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tville :s were 6 11 in the ,ach Bill half we "rom the them in '.pped up d it." point for handed ey Smith ament i remen. , THE SERVING HOGANSVILLE SINCE 1944 HOGANSVILLE The Official Legal Organ of the City of Hogansville Volume 56 -- Issue 6 Hogansville, GA. Thursday, February 11, 1999 Six Pages Single Copy: 35 HHAppOGANSVILLE ...... ;:i .... Hours Of Operation Hogansville Public Library hours during standard time are from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Satur- day. :) p.m. ;kets Rebecca Woody On Dean's List The State University of West Geor- gia named 791 students to the fall Semester Dean's List, according to Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, Jr., vice presi- (lent for academic affairs. Among those named to the Dean's List was Rebecca Woody of Hogansville. Students who achieve a grade point ratio of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours of college level courses in which grades A-Fare given are placed on the Dean's List for that Semester. A coeducational, residential, lib- e.ral arts institution, the State Univer- sity of West Georgia is a charter member of the University System of Georgia. founded in 1933, the insti- !ution grew from a district agricul- tural and mechanical school to a four- year college in 1957, and became a slate university in 1996. Degrees are offered in more than 50 major fields of undergraduate study, and in more than 35 areas of graduate study. Pre-School Storytime "Pre-School Storytime" for ages three to five at Hogansville Public Library every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. , Gay, i d,. ii-.. i1 iI ltering aires a cellent pply in Lenten Luncheon First United Methodist Church will t obServe Lent on February 17 at 12 noon; also March 10 and March 31. There will be worship service and i a light lunch Will be served. Everyone is invited. LaGrange College Theater Musical Rock 'n' roll rules once more when leather jacket boy meets bobby socks irl" r, ,, .g in Grease , the LaGrange Col- lege Theatre Arts winter production that will run February 18-21 and Feb- 1935 PHOTOGRAPH OF HOGANSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Performing Arts members in "The Princess Marries the Page" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. At left is director and speech teacher Evelyn Powell. The production was the State of Georgia One Act Play winner and also won tri-state bond rs for Georgia, Florida, Alabama at Hunington Coe near Montgomery, Alabama. Page, Winette Phillips Cook; King, Minnie Ruth Green Wood; Princess, Nina Birdsong Balk (deceased); Nobleman, Frances Justice Head. HOGANSVILLE POST OFFICE CUSTOMERS were delighted to lind refreshments being served in the Post Office lobby Wednesday morn- ing, February 3rd. Customers were greeted by Hogansville Postmas- ter, Linda Clark l..ynch, as they entered the lobby and invited to sign up for the door prize drawing and to help themselves to cake, coffee and an assortment of other finger foods. At 10:30 Postmaster Lynch, assisted by Master Stephen Boatman, drew for the door prizes. The winners were Frances Robinson, James Young, Linda Reynolds, Frecl Bass, Laurabell Finley, Virginia Powers and Shirley Mitchell. "This was our second annual Customer Appreciation Day and we feel it was a great success," said Postmaster Lynch. "My staff and myself are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community. We pledge to continue to provide excellent service to our customers and let them know how much we appreciate them." Sheriff rMakes Burglary Arrest Four Atlanta area men have been arrested and charged with the bur- glary Thursday of a South Troup County home. The arrests occurred in Union City before the crime was even reported, according to Sheriff Donny Turner. Twenty year old Christopher Vernon Russell of Riverdale, twenty-six year old James Fred Gann, III of Conley, thirty year old Christopher Michael Ogles of Jones- boro and thirty-three year old Tony Lamar Ogles of Jonesboro have all been charged with one count of bur- glary. They face additional charges in Union City. "Our investigators were notified by Union City Police about two Thursday afternoon that they had stopped four people for a traffic violation who may have possibly committed a burglary in Troup County," Sheriff Turner says. "It was another thirty minutes before the victim actually discovered the ruary 25-27. tlogansville Area i "Grease" takes a rousing look at growing up in the super-cool 1950s, Jobless Rate Drops when slicked-back hair, skin-tight i., .Pedal-pushers, pajama parties, and TO 3.7 Percent drive-ins were the rage. Here's a chance to do your duck-tail, put on State Labor Commissioner Your poodle skirt, and join in on the Michael Thurmond said recently that I tu_n With Rydell High's spirited class the unemployment rate in the Chatta- or 1959. hoochee-Flint region declined to 3.7 K The musical will be nostalgic for percent in December, down from 3.9 thoSe growing up in the 1950s, as percent inNovember.Thearea'sjob- less rate was 4.2 percent in December Well as the generation who raced to the ..... 1997. 1978.- movie theater to see Grease in The Chattahoochee-Flint region S OFI Allshowswillbeheldat7:30p.m. and most other areas of the state had ! exeepttheSundayproductions, which declining unemployment rates dur-  are held at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 ing the month, with the deereases due for adults and $5 for children and mainly to seasonal factors, as retail- na'LaGrange College students, and rary workers during the holiday shop-ers hired some part-time and tempo- tgluP rates are available. Please call ..lox Office at (706) 812-7213 for ping season. .e.t  "The Chattahoochee and Flint River area continues to have an un- employment rate in the three percent range," Thurmond said. "While we were pleased with the decline in the rate for December, we know that some employers have jobs that are unf'dled, because of a shortage of workers with the skills and training to meet their specific needs. My goal is to develop a work force with the skills to meet the job demands of employers throughout Georgia." About 123,800 residents of the area were employed in December, as overall unemployment declined by 270 to 4,700. Georgia's unemployment rate de- clined to 3.6 percent in December, down from 3.8 percent in November. The state's jobless rate was also 3.8 percent in December 1997 burglary and called 911 ." A Union City police officer stopped the group's car for a traffic violation shortly after one Thursday. During a search of the car, officers found a Troup High School class ring and other items linking the merchandise to a residence on West Drummond Road in southern Troup County. Union City Police then notified the Troup County Sheriff's Office. "Our investigators were actually already on the scene when the victim called 911. She had come home, found her house broken into and left that location tocall91 l.While shewason her way to call us, we arrived at her house," Turner explains. All four men will now be charged with burglary by the Troup County Sheriff's Office. They are being held in Union City on other charges in- cluding theft by receiving. All of the property taken in the burglary is being returned to the owner. Chief Investigator Captain Willis Grizzard says more charges could be filed against the four men as the in- vestigation continues. Crime Stoppers Rewards The Board of Directors of the Troup County Crime Stoppers has approved three rewards for two hun- dred and fifty dollars. The informa- tion provided by these callers led authorities to the arrests of three people on various charges. The caller with code number 3877 gave LaGrange Police the informa- tion they needed to charge a Pine Mountain woman with a burglary that occun'ed last fall That caller will now receive a one hundred dollar reward. The caller with code number 3918 gave Troup County Sheriff's Depu- ties the whereabouts of a woman wanted on a warrant for probation violation. That caller will now re- ceive a fifty dollar reward. The person with caller code num- ber 4025 gave local authorities all the information they needed to find the map responsible for the armed rob- bery of a convenience store on Lafayette Parkway in January. That caller was approved to receive a one hundred dollar reward. Law enforcement representatives at the meeting told the board that the arrests would not have been possible without the information from the Crime Stoppers phone line. Crime Stoppers Seeks Help Investigators with the Troup County Sheriffs Office are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect or suspects in three recent crimes. The owner of a log truck told deputies that he had left his green LT42-4 Pitts trailer at a location on Roanoke Road on New Year's Eve but when he returned four days later, the trailer was gone. The owner of a sod grass farm on Dallis Mill Road told deputies that someone has damaged his fields twice recently by driving a vehicle onto his fields. The first incident took place during the overnight hours of January 25th and the sec- ond incident occurred during the overnight hours of February 2nd. Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 812-1000 All informati6n you provide Crime Stoppers will be kept strictly confi- dential. Crime Stoppers operates as a non- profit organization with its reward funds coming totally from commu- nity contributions and fund-raisers. The Crime Stoppers line is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week as a confidential service to the community. Callers can give in- formation about criminal activity without giving their name or tele- phone number. If that information leads to an arrest, that caller is then eligible to receive a cash reward. THE HOGANSVILLE SENIOR CENTER DEDICATION was held Tuesday, February 9, 1999 with an official ribbon cutting. Assisting with the festivities are: (left to right) Don Howell, Gloria Sanford, Bobby Buchanan, Mary Jo Veal, Nancy Seegar, Carolyn Burgess, David Aldrich, Wilson St. Clair, Faye Hobbs, Julia Hayes.