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Opinions and Ideas- Page 4 II I Illl II II I I IIII I I I III I Classified Bargains - Pages 7-9 i ..... I Wt[f. Fun Things To Do- Page 10 The II Formedy The Hogansville Herald 1 Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area PRSRT STD "AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO, 35 VOL 59, NO. 3 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2002 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Bryan Geter Asks Help in Solving Monday Night Robbery and Hammert Road. j Turner said the suspect pulled up behind the victim in an older model dark in color full size pick- up truck with a silver stripe or moulding do the side and bumped into the victim. The victim exited the vehicle and spoke with the subject, who stated to the victim, "Give Me Your Money." The subject then struck the vic- tim in the forehead with a flashlight. The victim was stunned and fell to the ground. The subject then took the vic- tim's wallet which contained $45, $4 of change in his pocket and a bottle roup County Sheriff Donny asking for citizens to be the lookout for two men involved an armed robbed of a man on around 10:30 p.m. at the of Mobley Bridge Road of "Oxycontin" and fled toward Hogansville on the Mobley Bridge Road. Turner said the victim said it was two black males. One was described as medium height, heavy in weight, mid to late 20's, medium complexion. He was wearing a dark colored jacket. The other, he said, a passenger in the truck was wearing a dark jack- et with something white on under- neath, possibly, a white T-shirt. Anyone with any information, call the Troup County Sheriff's Office or 911. 9 Education, Budget Get Top Foc00as Hogansville's Senator, Reps Hard at Work Under Dome 7 e/Get least $ OFRCIAL- City Attorney Dan Lee swears in the mayor and new council members of Hogansville during Monday's council meeting. Pictured with Lee are (L-R) Mayor Wilson St. Clair, Councilmen Bobby Joe Frazier, Charlie Frank Martin and Lee. and Cow... Phoz ay Brym Gmr WARM FUN, 00NS00DE - Desp00e the winter weather, something going on at the Senior Center most of time. Pictured above are (L-R) Nell Gordy, Edith Wilkerson, Lowe and Jean Ellington Rummikub. Bottom Right: 86, of Hogansville good book to read while at the . Hogansville Senior Center on Monday. i=_ By Bryan Geter Three legislators who represent Hogansville were under the Gold Dome at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Monday as the General Assembly kicked off the 2002 session. Senator Dan Lee (D), Representatives Carl Von Epps (D) and Jeff Brown (R) expressed their opinions and desires with other legislators on Monday. Lee shared his opinion on education - how much fund- ing should go to the University System. "In Georgia, we have a problem with the HOPE (scholarships) in that money pays for most of a child's tuition, but the tuition does- n't cover the budget for the University System," he stat- ed. "By the time it's over, each parent puts in about $8,000 a year for the child. If the child goes to school for two years and doesn't complete it, someone is out $16,000." LAST WEEK, Governor Roy Barnes told members of the House and Senate Budget committee that the state rev- enues were plummeting and he plans to increase the state bond indebtedness by $900 million. "While the money would be used for construction - to build smaller classroom sizes, this is also a plan for teacher pay raises - a way to bring more teachers to Georgia," Lee said. Lee said he was for teacher raises but not for allo- cating $300 million toward the University System. "I think the money could be better spent in teclmicai school promotions. The senator will also introduce other bills that will help Troup County as well as Hogansville and his entire district. Lee said he is for intro- ducing legislation that will use one-cent of the current gasoline sales tax to go for local assistance for road resurfacing programs. He said he wants inmates to spend whatever money that have in their prison account before claiming indi- gence in civil suits. He said this was real prob- lem statewide with people who are arrested to claim indigence when they are not. "I believe equal repre- sentation but a lot of people have money, but are getting lawyers from money of tax- payers. He said he is still "reel- ing" about last years redis- tricting plan. "It has made seats more secure for incumbents Democrats," Lee said. Epps said mental health was his top priority Monday as the 40-day session begun. HE and House Speaker Tom Murphy sponsored House Bill 498, a bill which would change regional men- tal health, mental retardation and substance abuse boards into regional"planning tin_it s" boards. Epps said we have alayer of bureaucracy that in his opinion has not been totally accountable. "This bill will increase accountability in the whole delivery system," he stated. Epps said the budget is another issue he will take a good look at since the state has experienced its first shortfall in about 50 years after five consecutive months of revenue reduc- tions. REP. BROWN, a Republican, said he wants the state government to re- assess plans for water, health- care and community service boards such as Pathways. He said the governor's transportation board is a fail- ure and teachers and other state workers deserve a pay raise. "The state budget is full of unnecessary "pork," Brown He said the state budget is filled with wasteful spend- ing. Brown said he will intTO- duce legislation that will give community service boards across the state a better checks-and-balances system. Arrest Woman Seen 'Running All Over the Road' Hogansville Police arrested a Fayette woman last week and charged her with DUI after sever- al calls came into 911 stating a driv- er on 1-85 was "running all over the road." Marti Lisa Supensky of Fayetteville exited the interstate at the Hogansville ramp and was fol- lowed by several motorists who had concerns about her driving in the condition she was in, a HPD officer stated. Supensky entered the Days Inn parking lot. She got out of her 1988 Ford van, the officer stated, and then tried to get back in the vehicle. That is when she was appre- hended, according to the police reports. Supensky refuse the breatha- lyr test, police said, but five liters of cold wine was found in the van. She was taken to the Troup County jail.