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j I • SERVING HOGANSVILLE il ][j I ,.,oo;,,p SINCE 1944 ; I T REP xcellent  atom ,-,00HOGANSVILLE• t 3 437 Jim C!ayburn BO BOX 1648 TIFTt GA 31793-1648 :the Official Legal Organ of the City of Hogansville FOR ADC 310 23 9. &amp;'t'RF]F: : t, v :: I'F,'%w', * "44 , Volume 56 -- Issue 14 Hogansville, GA. Thursday, April 8, 1999 Four Pages Single Copy: 35¢ NINGS al Concert E. Callaway Foundatiop, • . ge and the Lafayette ety tor the Performing Arts will ber the late Alice Hand Calla- in a memorial concert on €, April 14, at 11 a.m. in i. Callaway Pro- Lee Johnson, chair of c Department, was commis- the Fuller E. Callaway is invited at no I tickets may by calling LaGrange at (706) 882-2911. att-Flint Heritage Board Meeting lattahoochee.Flint Heritage Board will beet at 14th at I0 Twain And The Civil War llison Ensor, a Mark Twain teaches at University will speak on "Mark and the Civil War April 21 at to be held at the Bailey at LaGrange College. mzormation call 882-2911. Raise For Council Members City Council Skittish On Mobile Home Lot tions of the proposed business. All council members were in favor of tabling the matter until the next meeting. EZRA WHITMORE During the committee report segment of the meeting, council member Ezra Whitmore stood and said, "There has been no change in At Monday's public hearing and regular meeting at City Hall, the Hogansville City Council decided to table a request for a zoning change at 154 East Main Street. There are six acres, plus or minus, involved near the Archery Outlet Store that are involved. The prop- erty is owned by Tommy Lanier. They propose to lease the land to Harbor Homes for a retail sales lot for modular housing. This area was at one time the site of a similar type of business at the present day site of the Key West Inn; so it is not totally without precedent. Councilman Ezra Whitmore expressed concern about the ap- pearance of the sale lot. Also, Whitmore and other council mem- bers were of the opinion that they should review the lease agreement between Lanier and the sale com- pany. City Manager David Aldrich used the term "land disturbance" and requested more exact descrip- Alice Hand Callaway To Be Remembered Through Concert LaGrange College's Callaway Professor of Music Lee Johnson didn't have to search hard to find the inspiration to compose a musi- cal tribute to the late Alice Hand Callaway. A quiet afternoon in Fen'ell Gardens - a place made press the life of Mrs, Callaway through mus..c in a memorial con- cert to be helc on Wednesday, April 14, at 1 t a.m. in Callaway Audito- rium. The Lafayette Society tor the Perforlning Arts is sponsoring the event along with Fuller E. Cal- Revival beautiful by her careful nurturing - laway Foundation and l.aGrange [ble Bantist ...... spoke meuntains iohim. College• Johnson said he hopes . .. v  v-nurcn, z3 Mrs Callawav had the olea- different community gloups who s,-<.:-  sure 6oneehffatmglier mt"fffesT shared Mrs. E'llaw'ay -'erests • -, ,ces Aprn I l to Apm' in thins of beauty, evident by her would be especially interested in night at 7 p m There will " " . • • " devotionto her garden, said John- attending. singing each night by groups. will be Rev. to attend. Ly Varsity Baseball Fri., Apr. 9 4:30 Men., Apr. 12 4:30 ard Co. Fri., Apr. 16 4:30 April 21 son, chair of the Music Depart- ment. "1 see her garden as an act of faith, for she was the caretaker of God's creation." Fuller E. Callaway Foundation has commissioned Johnson to ex- The concert will last a little more than an hour, and early seating is suggested. For complimentary tickets, please call LaGrange College at (706) 882-2911. THIS MONSTER CRAPPIE WAS LANDED Saturday at a private pond on Corinth Road. Wesley Able is the proud angler. The fish weighed over 1 1/2 pounds• Spring has surely arrived. Banquet Hummingbird Festival The spring Hummingbird Fes- Country Fixins, A silent auction Needed At It Institute interested in be- a volunteer at sevelt Warm Springs Insti- for Rehabilitation are in- to attend an informational and reception, Men- April 19 at 10 A.M. at :er Lodge, on the Institute , The program entitled - Magic of Volunteering" is held to recognize all of volunteers during Onal Volunteer Week and to others about how to be- a Volunteer. are over 40 different OpPortunities avail- Institute according arol Barnes, director of jnteer Services. "We have for everyone. There tny Opportunities to do Worthwhile jobs to the patients and to be a but we are very flex- we provide many ben- ch as complimentary ,, and membership to our more information about the and reception contact at (706) 655-5622. Yard Sale nsville Elementary and Clark will have a huge e at the Wal-Mart parking ;e April 17, 1999. H used to buy cur- ogansviile Elementary Yard sale will be held rain Donations should be to the school. tival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, 1999. The Friday night banquet is April 16 at the Grand Hotel. It will feature an outdoor barbecue prepared by Hogansville's famous Johnny Brown of Johnny Brown's will follow. For reservations, call Glenda Gordon, Manager of the Grand Hotel at 706-637 -8828. Proceeds from the festival and banquet go towards the repair of Hogansv i lie City Hall. i i compensation in 15 years• 1 pro- pose the pay be raised to $1 (X) per month for council members and $150 for the mayor• After a brief discussion about expenses, council members unani- mously approved a 100% pay hike. The motion was a complete sur- prise. It will take effect July 1, 1999. Many of the council mem- bers were concerned about cover- ing automobile expenses. The amount is well in order when com- pared to similar size towns in the area like Manchester and West Point. In other new business, City. Manager appointed Police Chief J. Hi!ran Odom a member of the Building mpection Department. Aldrich asked that Odom "assume some responsibility as a legal ve- hicle" to start to move on "con- demnation" on unsafe buildings. A construction expert would also be used on an independent contractor basis. Manager Aldrich expressed this thinking that the City should "meet every letter of the law." The council approved without dissent a contract with the Depart- ment of Transportation to repave Wilkes, Ware, and Holmes Streets. The City had submitted many other streets, but the DOT chose these. Former Hogansville mayor Mike Johnson was allowed to ad- • dress the council without appear- ing on the agenda. Johnson pointed out his complaint involved an inci- dent that occurred Saturday night and that City Hall was closed Mon- day• Johnson says the Hogansviile Police failed to respond to his tele- phone report that a strange car was in his front yard. Johnson asked, "Can you help me protect me and my family?" Mayor Wilson St. Clair asked that Johnson meet with HPD Chief Hilton Odom and As- sistant Chief Michael Craig the next morning to determine what Troup Co. Emergency Management happened. MIKE JOHNSON All 911 calls go to LaGrange first and then are routed to the appropriate emergency service. At press time today, Chief Odom advised that the matter is still under review. Tornado Warning Sirens To Be Installed 102 Radio for $54.20 in Georgia or $57.99 in Alabama; National Weather Service Monitor - a radio receiver that is capable of receiv- ing either Columbus, Birmingham or Atlanta weather bureau for di- rect weather reports. May be pur- chased through local electronic outlets from $29.99 analog to $t9.99 digital; Emergency Service Hogansville Police Chief J. Hilton Odom advises that three outdoor tornado warning sirens are to be installed. One of them is just 30 feet from his office and he hopes for a few seconds warning bclore it is ignited. TroupCounty Emergenc Man- agement is pleased to ',mn,uncc that during the month of Apzil 19)9, 1. Tones - Each siren will sound one continuous wailing for three minutes. Note: Due to the fact the siren rotates while sounding, it may actually sound as if the tone is going up and down. 2. Times - The one day of test- ing will be scheduled for 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. so that all work shifts will have an opportunity to hear the siren. That means the st- • yen will soun4 three differets on the test day. 3. Follow-up Survey - The day after testing, a follow-up survey will be conducted with selected areas to determine the outcome of the test, and a news release will be made as soon as possible. It should be noted that the sirens alone will not be an adequate source of warning; however, with one of the options listed, the entire county should be well prepared for receiv- ing a severe weather alert. outside tornadowarning sirens will Scanner Radio Receiver; industrial/ b d.laditr.x,egi h.aUo|s ..... ,Commercial Dec0er; Voice Pager in e county. This includes each Receiveri lmergeiicy Messaging conmaunity in the unincorporated System. After the outside warning si- rens are installed, a date (probably May) will be announced by the news media to indicate testing of the system. This will also include testing of the Emergency Messag- ing System and any other option listed with the exception of Na- tional Weather Service direct broad- cast. The following procedures will apply to outside sirens olfly: areas as well as the cities of LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point• The sirens are designed to reach as many people, as possible. How- ever, there will be areas that may be out of range of the siren due to size of the entire county versus the number of sirens purchased. After the new program is implemented and operated for a period of time, additional sirens may be consid- ered for future budgets that will increase warning coverage. Other options that may be con- sidered by citizens or visitors in the county that will enhance warn- ing capabilities are: Local Broad- cast Media - all radio and televi- sion stations; Emergency Alert System - a receiver type radio both electric and battery back-up, that is actuated by Eagle 102 Radio upon alert from National Weather Ser- vice. May be purchased from Eagle Tornado Warning Procedures 1. A steady blast that will last for three minutes will be made in the event of an actual sighting or alert from the National Weather Service. 2. Any subsequent blasts from the siren will indicate another threat of a tooaado. (An "all clear" sound will not be utilized, as tornadoes have a history of moving through a given area within 20 to 30 minutes.) 3. Severe thunderstorms and tornado watches will be issued by 911 via }adio with effective time spans. 4. All severe eather watches and warnings with any emergency directions or preparations will continue to be done by radio and TV media. Man Knifed On Saturday, April 5, 1999 at 9:30 p.m., an uncontrolled group of people were involved in an al- tercation at Sunset Homes, Hogansville. Tony Rhodes, age 20, of 3-B Sunset Homes received six knife wounds to the back and one to the chest. Jeffry Parks, 23, of Newnan was charged with aggra- vated assault. Rhodes was transported by Med Life Ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center and it is reported he remained overnight for obser- vation. Hogansville Police Chief J. Hilton Odom, Assistant Chief Michael Craig ind other officers were on the scene. Rhodes had attempted to break up a fight between two young women just prior to being stabbed by Parks. Parks also has an out- standing charge inve' ' :" ,, .,,: meft of over $6,000 in c,garettes from the Hogansviile Ingles Supermar- ket. HOGANSVILLE POLICE and GBI would like to talk with this man in regard to last week's armed robbery at Shell Mart. He is described as a white male, age 29-30 with brown hair and eyes. Shoplifting On or about March 29, 1999 Willie Marchman of Hogansville was charged with shoplifting at the local Piggly Wiggly. Charges gre w from an incident at the store. Marchman had concealed sev- eral packages of cheese on his per- son and later dropped them on the floor. He was arrested away from the store. Officer Matt Lindsey of the Hogansville Police Department investigated the case. Construction Theft Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect or suspects in two recent thefts. An employee of Couch Con- struction told deputies that some- one stole a number of items from a locked storage area on Vulcan Materials Road on March 21st or 22nd. Taken'were a Miller Bobcat gas welder, three hundred feet of lead, an acetylene gas tank, an oxy- gen tank and a blue trailer with chrome wheels. Extra $500 Reward Another theft was reported on March 25th at a residence on Glover Road. The homeowner says some- one came onto his property and took a 1996 Yamaha Warrior four wheeler. The four wheeler is de- scribed as having blue fenders, a red gas tank, gold wheels and a silver frame. The owner is offering a five hun*tired dollar reward in addition to any reward that may be approved by Crime Stoppers. If you have any information about either of these incidents or any other criminal acts, please call Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. All calls will be kept strictly confiden- tial. We don't even need your name or telephone number. All we need is the information you provide about certain crimes.