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&apos;THE !, 9.. <e 00JHOGANSVILLE ,ear for y it be: exer dditional ne new v : :-> . , ,, : The Official Legal Organ of the City of Hogansville "1 l,lit,tt ' leep; start! Volume 56 -- Issue 5 Hogansville, GA. Thursday, February 4, 1999 Four Pages Single Copy: 35 nunity; re-- k--.-__ lre. ; this year ii ' first. D0qOGANSVILLE] in each "re r -,,- II f ireachers Meeting n Monday, February 8 at 3 p.m., eorgia-Alabama fellowship ling will be held at Bible Baptist ch, 275 Hillcrest Rd., LaGrange. !meeting will break at 5:30 for r. At 6:45 they will meet in the r room. Preachers for the night the youbegin at 7 p.m. a burden Weryone is invited to attend. lation to ,fourto,00llrks & Recreation g, that btL . . - . ,ed when..00mmlSSlOn Meeting Dolly buillhe annual meeting of the Troup }t. nty Parks & Recreation Com- program ;ion will be held Tuesday, Febru- isreinforo 16 at the LaGrange Ramada Inn Is. Clubbc.aFayette Parkway. Registration handbod ns at 5:30 p.m., followed by a ith the Go It auction featuring sports memo- erve Chrii lia and collectors items. :hallengi'here will also be drawings for ir prizes, including a 19-inch color Lvision, plus release of the I believetr}rnission's Annual Report and today h_a "Hall of Fame" inductions. Re- ,sus as tH.n.ments will be provided and the ;ervingh is invited to attend. Please Bro. Patrib'P at 883-1670. nander) a ) have giv nr, children lax orms u and yi'ax forms are available at the lion to b gansville Library. sty. i Crime Stoppers aeets ev "11 ]'1" "  ere will be a Crime Stoppers a at ttingThursdav February4at6"00 ana yo -' " ..... . at LaGrange Pohce Department. fies, then alea b[oryieillng Ate you l Festival AWAN/ lay evenilvezalea Festival is scheduled would liMarch 5-7 at LaGrange College Bil6e2:eawayfAoUmdiiriU'ncall 706-812- e city #6. adiobr( on W'l ,1 at 10: ,s beinl 'e a spe 9rship v iistCht CALLAWAY VERSUS PATS SATURDAY night. No. 34- Ken Grissom maneuvers for the rebound. More on page 4. Callaway vs. LaGrange Saturday, February 6 at Callaway Pilot Club Miss Hogansville Pageant The 1999 Miss Hogansville- cant is underway with practices si- ing on Monday, February 22nd at 5:00 with the Miss girls (ages 16 and up) with Donna Arnold. Following them is me Precious Miss (ages 2-3) with Elaine Ciur at 6:00; oPT-uesday, February 23rd at 6:00 for Tiny Miss (ages 4-5) with Janie Dollar and also at 6:00, the Wee Miss (ages 6-8) with Linda Ayers; then on Thursday. Feb- ruary 25th at 6:00 the Little Miss (ages 9-12) with Sybil Gaddy: on Saturday, February 27th at 3:00. the Junior Miss (ages 13-15) wllh Dec Hendrix. All practices will be at Hogansviilc Elementary auditorium. Registration will be $25.00. The pageant date is March 27th at 6:00 p.m. Piano Lessons Hogansville Recreation De- Free Clothing At Hogansville Food Closet anent will offerpiano lessons start- On February 8th, t"rom 9:00 a.m. your need for the clothes and not try Februarv 9 Cost for four lessons until l:00p.m.,theHogansvilleFood toacquirethem forresale. These have 45. " " Closet will be open to give away been donated by various citizens For information call 706-637- clothes. The Food Closet is located in aroundtownwithnostringsattached. !7. ' the old fbre station adjacent to the Be prepared, however, in that you Police Department. will have to rummage through a lot to Open House We have men's, women's, and find the sizes you need (they are not children's clothing in most sizes sorted by size). Hgansville Senior Center will There are also plenty of shoes. Our Please, if you have a need for cloth- d Open House Tuesday, February only request is that you be honest in ing, come and take what you want. 00,oll eek for l 'ore 2 until 4 p.m_ yers. Hc Everyone is invtted to attend. Navy Airman Recruit Stepp Completes Basic Training Navy Airman Recruit Marketta R. from their firstday in the Navy just as Stepp, daughter of Vinnie B. Grady they do aboard ships and at shore ofGrantville, recentlycompletedU.S, commands around the world. To re- Navy basic training at Recruit Train- inforce the team concept, S tepp and Investigators with the Troup ty Sheriffs Office are askin" g the Public's help in finding the Pect or suspects in the theft of ding materials. resident of the Buck Smith Road tr Hogansville says someone came o his construction site and took t One hundred two by four studs , ten's between Satur- 15th and the following ing Command, Great Lakes, I11. other recruits also were trained in During the eight-week program, has any information please call the Troup Sheriffs Office or Crime at 812-1000. All calls to Stoppers are strictly confiden- will not need to leave your nformation you provide about crimes. If that information arrest, you could be eli- ) to Hogansville City Council New Subdivision Likely At the Monday, February 1 City Council meeting the Council ap- proved the initial process for a new subdivision in Hogansville and the preliminary site plans. The property is located behind the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center and is approxi- mately 200 acres in size and calls for 400 lots. Hunt Cliff Village will be developed by Southern Value Homes of Canton, Georgia. The land involved has more than one owner. The property is on both sides of Yellow Jacket Creek and is bordered by US Hwy. 29, Ga, Hwy. 100, Brooks and Brazell Streets. Iin- pact studies have been performed along with wetland and topographic tests. In addition to single family houses, the initial plans call for apart- ments and a retirement community. There would appear to be emphasis on recreation with walking areas, rec- reation areas, and a swimming pool. Council approved without dissent lots smaller than 3/4 of an acre. The property must be on City water/sew- age and have a minimum 75 foot frontage. Also approved were one bedroom apartments as small as 600 square feet. City electric rates were increased 6%. City Manager David Aldrich pointed out that there has not been an increa.e since 1992. The increase is for both residential and commercial customers. Aldrich said, "This is a matter that comes up periodically. They need to pass on wholesale rate increases to stay in the black. We really have no choice." There will also be a small increase in the monthly charge for security lights. All five Council members voted in favor of the rate increase. City Attorney Dan Lee, now State Senator, reported that the Exit 6 light- ing project is scheduled for April 1999. The massive hole at the entrance to Bass Cross Roads was discussed. Manager Aldrich is working with the state on repairs. Mayor St. Clair ex- claimed, "It is big enough to hide a small Volkswagen." Council approved the lease pur- chase for two police car type ve- hicles; one for the Hogansville Police Department, the other for City Man- ager David Aldrich The cost will be $20,670. The vote was 5-0 in favor. The second reading of the modifi- cation to the Zoning Ordinance passed without discussion. Sybil Maxwell appeared before the Council asking for their support and blessing for the Spring Hum- mingbird Festival. It is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 16, 17, and 18. The Grand Hotel will again host the Kickoff Dinner which this year will feature the famous old- fashioned Johnny Brown's Patio Bar- B-Que. The Saturday and Sunday events will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Festival proceeds are scheduled to go toward City Hall roof repairs. To make Kickoff Dinner reserva- tions, call Glenda Gordon at 706- 637-8828. HOGANSVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (left to right) Meridith Sinns, Courtney Dire, Wesley Fowler, Ja'Kila Brimidge, and Kiura Rhodes. The first grade classes at Hogansville Elementary presented a program k9I It Snow. There were songs, stories, and the students acted out a poem about the Five Little Snowmen. The students are waiting for the real snow to fall this winter. Below (left to right) Randy Bailey, Courtney Maxwell, Zachry Maxwell, Shakeeela Cousin, and Shakeria Glanton. Stcpp completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval cus- toms, fast aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis is also placed on physical fitness. Stepp and other recruits also re- ceived instruction on the Navy's core values -- honor, courage and commit- ment -- and how to apply them to their military performance and personal conduct. Stepp joins 55,000 men and women who will enter the Navy this year from all over the country. Men and women train together preventing sexual harassment and ensunng equal opportunity. Even as the naval service gets smaller over the next few years, highly motivated young people like Stepp are still finding an opportunity to improve their knowledge and educa- tion as they become part of the most highly technical naval force in his- tory. This year alone the Navy will have more than 57,000 job openings and opportunities which include guar- anteed training. Stepp is a 1993 graduate of Newnan High School and is a 1997 graduate of Valdosta State Univer- sity with a BA degree. Hogansville Herald Sold To Grimes Group The Hogansville Herald and four other newspapers in the Trib Publica- tions group have been sold to Grimes Publications, effective with the Feb- ruary editions. Robert E. Tribble, president of Trib, said that selling the newspapers was a difficult decision, but he felt he needed more time to devote to the other newspapers in his organiza- tion. Tribble's corporate headquar- ters will continue to be in Manches, ter, where he resides. The other newspapers in last week's transaction are The Manches- ter Star-Mercury, the Meriwether Vindicator, the Talbotton New Era and The Harris County Journal. The Herald was started in 1944 by Thorne Lane and was acquired by Tribble from Jim Wood in 1974. It was owned and edited for a number of years by the late Cecil Hamby. Millard B. Grimes, president of the acquiring group, is a familiar name in West Georgia and Troup County. He was most recently publisher and editor of Georgia Trend, a statewide business and political magazine. Grimes was born in Newnan and grew up in LaGrange and Columbus. He worked for the Columbus news- papers for 20 years, including seven years (1962-1969) as editor-in-chief of The Columbus Enquirer. He formed a publish ing company in 1969 to buy the Opelika (Ala.) Daily News, and during the past 30 years, Grimes Publications has owned and operated more than 25 newspapers and two magazines in Georgia and Alabama. Grimes sold the company's last newspaper in early 1994 to concen- trate on Georgia Trend, which is the largest circulated magazine based in Georgia. "I'm happy to be back in the news- paper business," Grimes said this week, "and especially pleased at the opportunity lobe involved with news- papers that serve the area where I grew up and lived most of my life. Bob Tribble and I have been friends for many years, and I appreciate the fact that he chose our company to manage his hometown newspaper and the newspapers on which his com- pany was founded. Bob is one of the truly remarkable entrepreneurs in the newspaper field today, and he will still own more Georgia weeklies (plus a daily in Fayette County) than any other single publisher." Grimes said a management team will be announced next week to suc- ceed Tribble, who had served as pub- lisher of The Herald and the other four newspapers. Grimes Publications is a family- oriented company. Grimes' wife, Charlotte, and their children, James S. Grimes, Kathy Grimes Garrett and Laura Grimes Cofer are the other officers and directors. Mrs. Grimes (Charlotte) is a native of Hams County and a graduate of old Hamilton High. She is the daughter of the late Maidee Beers Sheridan, and the granddaughter of the late Charles and Ella Beers of Cataula. Jim, Kathy and Laura were all born in Columbus and are graduates of Auburn University. Jim is also a graduate of the University of Georgia Law School. He worked for 15 years on the company's newspapers and was managing editor of Georgia Trend before starling a law practice in Athens. Laura was editorial coor- dinator and creative director of Geor- gia Trend for four years, and also worked on Georgia Journal, the company's other magazine. Millard and Charlotte live in Ath- ens, but have a second home at Calla- way Gardens in Pine Mountain, where they now plan to spend even more time. Grimes is on the Board of Visi- tors for Callaway Gardensanda long- time supporter, as well as a property owner. "Having the chance to operate these newspapers is a homecoming for our family," Grimes said. "I know the history of this area very well and am also familiar with current condi- tions. I truly believe West Georgia's greatest years are jusl ahead, and we are proud to have the chance to play a role in its progress." Like Tribble, Grimes is a former president of the Georgia Press Asso- ciation (1985-86) and is also a former president of the Magazine Associa- tion of Georgia.