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Recent rains and freezing temperatures have been blamed for loosening a section of the fagade on the front of the build- ing. That section of fagade was pulled away to prevent it from falling on a pedestrian, but that left a very unsightly area on the front of the building. IN ADDITION, this provides another way for storm water to enter the building potentially causing further damage. With marquee still intact, the old Royal Theater currently serves as HogansviUe City Hall though plans are in the works to move city hall and restore the theater to its former glory. Now 78 years old, the theater HE ALSO noted rust stains. seeping down from the statuaryl and supports that hold the mare; quee sign. "(It) is a historic building, if is important to preserve it," Woods told council members. City officials have allocated funds from the Special Purpose: Local Option Sales Tax to reno vate and restore the Royal Theater, but Woods said that emergency action needs to be taken soon to prevent further damage. Woods requested councili members approve spending up: to $15,000 on painting and emer- gency repairs, with the funding coming from SPLOST revenue. Mayor Bill Stankiewicz noted the building was last painted in 1999. COUNCIL member Jimmy Norred said that painting the is in need of work. building would seal the cracks, City Manager J e oods at least until additional work can told council memb ing be completed. ". Monday's meeting in- Council members approved the fagade can be seen.t the proposal to spend up to He noted ongoing proble ns $15,000. with wind-driven storm water The Royal Theater is listed leakage around the louveredon the National Register of doors on the second story. Historic Places. By ANDY KOBER Woods explained that both applied for a second grant inspections were part of the from the Department of The Hogansville City CHIP program work on Community Affairs to fund Council has awarded bids on updating and renovating the continuing program, and lead inspection and energy houses primarily for senior the two surveys were part of audit Services. citizens, the "final steps." He said the ciw Manager James Woods noted the city had grant was in the amount of $175,000 with the city's match being less than $30,000. For the lead inspections, Woods recommended Southern Load Consultants as the "most responsible bid- den" For the energy audit, Woods recommended Home Diagnostic Solutions to bring the houses "as close as we can to energy compliance." Both bids were unani- mously approved. CHIP is a Community Housing Improvement Program that targets the homes of senior citizens. The program has met with con- siderable success in Hogansville. ,-_.. on By ANDY KOBER discussions to createa clos- er relationship between The logo used by Callaway High School and Callaway High School will Hogansville, painting the soon be featured on one of school's logo on a water tank Hogansville's water tanks, was mentioned. Hogansville High School That is now about to closed in 1996, bringing to an become a reality. end the Greenwave name and tradition. DURING LAST Monday's council meeting, City Manager James Woods presented a quote from Southeastern Tank and Tower to conduct repairs to one of the city's water tanks. The base price was $95,180. The bid packet cOntained a number of alternates including repairs to ladders and exterior painting. The painting would include the city's logo and the Callaway High School logo, in paint estimated to last 15 years. The alternates increased the bid amount to $114,180. The higher bid was unan- imously approved. CALLAWAY High School opened in 1996, serving Hogansville students. Located outside the city, over the years school officials have sought to identify with Hogansville as being their community. In 2008, Head Football Coach Pete Wiggins was one of several member of the Callaway High Athletic Department that approached the Hogansville City Council saying, "We need Hogansville" and seeking ways to cooperate. In 2011, Wiggins accom- panied by other officials of Callaway High School, approached the city council again, this time requesting Callaway High banners be placed in the city during the year. This was also done. DURING THE various BY current standards the old HogansviUe High School football field lacks many amenities and CaUaway High School home football games are played at CaUaway Stadium in LaG,--nge. DR. SEUSS IS 111 YEARS OLD, The Hogansville Public Library celebrated Dr. Seuss' 11 lth birthday with a "Salute to Dr. Seuss" program. Shown here holding some Dr. Seuss' books are Dennis Olsen, Jacy Duncan and Annelise Hughes with the Cat in the Hat (aka Debra Atkins, Children's Librariar,. March Madness programs for children will continue each Monday this month at 2:30 pm. Drop by the library to schedule of upcoming proorarr--