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February 22, 2001

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He said the property owners have complained they never wanted their property annexed and that the devel- oper made the request without the own- ers permission. The property to be de-annexed is located behind Ingles Supermarket near 1-85. It involves seven owners. Between 700 and 1,000 acres of the 1,400 acres was to become Audubon Park. "If the city relied on misrepresen- tation, then the annexation never hap- pened," City Attorney Danny Lee said. "You can resolve tonight that which is not annexed." Dorrough made the motion to de- annex the property because the process was not properly followed. He said, "It just died Out." Councilman Ezra Whitmore said anytime in the future, the city should have certified papers instead of tak- ing people at their word. Each of the purchase agreements was contingent upon the development being armexed and rezoned by the City of Hogansville. "This was clear to all," John Arnold, a developer of the project, said early "lhesday morning after hearing about the matter late Monday night. He said Steve Selinger, another developer, wrote a letter petitioning for rezoning and annexation. Arnold noted the direct excerpt from the purchasing agreements as follows, "Seller agrees to fully crate with purchaser in purchase] application to the City of Hol and Troup County, Georgia to subject property annexed into the of Hogansville, Georgia and to ha' the property zoned to residential community with a course amenity." He said the city had a copy of of the contracts prior to the application. Bizarre Drivi_nE Brings Cars, Signs Smashed On Main Bryan Geter By acvan C,a STILL IN SHOCK - James Raper, a radio operator for the Hogansville Police Department, donned his cap to join thousands of Dale Eamhardt fans mouming the death of the race car driver legend. Remembering No. 3 Police Radio Operator Among Mourning Earnhardt Fans By Bryan Geter James Raper, a radio operator for the HogansviUe Police Department, joined thou- sands of Dale Earnhardt fans as they OUrned the death of the race car driver gend, who was killed Sunday on the last turn of the last lap at the Daytona 500. " Known as "The Intimidator", Earnhardt had won 76 career victories, 34 victories at uaytona International Speedway, 7 ",rmston Cup series titles, and 3 international Race of Champions titles. Earnhardt earned nearly $5 million in 2000 and more than $41 million for a career total. Raper, wearing one of his Earnhardt caps, said he has been a Earnhardt fan for 20 years. Over the years, he has collected much memorabilia including trading cards, plaques, cars, key chains, cups, truck floor mats, car tags, hat and more. He said he liked "The Intimidator's" style of driving as for the reason for' becoming a Dale Earnhardt fan. A Franklin woman caused mayhem on Main Street in Hogansville last Friday, strik- ing everything from cars to walls. Windy Pike Wise, 24, was transported to the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange Friday afternoon by American Medical Response with com- plaint injuries after the chain- reaction accident. Police said Wise was dri- ving a 1997 Ford F-150 West on Highway 54 when she lost con- trol and struck a road sign and a drop box in front of the Hogansville City Hall. Wise continued traveling, police said, striking a parked 93 Chrysler New Yorker owned by Gladys Cook Boswell of Oak Street in Hogansville. The impact caused the Chrysler to be pushed sideways into another vehicle, a 2000 Plymouth Voyager owned by Rebecca E Johnson of Blue Creek Roa& Wise continued traveling down Highway 54, running other drivers of the roadway. She then crossed Highway 29 and struck another vehicle, a 1986 Buick l_Sabre driven by Harold Smith of Springfield Place, as he was parked in the parking lot of the old Gaby's Cafe across from Rite Aid. There Wise crashed into a concrete retaining wall where the vehicle came to a stop. According to police reports, Wise was charged with DUI, Hit and Run and Failure to Maintain Lane. Police also reported an unre- lated hit-and-run accident at 105 8y Franooa  PARTY TIME - Mrs. Odessa Kent celebrated her 86th birthday on Feb. 16 and was honored at a luncheon at Rogers Bar-B-Que Restaurant try members of her family. Those helping her celebrate were Mr. and Mrs. Frances Driessens, Mrs. Peggy Seymour, Terry Prescott, Skeet Kent, Catherine Christian, Alic, e Hammonds, and Frances Robinson. If Mrs. Kent kept the numbers on her cake, she could turn them upside down and use th n in 12 years. I i I I i ii i iii !11 I ] I ] The Hogansville City Monday night voted change proba- providers from BI to LaGrange City Manager David Aldrich the busi- ness a year ago. "LaGrange has the same cost as BI," he stated, "but Iarange has a better col- lection percentage.". Aldrich added that HogansviUe was not under any contract with BI but he thought L_he city ghotfld give it a 30 notice before starting with the new company. The cotmcfl adopted the sec- ond reading of the new Deposit Policy revision plan. Councilman Larry Dorrough asked the city man- ager to have citizens move their garbage cans away from the road back to their houses each week after the trucks pick the thrash up. Also, he asked to have the garbage people set the cans off the road l l l i_ng at 105 Green Avenue, her rental car was struck in the rear causing a dent and small hole in the bumper. A gasoline drive occurred at the Shellmart near 1-85. Sabrina Nelsen reported a black male pumped $15.01 of gasoline into his 1980 Chrysler Sth Avenue and drove off toward I northbound. The City of Hogansville will clean the Myrtle Hill cemetery beginning on March 1. "We are attempting to do a good spruce-up of the ceme- tery," City Manager David Ald:n'ch said Ma:mday night. He noted some of the flow- ers have been in place 10 years. Families are asked to pick l up what flowers they want keep by March 1 and put the back before Faster. Councilwoman Je Crocker said her concern is p ple who live out of town "Migl not know to pick then up." ] Green Ave. on Sunday after- Remove Flowers: March 11 Changes Probation Service nisa Faye Ownbey, 22, of 'Sargent, told police while visit- City Will Clean Cemetery aryan