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Basketball Wtnds Down -24 Great Zell Miller Tale from 1978! 4A Heritage Banquet Draws Crowd -8/I n The I Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVtLLE. GA PERMIT NO 35 News 60, NO. 10 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2003 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 00ght Club Crowd C, oes Wild By Bryan Geter TIME MEANS SPRING TIME - Mike Morgan of Hogansville is glad Spring is almost here. The painter ng a picket-fence look good on Askew Street on Monday, Weather this week will be variable, but there e chances for Hogansville folks to get out and do some yardwork - or go fishing. r Protects Water Terrorists Here I GETER Hogansville City tacil Voted Monday night archase a meter for mon- lders, g water coming into the , sea.* d this equipment will :hool I he city a better quality :e of ra :er as well. ty Manager David ;h, cole :h told the council that ickle s eorgia Environmental Ction Division is push- le issue for water depart- hoice. :s to install the meter as in the event contamination to any contaminated enter into the system. Veal, President Corporation gave an "in plant" recently at department. - equipment is responsive to any in the treatment installing a monitor- system," Veal t can leading to a r and more consistent that the bene- gives are finished water Preventing process that could lead to outbreaks, and chem- Aldrich dckson ical costs, minimizing resid- uals from overf, eed of chem- icals and gives an early warn- ing in the event of terrorist contamination of water. Hogansville Water Plant Operator Joe Vidal said this equipment will enhance the operation of the water plant. The cost of the equipment is $6,500 which includes start- up and operator training. Aldrich said the Georgia EPD will be looking at secu- rity at water plants through- out the state. Councilman Jimmy Jackson said it is already mandated by the state. Aldrich agreed saying the enforcement has been very laxed at the state level. Councilman Jack Leidner asked if the equipment could be purchased with confiscat- ed money. Jackson said it is impor- tant that we do all we can, so we need to get this monitor- ing system. "If we can use the confiscated money, so be it," he stated, "if not we need the system anyway." sed of Shoplifting Cases of Beer, 12-Pack GETER man was on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and With shoplifting. arrested Tyrone Fitten, 3S, of 213 Lee Street after he tried to shoplift 10 cases of beer and a 12 pack of beer at Ingles Food Store located at 1891E. Main Street. The merchandise was valued at $159. Police Find Near-Riot In 2 a.m. Melee at Elite By BRYAN GETER The Hogansville Police Department broke up sever- al fights in a near-riot at Mike's Elite Club around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officer Patrick Davis said he Was patrolling on Boozer Street when he noticed several cars parked in "No Parking" zone. He said he also noticed that Mike's Elite at 120 W. Main was still in operation after the 2 a.m. closing cur- few. Davis advised the park- ing lot manager that the cars needed to be moved and the club needed to shut down. At this time, police were told that a fight was going on inside the building. The officer called for backup. Davis broke up two women fighting, but other fights broke out. The officer said after breaking up the fight, gun and Boozer Street. Officers thought the shots were from a small white vehicle headed toward Pine Street. ARTIST'S RENDERING shows aesthetically-pleasing blend of green space and recreation equipment designed to serve all ages. Playground Soon to Become Reality  myan Ct*r THE OLD POOL - The old Hogansville city pool locat- ed on Johnson Street will be filled up with dirt and the old pool building and tennis courts will be renovated in the near future. A walking path and playground equip- ment will be installed. The Hogansville Pilot Club is han- $25,000 from SPLOST funds. Others making contri- butions are Hogansville Pharmacy, My Lady Beauty dling the project By BRYAN GETER The Hogansville Pilot Club has been planning and having fund raisers for more than a year to refur- bish the old city pool and tennis courts located in a triangle on Johnson, Keith and College Streets. Pilot Elaine Carr brought to the club's atten- tion last year that the City of Hogansville has no park with a public playground for the children. Carr garnered the sup- port of fellow Pilots Donna Arnold and Shelia Rowe to initiate the process. The city contributed the triangular shaped parcel of land on Johnson Street across from the old com- munity building for the project. ' " The Pilots have raised almost ,000 in contribu- i tions of money and labor over the past year. Permits have been issued and the park will soon become a reality. The Troup county Parks Salon, Child Care Network, and Recreation has committed See PLAYGROUND, 2A Depar-tment Cpl. Samantha Dunklee jumped into her patrol ear to catch the subjects and moments later, Officer Edward Lee joined in the pur- suit. After turning onto Highway 29 South, Dunklee lost control of her vehicle and ran into a building. She got into a car with Officer Lee and continued looking for the white vetdcle. Lee said after no contact with the white vehicle, he was notified that another fight had broken out at the club. The officer said upon arrival, 40-50 people were in the crowd throwing bottles and other objects. People were fighting in the streets and inside the club, police said. Two persons received multiple deep cuts to the face and arms. Meriwether and Troup Counties deputies assisted Hogansvflle Police. Hogasnville Chief Guy Spradlin said the club was rented out to a private citi- zen, so the city's ordinance with a 2 a.m. curfew did not apply. Spradlin said no arrests were made. Decision On Ethics Is Tabled By BRYAN GETER The Hogansville City Council made no decision Monday night tO adopt a "Code Of Ethics" for the city until after City Attorney Dan Lee can review three sample codes of other cities in Georgia to see which one would best suit Hogansvflle. Councilman Jimmy Jackson said the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) recommended that we use one of three cites, Marietta, Roswell and Smyrna, codes of ethics. Jackson said he pre- ferred the one from the City of Roswell after reading all three. He added that Hogansville needed to adopt a resolution along with an ordinance. In other business, Jackson recommended the city rescind the 1990 ordi- nance concerning horses and other animals in the city. "Ifthecity wants to grow," he stated, "we have to do something." Mayor Wilson St. Clair said there are already chick- ens,. goats, horses and turkeys within the city lim- its. Jackson said we need to go back to the ordinance in place prior to 1990 which dis- allowed animals in town. Attorney Lee told the board that he thinks the city can put an ordinance in place, but the problem will be enforcing it. "Some animals will have to be grandfathered in since they are already in See ETHICS, Page 2A