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News in Photos: Who Do You Know? -2A ,o,en,, Earns/ I00r'l ************************** FOR ADC 310 3]0 21 CITY COUNTY SERVICE COMPANY 1201 CENTRAL AVE N 3 TIFTON GA 31794- 969 mquet spiring -IOA n The Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 P[SRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVlLLE, GA PERMIT NO, 35 60, N0.13 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2003 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Say Man Stole $10,000 of Items from Senior Center March 14-16. Robert Wayne Bell, 20, was charged with one count of burgla- ry last Tuesday and released from the Troup County jail on a $5,000 bond. An anonymous tip led police to Bell's house and his mother con- sented for the police to search the house. After finding most of the stolen property in the house, Bell voluntarily admitted to the burgla- ry. The senior center is located at 408 Church Street. Bell is accused of taking com- e. Hogansville Police charged a Granite man with the break-in and at the Hogansville Senior during the weekend of Bills ag.00 s City GETER money is showing in businesses in sville and the sur- according to by the Hogansville Department. March 16, a bill was passed at Hogansville. day, March 19, t $100 bills was at the Powers Since this 2ounty, department in County is investigat- incident. night, March 18, turned up at in LaGrange. LGrange woman told hat day in Phenix ,,,. ,  % . By BryanGeter SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT:- Hogansville's Mayor Wilson St. Clair present- ed Wanda Lowe (R) with a plaque t.hanking her for her hard work in organizing the Hogansville's alumni games during the Hummingbird Festival. Mary Stewart, who works with the festival, shares a smile with Wanda. Callaway Academic Team Finishes Second in State not what we wanted." The team won the regional quiz bowl March 3 to advance to the state competition. Team members include Phillip Buchan, joseph Knight, Holly Smith, Caitlin Bruggeman, Khushboo Shah, Ricky Thrash, John Doyle, Phillip Cannon and Ben Stein. Advisers are DanielPeterson and Barbara Martin. another incident, FOmby of 1287 E. Main told police that her boyfriend, 'Walter bf 1287 E. Main Street, of her checks of checks, filled out, signed her name and cashed them her knowledge or told police this d between February By'BRYAN GETER The Callaway High school varsity aca- demic bowl team placed second in the state quiz bowl recently in Milledgeville. They were hoping to repeat as state cham- pions. '%Ve wanted to be first," said assistant prin- cipal Robert Lynd, "It's good news, but it's separate incident, ith Allison Lee Lee Miller Collier Street on about someone dng Sondra's vehicle sides and having a the truck. person could anyone who would to their vehicle. ey Back cated at 1831 E. Main ld police a that a in a white Mazda raPed $10 worth of fit without pay- e police to make contact Uspect moving south- but was unable so. ,,= FROM ......... * ......... " ' By Frances Roldnson RAIN HALTS TRACTOR TRAILER- An 18-wheeier had traffic at a standstill for about 45 minutes 100 at the mill. Exiting from the mill the driver let his front wheels lean too much. The ground was so and soft he could not go forward or backward. A willing man tried to push him but that didn't work. A local offered to get a log chain and when she returned with the chain it took all of ten minutes to get the 18-wheel- his way. puters, a microwave, VCR, video camera, petty , amaster key, the bingo snacdy bars, black pepper, hair col0hair conditioner, shampoo, cake mixes and 'much more totaling approximately $1o,ooo. Monday, a spokesperson at the Million Eyed for center said the center was glad to get the items back. Senior Center Manager Linda Prescott was out of town but sent word thanking everyone who helped with the recovery of the center's items. City Police Chief Presents Wish List Of Equipment, Upgrades By BRYAN GETER ed, "they should be responsi- ble." Hogansville Police Chief Guy Spradlin met with the city's police committee last Wednesday and presented a list of items he wants for his department. The list ranged from new cars to safety equipment. consists of Councilmembers Jean Crocker and Jack Leidner, met with Mayor Wilson St. Clair, City Manager David Aldrich and SplKia last Wednesday af,tlon. 'e Hogansville Police Deftment seized more than' a million dollars of ille- gal drug money last year and has two years to spend it or the money will go back to the state. .glJE LIST included the ltrol carSat acbst of',050; shotguns in each card,it an estimated $4,000; first aid kits for each car for $25 each; reflective vests at a cost of $15 each for all 12 officers; safety cones; elec- tric Shotgun rack mounts; radar at $1,50 for each&ar; in-car video at $4,000 each; measuring wheel at $59 each; body armor at $415 each; rain jacket at $85 each; defense spray at $14 each;print kit at $38 each; night vision at $640 each; rechargeable flash- lights at $85 each; and uni- form apparel. Spradlin said the depart- ment already has purchased Glock guns for his officers. Spradlin told the commit- tee that with the 11 new cars and equipment for each car, he would be developing a pol- icy where each officer was responsible for his own equipment. "I believe if they neglect the equipment," Spradlin stat- OTHER ITEMS and proj- ects the police chief asked for is 15 laptop computers, brackets and software for the police cars at a cost of $32,372.50. Spradlin said the comput- ers have already been paid for. His list also consisted of purchasingstinger spike strip system at $330, one for each patrol shift, used to stop speeding cars in a chase; two digital cameras at $720 each; and four intoxilyzers at $410 each. Spradlin's list included improvements at the police station including remodeling the police department, pur- chasing new office furniture and buying at new copier machine at a price of $5,000. The chief said he is tak- ing bids for a new radio sys- tem for the police office and the state is requiring each police department to pur- chase the GCIC system for the office and cars. This system will report all police information to the authorities. The cost is $2,500. SPRADLIN'S list includ- ed drug test kits, tint meters finger printing scanners, stake out, drug investigation equipment (video body equipment) and a transport van. Spradlin said the com- mittee told him to list every- thing he thought was needed for his department. "The department has gone without for so long," Spradlin said, "and now we have the money and I am proud we have the money." Crocker said to her fel- low committee members, See POLICE, Page 2A "e Fundralser Will Help Children's Network By BRYAN GETER A benefit for the Children Miracle Network will be held on April 5, 2003 in the park- ing lot of Rite-Aid in Hogansville according to store manager, Scott Worthy. lhy said the Trgup C Sheriffs Department wi$e on hand from 10 a.m. until noon with child's ID kits and also with other products promoting child safety. Rite-Aid will be selling hotdogs, cokes and chips from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with all proceeds raised will go toward the children that need help. Worthy stated if anyone has any money to donate to this worthy cause or have any yard sale items to donate for this cause may drop the items off at Rite-Aid or call Scott Worth or Charlene Bruce at (706) 637-8521. The yard sale and bake sale will start at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.