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krmy Sports Action Page 2 D I I I II I I Senior Center Page 10 PRSRT STD th HOGSVK.kE,  PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grant00le Area Since 1944 I 59, NO. 11 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 10 PAGES • 1 SECTION • 1 INSERT • 50¢ Inmates Caught I I II I I I I I II Illlll Illll I I I I I I I I rilton 7e. :A l& 00all 240 By Bryan Geter BRAIN TRUST - Pictured above is Lewis Lowe (L), Callaway High School Star Student stand- his Star Teacher, Lynn Kendall. The announcement came last week at a luncheon in LaGrange. II-Star Lineup I TV ER & TWL top Callaway Student; Picks Kendall as Best Teacher Tennis is among Lewis' activities and honors at Callaway High School. HogansvilAe can be He has been named af its own has MVP two times on the ten- mamedastheCallaway nis team; Student Council School Star Student president; Beta Club vice-  again, president; Key Club vice- Lowe, 18, was president; Mr. CaRaway honorlast High School; Governor's kmcheonat Honors Program partici- country Club in pant; WTVM- Buffalo Rock Student of the Week; Troup County's National Beta Club T e a e h e r Scholarship Semifinalist; academic team captain; the - Troup Youth Leadership" LaGrange. of Billand a 1420 His favorite subject is orld is so complex is therefore very inter- lag,,, he said. "I like any- ng related to social stud- Program (Presidential Classroom Scholarship recipient); and Georgia Merit Scholar. Iwis plans to attend Tulane University or the University of Georgia after graduation and major in political science. A combination of a deep will and a desire to learn about anything and a good work ethic is the secret of his success, he said. He said to "live life to its fullest, but plan for the future." "Try not to let anything pass you by, especially in high school," he added. "Don't make excuses that you will regret in the long run and go all out in what- ever you endeavor." Lowe chose Lynn Kendall as his Star Teacher. Kendall taught Lewis advanced placement U.S. History and advanced placement Government. Lewis said he chose Kendall because his class- es are not only informative, but he made history and social studies more fun. He added that Kendall made the classes come alive. "He also was a big help in encouraging me in my college search and has helped me with whatever I needed during that time." Mandy Aldrich, daugh- ter of David and Cindy Aldrich, of Hogansville was named the Callaway High School Star Student last year. Other Star Students in Troup County are as fol- lows: • West Georgia Christian Academy Kimberly Kite, 18, with SAT score being 1,300; • "lYoup High School - Greg Panzer, 17, with Sat score being 1,350; °LaGrange Academy - Peyton Knowlton,17, with SAT score being 1,280; • LaGrange High School - Jeffrey Goulding, 18, with SAT being 1,590. Goulding was named Troup County's STAR Student. Ill Illl I ank Heist Driver Nabbed? he Laarange Police Department the _man . they suspected of , urlver ot the getaway vehicle I es00gof00beries in I ,.,,.ounty _ area including COST l -me, since December 26. Z t.n,t'a_'.40,_of'LaGrange was  '-'Luruay by the LaGrange Pollce ,...... urged with one count of armed robbery. Police says Hall was arrested Friday in Greensboro during a traffic cheek. He was picked up for a cocaine charge and a war-rant check showed he was wanted for armed robbery. He was driving a 1992 light green Ford Ranger. The description of the truck is sim- ilar to the one spotted during the rob- bery at Flag Bank last month. Lt. Mike Pheil of the LPD said that Hall was not cooperating with authori- ties, but a lady in the vehicle had pro- vide information to the whereabouts of Milton Ross, 43, who was named the sus- pect in robbery at Flag Bank on I2ffayette Parkway on February 22. Police think they are getting closer to the alleged gunman. • Banks were robbed in LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point since December 26. Work Camp Defectors Captured, One in Motel By Bryan Geter The two inmates that escaped from the Troup County Work Camp last Friday were captured Monday afternoon. Ryan Richard McLaughlin, 26, was cap- tured in a motel in West Point by the Department of Corrections fugitive squad and the Troup County Deputies. He was charged with escape and taken to the state prison in Jackson. Mclaughlin, who is from Jonesboro, was serving a 10 year sentence for theft in Clayton County. William Eugene Thomas, Jr., 31, of LaGrange, was cap- tured approximately 6 p.m. Monday on the Dallas Mill Road in the Stovall Community by Sheriff Donny Turner and the fugi- tive squad. Thomas, who was serving an unspecified sentence for probation violation, was charged with escape and is being held in the Troup County Jail. °According to Turner, three other individuals have been charged with hindering the apprehension of a crimi- nal and were taken to the Troup County Jail. Those charged are Garland Copeland, 40, of 1995 Old Chipley Road, Pine Mountain; Amy Kaye Thomas,25, of 100 Riverview Road, Franklin; and Randall Scott Sargent, 24, of 323 Woodfield Circle, LaGrange. Thomas and Copeland were each given $5,000 bond, Sargent is being held in the Troup County Jail with- out bond. "We have been working very closely with the fugitive squad since the escape" Turner said, "and we are glad to have these two men back €-,tly." iii i iii i iiiii i iii i iiiiiii I iii i Crime Stoppers Hand Out Cash The Board of Directors for "lYoup County Crime Stoppers met Thursday night and approved three rewards totaling $0.00. The caller with code number 6101 was given a $100.00 reward after they gave sheriff's investiga- tors information that led to the arrest of one person for burglary and the recovery of approximately $4,000.00 worth of stolen property. The caller with code number 6105 was given a $75.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of two people on drug charges. The caller with code number 6024 was given a $75.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of one person on drug charges. All callers that were approved for a reward should call Crime Stoppers again at 812-1000 to receive information on how to pick up their reward. Pitbull, Dollar Bills Taken During Thefts By Bryan Geter The Hogansville Police are investigating two theft by taking cases that occurred during the week along with a burglary. Lindy Boyd of 302 Oak Street reported to police that sometimes after 11 a.m. On Thursday, someone stole her pitbull dog from off the chain she had him tied. She said when she left home around 11 a.m., the dog was tied up around a pole to the porch. She said when she returned home around 7 p.m., her dog was gone, Boyd said she had two double hooks on the pole around the dog's col- lar. The dog, who answers to Sadie is brown in color with a white spot on his left side. • Also on Thursday between 3 a.m. And 8 a.m., Adarsh Kumar, owner of the R&S grocery located at 1339 E. Main Street reported to police that someone had bro- ken into a drink machine. Police states that after look- ing at the machine, it appears that someone used a type of iron cutting tool to break into the machine. The box with the coins in it was still there, but the box with the dollar bills was miss- ing. The owner said the box containing the bills had approximate $50 in it. The incident was turned over for investigation. On Taesday, March 5, Raymond Beasley reported to police that when he left his house at 300 Popular Street, he locked the door. When he returned some thirty minutes later, the door was openbutno signsof force entry was found. Beasley told police that 30 CD's and DVD's were missing. The value of items were $370. First Flag Bank of Hogansville reported to police that a one dollar bill came into the bank in a deposit covered with red dye. Police are investigating the incident.