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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVlLLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2002 t Cops Arrest Hogansville, Grantville Men for Drugsi By Bryan Geter Meriwether County Sheriff Steve Whitlock said deputies arrest- ed Jimmy barber, 43, of 1031 Ellis Road, Hogansville and David Walter Dial, 59, of Franklin Road Newnan and charged them with V.G.C.S.A. possession cocaine last week. According to reports, Meriwether County deputies stopped Dial on Sewell Road for fail- ing to maintain lane and failure to stop for a stop sign. After checking Dial&apos;s driver's license, deputies determined his license was suspende& He was placed under an arrest and a wrecker was called to the scene. Deputies conducted an invento- ry of the vehicle and three small bags of suspected cocaine were found. Also last week, Meriwether County deputies charged Roger Thomas Brown,19, of 14 Pine Street, Grantville with V.G.C.S.A. posses- sion of cocaine and V.G.C.S.A. pos- session of marijuana. Also chargedwas Ronald E. Hampton, 23, of 12IOGrady Smith Street, tramvlue wtm t, mg while license suspended. Whitlock said deputies noticed the vehicle Hampton was driving parked on the shoulder of Sewell Road with it's emergency flashers on. Deputies stop to ask if they need- ed assistance is when they discov- ered that Hampton had a suspend- ed driver's license. The officers got consent to search the vehicle, so they asked passenger Brown to step out of the car while the search was being con- ducted. Reports state tbat a bag od sus- pected cocaine was found on the seat where Brown was sitting. He was placed under an arrest for possession of the drugs. After continuing to search the vehicle, officers found four pieces of suspected crack cocaine. After arriving at the Dan Branch Law Enforcement Center, detention officers assisted deputies in searchrva n ing the clothing of both Brown an :" Hampton. The Officers discovered three bag its , O _ of suspected martjuana, a bag t in suspected cocaine in Brown's clotht s ing and two bags od suspecteh e cocaine in his mouth. .1 in t A small bag of. suspectedLartm t one juana was found m the back seat OBut a the patrol car.  took Reports indicated the suspecttqn ed drugs were put there by Roberfl d p Thomas Brown while being tranShe se ported to the jail. LeidnerHas Concerns About Sign Ordinance By Bryan Gete Hogansville Councilman Leidner was concerned about the city's sign ordinance at last week's council meeting. He said most businesses in town do not have a permit for their free standing signs. Attorney Lee said the Department of Transportation (DOT) went out of the sign business several years ago and each city started where they left off. Leidner asked who enforces the ordinance. Lee said even though, it under the police powers, the best way is to go to the individual and ask him to get the permit. Leidner made a motion to enforce the sign ordinance and give those who do not have a permit until April I to do so. The measure passed by a 3-2 vote, with Councilmen Jimmy Jackson and Martin voting against. Leidner asked Ponce.Chief Hilton Odom to have an ordi- nation for new council members so they new council can look at the police operation. Leidner said he would like to ride a shift with an officer. Year-End Little Break For Hogansville Police By Bryan Germ' On December 29, the Hogansville police arrested Matthew Caine Heistand, 27, of Franklin and charged him with DUI-less safe and failing to maintain lane of traffic. Police officer John Starnes was patroling the area near Interstate 85 when he noticed a car leave the Amoco Station traveling west on Hwy 54. Starnes said he followed the car for three miles and observed him crossing the center line two to three times. Heistand turned onto Hwy 29 in down- town Hogansville and traveled to Hwy 100. It was there that the officer pulled Heistand over. A strong odor was upon his breath, so a breath test - alco check was given which turned out to be .013. He was placed under an arrest and taken to the Troup County jail. Two gasoline drive-offs occurred on New Year's Eve. One occurred at the Nobles's Truck Stop at 1606 Bass Cross Roads. Dawn Cashion of Nobles Truck Stop reported to police that two black malespulled up to the pumps and pumped $5 worht of gas. Then, she said, they sat there for about five minutes and when she turned around, they were gone. She said it was a big silver vehicle. Later on that evening, at the Shell Mart Station, Sharon Baily reported to police that two black males pumped $16 worth of gas into a late model pickup and left headed toward Meriwether County without paying. Alton Glanton of 314 Boozer Street told police on Friday, January 4 about 10:30 a.m., he was trying to jump-start his 2001 Chevy S-10 truck and it caught on fire. Police said possibly a hot exhaust pipe caught a large pile of pine straw that was under the truck on fire. I I Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Phillips and Patti were Saturday night supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Rhodes and Meredith at Brooks. This was in honor of Patti's 47th birthday on January 9th. As you pray, remember: Bob Tillman, Press Miller, Clyde Burks, Howard Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Neighbors, Pauline Powers, Evelyn Arnold, Freda Kelley Marcellite Broussard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore, Bruce Lee, Tom Flournoy, Lou Palmer, Sidney O'Neal, Lucile Wilson and Jonathan Tenney. Our Christian sympathy is extended to the families of David Smith and Dennie Faulkner at their recent deaths. Worship With The Word was Alyson Lee reading from I John 1:7-9. L January17 Ann Vinyard, AngelaFox, Debra Aldridge, Renee Wessinger, Greg Smith- January 18 Jamie Dorrough, Jonas Sanchez, Mack Reynolds, Jr. January 19 Dorothy CaldweU, Tim Alexander, Garrett Michael Davis, Linda Prescott, Paula A. Norton. January20 Lucretia Sears, Tiffany Smith. January 21 Jason Rippy, Jessica Prophitt, Jessica Seymour, Troy Jones, Frances Thornton, Luanne Cranston, Megan Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Williamson, anniver- sary. January 22 Delores Kee, Jimmy Maxwell, Kay Helton, William Gordon. January 23 Bobby Conway, Larry Reeves, Jr., Hillary Caswell, Joey Spinks,. Vivian M. Carden, Zach Stitcher. l I The family of the late Mrs. Eunice Dobbs Hunter wish- es to thank alI of our family and friends for their prayers, flowers, food phone calls, visits, cards and love offerings during our bereavement. We will be forever grateful. $andra Hunter &fami/y 'Stamping' Out Absenteeism By Bryan Geter MR. RELIABLE - The United States Postal Service has recognized Hogansville City Carrier John Leslie (L) with an impeccable sick leave record. Since being employed on December 13, 1980, Leslie has used "Zero Sick Leave" hours. This special achievement was presented on Jaduary 14, 2002 by Postmaster/ IOC Robin Barber. West Side Is Named School of Excellence The Troup County Board of Education announced January 14 that West Side Magnet School has been named a 2002 Georgia School of Excellence. Fifteen other Georgia schools received this honor for 2002. A letter to West Side Principal Alane Thompson from State School Superintendent Linda Schrenko states: "To be named one of the exemplary schools in our state is an honor for which your staff, students, parents, and com- munity members can be proud. Your dedication to providing an excellent edu- cation for your students is clearly evident." Dr. Roy Nichols, Superintendent, praised this West Side faculty and staff saying, "This is a distinct honor for the school, staff, the students, the parents and the entire community. We are very proud to have a 2002 Georgia School of Excellence in Troup County." Raileys Welcome New Daughter Greg and Jodi Railey of Cumming, Georgia are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Tyler Lynn. Tyler was born on December 6, 2001, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Eugene and Marilyn Stallkamp of Bricelyn and Robert and Joyce Railey of Woodbury, GA. Great Grandparents are Louis Stallkamp of Mableton and Annie Sherrer of HogansviUe. Two Serving With Military *Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian L. Shirey, a 1997 graduate of Callaway High School, LaGrange, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, home ported in Maypurt, Florida. Shirey's ship was one of the first to respond to our nation's call to fight terrorism, proudly participating in Operation Enduring Freedom. *Marine Corps Pfc. Jason J. Carden, son of Carol and John Carden of Hogansville, recently completed basic train- hag at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Carden successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. He and other recruits also received instruc- tion on the Marine Corps' core values. Recorder's Court Has Full Judge Robert Whatley disposed of a large number of court cases in Hogansville Recordeffs Court last week. Charges ranged from dis- orderly conduct to shoplift- ing. *Josephine H. Banks was charged with disregarding a stop sign and was fined $76.50. *Paul Edward Baudet was found guilty of driving with an expired tag and fined $76.50. *Marvin Otis Beasley was charged with parking in a no parking zone. A warrant for Failure to Appear was issued. *Early G. Billups, HI was charged with speeding 93/70 and fined $140.00. *Paul Franklin Brimlow, found guilty of speeding 50/35 and fined $115.00. *James Richard Bruce was found guilty of speeding 50/35 and fined $115.00. *Wonza D. Crowder was found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $480.00, sentenced to six  pro- bation and ten days commu- nity service.  ...... *Larry D. Colton, Jr. was found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $.350.00, sentenced to six months pro- bation and five days commu- nity service. Colton was also charged with loud music, second offense, and fined $,362.50 on this charge. *Tracy Cousins, guilty of speeding 44/25, fined $115.00. *Van A. Culberson was found guilty of driving while license was suspended and fined $1,275.00 and sen- tenced to 12 months proba- tion. *Steven P. Espy was charged with speeding 88/70 and fined $I15.00. *Ashley Lauren Garcia was charged with speeding 87/70 and fined $115.00. *Johnathan A. Gales, who was charged with disregard- ing a stop sign, failed to appear and a warrant was issued. *Raymond P. Griffin, speeding 90/70, timed $140.00. *David D. Houck was charged with no proof of insurance and expired tag. He failed to appear and a war- rant was issued. *Manuel M. Hughley was charged with speeding 86/70 and fined $115.00. *Fanetha A. Johnson was found guilty of disregarding a stop sign and fined $76.50. *Johnny Gerald Johnson, expired tag, was fined $76.50. *William R. Jones was charged with speeding 90/70 and fined $140.00. *Cltristine B. Jordan was charged with speeding 87/70. Jordan failed to appear and a warrant was issued. *Glen W. Klingshirn was charged with having an expired license. He was fined $38.00. *Wonil Lee who was issued. was charged with theft shoplifting, second and a bench warrant w issued. Jason W. McDewell wl was charged with no tag a' failure to appear, was fin' $105.00 and sentenced to si  months probation. *James R. Miles, Jr., w was charged with improp tag and no proof of insuran! hada bench warrant issue : Aaron Moon, who w.: found guilty of disorderl[ conduct, was sentenced three days community se ice. -ECISI *Nina Vargas Payne win= n ' ze vm fined $115.00 for speea/La d 5or3& .Frida *Samuel V. Pearson, o who was charged with s ing 94/70, did not appear a a warrant was issued. [ I *Carl Frank Perdue wf. | I charged with public druff) and fined $155.00, sentencer S to six months probation a w. five days community sex" ice. Perdue was also charg --'-. with open container and fin Bry $285.00 and sentenced to months probation on t charge. -avalie *Gennise Pinson  4-0 found guilty of shopliftihdne and fined $1,275.00, sefaomp tenced to 12 months probinute tion and 10 days communi He service. Pinson was alams c banned from Piggly Wiggtba ov for 12 months, hey d *Tamika R. Pursl" 60- speeding 88/70, was fin6amar $115.00. aturda *Barbara Jean Robins Tho was found guilty of speedi spot 58/45 and fined $75.60. fter A *James O. Robinson, speeding 93/70, was fin $140.o0. ,.Sellers,tl l *Termalne I found guilty of spee 86/70 and fined $113.00: dan *Donald E. Slamey charged with parking in a trh, c park00 zone and $21.75. - ation *Matthew Wesley Swam --Fnam who was charged with le ing the scene of an accidehri  had his case continued u. e i --. February 14. : u t *Eddie Lamar S4mit h charged with noise violaS< = to "" was timed $76.50.  3tal *Clarence. Talley, r ela-- charged with weaving oV . ,. I )i'll the roadway and fined $76, M,, *SarahJoThomas, spe " hag 95/70 was fined $415 hc and sentenced to 12 mont  probation. "  me was charged with DUI dry, l en and possession of mariju n 1 fo less than one ounce. A beffp illi warrant was issue& - I in t *Marsha Carol.Veal t " - . lle charged with speeding 53Wer, and timed $115.00. h , Christopher Lee Wem e was charged with havingn ( altered tag and driving w. "" his license was suspendedRe n warrant for failing to appna  was issued.  . _ ,(ton C found guilty of speeding tiary wayne .Whitt, wifla 1 89/70 and fined $115.00. charged with an mpropa.roll t William Lee Martin was tag, was fined $76.50. , charged with no license on *William Carl Childth,,., d  L person an no proof of m_sur- was found guil of speedourn" ance. A bench warrant was 5.5/35 and fined $140.00. Uche 1 Ter Revwal Starts Jan. Everyone is cordially invited to attend an all faith revtian. coming to Hogansville January 19th through January 2arliet hosted by St. James United Methodist Church. [aWay Services will be held Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 ty 5; Sunday, January 20th, 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.; Mort un Lee January 21st, 7.0 p.m.