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l's Dan [sed by~ the Ri ds gang, ! Ltion Tea Honors Young Authors -2A New Welc -2 The n Formerly The Hogansviile Herald Sen g the HogansviUe-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 PRSRT ST~ AUTO U. S, POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO, 35 NO. 12 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2004 10 PAGES 1 SECTION ,50 ial and )ssed. ~ndship | les are mt their I urch ary ating its order of k special: 9nary Council Okays Sidewalk l .u I e By CUNT CLAYBROOK New subdivisions in Hogansville will be required to have sidewalks, the Hogansville City County decided- at its meeting Monday night, March 15. That meant that one or more planned subdivisions, on which no work has been done in the last year, might have to go back and incorpo- rate sidewalks into their plans. But that turned out not to be the case, since all of the planned subdivisions had already been approved by the City Council and the Planning Commission, City Manager Randy Jordan said on Tuesday. City Councilman Thomas Pike pushed the ohange in the city's subdivision ordinance through the council. Pike has been promoting the change since he first took I ~ LAST!- Hogansville Elementary ! ~nool's new playground is ready for iI1~_ Y. On Monday, the playground was ~'~al~y opened. Right Photo: ~| nncipal Judy Baker kicked off the ~'~| ~j~_. irlg ceremonies and coach Frank - ~--,,tJver went over safety rules with the i]StUdents.~..,,_ Teachers and staff were |~ed to play first and yes, all of |Wet" obeyed the safety' rules. Classes |thebylaV'the'e SCheduled. The to play throughout _ playground was funded enorts of the PTO, and supple- by SPLOST. This new and playground will be enjoyed to come. last year to the post former- ly held by Councilman Jimmy Jackson. Pike and his colleagues voted finanimously for the change Monday night. City Councilwoman Jean Crocker was absent from that meet- ing. QUESTIONS about the change and whether it affects subdivisions being put together by Developer John Arnold were raised by a reporter, but proved to be irrelevant, since it turned out that sidewalks have been planned "since day one" in both Mallards Lake and The Villages at Huntcliff, Arnold By Clir# Claybrook ROAD WORK - Heavy equipment was roaring and belch- ing angry black smoke on U.S. Highway 29 in Hogansville, where work crews were building a turn lane that will pro- vide access into Shallow Creek, one of three new subdi- visions it/the city that will be required to have sidewalks. told The Home News. Mayor Wilson St. Clair said at the meeting that he didn't think the Villages at Huntcliff would have to go back and resubmit plans, since they'd already been accepted by the city. The mayor also pointed out that any changes to city ordinances would have to treat all developers the same, although there was an allega- tion by a reporter that Arnold has gotten favorable treat- ment from the City Council that hasn't been extended to other developers. St. Clair and Pike denied the charges. IN OTHER ACTION Monday night, the council: *Instructed Police Chief Guy Spradlin to look into the See COUNCIL, Page 2A ' CIJItr CLAY]BROOK ~jor improvements in down- ~i: .~Ogansville, including beau- ~efforts under the city's ~,,~__ Streetscapes Project are - r~hat s because the city received bids for the Streetscapes Work Bids Expected to be Awarded Soon Project work in recent days and eotfld award bids for the project on March 22. If that goes as scheduled, work could begin on the often-delayed project by month's end, according to City Manager Randy Jordan. Work will include essentially rebuilding the downtown sidewalks, reworking the crossing at Main Warrants DrugRaids *Shane Eugene Brisky, 23, of 108 Cooper St. was arrested for possession of $eaxch warrants contin- methamphetamme and reck- to bear fruit in less driving after a traffic where both the stop on Bass Road in County Sheriff's Hogansville. According to a Hogansville police report dealing with recent weeks have that incident, Brisky was a number of driving a silver 1996 Ford . for illegal Ranger wlxen he was stopped about 5:30 in the morning. seU them. -On March U, Wdliam J. t a raid on the house at Allen, 32, of 194 West Hopson in Hogansville on Road was arrested for theft .39, by shopliftiag and possession St, was of methamphetamine with for possession of intent to distribute after t Cocaine. police responded to a on that incident shoplifting complaint at the followed"exe- Piggly Wiggly on Highway of a search warrant" 29. - Officers in a report deal- police action in S~ W~tS, ~ 2A Street and Highway 29 and a new sidewalk some 5,000 feet long run- ning between the Piggly Wiggle store on the north side of Main Street and the Dairy Queen on the south side. Part of the project includes installation of new street lights downtown, which will be on deco- rative poles that will add a bit to the esthetics of the downtown area. Part of the work will include making downtown sidewalks and thus many downtown shops more easily accessible by wheelchair- bound persons. The apparent low bidder was Gerald Btx)oks Construction Co. of Phenix City, Ala. That company's total bid came in at $269,498 wb_ic~ was $263,002 below than the high- est bid of $532,500, which was sub- mired by the J.H.C. Corp. Second-low was Earthscapes Inc. of Phenix City, whose total bid was for $431,891. Gerald Brooks Construction has ay Ctlnt Claylxo~ NEAR MISS - Troup County Firemen ha..=leru~l to bring this brush fire on Oak Street in H~lle under ~ol earlyh =h ~.~, ~,.,~ .,,., ,..,, .,~ ,..,,.,,,~,Mnday afternoon. Damage was apparently !mited by their quick action. Firemen said the ~ started as a ,..ru=,., ~ ,=, .., ~.,.,, v,.,, ,.,, ,...,, ,.,.,,.