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Lady Cavs Do Battle Page 2 )m behind 71-62. died by two a.alf, un to tie g to Cavali they left! a 11-2 ru tarter to t 154-41 eriod. Birthda_ ;Among Us Page3 [I Page5 The S "l Formerly The Hogansville Herald 1 Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-GrantmTle Area PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTA,GE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO 35 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2002 10 PAGES . 1 SECTION 50 are numl ,nuns for y id after 1 howed er one se d atotal ot hit 20 of lde 10 of 2 :on led )oints By Bryan Geter GOOD TIMES - These Callaway High Students celebrated the Lady Cavaliers victory over the Lady Bulldogs in the semi-finals on Friday. The Lady Cavaliers won the game, 61-57." i ng for New Threats hiefOdorn's Conference Focuses on 'Homeland Security' l eASt Part of his continuing education raining in the administration of h n_t0rcement, Chief Hilton Odom e l'Iogansville Police Department =-uy attended the 2002 Annual G _ Conference sponsored eorgia Association of Chiefs Year's conference was one of held with heads of law agencies from through- participating in the three- program. The Georgia of Chiefs of Police is for the delivery of train- Chiefs/heads of law enforce- :agencies throughout the State of addition to the law enforcement executive training for newly I Chiefs, each chief/agency head by state law to obtain t-wentT hours of continuing training each Training Conference in Valdosta from February February Sth. year's theme, "Homeland Issues" covered a variety of SUch as: "Federal Homeland Issues," "Georgia USERRA "Immigration Task Force," Homeland Security Issues," Update" and "Racial was one of among more 250 heads of law enforcement the conference. qs L'hief C. Frank Simons, also the . dent of the Georgia 3hiefsofPolice, request- chiefs to, e aware of the placed on each agency as a" L of the events of September I ltK" told the chiefs to, "prepare neet the demands of this real threat of domestic terror- SERIOUS BUSINESS- Hogansville Police Chief Hilton Odom attended the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 2002 annual Winter Training Conference held in Valdosta from Feb. 3 - 5. Hogansville Pair Arrested For Counterfeit $20 Bills By Bryan Geter Two Hogansville resi- dents have been charged with forgery - 1st degree after each passed a counterfeit $20 bill at Wendy's at 1892 E. Main Street in Hogansville, police said. Clyde Anthony Matthews, 19, of 500 Lawrehce St. and Earnestine Matthews, 42, were said to have passed the fake money. They were identified and arrested. The case was turned over to investigators. Fake currency has been turning up throughout much of West Central Georgia in the past year. In an unrelated incident, the Hogansville police worked a burglar-y on Feb. 14 at 204 Poplar St. Taurns Foster told police when he left home that morn- ing, he locked the door and all of his property was at the house inside his room, but when he returned home his property was gone. The total value of miss- ing items was $275 includ- ing $25 of jewelry, 425 of clothing and $225 of TV and radios. He told police that he "might know" who has his property. This case is under .investigation. *On Feb. 1, Jimmy Lee Gates of 202 Church St. told police that someone had been entering in his house through a window, lying on his bed .and watching his "IV without his consent. He told police he thinks he knows who it is. The case in under investigation. *Karen Moon of 601 Askew Ave. told police that somebody stole her pitbull dog on Feb. 12. Moon stated she had a lock on the gate of the pen and she had a stake in the ground so the dog would not lift up the fence. She said she had two cement blocks on the fence, as well. She said when she came home from work, the dog was gone, the stakes were pulled from the ground and the blocks were moved. She inquired around the neighborhood, but no one has seeh the dog. Moon said the dog is black, a female with white feet. She has a long tail with a white tip on the end and white nose that winds around the mouth. The dog's name is "Sosha" and weighs about 45 lbs. After speaking to Moon on Feb. 16, police said that Moon has reason to believe she knows who stole the dog. The case in under inves- tigation. On Feb. 15, Charles Minor, employee at Nobles Truck Stop, reported to police that a deer hunting video game had been broken into durh'Ig  night and quarters had been removed. Minor told police that he checks the games each morn- ing and the lock which was on front of the machine was gone and the door to the money bucket was ajar. The bucket, he said, was still there but the money was gone. Minor said the hunting game is always the most pop- ular game and it is emptied once a month and usually con- tains about $700-$800. He estimated the game could have contained between $X-$s00. Reports stated there were three third shift employees on duty, but no one noticed anyone or anything unusual happening. oRonald C. King of 103 Boozer St. told police that someone had stolen some checks from his residence. A forgery report regard- ing King's checks was made by the police department. I Meth Suspects Say 00,uflty;', Could Be Given 20 Years By Bryan Germ" According to Troup County Sheriff Donny Tm-ner, three men charged in July 2000 with criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine and pos- session of methamphetamine pled guilty on Feb. 15 in Federal Court in Newnan. According to Turner, William Robert Gay pied guilty to two charges of pos- session of chemicals to pro- duce methamphetamine and attempt to manufacture methamphetamine" Stephen Pinky Allen .also pied guilty to .the same charges. Both men will be sen- tenced at a later date but could face up to 20 years on each charge. During the investigation and raid, agents found enough chemicals to produce at 400 grams of metham- phetamine. It is estimated that the street value of the "met_h" when finished would be about $40,000. 'q'he plea of Mr. Gay will eliminate a major metham- phetamine producer in our area," Turner said. Anthony Van Hancock pled gusty on Jan.25 to pos- session of chemicals to pro- duce methamphetamine and will be sentencl at a later date. Jerry Todd pled guilty in Federal Court on Friday to charges of criminal attempt to distribute cocaine, a crime that carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Todd will be sentencL at a later date, Turner said. It was mentioned that Todd had given money to Houston Barnes on two occa- sions to buy cocaine. On one occasion, Todd gave Barnes $64,000 for 3 kilos of cocaine and on anoth- er occasion, he gave Barnes $94,000 for 4 kilos of cocaine.