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Opinions & Ideas THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 620-040 A Gnme lJubliain Mi.ard B. Grimes, President M. HALE PUBLIStW2JADVEKrISING DR Jo KU'W"rDAtL ASSK'IAq'I-; tr BLISHFJ.J.)ITOR ROB RICHARDSON AsSST&,q " EDrrOR JAYNE GoItSq'ON BusIN:SS MANAGER Phone (706) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846- P O. Box 426 Hogansville, Georgia 30230 Yeah, It's Baseball Season Already! It's that lne of year again. High school baseball is under- way and this area has some of the best games to offer. If youYe a high school base- ball fan, there's no doubt you are in the perfect area for it. I can't understand why area schools are not among the most highly recruited for baseball. Every year, one of the area teams makes a run for the state title. This area is home to two teams that won state champi- onships in recent years, Columbus Highand Shaw Higlx Since our readers have no way to keep up with what's going on in the area, here is a quick wrapup of what to expect: Columbus High has won two state championships in the last three years. They made a run for the third one last sea- son only to lose to Shaw High. The year before, Columbus defeated Hardaway to win the state crown. Columbus, Hardaway and Shaw will once again be con- teaders this season. Here's how it will shake out. Columbus has some pretty strong bats. They willbe a good solid offen..ve team with a bet- tex than average defense. They will li someyoung arms this season, but once again, Bobby Howard will take the Red Devils to the top. Look for Columbus to be in the playoffs once agairL HARDAWAY WILL finish in near the top as well this sea- son. Head coach Tracy Powell has a good offensive team and some pretty good arms to go with it. Look for Hardaway to finish in the top four in the SHAW HIGH will once again be loaded. Coach Charles Flowers has a strong pitching staff again this season. As far as bats, the Raiders will be a lit- tie better than average. However, they won need a tremendously strong offense with the arms they have. Look for Shaw and Columbus to bat- fie it out again for the top spot in the Region. HARMS cowma, made the playoffs ev-y year since 1995. This year wilino dif- ferent of the Tigers. oach Mark Gilreath and the Hgers have some good hurlers and pretty good bats. While the Tigers aren't quite as experi- enced this season, and a little young, don't count them out. They have some real talent and will once again ma]se a run for the State. What the Tigers are missing this  are the power hitters of the past. However, they have some sure bats and will be ab!e to put runs ou the board. 'I"ne Tigers need to gain valuable experience this year "Look for all of our teams to make the playoffs, and enjoy the season." because next season they will join Columbus, Shaw and Hardaway in region play. Travel in the Class 3A division has forced them to move into 4A. Can the Tigers handle it? You betcha. Look for them to finish in the top four again next season. MANCHESTERHIGHhas not proven to be the team thus far that everyone expectecL Oh yeah, says who? The Blue Devils have been playing some pretty good basebaU $chools early on in Valley, Smiths and Harris County. They are also playing larger schools. You can look for Coach Bari Brown and his Blue Devils to rise to the top when they begin region play. I'll predict the boys in blue will finish in the top four, but they will have to knock out someone. Look for Pike, Spalding, Northgate and Callaway High to all have good teams this year. CALLAWAY HIGH will be the sleeper this season in Class AA ball. The Blue Devils had better be on their Ps and Qs when they face the Cavaliers. Coach Gluve willBo doubt help improve the Cavaliers. He has good baseball knowledge and will use it. Look for the Cars to be better at the plate this sea- son and really improved on the mound. Callaway will make a run for the playoffs. TROUP HIGH is like Harris County and Columbus in many ways. They have tra- dition, good coaching and have made the playoffs consistent- ly. That won change this sea- son. Troup will either win the region or finish as runnerup. LAGRANGE HIGH will chase Harris County this sea- son, notice I said chase. The Grangers will trmish in the top four, but they won't knock Harris County out of the top to second place fmislx So there you have it. Look for all of our teams to make the playoffs, and enjoy the season. We have the teams for it. THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercary Publishing Company, a division of Grimes Publicati't, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway. Manchester. Georgia 31816. USPS 6204340. Subscription rates by mail: $18 in Tmup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $26 a year elwhere. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical lxtage paid at Hogansville. Georgia 30230. FOR mtno call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager. Star Mercury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester. Georgia 31816, PO: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Hogansville, GA 30230. STAFF Publisher and Advertising Director .................  ............. : ............................... Mike Hale Associate Publisher and Editor ........................................................... John KuykendaU Busincss Manager ................................................................................ Jayne Goldston Assistant Editor ...................................................................................... Rob son S/affWriwxs ........ . ........................................ . ....................... Bryan Geler, Billy Bryant Assismm Advertising Manager .................................................................. Lauric Lewis Advcrrsing Sales ................................................................................ .-.._..Linda Composing ................................................................. Dewayne How, Valinda lvery Legals ...................................................................................................... Jayne Pressroom Manager ...................................................................... .Wayne C_mhowski Pressroom .......................................................................... David Boggs, Larry Colleges Com,orE OEnCW President.i .......................................................................................... .Millard B. Grimes Vice Presidenu ................................................................................. Charlotte S. Grimes Secretary ......................................................................................... Laura Grimes Corer Treasurer ....................................................................................... Kathy  Gan'ell Legal Counsel and Assistant 'Secretary .............................................. James S. Grimes PAGE 4 - HOGANSVIIA00 HOME NEWS - MARCH 14, 2002 Vidalia onion. Think about it: Vidalia onions, which are sweet and mild, grow only in a small part of southeast Georgia. Some have tried to dupli- cate the Vidalia in other parts of the country, but to no avail. God, I am convinced, was traveling through what was to become southeast Georgia during the six day of creation and said, "Let there be a sweet, mild onion, and let it grow here and here only." It was just another of the many blessings God gave us, such as spring, cool breezes, the beach and frequent flyer points. I must admit, however, The One and Only Vidalia ed lytl:sts r, II amllynfrkte the krabsaf "'d gettiffo2trdo?o bUtds his'''I the point that if there weren't Vidalias and send the price "Fine, but I a God and he (or She) didn't up so far I can't buy them any- you should mention uJ l love us, there wouldn't be more. name," said the hus such a thing as the beloved My problem is that I ean while his wife was not room. e? 4 eat my onion fast enough, and some of my supply turn funny "It could be a littl colors and begin to smell, rassing if you wrote Because I absolutely wife could get 50potmd[ II abhor throwing out spoiled Vidalia onions in a I Vidalia onions, I set about to "Yes," the wife explained, panty hose." find a way to keep them fresh "You take a pair of panty hose I put my hand onl for long periods of time. and cut off fle top part. was left of my baked V'HI Finally, Ibavetheanswer. "Then you put an onion all and swore I would bell Friends invited me to din- the way to the place where creet. ll ner recently, and delicious your foot goes. Then you tie 11 baked Vidalia onions were knot just above that onion and served, put in another on top of it. BY  ll During the meal, I asked, When the panty hose are full MENT WITH HIS WIill "Do you have a problem keep- of onions, you hang them DEDRA, THEHOMENEll ing your Vidalias fresh?" somewhere, and they stay CARRYING ll band answered. "I've got 50 "What you are doing is .GRIZZARD'S BOOKS ll pounds of them stored right keeping the onions from TAPESARESTILLAVA1Lll now. I'll be eating Vidalia touching one another which FOR SALE THROUGH ll onions all winter. The best is one reason they go bad ff BOOT PRODUCTIONS, thatlhavehadaproblemwith way to keep,, Vidalias," he you them stored in, say, a _nnY ......  ATLANTA,:ATlr.ANFr ] C Vidalia onions over the years, went on, is to put them in sack" 31118-1266ANDAT C I usually buy them in great panty hose." "I hope you don't mind ff MUSIC STORES NATI#_ quantities. 'Panty hose?" I tell the rest of the nation WIDF_. Can There Ever Be Lasting PeaceE Monday morning, while indeed be the beginning of those that would rebel  the early morning news was the end to the violence. There  his authority. Yes, pea on, the anchor of CNN's have been many schooled and 'i possible, but only Jesus L Headline News was giving experienced individuals who bring peace, i - the headlines of the latest have tried to settle the dis- Likewise, many real overnight happenings, putes that so often arise in today could probably ( During the telecast, the lat- that part of the world. We less if there is peace i T est innovation in newscasting want to see the fighting end, Middle East, you would " was streaming across the bot- but will it ever? I will be the like peace in your heart s tom of the screen. While the first to admit that I am no wonder if you can ever  ' anchor was speaking, a con- diplomat at settling disputes, rience a lasting sense of a tinuous line of news ran nor am l an expert on foreign and contentment. The anS a across the bottom of the affairs. However, Idobelieve able to curtail and promote is again a resounding ye r screen. One of those lines I have the answer to the periods of peace in that one man has stated, 'q  gave a statement by Middle East peace question, region, but only one will be is in not the absence of | J Secretary of State Colin Yes, there can be and yes, able to establish a lasting ble, but inthe presencee :! Powell in regards to the there will be lasting peace in peace and put the fighting to Savior." Just as there v$ - recent and escalating vio- the Middle East. an ultimate end. The one is nolastingpeaceinth lence  Israel and Palestine. Before you thIw me off the Prince of Peace,' Lord East until Jesus | $ The statement said some- as Miss Cleo's disciple, my Jesus Christ. can be no lasting peacel thing to the effect that he answer is not from my own It will take more than hearts of men until J  hoped the latest events would future visions or some armies, treaties, and promis- comes into their heart e be the beginning of the end prophetical wisdom. The es to finally bring peace to not saying there will b u to the violence in the Middle source of my information is the Middle East. War has been more troubles in your life I  East. not unnamed, restricted or of waging there since Bible I am saying there will I ; Along with the reports of any private nature. The times and no human govern- lasting calm in the mi tt our military operations in sourceofmyinformationand ment can finally stop iL It will the storm. Today, if you! rl v Afghanistan, the news media the basis for my statement is not be until Jesus himself that deep sense of abidi 1 has found much to report on found in the Bible. comes again, sets up his king- and peace that you so the fighting between Israel The Bible bas much to say dom, and rules from longfor, bow your bead, and Palestine. about the fate and future of Jerusalem on the throne of ize your need of a S I We have seen pictures Israel. It is good that we as David that this world will repent of sin, blieve J and heard reports of the Americans sendenvoystothe ever see lasting peace in the died, was buried, rose [ It bloodshed in Israel, and like Middle East to try to stop the Middle East. put your trust in him f 3 Colin Powell, most of the violence. The Bible tells us in The Bible says that Jesus ration, ask him to save world hopes that with each Matthew 5, "Blessed are the will rule with a rod of iron andbelieve that hewilLJ  o breaking story, that will peacemakers." We may be and will break in pieces all is truly the Prince of 1 Oldest Newspaper Man in S.C James Walton Lawrence, year-old, is too good of a con- The point is, none ,Sr. is the former editor of one versationalist, if you are in remember the headline 1 'a of the Trib newspapers in any sort of a hurry, and yesterday. These are no  ,r Landrum, S.C. Although he always has a story to tell. ond-rate achievers. The  doesn't have the full respon- On my last visit to the best in their field. I f ] sibility of the news side of the Landrarn in late January, Mr. applause dies, award t ;r News-Leader, he still has his J.W. suddenly appeared from nish, achievements ar  n beat to cover and a column to the back shop all dressed out gotten. Accolades and c  l write each week. in a tie and coat. He usually cates are buried with } The South Carolina Press doesn't dress that way, but owners.  t Association honored Mr. J.W. this day was an important : D recently as the state's oldest one; he had been invited to a ly This Test h active newspaper man. He free lunch at a nearby retire- ,] ! turned 91 years old on ment home. Since he is not 1. List a few teachet ,( r February 17. near ready for retirement, I '/e man has the aided your journey   h Mr. Imwrence and his suppose they wanted him k,: wifeDerris startedtheNews- there so they could get some mind of a 3S-year- school. 2. Name three f  Leader 46 years ago, and it free publicity in the News- o/d gs too good of a who have helped you it became a part if the Trib Leader. =1 group in 1989. John We didnt have long to talk conversationalist, ficult time. 3. Name five peop  e Lawrence, one of J.W.'s sons, that day because he was mov- if you are in any sort have taught you some t, is editor and publisher of the ing around faster than I was. of a hurry, and worthwhile, e newspaper now. He did find time to hand me 4. Namea fewpoop]  Mr. J.W. is the son of a the following quiz that came always has a story have made you feel al [ e Methodist minister and was off the Internet. In fact, he to //.,, _ated and special. - ,   born in Anderson, S.C. handed me several copies so $. Think of five pe i "Printer's blood slipped into I could share them with enjoy spendingtime " b his veins during the early part friends. You might have seen 6. Name a haJf I  n of his life and he worked at a it but let me share the quiz America contest winners, heroes whose stories number of newspapers in with you today anyway. You 4. Name 10 people who inspired you. It fi Georgia and South Carolina will find that it makes a very have won the Nobel or  a before starting his own paper good point. tzer Prize. THE N  in Landrtum. $. Name at least a half e e Mr. Lawrence is a busy Take This Test dozen Academy Award win- The people who ob el rnan. Over the past few years 1. Name the five wealthi- ners for best actor or ac'-wess, difference in your life  r since curtailing some of his est people in the world. 6. Name the last 10 win- the ones with the m u dentials, the most movN' t duties at the paper, he has 2. Name the last five ning pitchers in the World the most awards. Tl th written seven or eight books. Heisman trophy winners. Series. The man ha__s the mind of a 35- 3. Name the last five Miss How did you do? the ones who care. Support Hogansville Area Youth Athletics IN EVERY WAY