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Roundball Action Heats Up Gym -2A ...... .......... " Ear s Make ,m Ramp' -SA 2576 The "ll Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 NO. 5 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2003 i 8 PAGES . 1 SECTION . 50 Busy Bowl N GETER he Hogansville Police )artment was busy over Super Bowl weekend, ring two DUI arrests. On Saturday, January 25, webT Pproximately 8:30 p.m., cers stopped a 1996 Ford l e r c i; get that was headed north Highway 29 after notic- the vehicle crossing the ter line. qy effe After turning onto dy con ;hway 100, reports state : Jimmy Lee Hunt, 38, of te sale. gansville was stopped as crossed the center line  again. f Hunt told police that he h't have a license. m, ':fAt this point, an odor of !alcoholic beverage was St ut the person '_A The driver told police 4 his license was revoked. refused to take the aico- heck test. !Police said Hunt had a ny Probation warrant on I. He was charged with , on a revoked license, to maintain lane and He was transported to the in Grange. January 26 1 a.m., offi- Stopped a Hogansville and charged him with Reports state that Lamar 48, of 18C Head driving a 1994 Grand Am, was for having no tag Officer Edward Lee stat- asked to step Allums was on his feet and a of alcohol came was transported the Troup County other news, Peggy of 509 West Main told police that 8:30 p.m. Saturday 8:15 Sunday morning, her mail- this incident remains investigation. Omb Threat Sought 'Y Lawmen County investiga- are asking for your help the person that in a bomb threat to the on January 23rd ).m. a thorough search courthouse, it was prank call. also need in locating the per- that entered the coun- between January r 21st. value have any informa- about these or any are asked to call at 812-1000. IfAN GETER ! I I I I ! i Now That's Cold! FLAG00 BANK By Bryan Geter BRRRR .... IT'S COLD - a rather cold streak came through this community last Friday as the temperatures dropped into the single digits. At 9:20 a.m. Friday, the temper- ature at the Flag Bank on High Street in Hogansville was six degrees. One man said at 5 a.m., the same thermometer read four degrees. By Bryan Getter CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Karmarcha Martin brings the ball down the floor against Greenville on Friday evening as Lady Patriot Dereka Brown defends. ,,Details, 2A City Lifts Outdoor Water Ban Wash Your Car, Water Lawn: It's Finally Okay, Say Officials In other business, By BRYAN GETER It's okay to wash your car or water your lawn in the City of Hogansville as well as all over the state after the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) lifted the water ban last week. Hogansville City Manager David Aldrich brought the matter before the council last week, saying the EPD has lifted the water restrictions. He said he thinks "the city will be fine by lifting the local total ban." The state restrictions went into effect on July 11, 2001. The EPD removed the restrictions because od the abundant rainfall since mid- Aldrich said he has met with the Department of Transportation concerning the caution light located at Maple and E. Main Streets. Aldrich said the DOT came "the same day we called them and they report- ed the light is functioning as it is supposed to function." "Any time a car comes up, they said it will flash on Maple Street," Aldrich said. Councilman Charlie Frank Martin had concerns about the accidents that have occurred on the railroad tracks in the city. The most recent was last week. He said in the last five years, the city has had three deaths caused from train accidents and three more o, ber. _ person who have been run ....... Er-rli' gat'8"ti.  t'S- 0  er, fSUt sui-vivea. reservoir is full at this time. "We have plenty of water coming in and plenty going out," he stated. Hogansville's peak capacity is 990,000 gallons of water per day. Aldrich said the city uses approximately half that amount daffy. For efficient use of out- door water, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recommends: water early or late and not in the midday heat; avoid water- ing on windy days; and give the vegetation a good soak- ing to encourage good root systems. "That is too many acci- dents for a city the size of Hogansviile," he stated. Martin asked if the rail- road could erect a fence along adjacent Highway 29 to deter people from crossing the tracks. Aldrich said he would make contact with the rail- road on the matter. Former Councilman Ezra Whitmore thanked the city council for pursuing the mat- ter of getting a traffic light installed hopefully this year at the busy intersection of Bass Cross Roads and Hwy 54 at 1-85. Underground Utilities In Cards for Creekside? By BRYAN GETER Patrick Gehren, an attor- ney representing Southern Synergy Land Company who owns the propertyat Creekside subdivision, appeared before the Hogansville City Council Tuesday evening for the sec- ond time this month asking the city to pay $20,000 they had discussed at an earlier meeting. The city has an ordinance stating it would pay $20,000 for the overhead utilities at the subdivision in the first phase which includes 60 homes. The owners want under- ground utilities because it is more attractive to home buy- ers and are willing to pay $36;000 for underground util- ities which will cost approx- imately $56,000 - $58,000 for phase one. '"We hoped the city would do its part to pay for under- ground," Gehren said. Gehren said the cost for the underground utilities is more than his company had thought, but are willing to pay the extra. Gehren said plans for the Creekside project were place before the ordinance was passed. Under the proposed deal, the developer would have to pay an estimated extra $36,000 for the underground utilities. Gegren said now the developers have agreed to pay the cost for 60 new water taps up front at a cost total- ing $27,000.. !'The city will benefit by having a better subdivision," Gehren said, "and once the underground is in, there will be lower costs to the city." The city will be responsi- ble for the cost of the instal- See CREEKSIDE, Page 2A Pre-K and First Kindergarten to Hold Registration February 13, 2003 from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. * Pre-K - (must be 4 on or before 9/1/03); required document.s are cer- tified birth certificate; copy of child's social security card and proof of address. * Kindergarten - ( must be 5 on or before 9/1/03); required docu- ments are birth certificate; immu- nization form 3231; eye, ear and den- tal check form 3300, social securi- ty number and proof of address. Students currently enrolled in Troup County public or private pre- k programs must register for kindergarten. Students who register for pre-k after February 14, 2003, will be placed on a waiting list. Students who register for kindergarten after February 14, 2003 will be assigned based on avail- able seats in their zone. , Schools 2003-2004 kindergarten regis- will be held at Hogansville West Point Elementary troup County Parent Center at 3157 Roanoke Road. An Additional site is the IYoup County Health Department located at 107 Medical Drive in LaGrange. The dates are February 10-14, 2003 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday February 11, 2003 from 8:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.; and Thursday,