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Fork Over $$ Page 2 I I IIIII I II II I New Lawn00 $2?. Page 10 Th "il Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO - U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 59, NO. 12 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 10 PAGES 1 SECTION * 50 Geter Finances Get High Marks from Mayor y Council held prior to its regular meeting evening to discuss the town's status - and got good news. Wilson St. Clair stated at of the meeting that this is the )udget that he has seen in his as mayor. "This is the best budget I've seen and we still have three and a half months to go in this fiscal year," he boasted. Councilman Jimmy Jackson, who serves on the Administrative Finance Committee, agreed with the mayor, saying the bridget looks "pretty good." One concern the council has: the amount the city is paying for over- time. Councilwoman Jean Crocker said overtime can't be controlled. City Manager David Aldrich said most of the overtime is in the water and sewage departments. "Water lines burst in the summer when the ground heats up and in the winter, the lines freeze and cau:qe damage," he stated. But St. Clair said the overtime in the police department is lower since the department has a full crew. "All departments have done well in keeping overtime down," he said. .lackson said members of the council need to be present when the Troup County Commission sets up a meeting in the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) distribution. Aldrich said Hogansville gets 5.39 percent of the cut at the present time. Wilson St. Clair Child Hurt - z k ha Freak Accident 11-Year-Old Breaks Leg, Rib After Car Rolls Over Him ) !i'  MOMENT- Christi Moon (C) of LaGrange stands with the Anchormen of Goldsboro, N.C. dur- gospel sing at Hoofer's Gospel Bam in LaGrange on Friday evening. Members of the group include local sensational piano player Bryan Elliott of Hogansville (Second from Right). Other group members Chad Smith, Steve Ladd, AarOn McCure and Dwayne West. acre. Sell Surplus, Advertise Everywhere Ca I-Iogansville City Council unanimously to surplus located at the corner of and Church Street. approximately 125 which is between a third to Askew of JET LLC. has an interest in land to buildi a duplex Councilman Jimmy Jackson said he would like to have a map showing the location of properties that the city owns. Zoning Board member Terry Searels said when the Comprehensive Plan is completed, it will have maps showing all the city's properties. In other business, the council voted unanimously not to designate any one of the local newspapers as the legal organ for the city, opting instead to advertise in all three papers. City Manager David Aldrich said he had talked with City Attorney Dan Lee who told him it was the decision of the mayor and council on which would be the legal organ. "The city attorney said the city doesn't even have to name one" Councilman Jack Leidner said it seems to be more honor than profit in being the city's legal organ. Leidner made a motion with Jackson making a second not to name any one paper the legal organ but split the adver- tising between all three papers, The Hogansville Home News, The West Georgia Beacon and the LaGrange Daily News. Sewage Plant Another Award aryan Geter The Hogansville Sewage Treatment Plant another award. Systems, Inc. is recogniz- the plant as an exceptional "AquaSBR for its performance in 2001. The facility was named as the top plants in the nation, according Product Manager, Biological Aqua Aerobics System. This one of many awards that the Water and Wastewater plants received under the direction and leader- Head Bobby Sprayberry, with the city for 10 years. attrflautes a lot of the depart- to his staffer, who are dedi- and committed to their jobs. Buchanan is the Lead Operator; Hill Joe Vidal and Donnie Sanders forthcoming soon, Sprayberry CLEAN SWEEP - Bobby Sprayberry, head of the Hog,lsville Wastewater Plant. was notified recently that his department has been awarded a plaque for operating an exceptional wastewater plant in 2001. By Bryan Geter But sources say he will "be fine." An ll-year-old Hogans- . viie y   stbice c4di: tion at Egleston Children Hospital in Decatur after being run over in a freak acci- dent Saturday afternoon. According to police reports, Torran Martin of 14A Jennings' Homes in Hogansville jumped onto the hood of Tomorrow Jenkins' 1994 Ford Taurus as she was leaving her home at 114 Lee St. around 5 p.m. When Jenkins put on the brakes, the youth slid off the hood and into the path of the vehicle, getting pan over. Police and EMS workers were on the scene in minutes. Martin was transported Egleston Hospital in Decatur by Emory Life FNght. According to a family friend, Torran, as of Tuesday, is talking and responding, well. He has a broken leg and one broken rib. He also has a bruised lung, liver and kid- ney. *In another accident that Brian P. Smith of Creek Road, was treated and released at Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan after wrecking his 1999 Harley Davidson Motorcycle at the intersection of Askew and Lincoln Streets. *In other police news, a 17-year -old Hogansville man was charged by police with two counts of discharging and carrying a irn'earm. Police were called to 607 E. Main Street on Sunday around 2:30 p.m. in reference to a vehicle being shot with paintballs. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Brandon Lee Worthy, of 905 Meadow Terrace in LaGrange was the offender. After arriving at the police station, it was notdced that the police huidling had also been struck several times. Rulming Stop Sign Ends in Drug Arrest By Bryan Geter Meriwether County Deputies arrested a Hogansville man last week and charged him with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act - possession of cocaine and possession of Gary Wayne Whitt, 18, of 338 Old Hammett Road, Hoganaville was transported to the Dan Branch Law Enforcement Center in Greenville and released on a f0o bon The arrest came after deputies stoppped Whitt on the Sewell Road after he failed to stop for a stop sigm Deputies obtained a con- sent to search and found sus- pected uana and cocaine in the vehicle. Hearing Set April 15 For Alcohol License By Bqm Gete The Hogansville City Council will hold a public hearing on April 15 to con- sider an alcohol application for the Gas Stop located at 300 North Hwy. 29. The hearing will start at 6:45 p.m., council members decided Monday. In other actions: *The April 1 otmcil meet- ing was changed to April 2 due to the Easter holiday. Councilwoman Jean Crocker discussed her con- cerns about the door stand- ing open at the old gym. She said it is a liabiliW to the city. The council decided to locked it up and put "No Trespassing" signs on it and have the police to enforce the law at the location.