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POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO, 35 b 60, NO. 8 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2003 8 PAGES • 1 SECTION • 50€ II IBBI I l I i I I 1 Bll m m ! f, y at It n; f, m ie GETER Hogansville City voted Monday at the regular coun- set March 17, date for three public first hearing will be ) P.m. and is for rezon- Commerce Street C-1 to R-2. second hearing will 6:4S P.m. and is for a occupation at 202 B Street for David final hearing will be ,:50 p.m. and is for an at Shell Mart. other actions, The approved the Plans for Creek subdivision is located on Highway er and builder told the council gin on days and building by L said the subdivision lift stations. the serve 31 smaller and will cost between Subdivision Variance Is Rejected ,: Council Sticks to Guns On 75-Foot Frontage : 'ii: : ,, have to change for others .... : ....... By BRYAN GETER that may come or be in a ! ! lawsuit." The seven or eight pro- St. Clair said, "We can >::: posed subdivisions planned look at each situation that : :: :  :ii:;:<:i !::::: for Hogansville are keeping may come and make deci- city officials busy. sions at that time concerning The Greenwave Villa on each matter." Mountville Road is under new Councilman Jack Leidner ownership but still a topic for said he"was not terribly com- the city counciL fortable" with the 6S-foot AndyRichardson told the frontage. " ;::: council he was trying to 'Tll have to go with the replat the lots so construc- viewpointoftheplanningand tion can get started, zoning committee," he stat- Richardson asked the ed. council to consider a 65 foot St. Clair asked the coun- frontageinsteadofthe75foot cil to consider a 70 ft. frontage the city's planning frontage, 10 ft. on the side and zoning committee ree- and 20 ft. in the rear. ommended. Then the mayor said to He said it was important Richardson, "If the council to make it 65 feet "in order votes for this recommenda- " tion, and if you" can woik it Richardson said he is out at the footage, then you , planning to build an addition- can move on with the proj- al 216 homes onthe land. ect." Manager David He said the houses will be The council voted 3-2 council that similar to those there now. against the request, with 'Recreation Mayor Wilson St. Clair Councilpersons Jimmy said the houses will be as nice Jackson and Jean Crocker sent bids out ornicer, but will be on small- voting to allow the 70 ft. ae demolition of the old : er lots. frontage and 1 gym and the bids will ned on February 25. The mayor called the Councilmen Leidner, OUncilman Jimmy  location and matter a Martin and Bobby Joe Son said that retired INTENSE FUN - The players gave it their best as the Kimberly-Clark Partners in unique situation. Frazier casted the vote O.Yee Skeet Kent is will- Education sponsored a basketball game last week at the Crocker gym. It was a fun But Councilman C,F. against the matter. help train someone to time for the old and young, with proceeds earmarked to buy a computer..Story, more Martin said if the council St. Clair said,"It looks like ck the fire hydrants in photos, 8A changes its variance for this we'll stick with the 75 ft. that are out of order, developer, "then we would frontage." Speedl' ' ng, Defect've Eq "pm t D aw Court Fines" )S the way to go with 1 Ul en r )reject,,, He stated.. t the present time,   charged with disregarding a charged with an expired tag fined$150.00foropencanvio- violation and fined $15.00. msville has 11 hydrants By VALINDA IVEFIY stop sign and failed to appear, and fined $120.75. lation. *Cedric teen Stinson was aeed repacking. *Brandi Laverne Taylor, *Kimberly Teresa Bell *Christopher S. Choate, fined $50.00 for safety belt °Uncilwoman Jean Judge Robert Whatley who was charged with oper- was fined $89.50 for speed- who was charged with speed- (child) violation. a.er told the board that disposed of a large number atingavehiclewithoutavalid ing 84/70. ing 83/70 and failure to ,Cassandra Thompson aty still has dog prob- of court cases in Hogansville tag, also failed to appear. ,Corey Deshone Burston appear, was fined $76.50 plus was charged with tag light Stating puppies are Recorder's Court February ,Dan Lee Maxihmer was was charged with failure to $145.00. requirement and child safe- , rote flu ," , wers at an eld- 13th. charged with tag light use a signal and fined $89.50. .Jose Abel Lopez was ty belt violation and fined tady s residence on Charges ranged from requirement and operating a .Ronald O. Burston was fined $116.00 for speeding $114.50. n Street. speeding to defective equip- vehicle without a valid tag fined $15.00 for safety 89/70. . lrichsaid 22 dogs have ment. and failed to appear, restraint violation. .Charles Scott Malone CaUght so far. °GeraldMiltonToneywas °Lynda HesteI" Allen was .Cathy Lynn Chancy was was charged with safety belt See COURT, Page 2A !LOSE AND LIVE - The LaGrange Opera Theater entertained the students at last week with "Sweet Betsy From Pike.' The cast included: (L) Betsy, Nash; (C) Ike, Ed Biggs; artistic director, Anne Duraski; (R) narrator, Toni pianist, Ashley Hawkins. Main Street Railroad Crossing Will Be Blocked for Two Days lem closing the highway will By BRYAN GETER be. It will be a big problem, The railroad crossing at he said. Highway 54 (Main Street) in Leidner asked the chief downtown Hogansville will to see if the Georgia State be closed for nearly two Patrol and the Troup County days, according to the Sheriff Department would Georgia Department of help his department with the Transportation. traffic during this time. Area engineer Ken This roadis Hogansville's Crabtree said the closing main thoroughfare. will allow routine repairs. The closure not onlyblock The work will begin  Bryan  traffic on Highway 54, but Sunday, February 23 at 9 a.m. HEADACHE- The Main will cut off traffic from U.S. and is expected to be corn- Street railroad crossing in 29, which runs north and pleted by 3 p.m. on Monday, downtown Hogansville will south along the west side of February 24. be closed for nearly two the railroad. City Administrator David days. Gary Sease of CSX Aldrich is currently trying to Railroad said his department figure out the best alterna- Trucks can stay on 1-85 tries to notify cities in tire to handling the traffic, and exit at the next ramp or advance of pending workand especially on Monday morn- possibly use Bass didn't understand why ing when the school buses are Crossroads, but the problem HogansviUe was not notified. en route throughout the city. is the danger of exiting at Sease said the railroad Aldrich said car traffic Highway 29S from Bass has to be maintained. will be okay, "For they can Crossroads. "We try to do as much take any street in town." Councilman Jack Leidner work as we can at a time and The problem is with the asked Police Chiefr Guy minimize the interruption," big trucks, he said. Spradlin how big of a prob- he stated.