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7 he Official Legal Organ of the City of Hogansville ADC 310 25 Volume 56 -- Issue 7 Hogansville, GA. Thursday, February 18, 1999 Six Pages Single Copy: 35 I - i ng .i[ H%GANSVILLE iCall.!] S/Sgt. John Ivey Receives Medal Army Staff Sgt. John E. lvey has ibeen decorated with the Army Com- mtial, imendation Medal. i The medal is awarded to those :ion individuals who demonstrate out- standing achievement or meritorious , service in the performance of their duties on behalf of the Army. lvey is a squad leader assigned to the 1 st Battalion 9th Infantry at Camp Hovey, Tongduchon-Up, South Ko- rea. ! He is the son of Joe E. and Shirley loratot E. Ivey of Hogansville and is a 1992 igraduate of Meridian High School. Callaway Sports Basketball 19 Callaway vs. 8:30 P.M. Landmark Chris- tian Academy Cava- Calhoun 4:30 P.M. Land- mark Christian Academy Baseball "Monday, February 22 Callaway vs. Pike County 26 Callaway vs. (at Troup County Field) "Saturday, February 27 Callaway Troup Cotlnty ail ,CA Lamar Dodd Art Center "Trails, Tales and Transforma- tions." An inaugural retrospective exhibition (1970_99) of 200 works by Atlanta photographer Lucinda Bunnen, March 27- May 8 at LaGrange College For more infor- mation, call (706) 812-7211. Troup Retired Educators To Meet Retired educators of Troup ',ounty School System will meet at Ramada Inn in LaGrange on sday, February 25 at 11:30 A.M. alar scheduled meeting. feature the Gardner Middle School Band. Mrs. Partridge, Presidcm of TREA invites all retired educators in this area to attend this meeting. Baseball/Softball Registration I'togansville Recreation Depart- Will hold registrations for base- for ages 4-14 March 5, from 4:30 until 7:30. ation, please phone the Department at 637-4427. Hours Of Operation .HOgansville Public Library hours time are from 1:00 to P.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; from 10:00 p.m. on Thursday and a.m. to 12 noon on Satur- Bad Language Means Jail Hogansville Municipal Court Timothy Woodard wound up spending a night in the Troup County Jail for cursing in Hogansville City Court last Thursday, February 11, 1999. Judge Robert Whatley imposed the overnight stay in addition to the $91.50 fine for driving on the wrong side of the road, causing an accident. Woodard had pleaded not guilty to the charges. The auto accident had occurred at a railroad crossing. Offi- cer Tom Hatcher had investigated the case. Other dispositions in City Court were: *Michael Darnell Allen, seat belt violation, $15.00 fine. *Robert Gerrod Beasley, disor- derly conduct, bench warrant issued. *Ellis Clark, no proof of insur- ance, dismissed. *Dennis Hugh Cornett, failure to stop for a school bus, $285.00 fine; no insurance, $3075, 20 days com- munity service, and license sus- pended. *Clifford Lewis Dunson, DUI and reckless driving, continued. *Bennie L. Ellison was charged with failure to stop for a railroad crossing. He contended that the warn- ing lights at the Johnson Street cross- ing were not working. The investi- gating police officer was Matt Lind- say. Judge Whatley suspended the crossing charges with a warning; however, fined Ellison $155.00 for failure to appear at the original court date. *Timothy Evans, disregarding a stop sign, $91.50 fine; driving with a suspended license, $1271.00 fine. *Anthony Royrious Gates. no in- surance, dismissed. *Jerry Lewis Glanlon, parking on the wrong side of the road, $155.00 fine; driving with a suspended li- cense, $1271 fine. *Rundee Donta Glanton (age 213), possession of alcohol by a minor, $285.00 fine, and 5 days community service. *Michael James Harris, driving with a suspended license, $1275.00 fine; no insurance. $1275.00 fine and 25 days community service. *Emma Lou Hayes, disorderly conduct, $155.00 fine. *Christopher M. Langley, operat- ing a motor vehicle without insur- ance, removed to State Court. *William E. Morgan, driving with a suspended license, $3075.00 fine and 20 hours community service. *Roger ThomasPeterson, DUI and driving with a revoked license, bond forfeited. *Willie Harold Smith, expired tag, improper tag, case continued. *Willie Lee Tennie. disregarding a railroad crossing, case suspended with warning. *Ben Thomas, Jr., disorderly con- duct, $285.00 fine and 5 days com- munity service. *Jeffrey Leon Thrower, driving with a suspended license, $3075.00 fine; public drunkenness, $285.00 fine and 5 days community service. *Michael Hilton Thrower, public dr, mkenness, $155.00 fine and 5 days community service. * Dauhon David Washington, driv- ing with a suspended license, $1275.00 fine. and 10 days commu- nity service. *Bobby Todd White, DUI, bond forfeited. *Paul Copeland, Jr., probalion vio- lation, continued until March 1,1999. CALLAWAY CAVALIER MATT OGLETREE prepares for football practice Tuesday. The Callaway campus appeared to be the Olympic headquarters this week as football, baseball, boys and girls basketball, tennis, and track and field appeared to be practicing at the same time Both basketball squads are in contention for State honors this week- end. Senator Lee Votes Against Governor's Transportation Bill State Senator Daniel Lee of LaGrange voted last Friday against the Governor's transportation pro- posal, Senate Bill 57. He was the only Democrat to break ranks and vote against the proposal. The bill passed the Senate floor 45-10. "Whenever the government moves to create another level of bureau- crecy, it better have a very good rea- son," Senator Lee said. "If govern- ment does choose to expand appointed bureaucracy, it absolutely, positively cannot give that bureaucracy carte blanche to do what it wants. "I felt like this bill was not in the best interest of West Georgia," Sena- tor Lee said. "It expands the bureau- cracy and appointed government with the creation of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. I was also concerned that the authority would be able to take land owned by local governments and pet forth plas for highway expansion without any citi- zen input. That was too intrusive. Also, I am strongly in favor of com- muter rail expansion, but there, was not specific mention of light rail any- where in the bill. In the end I voted against the bill because I had some "! felt like this bill was not in the best interests of West Geor- gia," said Senator Lee. basic questions about the bill that were never answered. "I feel thai the Federal laws that force the Atlanta area to come into compliance with air quality standards or risk losing Federal highway dol- lars are good ones, but this bill did not lay out plans for compliance," Sena- tor Lee said. "I feel that for too long the state government has allowed the city of Atlanta to expand without paying heed to the natural laws of develop- ment," Senator Lee said. "The state has allowed the city to expand beyond the capacity of the sewage system and has constructed highways to a point that the air is harmful to breathe. While ruining our natural resources, devel- opment has been stolen from the areas that most need commercial and indus- trial development." Senator Lee represents the 29th district, which includes Heard, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding and Troup Counties. Council "W{ rki I" On Railroad The matter of the CSX Railroad cutting Hogansville in half appeared again at the Monday, February 15 meting of the City Council. Hogansville City Attorney and State Senator Dan Lee reported that he has been in communication with the raikoad lawye."They were of the opinion that the City did not have the right to "regulate their trains." Mr. Lee pointed out that Main Street is also a state highway. The Georgia Department of Trans- portation would have an interest in trains blocking Highway 54. This might make them an ally with the City's complaint about dangerous blockage to emergency vehicles. Mayor Wilson St. Clair said that if trains stop and block Main Street they could uncouple and allow traf- fic to pass. Mayor St. Clair is an Assistant Troup County Fire Chief. The Mayor and Council feel very strongly about the crossing issue. Hogansville Wins Award Hoansville Water Department Superintendent Bobby Sprayberry told the Council that the Hogansville water treatment system had placed second in state competition. The contest was for Plant of the Year and was sponsored by the Georgia Water and Pollution Association. Sprayberry and his department have continued to amaze the ex- perts with new innovations for water systems. The), were nudged out by only a few points by a pri- vately owned system. Mayor St; Clair thanked Spray- berry and the entire group of City employees for "good water". See the letter to the editor section, page 2. Mr. Jean DeMarrais appeared before the Council in regard to the Hunt Cliff Village Subdivision. He politely expressed that he and other citizens were concerned that the proposal was in a conservation zone, that much of the property would be considered wetlands, that Yellow Jacket Creek required a 300 foot easement, and he was un- able to get a telephone number for the developer in the Metro Atlanta telephone directory. He pointed out that the Corps of Engineers would need to be involved because of the Conservation District. The property is scheduled to be developed by Southern Value Homes of Canton, Georgia. The 6% electric rate increase passed without discussion or a dis- senting vote. t Investigators with the Troup County Sheriffs Office are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect or suspects in two recent crimes. ..... A restdent on Scott Road toid depu- ties that someone entered his tool shed on or around January 20th and stole several items including a McCullough chainsaw, a Poulan chain saw, a Craftsman hedger and a Weedeater blower. A resident on Mobley Bridge Road told deputies that someone entered his home during the day on February 8th and took a number of items in- cluding a sixteen gauge automatic shotgun, a twenty gauge double bar- rel shotgun, a J.C. Higgins twenty- two caliber rifle, two pump BB guns, a green machine leaf blower, a VCR and an Emerson AM/FM CD player. If anyone has any information about these items, pleasg call the Troup County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. All in- formation you provide Crime Stop- pers will be kept strictly confidential. We don't even need your name or telephone number. All we need is the information you provide about cer- tain crimes. February Is Black Histo "y Month EDITOR'S NOTE: by J. Dan Stout, Editor. The Herald staff had been searching for an appro- priate news article to celebrate Black History month which is February. We found one right under our nose in the Hogansville Herald Archives. The first  to serve on the Hogansville Police force was an African-Amerigan. Her name was Jannie Hardy and we think you will agree.., she was quite a person. The following appeared in the July 6, 1978 issue of the Hogansviile Herald: Hogansville is known as the city of Friendly People but it could just as easily be known as the city of friendly pelicemen or police women. Hogansville is unique in the fact that they are one of the few towns with a population of around 3,000 that has a woman on their police force.. " Joining the police force on Sep- tember 20, 1977, Jannie Hardy be- i came the f'wst woman to serve the rank of police woman in the history of the city. Starting out as a radio operator, she has progressed to the title of certified patrol office this past May when she graduated from Police Academy at Columbus College. While there she studied all aspects of police training and has developed into quite a marksman or markswoman, I should say. When asked what was the hardest part of becoming a police woman she replied, "Learning to listen and un- derstand what the other officers were saying." When asked why she de- cided to get involved in police work she smiled and replied, "It seemed interesting and l just wanted to give is a try. Now, I love it." Bookwork is no stranger to annie as she has served as Ward See'i'etary foreight years at West Georgia Medi- cal Center and St. Mary's Hospital in Connecticut before coming to work for the H.P.D. Her family also plays a very im- portant part in her life. Widowed, she has a son, Jeffery, age 9, who loves to travel. Jannie stated that he has been traveling by plane, by himself since he was five. At present he and his grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Roy Culberson are touring Europe. Jannie also has the travel bug and she plans to visit Germany this fall to visit her sister and brother-in-law. As for hobbies she enjoys jogging 'and all types of exercise. She jogs every day with her sister, Barbara Culberson and at present they are up to 2 1/2 miles. So, all you crooks beware, this lady doesn't need a pa- trol car to run you down, she can do it on foot. EDITOR'S NOTE #2: Later when Hardy became a police offi- cer she appeared before the Hopnsville City Council asking for equal pay with her male patrol- men counterparts. "My question is i " OFFICER JANNIE HARDY, Hogansville Police Department; 1978. why am I being paid one salary and Council mem ber Tommy Joh n- the patrolmen are being paid an- son made a motion that her salary other," Officer Hardy asked the be increased, commenting, "If she council, is going to face the same bullets as the rest ofthem, it is only fair." JANNIE HARDY IN 1996 Her raise and back pay were approved unanimously. Jan n ie's son, Jeff, received the first 'Kids Chance' scholarship in ceremonies conducted by then Governor Joe Frank Harris at the State Capitol. Jeff said the scholarship would allow him to fulfill a iongtime dream. Mrs. Hardy sustained a se- vere head injury while attempt- ing to arrest a murder suspect in August 1983 and was perma- nently disabled as a result of the injury. Jannie now lives in Atlanta but frequently visits Hogansville to see her mother.