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At Last: Bloomin' Excitement! -2A News in Photos3A Students Join Drug Fight-aA Divo i Th Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the HogansviUe-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 . 60, NO. 11 HOGANSVP i , GEORGIA - THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2003 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 1 INSERT 50 City, Chief Decide Fate Of DrugCar !iiiiiil i i:i,,i  iii :/'' Vehicle 'Slap in the Face' Of Dopers, Says Spradlin By BRYAN GETER The Hogansville City Council and police chief last week debated the fate of a car confiscated during a drug bust. The Hogansville Police Department was busy dur- ing 2002, patrolling the streets to curtail crime and keep drugs off the streets as well as answering domestic calls throughout the town on a daily basis. The department confis- cated more than a million dol- lars in drug related cases as well as confiscating several vehicles. One veilcle that was taken by the police during a Last Monday evening during the regular council meeting, Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier suggested the council sell the car since it is not a undercover .vehicle. But Police Chief Guy Spradlin said his department needed the car. "The criminals know we took the vehicle from them and that is a slap in their face when they see us driving the vehicle," he noted. However, Spradlin said if the council wants him to sell the car, then he will sell it. The Police Department has two new patrol cars in its fleet. One is the new K-9 unit which cost $20,985. The city will soon replace the vehicle that was damaged .e= , .... By Bryan Geter   uNl]-. The Hogansville Police Department has added a new vehicle to its fleet. The 2003 Ford Crown ",,.oeen stripped and is fully equippedl This is a special car since will be used as the city's K-9 car. Pictured ,L o, ,urncer John Starnes with his new vehicle. He expects "Bella" the German Shepherd canine to arrive this nogansville. The car cost the city $20,985. collected $108,000 in drug seizure money. After repairing the car's gas tank, fuel pump and gauge for about $1,000, the department has been using the vehicle for the city's investigators. The rest of the fleet has many miles on them includ- ing two, 1995 and 1996, that has more than 140,000 miles, according to Spradlin. The city is looking to pur- chase more police vehicles with drug seizure money, Frazier said. J00gansville Man Charged With Possession, Gun Violations Gm'ER Hogansville man was charged ek by the Troup County s D,.= ;)ar :merit with posses- with intent to dis- possession of a fire arm dur- tne ldcarryingaconcealed 18, of Street, who was already on bond for four counts of sale of cocaine in the Hogansville area between October and November, 2002, was arrested in Hogansville. During his transport to the Troup County jail in LaGrange by his bondsmen, Bobby Moore and Freddie Williams, King pulled a King asked Moore to stop the car so he could throw the marijua- na out the window, but Moore refused. At the jail, a further search of King revealed a loaded .380 cal. pis- tol in King's pocket. Inside the jail another search large plastic bag containing 11 resulted in another bag of marijua- smaller bags of suspected marijua- na being found in his coat pocket na. along with a loaded magazine with ic e Probe Missing Money, Attack and Gunshots boyfriend's, Chris Buchanan of Newnan, vehicle with a wooden stick causing a visible dent to the right rear fender of the 2002 Ford Focus. The incident happened at Shell Mart on Hwy 54 E last week. The owner of the vehicle is Steve Buchanan of Newnan. In a separate incident, David Mark Phillips of 98 Alexander Road, Grantville reported to police that someone had shot out the windows on his 1999 Chevy Tahoe and a driver's side rear win- dow on a Ford Windstar. The case remains under inves- tigation. Hogansville Investigator Lockard is investigating 1at ( x:urred at the Waffle located at 1615 Bass tuesday concern- Cash drawer coming up Sanford Spence d to police that $50 was fro i the cash drawer on I. another incident, warrant Ires were advised for la Raingwell after she ly struck her ex- )-'/chicle Monday Accident One Driver to Hospital !1 GETER accident early sent one driver PiI lw] lOt injured. ce Worked a two-vehicle that occurred on 1-85 ' raorning at 8 a.m. ce reports state that D ws,n of Ellenwood, t she was driving south- on 1-85 in a 1995 Honda Jennifer Ann Bruce of Hogansville in a 2000 Chey Cavalier began to merge with traf- fic traveling southbound which forced Dawson into the passing lame of 1-85. This caused Dawson to aggressively maneuver her vehi- cle to avoid collision, but caused her to lose traction and spin into a guard rail. Dawson had injuries and was transported to the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. Bruce was not injured. No Cita- tions were issued in the incident. .380 ammunition. In a separate incident last week, deputies Matthew Ryan Hartley, 27, of 175 Thornton Road, LaGrange and charged him with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and pos- session of oxycodone with intent to distribute. Hartley was arrested after being stopped on the New Franklin Road and found he had two grams of meth and seven mg oxycodone tablets. Agents received information that Hartley was in possession of drugs and was attempting to sell them. Agents also discovered a large set of electronic scales and other drug paraphernalia such as syringe, spoon, cotton balls, plastic smoking straws and aluminum foil. TALENTED TRIO- Kuwanna Jackson, Taisa Zachery and Artesha Daniel are Callaway High School Choral Students pose for a photo shoot in the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. The school of music is located at the Rivercenter in uptown Columbus. The students performed attheGMEA District Three honors chorus February 22. The singers are students of David Davis, Choral Director at Callaway