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POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 9 HOGANSVILLE, GEOF :IGIA - THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2003 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Gives I, Jbrary to County ATLANTA- Taking part in the annual FFA day the State Capi( ol were Pfident total funding of local Bruce, Chapter Vice-President Heather Smith and their Chapter Ad risor Alan Beasley, who were select- attend from the Central Region. old Dome Classr(00om Chapter Members Spend Action-Packed Day at State Capitol The Callaway High School FFA Governor Sonny Perdue, State ( 9f FFA himself, was keenly aware of 1FFA Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox, 1 :he program and it's current concerns at the Capitol on Tuesday, Speaker of the House Terry Coleman t "egarding budget cuts and their pos- 18th. and the State FFA officers were the , ;ible effects. Bruce, featured speakers atthe Legislative Following the breakfast the group Vice-President Heather breakfast meeting that morning.  vas allowed to tour the Capitol and Advisor Alan The hey message of the morning rneet with many of the legislators and were selected to attend from was the positive impact FFA can have S',tate officials. gion. on the lives of participating high Many of the student FFA members event is held during schoolers, x:ere allowed to serve as pages for began with a The official theme for the year is, tiaeir local legislators. or participating FFA mm- "One Mission: Student Success." It was a very informative event r legislators. The Governor, a former member fi r all the participants. Suspected Driving Arrests GETER Hogansville Police made several cases Weekend including arresting Kathy L. 1657 John Trammell Road on one under the influence of alcohol and of driving while license suspended. )ed Dettmering on Sunday around after noticing a piece of wire dragging causing sparks. said there was a long piece of barbed :from the front to the back of the vehi- airbags were deployed. Also, the pick- extensive damage to the front and dirt, mud all over the vehicle. arrived at the win- a strong odor of an alcoholic bev- separate incident, police arrested a man, Trypus Leondra Rosser, 32, of and charged him with DUI, too fast and open container. on routine patrol on the west side of a vehicle traveling toward him at a MPH in a 25 IH zone. said he turned the blue light on, but Rosser Stop and turned onto Ware Street. separate case, Anthony Bernard McGhee, is charged with an August 2002 t in HogansviUe. rrested in Meriwether Some time ago and a routine warrant check showed he was'wanted in HogansviIIe. booked into the Troup County jail on one count of theft by taking of a Vehicle. Hogansville to Save $30,000 By Handing Over Control T h e By BRYAN GETER local library board of Hogansville will contin- t r u s t e s, ue to have its library, but it which is will be operated by the coun- a p p o i n t e d ty. partially by Officials have been work- t h e ing diligently for several Hogansvitle months to deed the library to City Council Troup County, but some com- and the plications arose. Jack Leidner T r o u p City Councilman Jack C o u n t y Leidner, who is also a mem- Commission, will continue to bet of the Troup-Coweta- operate the library and the Harris Library board of county will fund it from prop- directors, said the city didn't erty taxes collected county- want the building to be given wide. away. Hogansville will save He said there is a clause approximately $30,000 atom- in the new lease that states if ally by changing ownership the building stops being used of the library. as a library, the county will The county will be m give it back to Hogansville. charge of all building main- The final agreement with tenance. the county will be drafted and approved. The building was built I:)y "It's up to the lawyers the state in 1990 for $402,865. now," said JoEllen Ostendorf, Troup County library system director. "I'm Commissioner Ken Smith not sure what the holdup is." said this was a mandate from More than a year ago, the the state, "but they haven't statetold counties in Georgia given us any money to fund the librli system.', libraries as a plan to consoli- The board currently date services, includes representatives At that time, no one real- from Hogansville, LaGrange, ized that Hogansville owned Troup County and the Troup the building, Ostendorf said. County School Board. Driver for Hit and Run Still Sought by Police By BRYAN GETER The LaGrange police are looking for the driver of a vehicle who collided W!th a pickup truck on Saturday night on LaFayette Parkway causing the truck to lose a wheel. Ben McWhorter, 18, of Hogansville told police that he was driving a 1999 Ford F-0 owned by LaGrange Pr.oane Inc. when a blue trt::, with purple neon light,,: st2k him on the right side aNgtt 9:20 p.m. flMcWhorter lost control of ,e truck, which went into a sfin. Later, police found the Fm,'s right rear tire in a drainage ditch. The case remains under investigation, By Bryan Geter REPAIRING THE TRACKS -+ Employees of CSX Railroad were hard at work Monday repairing the railroad tracks at the crossing on Main Street. The ( race-labor intensive work is now largely automated and takes relatively few workers. Crossing R00.pair Hits Snag, But Finally Finished By Bryan Geter REPLACING THE CROSSTIE !S- Workers were busy replac- ing crossties on Monday in Hoc ]ansville. Although concrete ties have been developed, most rai Iroads still use wooden ones prise to the City of By BRYAN GETER The railroad crossing on Main Street at Highway 29, which was supposed to re open by Monday afternoon, remained closed until late Tuesday evening. A spokesperson for the i)epartment of Transportation said there were problems with the equipment which caused the delay. CSX Railroad was doing routine repairs on the former A&WP tracks. The closing came as a sur- Hogansville since no prior notification was given the city. Gary Sease, a CSX spokesman said he was not sure why the city was not told about the upcoming Main Street work. After hearing about the closing, city officials got busy with plans to reroute big trucks as well as school buses. Hogansville Police Chief Guy Spradlin said there were no problems with traffic over the weekend after rerouting the trucks on Bass Crossroads.