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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014 By ANDY KOBER For the second time in as many weeks, Hogansville residents were impacted by frozen precipitation. ; The winterstormthat 8truck late January brought sleet followed by snow to the citY. : Last week's winter storm was different, drop- king freezing rain that is nown for bringing down trees, tree limbs and power lines. : Once. again the city fared exceedingly well, find better than some neighboring areas. "God was good to us," said City Manager James Woods regarding the lack of storm-relatedproblems. '!Hogansville fared very Well." The National Weather Service had provided a Winter storm forecast well before the storm struck. The only issue was where the storm would drop ice as opposed to dropping snow. ; Once the winter storm watch was issued, the demarcation line appeared to be about 40 miles south of Hogansville, with freez- ing rain south and mixed precipitation north. For much of Wednesday the area expe- rienced a very cold rain with temperatures hover- ing just above freezing. By noon, widely reports of freezing rain surfaced. By mid-afternoon Wednesday ice was cover- ing tree limbs and some limbs and trees began to fall. Freezing rain contin- ued much of the night, which changed to snow during the early morning hours. Woods noted that a few traffic accidents took place that were attributed to icy roadways. He also reported that a tree fell on a power line along Lincoln Street, causing an electri- cal outage over an area including Lincoln Street, Collier Street, and along Main Street to Ingles. Some of the electrical serv- ice was restored in about 30 minutes with the remainder in about an hour. Woods said that a power outage on Oak Street was attributed to a "load related issue." Hogansville City Hall closedearly onWednesday and reopened at noon on By Andy Kober DANGEROUS BEAUTY- The sight of ice-covered trees is beau- tiful, but created problems last Wednesday as a falling tree caused an electrical outage that lasted about an hour. This was the sec- ond snow and ice storm to strike the city this winter. Thursday. several days of mild tempera- Thursday dawned with ice tures. covering trees and icicles hang- The ice did not last long. ing from roofs. In some areas, With brilliant sunshine tree limbs bowed dangerously Thursday and temperatures ris- low over roadways. With some ing into the 40s, the ice quickly exceptions, roadways were clear; melted and by Thursday after- the asphalt surfaces warm after noon was gone. NOW HIRING! IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! By Andy Kober OPENNING THE NEXT CHAPTER - In a career filled with accomplish- ments, Hogansville Police Chief Moses Ector will soon close that chapter in his life and open the chap- ter of Director of the Moses Ector Law Enforcement Leadership Academy at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. By Andy Kober Continued from Page 1A Then his hometown of Hogansville needed help and he answered the call. "He (Ector) wanted to give some- thing back to the community where he was raised," Stankiewicz said. "He turned the i olice department around with community focus. He made my life a lot easier when I was city manager." During the luncheon, Ector was pre- sented a le.tter of appreciation from Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, a proclamation from the Troup County Board of Commissioners presented by Commissioner Buck Davis, and a procla- mation from Troup County' Sheriff James Woodruff who sought Ector's advice before and during his caml aign" to become sheriff. Regina Duke, on behalf Of Trou County Parks and Recreation present- ed Ector with a plaque noting his con- tributions to those programs helping .the youth in the community. Linda Prescott, of the Hogansville Senior Center, presented Ector with a lifetime membership at the center while recalling help he has provided to the center. The Rev. Willow Heim offered a few words saying that Ector had responded to the "people's needs." "We're very appreciative of Moses Ector," she told those attending. "This is overwhelming," Ector told those attending. "This is the greatest job anywhere." Ector spent a few words recalling his childhood growing up in Hogansville and his first job in a grocery store that taught him to serve others. "I learned that from you," Ector said then added, "I will never do anything to embarrass my family and city." Ector had originally said that he would be leaving the police chief posi- tion by or on Mar. 1, but lately has been a bit ambiguous regarding the exact date though still saying his time will end in March. Reports from city officials indicate @YAMAHA Do you need to upgrade your job7 Do you have Assembly/Manufacturing experi- ence7 If so, come join one of the world's leading manufacturers of utility vehicles, ResourceMFG in partnership with Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporahon in Newn- an, GA is looking for dynamic, experienced employees for the following positions: ASSEMBLERS Mechanical Assembly required. Some positions requirehand and power tools. FORKLI FT OPERATORS Sit, Stand Up and Reach Forklifts Tugger and Electric Pallet Jack MACHINE OPERATORS WELDERS This position requires loading, MIG Welders needed d Pe gt g i spec runnlngan . ,rain n,ons, :, : These opportunities are temp-to-hire. Yamaha offers excellent benefits and has an aggressive pay progression plan. Education / Expedence: High School diploma/GED. Must be able to provide. A minimum of 1-year experience in a manufacturing environment for each position. Apply online at: www.resourcemfg.com Drug test and criminal background check are required. EEO Employer 606 New Franklin Road o LaGrange, GA o 706- S040 $500 Down Bad Credit BELIEVING IN SERVICE - During last Friday's luncheon honoring retiring Hogansville Police Chief Moses Ector, he was presented with a plaque by Regina Duke of Troup County Parks and Recreation. During his time as police that over 20 candidatesare seeking the chief, Ector was a supporter of recreation programs in the city. Hogansville Police Chief position. VTX't mu wom',Sr.?s the II 1st Time Buyer Program |1 ~ General Manager with 25years [| |1 experience. Wortham is married l| or lito Mary Ann Wortham who is a teacher at I| II Gree, le Middle S hool. Wortham has II Discharge Bankruptcy Ilthree children, Willie, Jr. student at II I/Valdeata State, Ashley and Amber I| South Campus for Birthday greetings goto: Marie Nalls are patients at OakRidge CME Church FINANCING l Kwabena "JJ" Asamoah, Piedmont Newnan Hospital.Greenville invites everyone lxena.ommuon rom eorgia d reco ts chur Baptist Church Errick Wilson Bell, Jr Wewishthemaspee y v- to i ch anniversary on Clemmie Blount, Edward cry. Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Boswell, Sarah Beasley- We'rehappytoreportthatwith guest speaker, Minister Brewer, Dantra Clements,Elizabeth N. Johnson is home James C. Clements. Dinner Greg Clements, Javonya from the hospital and doing will be served. Rev. Tarsha Co!ton, Jessie Col,on, Keisha nicely. Askew is the pastor. Colton, Demetrius Jerome Happy anniversary wish- The Meriwether County Cousins, Robert Davenport, es go out to: Minister Branch of the NAACPis host- Linda Dean, ZanneshaDixon, Washington and Minister ing its third annual parade YvonneW. Denson, LindaC.Gloria Williams-Canty on(Grand MarshaU will be state Godfrey, Tamara Nicole their 18thonFeb. 24; Kenneth representative Debbie Godfrey, Jerry "JJ" and Suzette Jackson on their Buckner) and fifth gospel Hamilton, Jr Maye Frances 17th on Feb. 22; to: William concert (Keynote speaker Harrison, Brittany Hill,and Deborah Robinson onwill be Bishop Thomas Benjamin Jackson, Rewa their 17th on Feb. 18th. We Daniels, Pastor of Woodbury Jones, " Frederick Van wish them many more. Miracle Miracle Fellowship Matthews, Levar Moody, There will be a meeting Center) in honor of Black O Jessica Alece McKeever, at Clinton's Country History month on Saturday, Texanna Robinson, Johnnie Restaurant, Greenville on Feb. 22. The parade will take Mac Rosser, Kingston Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. to place in Greenville at the mid- 2479 West Point Rd. Jabaree Tigner, Catherine make plans for the 40th year dle School at noon. Thegospel Towns andLynn C. Trammell. class reunion for the class of concert will start at 1:30 p.m. LaGrange, GA We're sorry to report that 1974 Greenville High School. at Greenville Middle School (706) 885-1000 Lawrence Jackson and Willie See or contact: CynthiaAuditorium. James Jackson are patients Colton-Amey at 678-364-1912 Charles Hardaway has at West Ga. Medical Center; or Douglas Blount at 770-478- been transferred to Regency vu cw.dudleysoutdoors.cOm also, Alice Nalls and Linda 7021. at Atlanta Medical Center dudley@dudleysoutdoors.com i