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April 13, 2000

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nsv00i The Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grant00le Area PRSRT STD 1 AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID I HOGANSVILLE, GA I PERMIT NO. 35 Having F-U-N ! , 4 ,, Frances Robinson/Staff ISTHE PLACE to be every Thursday morning for two hours as many people, espe- .=njoy several games of "Bingo:' The fellowship is great, but the prizes are People really like. Ingles furnishes bread, cookies, doughnuts, fruit and much more. can tell the winners, for they are the ones with the big smiles! (L-R) Ann Yates, Mary Ann Neese and Teresa Pointer. The Aliens are anxiously awaiting the arrival Thursday morning at Ingles Supermarket in Hogansville. Pictured below Allen, Fannie Allen and Beverly Allen. t0000rrested in Burglary Case By Bryan Geter Associate Editor Two people were arrested in connection with a burglary case being investigated by the Hogansville Police Department. An undisclosed amount of scratch-off lottery tickets were stolen sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday at the Shell Mart located at Exit 6 near 1-85 in Hogansville, accord- ing to Mike Craig, assistant chief of the Hogansville Police Department. William James Hancock, 33, of Park Meadows Apartments No. 11 was arrested Thursday night and charged with one count of burglary. Paula Brown, 27, of the same address'and an employee at Shell Mart, was questioned by police "lhesday and arrested Wednesday morning. She was charged with bur- glary-party to the crime, accord- ing to Craig. POLICE RECOVERED 1,500 unused lottery tickets, Craig said. LAST WEEK, Grover C. Gamble, 49, of Hogansville was arrested and charged with five counts of forgery in the first degree, one count of obstruction and two counts of burglary after allegedly breaking into the home of Frances Fleming at 207 College Street twice. The break-ins occurred on March 6 and again on March 9, according to reports. 'Clean Up ComI00,etition' Underway for Tr9up Keep Troup Beautiful has announced a new program for the Great American Clean Up, a "Neighborhood Clean Up Competition." The competition is open to anyone ...... neighbor- hoods, community clubs, civic organizations or individuals. The objective is to identify a street, a corner, a vacant lot (with owners permission), and clean it up ACCORDING TO Pat Bodine, Chair of the 2000 Great American Clean Up, "The 'Neighborhood Clean Up Contest' is designed to encourage groups or individuals to identify an area in the neigh- borhood and work together to get it cleaned up. Entries can be sub- mitted by clubs, neighborhoods, schools, companies, churches, individuals....just about anyone." Applications are available from Keep Troup Beautiful and must be completed with before and after photos. Competition runs the full month of April. TO PARTICIPATE, groups are to identify an area in your neighborhood or in the Troup County community that needs attention (ie, littered, dirty, trashy, etc.) The first place winner will receive a Yard-Man 4.5 horse power chipper vac donated by MTP products. This 22" machine has the capacity to pick up and shred leaves, twigs and hedge clippings. For more information, con.- tact the Keep Troup Beautiful office at 884 9922. i Fall Festival Dates Announce The Hogansvflle Hummingbird Festival $20, the same cost as last year. Committee announced today that the dates for An the activities from last year's festival are this year's Fall Festival will be October 21 and planned plus some new an exciting activities. 22. Sponsors and volunteers can contact any of the There will not be a Spring Festival this year, folloWing committee members: with the Committee concentrating their efforts Bill Stankiewicz, Chairman, c/o William & on the larger Fall Festival. As in years past the Mary Antiques & Sports Collectibles (706) 637- festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 9497; Mary Stewart c/o William & Mary's from 10AM until 5 PM with the Kickoff Festival Antiques & Sports CoUectibles (706)637-9497; dinner held on Friday evening prior at the Grand Jackie Byars c/o Van Byars & Son Auction Hotel. (706)637-4077; or Glenda Gordon c/o The Grand Booth space is available for both days for Hotel (706)637 8828. i ii i i Enforcement Torch Run Fundraiser Underwa300 officers money between February- May bail", and many other creative Enforcement TorchRunis spun- Georgia will for Special Olympics Georgia activities, sored by American Legion, annual Law (SOGA). This year's event is The Torch Run Relay will Continental Airlines, Fuji Torch Run expected to raise more than take place May 19-26 carrying Photofilm, Georgia Natural drive celebrating $300,000. the Flame of Hope to Emory Gas, Motorola, Norfolk Georgia's30 University for a Press Southern, Red Lobster and this month. FUNDRAISING ACTIVI. Conference and Opening Thorlos. y to par- TIES include the sale of a corn- Ceremony of the 2000 SOGA intrastate relay, memorative t-shirt & cap, golf Summer Games. SPECIAL OLYMPICS officers raise tournaments, auctions, "jail & The 15th annual Law GEORGIA is a year-round pro- gram of sports training and competition for children and adults with mental retardation. Over 20,000 athletes participate in 23 Olympic-type sports. For more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run, contact Jennifer Daniell, 1-800 866-4400 ext. 110. To make a donation/pur- chase a t-shirt, or to sign up to run in the relay call Mike Craig with Hogansville Police Department at 706-637-6648. Businesses are encouraged to come out and cheer the runners on. Check with Mike Craig for the exact date and location where the Torch will come through town. on the Street... John Robert Cruz, a Junior at Carver High School in Columbus, was suspended from school 10 days last month after praying aloud instead of praying silently during the "quiet time." We asked these Hogansville residents if they thought the young man did right by praying as he did even though he broke the law. Here are the replies they gave .... Driessens } rightthing. be prayer in day Cruz may be Caseraell Smith "1 certainly do think he did right. That is what's wrong with this world now- we've left prayer outl More power to him!" , Linda Hamilton =Oh yes, I think he did the right thing. Why shouldn't he be able to pray? Maybe his effort will get others inter- ested in prayer." Jamie McLaughlin "Yes, he's doing the right thing. He should be allowed to pray. We have the freedom of religion and prayer comes with our religion." Jesse Colton Robert Boyd "He should be able to pray.We have "yes,.I think he should be allowed that right. If prayer is taken away to pray. We have freedom of awayfrom Christians, then we have speech in America. That gives nothing." him the right to pray:'