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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - . IIU,,SAY, lqgB. 23, 2012 Penetrating Radar Finds Water Lines By Andy Kober FINDING WHAT IS UNDERGROUND - Benjamin Strozer, of Omega Mapping Services, is shown operating a ground penetrating radar unit on Main Street in the downtown area of Hogansville last Monday morning. The company was locating water lines for city offi- cials, part of a plan that could see upgrades to the water system. By ANDY KOBER Unusual activity on Main Street in the downtown area of Hogansville last Monday caused quite a few people to stare in wonder. Accompanied by a city work crew, Omega Mapping Services, of Woodbury, was using a ground penetrating radar unit to locate water lines and valves under the asphalt. Just like radar used in the sky and sonar under water, ground penetrating radar uses sound waves to locate objects buried in the ground, or in this case, under the road. THE transmitter and receiver were mounted on a tricycle frame with the opera- tor constantly viewing a computer screen that indicated the location of pipes and valve under the road surface. As the unit was pushed over the road, another person made marks on the road, indi- cating the locations of the water lines and valves. :: _ C6magrJmesWoos notdtaat water leaks in the downtown have resulted m loss of water service in much of the town. He added that using the ground penetrating radar was serving three functions: to locate valves not on the water system maps; to locate where valves could be installed; and to cre- ate a dependable map of the water system. VALVES installed in strategic locations could be used to isolate water problems in the downtown area, keeping those problems from impacting larger areas of the city or even the entire city. Woods said that, like many small towns, Hogansville suffers from a "hodge-podge" of water line sizes in the downtown area. In addition to leakage problems, this can also cause water pressure problems. He said the long-term goal was to "pro- vide a surer, more dependable water supply" for the city. Use of the ground penetrating radar sys- tem was funded by SPLOST revenue as part of the road paving project. LEN Strozier, owner of Omega Mapping Services,, said the systemJs-very accurate and has been used to locate unmarked graves in cemeteries and unmarked utilities buried underground. .-. / WORKING UP HIGH - Local artisan Dwayne Harris was spotted earlier this  ',ek painting some of the buildings in the downtown area. A talented artist, Harris hs made some of the signs in the downtown area and was anticipating painting f6!e- hand lettering on this building. Harris had a radio on-the roof of the building providng musical entertainment for himself and pedestrians in the area.  Alcohol Ordinance Updated Continued Form Page 1A City officials also denieda.request from First Baptist Church to place a flyer adver- tising a free showing of the movie "Courageous" in the utility bills. The city has previously inserted flyers for governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, such as the Downtown Development Authority. A rather convoluted discussion was held with city attorney Jeff Todd noting that while the request was being made by a church, the movie was secular. He sug- gested that if the council approved the request, future requests could be judged based on the event heingadv.e . But several council members expressed concern over establishing a precedent. The request was ultimately denied. Request for Pro aosals Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 Van's Hardware & Farm Supply 61 Industrial Rd. Hogansville, Ga 30230 Ph: 706.637.6263 Fax: 706.637.6250 Van Lowry Jr. "Everyone Needs a little hardware" We Sell All Types of Tires N HUBBARD & SPINKS Parts. Service 1115 E. Main St. Phone: Hogansville, GA 30230 (706) 637-6379 ' H0gansville Pharmacy 00Bank00Trust o., Ao.,.,.,,., Phil Waldrop Downtown H0gansville Main Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-6544 706-637-8683 Support Your Local Place of Worship. Check out the Classified Bargains on Pages 7-8A HOUSING AUTHORITY OFTHE CITY OF MANCHESTER P.O. Box 110 Manchester, Georgia 31816 the owner will receive proposals for furnishing all labor, mate- rials, equipment, and services required for: ROOFING SERVICES Proposals shall be received until 4:00 p.m. Local Time, on 2, March 2012 at the offices of the Owner... Proposals should be submitted by mail or hand delivered and should be addressed to the Owner at the address set out above and plainly marked as indicated in the General Specifications. All proposals submitted by mail will be collected at the above mentioned mailing address at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on the day mentioned above and taken to the offices of the Owner. There they will be opened. Information on this project may be obtained from th!e Owner's office. The work for the above referenced pro- ect consists of, but is not limited to, the work herein described as follows: Re-Roofing of 1 building for the Manchester Housing Authority. Housing Authority of Manchester P.O. Box 110 522 M.L.K. Drive Manchester, GA 30222 General Specifications and Scope of Work are available from the owner. A copy of the General Specifications and bid documents will be available to interested Bidders at. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (10) days subsequent to the opening of bids without the conseht of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to reject any,or all bids and to waive any informality in the bidding. HOUSING AUTHORITY OF MANCHESTER [ Felicia Warren, Executive Director Date: February 17, 2012