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Professional Russian Bai|room Dancer Comes to Teach Us -Pg. 6A .................................. MIXED ADC 3CG Frank ,onnln Smsiltownpa,ers ",&lt; VV COtS :t .}t .. Serving the Hogansle-Grantle Area Since 1944 ISlNG TO THE TOP - Front row, left to right, : Back Row, left to right, Ronald RJ Jackson, Spencer Poole, and ) Joiner, Alison Bolnick, and Kallie Montgomery. Not pictured is Katherine Hume. Commanding ReSpect , Eight Callaway High Students Receive rtificates from U.S. Army Eight '>\>" """" reot!y . L-..nce.rL.Lhe United States Army for their exemplary perform- .Yance on the ASVAB (Armed Services iVcafional Aptitud e Battery) " :,;)TI,ASVAB Career Exploration :i canihel p young adults identi- Callaway High Seniors fy and explore potentially satisfying rcived a Certificate of occupations and develop effective strategies to reatiz cater goals. Developed and maintained [y the Department of Defense. The ASVAB is one of the most wide- ly used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world and consists of the following eight individual tests: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Wdi-d Knbwledge, Pafagr-ph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, and , Mechanical Ctmprehension. Councl U'pdates Rules on Alcohol ByANDY KOBER In a relatively short meet- ing, the Hoganville City Council updated  the City's alcohol ordinance last Monday evening. A first reading was held on the new ordinance during the last meeting. The second reading was held during Monday's meeting and passed with a unanimous vote. The current schedule of fees for alcoholic beverages did not change, but as part of the new ordinance in the future city officials will be able to adjust the fees with- out going through the process of approving a new ordi- nance. Under t .. nl approved org,,'s are: Wholesale dealer, $2,500 for a resident and $100 for a non-resident, but a non-resi- dent must show proof of other alcohol license; Retail package license, $250 for malt beverages and $250 for wine; Retait consumptiorti license, $2,500 for full pour<i < ing license and $250 each for  limited pouring licenses for malt beverages and wine; Limited pouring dis- tilled spirits, $2,000; Brewpud, $250; and Food caterer, resident full pouring license $2,500, malt beverages and wine $500, non-resident $100 but a non-resident must show proof of other alcohol license; AS part of the ordinance, catered events permits require an application with a $b ee ii eiit for rsi- dents off premises and the same fee for non-residents. See ALCOHOL, Page 2 ;,'Going to Take My Grandson Fishing' T :After 38 Years in Law:Enforcement, James Drake Has Clear-Cut Plan for Retirement By JohnK t RETIRE) - james Drake a res dent of Hooansville, has retired from the Meriwether ,  . . | "- . . Department and says he wll spend his Ume lh hs famy and fishing with By JOHN KUYKENDALL Hogansville resident and .Mei:iwether County Deputy James Drake was honored with a retirement celebration -at the department's Training Center in Greenville on 'Friday, Feb. 17. Drake, who has been in law enforcement for 38 years, began working with the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 21, 1998. HE w a supervisor with the department and the firearms instructor for the department. "I'm going to spend time with my family and grandchildren," Drake said. "I'm going to take my grandson fish- Rig." Drake's retirement was bitter, sweet to some degree. Only one day prior to his retirement celebration, his wife, Beth, received a liver transplant and he says he will spend time "taking care of her" as well. DRAKE graduated from Hogansville High School and received a BS Degree from Troy State University. He and his family attends First Methodist Church of Hogansville. "I've seena lot of change during my 38 years as a law enforcement officer," Drake said. "Some good, some bad. I can tell you the bad has gotten worse and there is more of it today." DRAKE says while he looks forward to spending time with his family, he is going to miss working at the Sheriff's Office. "I've thoroughly enjoyed working at the Sheriff's Office," he said. "I've made so many friends and you couldn't find a better or nicer bunch of folks. They are all good deputies. "My time at the department has been exceptional and it has just gotten better and better thanks to Sheriff Steve Whitlock. He is really con- cerned about the community, but he is also concerned about his staff and shows it." "WE ARE going to miss James," Whitlock said. "It has been an honor to work with him. I worked with him as a deputy under Sheriff Dan Branch and as sheriff myself. He was a good deputy and a good supervisor. I hate to see him go and wish him the best." Whitlock pointed out that the depart- ment will still be home to Drake in some ways, because he will continue to serve as the firearms instructor for the department and as an auxiliary deputy. "I look forward to continuing my friendships here through that capacity," Drake said. Many of the deputies spoke during the retirement celebration, all stating "he is an excellent supervisor and a good man." IN -SALE 1511 Hamilton Roadl :'r': LaGrange,: : GA Exit 14 at Interstate. 85,. .,, .................. "7011-881'8260 er 1Ol-OO4-1Ol0 * Quick Approval