to go under $10J00 since this property belongs to the peo- ple of Hogansville. Martin said, "I think the council can negotiate with Mr. Reynolds." Reynolds said he would go $10,500. Reynolds said ff they city appraised the property, they would find the price to be too much. "I want to be fair with the city," Reynolds said, "I think ff you get within 10 per- cent, you need to sell." The council voted unani- mously to sell the property to Reynolds for $10,500. In other business, the council voted 54) to approve a variance for property locat- ed at 111 Granite Street. Terry Searels of the zon- ing board said they recom- mended approvaL Construction builders said the city told them the property was zoned R-1 and not R-2.