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umai,L i NO. 3 Remembering The Unforgettable -24 Grizzard&apos;s Fav00 You May Be 300 ,.TT+ :A.TBUP, N .C,,,, I t, [, .I.Y'f.l. C q2. 1640 c<{P 310 %1 T ' About ,e Music? -8A The "i Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2003 8 PAGES . 1 SECTION . 50 003heriff: Jr., has been in the for will be leaving Hogansville to serve his country luary 30. The production manager and pressman Publications, he printed the paper you're hold- in your hand. GETER Police t( " Tony Lattimor has hispapers stating his battalion wm r ; going to Ft. Bragg, N.C. on January 30 for between one and two years. Serving in The Guard means there's always a chance to be called to active duty, sometimes unexpectedly. Members Prepare to Ship Out The 1177 Transportation Unit of Army National Guard locat- will deploy 162 troops a January 30. The first stop will be Ft. Bragg, Orth Carolina. The troops have not told how long they will stay at Ft. gg or where they will go after the aining there is completed. LaGrange will deploy 110 troops ith cedartown and Columbus adding - raore soldiers to the battalion. I The local Army National Guard Ceived their departure papers dur- "g the monthly drill over the past peekend. i The papers state the length of the is from one to two years. Bobby C. Brazil Jr., Donnie Morris Tony Lattimor either live in or close connections with and are part of the 1177 Unit. Brazil, 46, is a 23 year veteran of the National Guard in LaGrange. While serving in the National Guard, Brazil went to south Georgia to clean up after the Flood of 1994. He said this is the first time that he could be leaving the homeland since he has been in the guard. On the other hand, Lattimor, a ten year veteran of the guard, served in the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Lattimor, of Pine Mountain, an investigator for the Hogansville Police, volunteered for Saudi Arabia in 1991, but said it will be hard leav- ing his family and friends this time. Brazil; a Troup High School grad- uate, is married and has a grown son and two young sons. He said the hard- est part is leaving his wife, Tammy, and young sons, Zack and Matthew. Brazil is presently the production manager for Grimes Publications Newspapers located in Manchester and is an active member of the Bethel Chapel Baptist Church in LaGrange. "Bobby has been a great asset to our company. We will miss him but look forward to his return," said Grimes Business Manager Jayne Goldston. Brazil previously served at the LaGrange Daily News. While serving in the Gulf, Lattimor said his department rebuilt airports and airport hangers. He was born in Columbus, but was raised in California. He returned to this area several years ago and was employed as a disc jockey for a radio station in West Point. Hogansville Police Chief Guy Spradlin said I.ttimor is a good offi- cer and hates to see him leave. Lattimor is leaving his wife Jackie and four children behind. He is an active member of New Life Community Baptist Church in Pine Mountain. Donnie Morris of Hogansville will also be deployed, but could not be reached for comment. of Scam $10 Check Altered To Become $9,010 By BRYAN GETER Troup County residents are asked to be on the look- out for three white males attempting to steal and scam residents. According to Sheriff's Investigators, three white males last Tuesday, January 7, approached a black male and female and asked them if they wanted to "earn some money". The couple agreed and were taken by the black males to a home located in the Eastern part of Troup County where they asked an elderly couple if they could pressure wash their home for $10. While two of the subjects kept the attention of the cou- ple, the third male went through the home stealing various jewelry items includ- ing $600 in cash froma purse:. + ONE of the white males asked the female resident if he could write out the check for $10 and she could sign it. When the lady agreed, the male wrote the check in such a way that when they took it to the bank to be cashed, the check was altered to show $9,010. The white male also had the check made in the name of the black male so he could cash it. The bank became suspi- cious and refused to cash the check. Then the black male was taken to a part's store by the white male and asked if he would go inside and purchase something. WHEN the black male went inside the part's store, the white male left the loca- tion. Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner said the same thing happened to the black female. Investigators said the three white males were able to get away in two separate vehicles as a black SUV and a red SUV. THE BLACK MALE was been arrested after his name was found on the check according to Troup County Sheriff's Captain James Woodruff. Frank Thomas, Jr., 39, of 900 East Depot Street Apt. A, LaGrange. He is charged with one count of forgery for his part in the crime and released on $2,000 bond. '%Ve are asking anyone that might have any infor- mation about this incident to call the Sheriff's Investigators at 883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 812 1000," Turner said. This ease remains under investigation. Crime Tips Earn More Cash Awards By BRYAN GETER The Troup County Crime Stoppers Board met last week and approved two rewards totaling $100. The caller that gave sher- iff's deputies information that led to the arrest of one person on a warrant for vio- lation of probation was rewarded $50. The other caller was also rewarded $50 for giving deputies information of a per- son wanted in Fayette County on a warrant for violation of probation. These callers should call Crime Stoppers again at 812- 1000 to receive information on how to pick up their reward. BOARD AHEAD- Hogansville's impressive depot, a major structure on the A&WP, will soon, facelift and new use as a museum and display of railroad artifacts. Perhaps the cherished red Point Route' red diamond will soon be visible in Hogansville again. A-'Track'-tive Idea Hogansville Depot to Get New Life As Renovated Railroad Museum By BRYAN GETER James and Jerry Harmon of Newnan have purchased the 100- year old Hogansville Train Station from CSX Corp. for an undisclosed amount of money and plan to restore the building to its original appearance and make it into a rail- road history museum to display artifacts. It will serve as an educational reminder of an important era in American history, Harmon said. The 76-year-old lawyer plans to open a branch of his law office in part of the building. The museum will also have a gift shop, he added. The Hogansville Train Depot was built around 1900 to replace the original one built in 1854 and is the largest remaining depot between Atlanta and West Point. The structure sits adjacent to the CSX Atlanta-to-LaGrange line, which once operated as the Atlanta & West Point Railroad. Through mergers, CSX took control. The Harmons know there is plenty of work to be done to the roof and exterior of the building, but they believe with hard work, the museum can be ready to open by spring or early summer. Jerry Harmon said the only sim- ilar railroad museum he's been to is in York, Pa. Harmon said he has been talk- ing to CSX for two years about pur- chasing the old building that some said was going to be torn down. The depot hosted the famous New York to New Orleans stream- liner The Southern Crescent when it traveled over the A&WP. "I think this museum is going to be good for the City of Hogansville," Jerry Harmon said.