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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2005 Support Our Troops By Bryan Geter DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE - Hogansville Police Chief Guy Spradlin ( second from left) was recently apppointed to serve as a District Representative for Chief's Association of Georgia. Pictured with Spradlin is City Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier, Spradlin, Councilman Thomas Pike and Mayor Wilson St. Clair. New Budget Has Break for Homeowners By JOHN KUYKENDALL The Senate and House of Representatives adopted a Fiscal Year 2006 budget which includes more than $432 million in property tax ....................................... 4 idea of placing money in the budget to give credit back to homeowners three to four years ago," Hooks said. "We've been able to do it every year. This year we were able to add an additional $432 million to relief taxes in the state. "This was a priority of the legislature, and it's a big win for Georgia home owners." The Homeowner Tax Relief Credit provides home- owners with property tax relief on their county, school and state property taxes. relief for Georgia homeown- ers through the state Department of Revenue. "This was a move to try and keep local property low," said Sen. George Hooks, D- Americus, who represents parts of Meriwether and Talbot County. "I'm really happy that we were able to do this again this year. I'm not going to say it was easy. It was a real strug- gle for us, but we were able to do it. I'm delighted because this is a great program that benefits the homeowners and families of Georgia." According to Hooks, the concept for property tax relief was the idea of former Gov. Roy Barnes. "Barnes came up with the Grantville Police Busy With Variety of Calls and Failure to Maintain Lane. On March 29 Shirley Gaddy reported to police that someone stole several items, i.e. laptop, digital camera, Rayban sunglasses and a video camera, from the Bargain Store. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Grantville Police Department Investigation Unit. On March 30 James Baucom reported to police that someone stole several pieces of lawn maintenance equipment, i.e. Echo Power Edger, Echo Brush Cutter, Bob-Cat Lawnmower and utility trailer, from his prop- erty, valued at approximate- ly $8,000. This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Grantville Police Department Investigation Unit. The Grantville Police Department has been busy, handling a variety of calls. On March 21 Esteban Castillo Rojas, age 28, of Charlotte, NC, was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving on a Suspended License. Also on March 21 Carlos Sanchez Rojas, age 26 of Charlotte, NC, was arrested and charged with Failure to Maintain Lane, Driving Under the Influence and Driving on a Suspended License. On March 24 Bobby Wayne Parker, age 28 of Newnan, was arrested and charged with Speeding in a School Zone, Driving on a Suspended License, Reckless Driving and Fleeing and Attempting to Elude. On March 26 Christopher Miller was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence 'Grits' Ballet Set Next Week The program was started in 2003. In 2005 this credit will give eligible homeowners property tax relief that is equivalent to an $8,000 home- stead exemption. "This money comes from the state general fund each year to alleviate home owner tax burdens," said Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The assistance comes in the form of a "credit" and is given to the taxpayer direct- ly from the State. The plan is to increase the amount of the Homeowner's Tax Relief Credit by $2,000 a year until the total credit reaches $18,000, assuming funds are available. Sen. Seth Harp (R- Midland) represents the 29th Senate district which includes all or parts of Harris, Meriwether, Muscogee, and Troup Counties. LaGrange Ballet will present Kiss My Grits on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at the Troup High School Performing Arts Theater. The show's title represents a "menu" of eclectic dance works. Artistic Director Nancy Gell will debut her poignant Tribute with music by new age artist Yanni along with a classical favorite, Valse Triste. Ticket prices are $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adults and may be purchased at William and Mary's Antiques in Hogansville. 2004:1 CHEVY MAL'BU I AUTOMATIC, POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS, CD, TILT, CRUISE  -- .................. STK# 8163 ' ,,=.,0,.f,,,, SOl UTUROAY 9-7 PH, SUIIDAY 1-5 PM ALL SALES PLUSTAX &TAG, |i 9 =, OLUBUS, GA ......_'..-..,. WITH 04 FINANCING FOR 24 MONTHS* KUBOTA SERIES THERE'S A NEW STANDARD FOR DIESEL TRACTORS KUBOTA STANDARD L SERIES TRACTORS . 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