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ille in Pictures Page 3 I  _ I III I I _ . III II III!H '1 II III I II I II th News from 50 Years Ago Page 4 I I I PSRT STD AUTO U S POSTAGE PAID HCGANSVtLLE. iA PERMIT NO 35 Formerly The Hagahsville Herald 4 ". Serving the HogansviUe-Grantvilie Area Since 1944 NO. 14 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 24 PAGES * 2 SECTIONS * 1 INSERT * 50 area con- although r behind. just the Georgia of Labor, the ler- showed an aver- rate of S.O per- February, down 5.2 percent rate rate is it was in the same, at 4.4 both February report on job yet another piece news that in recent state Labor Michael a February ini'tial unemploy- claims. reports mar- by tempo- work- a 4.9 per- rfrom a of 2001, rate of the Counties for this was the 3.4 per in Harris- I I I IIII. I I I I I I I I I ! SPRING FEVER - Gi= TroopNo.27mem- berS in Hogansviile are watering 90 dianthus plants at the Hogansville Senior Center. Some 90 plants were chosen because the Girl Scouts are cele- brating their 90th birth- day since the beginning of Girl Scouts founded by Juliette Gordan Lowe. Shown in the top picture are and Girl Scouts Nikki Mallory, Danielle Duncan, Toccoa Parker, Rebecca Keegan, and LaTiya Hopson. Yvonne Bledsoe, who is the Troop leader, was not available for the photo. Bottom left photo: Linda Prescott, director of the Hogansville Senior Center, looks on with approval. ' Chtwch Planned for Hogansville or the twenty-eight EpiscopaVAngUcan communions in the UnJfed State& While the00x00regation ts Uturgi00 it is. al theologically qxmsorvative , evangelical, and charismatic. Founded in 1992 with three member congregatioas, the. CEC "currently has" over II00 congregations and 200,000 members in t-wenty-six nations around church is" coming to Rev. Cano David for the "Commission for the Izese of Georgia p Churc willbe led by fHogansville, direction andmen- Christ the K'g Charismatic Peachtree City. the wpH& to Epps, the Charismatic The new,cxmgregation, whose work- is the segond Largest ing naines 't. Matthews" will begin meeting o.n Sunday afternoons begin- ning Pentecost Sunday, May 19. Additional information including spe- cific time of servfee will be forthcom- ing. Individuals who are interested in the new church or who have questions may eg. ntaet the Clemm. ers at 706-637-590& Anyone desiring further informa- tion about-the Charismatic Episcopal Church may visit their website at www.iecee.org. DUI Suspect Going S ou_tah To Get Nortt00? Answer Fails to Impress Cops; Man Charged After 1-8S Stop By Bryan Geter A Suwanee man was arrested by the Hogansville Police Department early Saturday morning and charged with DUI and weav- ing after officeTs noticed the car he was driving was weav- ing on Interstate 85. David Alan Pickens, 41, told police he was going home, which he said was about five miles. When asked where his home was, he answered, Suwanee. The officer asked him why he was going south if his home is north.of Atlanta. The officer said Pickens had slurred speech, blood- shot eyes and was not steady on his feet. ickens gave consent to blow into tt Semen" and the result was a ,12. : *In other news, police are investigating shots being fired at Mike's Elite located at 201 W. Main Street. Police stated that upon arrival, a man ran down Boozer Street after he was asked to come and talk to him. Police gave chase and saw the perpetrator run to the'end of Boozer Street at Elm Street. Reports state he ran around a house back to Boozer Street and ran up on a porch at 106 Boozer Street where he pulled a gun from his pocket and fired five times in the officer's direc- tion. The perpetrator disap- peared and no one saw any- thing, the officer reported. Warrant procedures were advised after Carlos Cameron of 101 Popular Street told police that Demetrice Beasley came into the house at 106 Boozer Street and grabbed him by his shirt and tore it in the back. Cameron said it cost $65 *In another incident, Piggly Wiggly reported a black male entered the store wearing a black trench coat, gray pants and a cap. Reports stated he was approximately 6'1" and weighs 250 lbs. and is . tmtween 30-40 years old with a mustache. A cashier said he went dh'ectly to the meat counter and put five family packs of steaks in his jacket and ran out. The total value of the meat was approximately $30. Despite Several Wrecks, No Injuries Reported By Bryan Geter A 1993 Mack gasoline truck driven by Larry Lewis Shelnutt of LaGrange and owned by City Oil Company in LaGrange struck the front end of a 1997 Dodge Intrepid drivep by Justin Lee Harris of 808 Askew Ave. at the intersection of Hwy 54 and Hwy 29 on Friday around 4:30 p.m. according to police reports. While turning on Hwy 29 from Hwy 54, Shellnutt struck the front of Harris's vehicle causing damage. Shellnutt was charged with making an improper turn. There. were no injuries reported.. In a separate two-vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday around 11:20 a.m., no serious injuries were report- ed as Melodie S. Edmondson of 801 Whitley O'Neal Road in Franklin, driving a 1992 Grand Voyager, bumped into the rear of Michael A. Fairbank of 554 Dogwood Road, Franldin driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan. There were eight passen- gers in both vehicles and no citations were issued. Reports state that a "wash-out" in the road caused an accident on Saturday around 6 p.m. on Granite Street. Michael L. Ferrell of 6703 Rocky Mount Road, Greenville was traveling on Granite in a 1969 Chevrolet C 10 when part of the road that is under construction sank in. Slight damage was done to .c Saddened Over Closing of Hogansville Bank Bank of, Hogansville to customers a letter to the BB&T cus- from Regional Prident thebranch ctose its Hogansvie, on June 26 trod beginning be relo- and Serviced at-the main full-erviee bankg including at 19 Jefferson Street in chq_ve-ul facilities along with a or at the LaOrmge office on BToad. Street in assured its longtime BB&T, Newnanand coetinu 9 to provide conlete line of banking products and services. Hogansvflle Mayor,Wilson'St. Clair Tuisd, expressed his con- cern when hearing about the bank's. ct00ng, is tohap- H-NGING TIMES -BB&'F will c ose.its Hogansville bank branch ork,,ne 26 and send its customers to LaGrange or lwnan. Pen," he Said, "when Hogansville is about to break loose and go for- ward_." The bank has had several turnovers in its some SO years of service. If started as Fulton "Federal and later was changed to Newnan Savings Then it was changed to . First Citizens and about two years ago, BB&T bought the bank. A longtme bank customer, Peggy Seymour, said she doesn't think they should caose the doors of BB&T, but keep it open since they do such good services for the citizens of Hogansville. Another customer, Agnes Drissens, said, "We need this bank tq stay open. How can the senior citizens get their checks cashed?" he asked. "Many can't drive and others can't go out of town for this service." City Manager David Aldrich said he was disappointed in hear- ing about the closing. "I think they are missing a wonderful opportu- nity in Hogansville as the city hegins to sp0000ae and go forward." Carol Brown went to work for the bank in 1979 as a teller and retired in 1990 as the branch man- ager. She said it is sad to hear that the ban& is closamg. "It has always been a good place to work and banlC' she said. She recalls when the b&nk used cards to record payments and how hard it was to get customers to change when the computers came. The bank was started by Mr. and Mrs. James Webb, Brown said, as HogansviIle Savings and Loan. Later it became Fulton Federal. If anyone has any questions, call (706) 637-8619 or (404) 442- 5000.