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[i V ° ;e The 414 J]}i C 3"'-f:,ULN PO BOX 164;:.t TZlVq-EN t-iA 3 } ") ' ' -  :;4 Official Legal Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the HogansviUe-Grantville Area PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Submitted photo CONFERENCE HELD - A press conference was held Wednesday, January 12 by Troup Sheriff Denny Turner with members of the Board of Directors of Pineland to announce the plans of a new cottage. The new cottage will double the number of boys who can be at the local home. ttage Construction egins at Pineland Get Editor County Sheriff r'B,xrner held a joint press with members of Board of Directors January 12 at the 2048 Young's Road. ;hertff er, Pineland Director Shayne ;and Board Chairman a new ˘ionstruction on the campus that will dou- number of young boys who can be served at the local home. The construction, while boosting the size of Pinel}ad, will also add to the local econ- omy in the form of jobs both during construction and after- wards. was first opened in 1991 and since then has housed 220 abused or neglected boys from around the state. Camp Pioneer, on the Pineland Campus, has also been home to about four thousand young people from around the state during The new cottag& bg = D-A-R,F-- Camps, Foster Care paid for with funds given to the Camps and other camps struc- Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes, Inc. by a well known member of the community in honor of her late husband. The Pineland Campus of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes tured to help young people. The Pineland Campus of the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Home is located on Young's Mill Road just outside the city limits of LaGrange. You OK?' System • Well in Troup ing alone who may not have someone already checking on them everyday." County Sheriff ny Turner successfully a program in June, which has helped the and disabled people in HE SAID THE "Are You O.K." system uses a comput- er to call subscribers at the same time each day, seven days a week. If the resident is okay, all he or She has to do is pick up the phone and then hang it up. If there is no answer or the line is busy, the computer will call again. If repeated calls receive no /ram is called'"Are .had been looking at s to check on the elderly !disabled residergs of the periodically ,and we this system,'* Turner "I think this system will the fieeds of those liv- Wyatt Seeks bate Judge Seat M. Wyatt'is pleased to r for the 2ourt County. A LaGrange he graduated from ;chool in I956, University in 1960 and . School of Law, sity in 1962 and, Yeap stint in the U.S. practiced law in for the past thirty  years. is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Troup County Bar Association, Coweta Circuit Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is a member of Kiwanis International, Loyal Order of Moose, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Union Lodge No. 28 F & AM and a Scottish Rite Mason. He is married to the former Brenda Brooks of Phenix City, Alabama. They have five chil- dren and seven grandchildren. Stoppers Seeking Leads Recent Chainsaw Thefts with the Sheriff's Office for leads in the of chainsgws, pri- the south end of the thefts occurred I of October and of January on Baugh's Cross Road, Salem Road, Seminole Road, Hardy Road and Bartley Road. The items taken include an eighteen inch Poulan chainsaw, a Poulan bow saw, a sixteen inch Poulan chainsaw, two model 51 Husqvarna chainsaws and two eighteen inch Stilhl chainsaws. answer, a patrol car will be dispatched to the resident. Turner said other counties across the.state also use this ; system and it has been cred- ited with saving lives. Turner said in the past, elderly or disabled residents would have to rely on alert sys- tems to call for help. "There were times they couldn't activate the alert sys- tem if they had fallen outside the home or in another room of the house," he said. THE "ARE YOU O.K." sys- tem calls everyday at the same time. This allows the emer- gency personnel o know the resident is okay. The system is free of charge to any resident of Troup County or the incorpo- rated areas of LaGrange, West Point or Hogansville. "We are proud to have this system as part of the 'protect and serve' concept," Turner said. "The fact it is paid for by monies seized from drugs dealers makes it even better. It's a free system for those who need it." A total of 62 residents in Troup County are presently using this system. Seven peo- ple in Hogansville arb cur- rently using the system. The residents of Hogansville utilizing the sys- tem say the program is very good and the call always come at the same time everyday without fail. For information on the "Are You O.K." program call the Troup County Sheriff's Department at 883-1616, extension 277. --- Bryan Geter Electricity Rates Up 5.8 Percent By Bryan Geter Associate Editor Hogansville citizens will see an increase in electricity rates, after the city council voted 4-1 Tuesday to adopt a 5.8 percent hike. Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Hogansville City Council met Tuesday night to discuss the increase of electricity rates. A light agenda was on tap, but one item will effect every citizen in Hogansville. Electric rates are going up, effective with the next billing. City Manager David Aldrich explained at the last council meeting the city absorbed a rate increase in July of 2.2 percent. He said a rate passed on to the city in January, 5.8 per- cent, is more than the city can afford to absorb. A motion to increase the electricity rate by 5.8 percent was put on the floor. With the motion on the floor, Councilman Jimmy Jackson asked it the city could afford to live with a rate increase of 5.5 percent. Aldrich said if the council would like to consider a 5.5 percent increase, he would need time to gather informa- tion as to the financial impact it would have on the city. Mayor Wilson St. Clair called for a second to the motion and it was given. The motion for a 5.8 percent increase passed by a 4-1 vote with Jackson voting against the recommendation by the Aldrich. THE COUNCIL VOTED to rescind the first reading of a sign ordinance at the request of Jackson. The first reading was held at the last council meeting. However, Aldrich and City Attorney Danny Lee made changes to the ordinance. The council agreed to rescind the first reading because of the changes made. "David did a lot of research," Lee said. "If we hold the first reading at the next meeting, it will give the councilmembers and the pub- lic time to look it over." It was decided to hold the first reading at the next meet- ing of council, which will be held in two weeks. THE COUNCIL APPROVED a marketing agreement with Municipal Electric Association of Georgia (MEAG). "Our electricity customer base is growing and we have to get supplemental power," Aldrich said. "MEAG will pro- vide that power for us with this agreement." ALDRICH INFORMED the council it was time to pur- chase baseball equipment for the recreation department. He said the city let bids to four companies but only two returned bids. He said the city usually spends around $6,200 on recreation equipment. IN OTHER BUSINESS, the council decided to repair the roof at the police station. Aldrich said only Daniel Construction carried the required insurance and bond required by the city for such services. Daniel bid $2,800 to com- plete the work. Councilman Larry Dorrough said he felt other quotes could be obtained in the next few days. The council decided to proceed with the repairs, pro- vided the repairs would not cost more than $2,800. ALDRICH INFORMED the council the water ban was still in effect in the city and he recommended the odd and even routine to the council. He said residents with odd addresses could use water for outside projects on odd days of the month and those with even addresses could water on even dates. The council agreed to accept the proposal. JACKSON TOLD his fel- low council members there were holes in the road at High and Oak Streets which were in need of repair. Councilwoman Jean Crocker asked the city man- ager what progress was being made to deal with the dilapi- dated or abandoned homes in the city. He assured her the city was almost ready to notify the owners of its intentions to take necessary actions to cor- rect the situation. HOGANSVILLE'S FIRST BABY OF 2000. The first baby of the new millennium from Hogansville was born on January 4 at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. Keyontavious Jervon Sims weighed 7 Ibs. and 14 oz.and was 18 inches long. Proud mother, LeAnntoinette Sims, holds Keyontavious and brother, Jarius Alexander, 1 year old. Keyontavious also has a sister, Patrial Sims, 5 years old. His father is Patrick Reeves. The maternal grandparents are James Cameron and Janice Sims of Hogansville.