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Almost an Upset! Page 2 Grizzard Page 4 ] Th I I s Needed Page 6 I Illl PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGAVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grant00lle Area 59, NO. 5 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2002 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 z - Ms. Joycie Brown, HES reading coordinator, reads to Mrs. Mindy Dukes first grade lab students on Monday. Pictured with Brown are (L_R) Ryan Bowen, Lizzie Arrington, Onevious Terrace Goens, Antonio Mitchell, Ms. Brown, Hunter Worley, Sarai Vidal and Neisha Reed. Needed Hogansville lernentary School is for volunteers to 15 to 30 minutes a eek to help students to 'q'his is a gift that dll ist a life time," Joycie ,rown, school reading said. For more information Nancy Taylor or Ms. ,rown at (706) 812-7990 fax at 812-7996. By an/an GREAT START - Mrs. Leslie Howard's Fourth Grade extension enjoys and learns more on how to read during class Monday rooming. Pictured above are students, Alex Hardaway, Jonathan Harper, Ms. Howard, Jalisa Bussie and Kylie Vermeer. Tackle Cursing, Wine-Toting Walker Geter HogansviUe Police had a busy week includ- ;and dis- COnduct. Monday morning, men, Rundee Donta ton and Frederick ar and one Mary Jean Grissom, Short said he Outside to see: what was going on, saw the trio walking across the railroad tracks and told them to stop. But the officer said they began to walk faster, going by several businesses. Short said he kept yelling for them to stop as he ran across Highway, saying he was a policeman. Short said they had their hands in their pockets and he told them to "take your hands out of your pockets and sit on the ground." Then he told Glanton, 23, of 314 Boozer Street, that he was under an arrest for pub- lic drunkness. Short said Glanton was using loud profanity and had a bottle of wine hanging out of his coat pocket. Glanton then ran and offi- cers then gave chase. After Glanton was tack- led about a hundred yards away, he still was using pro-. fanity and was very belliger- ent, reports stated. He began to kick the offi- cers and tried to bite one offi- cer before he was hand- cuffed. Glanton was taken to the Hogansvflle Police Station, where he continued to be bel- ligerent and loud, using pro- fanity at the officers. After refusing to be quiet, officers added a disorderly conduct charge to Glanton and he was transported to the West Georgia- Medical Center, treated and then taken to the Troup County Sheriff's Department. City Says 'No' for Rate Hike Council Won't Raise Fees For Electric Customers By Bryan Geter The Hogansville City Council voted Tuesday night to keep the electric rates the same for residents even though it's facingan increase itself. The action comes even though the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia is raising its wholesale elec- tric rates up by three percent. Councilman Jimmy Jackson requested the coun- cil let the city absorb the costs and then re-evaluate the increase in July. Cities that do not pass the rate increase alone usually ends up subsidizing them Councilman Charlie Frank Martin said he doesn't see how the city can avoid passing the rate increase to the customers. He noted the increase is from MEAG and the city can absorb it. The last increase was about a year ago. City officials said the average customer pays about a $100 per month in electric bills so the increase would be about $3 more. In other business, it was announced that a public hear- ing will be held on February 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed comprehensive land use plan. If approved, it must go ..wi money aout of the befor the State m general funds, of Community Affairs where Councilman Jack Leidner said, "If we don't raise the rate by the amount of the increase, the folks that hold the bonds may force us to raise it later on, saying we are not operating profitably enough." it will be evaluated and then sent back to the council for final approval. *The council appointed Bill Stankiewicz to represent Hogansville on the West Point Lake Development Authority. 4 Cans of Snuff Enough For Shoplifting Charge By Bryan Geter A Hogansville man, Phfllip Stel]hens of 867 Corinth Rod, was charged with shoplifting on Sunday after allegedly taking four cans of snuff from Igles Supermarket on Hwy 54 totaling $25. Mack Baird, an employ- ee at Ingles, told police that he had seen Stephens put two can_s of snuff in his buggy. Reports states that when Stephens walked outside, Baird stopped him and asked him if he had those two cans of snuff. Stephens said he had put them back on the shelf. When the two went to the shelf to check out Stephens statement, four cans of snuff were missing, Baird told the officer. After police patted him down, two more cans were found on him. Stephens said he got them at the Piggiy Wiggly. After calling the Piggiy Wiggly store, Baird was told that they did sell that prod- uct, but none were sold that particular day. At that point, Stephens was arrested and taken to the police station. In another incident, Tina Hendrix of Money Back located at 1831E. Main Street told police a white male driv- ing a red Honda with a yel- low racing stripe pumped$13 worth of gasoline and drove off without paying, ,000 Donation Helps Revive " Work for City Hall Geter The renovation of City Hall is on track after a local Callaway Foundation for a grant but was turned down last week Then property owner and resident John H. Jones said he would give $5,000 give the toward the project if the city week. would use the $10,500'wind- to the old Royal - which is now city was ready to began. then it was discov- the building had a lead- and it needed to before the city get started. cost for the paint hsked the fall" that was received for selling a small parking lot to a lawyer earlier this month. Suzanne Cook, former mayor, gave $1,500 toward the project that she had raised for the project. City Manager David Aldrich said the additional $4,000 could he transferred from various funds. Hogansville has already collected $91,000 from two state grants which is need- ed to restore the facade of city nan. One grant was a $16,000 Heritage grant and the other was $35,000 from a drive Senator Dan Lee spearhead- ed. More than $20,000 was generated from the annual Hummingbird Festival last fan. Patton Construction of Atlanta has been given the "go ahead" to start work on the Phase One construction. Aldrich said the work should start in late February or early March. ev=W=. HELP - Discovery that the his- toric Royal Theatre building had a lead- based paint threw a monkey wrench into the ongoing renovation plans. But thanks to a $5 ,000 donation from John H. Jones, work can soon resume.The structure now houses the dry hail