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Six New Busi[ Optimists Meet Essay Winner- 3 Teenagers Go Wild! - 10 The treet -2 Earnhardt Jr. Shows Courage- 4 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVtLLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Gran00le Area Bryan Stiffs Mechanic, Flees in Tractor Trailer A tractor-trailer driver hit the road parting a local mechanic for over in repairs, Hogansxdlle Police say. According to reports, a truck driver Alice, Texas had repairs made to is rig at Nobles Truck Stop on Feb. 22 drove off without clearing pay- with Robert Wayne Baker, a self- employed mechanic. The total cost of the repair work, according to police reports, was $2,os8.1o. Baker said he had spoken with the owner of Arts Transportation, whose inscription was on the side of the truck, to get authorization for the repair work but Ismel Artura Ramirez never cleared payment with Baker. In another incident, a truck driver pumped $245.33 worth of regular gaso- line into a Kenworth truck and drove off without paying in the direction of I-&5. JESSICA BOYD, cashier, at Nobles Truck Stop, said the driver came into the store and took out a $50 cash advance on a ComData Card. Boyd told pohce she contacted Pierce National Trucking Company and they made restitution. In an unrelated report, two men were arrested last week after the Hogansville Police stopped a 1997 Honda Accord for weaving twice from one lane to another. Officer Cory Keele said Mikal A. Raheem seemed "very nervous." Raheem was searched, but nothing was found on his person. A front seat passenger, Uthman Basheer, was also searched and a Smith & Wesson 357 mag. pistol was found on him. Officer S. Dunklee, after running information check, learned the car w; stolen from Mobile, AL. There was a female passenger in tl car, but she was relead. Raheem was charged with weavir and theft by receiving stolen property Basheer was charged with carryir a concealed weapon. Both men were taken to the Trot County Sheriff's Department. Break-Ins aguing City The Hogansville Police auto calls Week. Travis Rhodes of 102 Marshall relrted someone removed a radio player from his Chevy Cavalier between 6 a.m. On Feb. 20. Donald Earl Smith, Jr. of 105 St. said someone 1978 Volkswagon and a Panasonic AM/FM radio/ valued at $20. on Tuesday, Sandra of 502 Lawrence St. Someone attempted to radio, which was not On Thursday, James Fomby 24 Norwood Road reported eone entered the truck s too -  and took a floor jack in a black e while it was parked at the ternational Cafe at 1863 E. Main [,treet. Damage was done to the lobnrthe report states. ! u  nursday, Keith Huston of 08 International St Told police BUSY -Things haven't been slow for Chief Hilton Odom and his department lately. someone entered his 1988 Audi 5000 and took a radio/CD player valued at $150. No damage was done to the vehicle. These cases are under inves- tigation by the Hogansville Police. NO INJURIES occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 20 after Barbara Jean Robinson of 604 Elm St. dri- ring a 1998 Ford Explorer hit the door of Gregory Smith's 1992 Toyota Camry as he was opening it on Elm St. near Pine Street. ' No citatiffns web, Shed in the incident. ,,Nancy McKissic. of 506 Green Ave. reported to police she had two money orders missing from her pocketbook.. She said there were no signs of entry to her house and she knew who had been there. One of the money orders was for $150 and the other for $251. They were made out at the Ingles Branch of the First Flag Bank on Jan.y 31. McKissic called the police the next day to report she had found the money orders. , Scott Chapman of 213 Collier St. reported someone took a two- seat go cart, dark blue in color and light blue at the bottom with two orange flags on it on February 22. Dusty Chapman reported a car battery worth $30 taken from his front yard. The incident is under investigation. ncil Selects New Provider City's Probation Services a Getar The Hogansville Council y to change city services from BI to during the regular H meeting last week. ogaasville contracted with 2CC in 1994 but it out. City Manager said the language ; still with CCC and not BI. Aldrich said he thought it would be right to give BI a 30 day notice that HogansviUe was changing companies. Aldrich said LaGrange "shall provide adequate and properly tred probation staff to be pre- sent during sessions of court to perform necessary intake tasks for convicted individuals, shall confer as necessary with court staff and the Judge of the Municipal Court and shall coor- dinate case scheduling with appropriate court staff." LaGrange will maintain records on persons sentenced, provide reports to the court and prepare delinquency reports for the Judge of the Municipal Court. The company wiUl appropri- ate warrants, file revocation peti- tions and orders and coordinate scheduling for hearings and shall provide testimony and support- ing documentation at delinquen- cy or revocation hearings. LaGrange will also collect fines and fees due the court. H__ ayGe QNORED - On 00oft00C,yof Mayor r'rotem Jimmy 0)present- Hou00ng .'3umority Director Jessie Sims with a ,mlaq ue honoring .for his Iongtime ,... rvme. Col|een, =ms wife, was on hand for the cere- mony during the regular COUncil ting last I I II ay Bry mer NO ENERGY SHORTAGE - The Callaway Cavaliers cheerleaders cheered, screamed, clapped and stomped trying to bring a victory to the Lady CAVS Friday afternoon in Atlanta. Callaway lost the game, 61-51. III III Illllll IIIIII I I II I III I IIIIIH I Tonya Wheelus Name( City Clerk in Grantvill00 Tonya Wheelus has officially appointed City Clerk of GrantviUe. Ms. Wheelus was appointed in a meeting of the Grantville CAW Council on Feb. 12. She has been the Assistant City Clerk in Grantville for the past six years. Since Oct. 5, she has served as the acting City Clerk. She completed the 15 hours of state Mandated Clerks' train- ing the week of Feb. 12-14. Currently, she is worki toward her certification to ea her the title of Certifi Municipal Clerk, which is offer through the University Georgi Ms. Wheelus is a 1987 gr uate of Manchester High Schc and a 1993 graduate of Wq Georgia Technical Institute LaGrange. She is the daughter of Char and Hilda Jackson Manchester.