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People in Pictures Page 3 q, Th Name That Railroad! Page 7 PRSRT STD AUTO - U, S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO, 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Sendng the Hogans00le-Grant00l/e Area Since 1944 NO. 16 HOCNSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2002 10 PAGES 1 SECTK)N 1 INSERT ** 50 AN v ; F By Brn Cter PERMITTED - The Hogansvilte City Council voted evening to approve an application for the of Hogansville to sell alcohol. /00Jcohol License OK'd for Gas Stop By Bryan Get-.ur The Hogansville City Council voted 4-1 Monday to approve a license for the Gas Stop of Hogansville to sell alcohol. A public hearing was held at 6:45 p.m. just prior to the regular council meeting for the public to share com- ments for and against the measure. The store is at 300 U.S. Highway 29 north. The biggest concern that the coun- cil had: the distance from the store to the closest church. Police Chief Hilton Odom said the footage measures 245 feet from prop- erty line to property line. But the footage is much more than the needed 300 feet from front door of the building to the front door of the church, Odom added. City Attorney Dan Lee stated that "What is done for one business must be done for all businesses." He said the city must go by the city ordinance. Councilwoman Jean Crocker cast the lone vote against issuing the license. The Council went into executive session for almost an hour to discuss personnel matters. After returning, Councilman Jimmy Jackson made a motion that City Manager David Aldrich issue to all department heads policy memos which they  give to their employees advis- ing them of their rights and the proce- dure they are to take in pursuing griev- ances. In other business, Aldrich stated that the first phase of the renovation to the facade of city hall is between 95-99 percent complete. He said he was real pleased with the work and is now looking for an archi- tect to start the second phase. ! EXPECTATIONS - (L-R) Nancy Clemmer, Father David Epps, Ron Clemmer, Father David Jones plans for Hogansviile's newest church. Set, Go! Episcopal Congregation Plans First for May 19 the King Charismatic Church will plant a mis- in Hogansville, Father Epps of Sharpsburg, recently.. will begin on Sunday afternoon May Sunday), at 4:30 p.m. will meet at the facilities in downtown and Nancy Clemmer of have been selected as y" that will have pri- T for the mission. has held several lead- .Positions in the past including pastor. He is current- in St. Michael's Seminary and is an aspirant for Holy Orders in the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, the second largest "Anglican/Episcopal" denomination in the United States. The new congregation will be sup- ported and attended by several indi: viduals from Christ the King in Peachtree City for a period of time and will assist in the services until new members from the HogansviUe area join the mission effort. Preliminary meetings have taken place in Hogansville weekly for over two years in prelmration for the estab- lishment of the church. For the first year, Father David Jones of Newnan met with individu- als and celebrated Holy Communion. During the second year, the Clemmers met for study and to pray over the city and county. Recently, The Right Reverend John Holloway, Bishop of Georgia, gave the Clemmers and Christ the King. the "green light" to proceed witfi the mis- sion. Christ the King, which began as a mission just 5 1/2 years ago with 19 people, has grown to a roster of some 215 people. "This will be the first church that we willplant," saidFather David Epps, "but, with God's help, it will certainly not be the last." *Individuals wishing to contact Christ the "King may call 770-252- 2428. Individuals interested in the Hogansville mission may call the Clemmers at 706-637-5905. Third Time This Season ' Cavaliers shut out Blue Devils, last as Justin Lee pitched a and Fannin hit of the game, 8- the th time that t has defeated Manchester scored five runs in as Lee singled home Johnson sacrifice fly gave the CAVS a 2-0 lead. Then, Judson Jones squeezed bunt a run home and an error by the Devils added another Callaway run. CaUaway added two more runs in the fourth and frith innin_gs. Ben McWorth has two singles in the game and Johnson had two RBI's. Jake Walls had a single and scored two runs in the winning cause. Callaway is tied in second place with Northgate as Pike county is atop the sub-regiotu Callaway has a 9-7 record, over- all. Man Held For Rape Of Girl, 14 By Bryan Geter David Barrett, 20, of 2205 Mobtey arid l iJ  held in the Troup County Jail without bail charged with raping a 14- year-old girl ear- lier this month. Sheriff's deputy Capt. James Woodruff said the rape occurred on April 5 in the eastern part of the coun- ty. Reports stated that Barrett was with the teen at a residence when he offered her a ride. While riding, he pulled into a secluded area and aLtegediy red he accord- ng to official reports.. ' But Barrett told police during an interview that the girl gave consent to having seX, Under Georgia law, peo- ple must be 16 or older to give consent for sex. Woodruff said the 14 - year-old said she did not give consent. Councilman Questions Status Of Police Depamnent Grants By Bryan Geter Hogansvill( Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier voiced his concerns about the Police Department ase asked C)ty Manager David Aldrich if the city was pursuing any grants for the police department. Aldrich assured him he is working on one at the pres- ent time. "There are many grants out there," Frazier stated, "We need somebody to work on more than one grant." Frazier told the council.a security door was needed at the police department espe- cially for protection at night time. He also asked if an audit was being conducted at the police department after one officer was dismissed, recently. Aldrich toll him the city clerk and poli6e department was doing the audit to see if any funds were missing. "We can hire an outside firm to come in and do the auditing," Aldrich stated. Mayor Wilson St. Clair said, "If need be, we can call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation." Frazier told Aldrich and Police Chief Hilton Odom that the Georgia Law Enforcement Equipment Program was available to get equipment. "We have turned down offers of equipment," Frazier stated, "and we shouldn't turn it down." He also said he was not getting as monthly police report that he was supposed to get. "We need to figure out how we can keep up this st:.:ff," he added. Councflmember Jean Crocker asked Odom for a list of all the junk cars in the city that do not have a tag on it so she can compare it with her list. I By mc  LEARNING - The Resource and Referral Trainer from Thomaston conducted a train- ing  at the Hogansville Library last week. Heard, Troup, Cobb, Coweta and Spalding are the counties they serve. Pictured, left to right, Tracy Gates, Mandy Genther, Amanda Stevenson, and Wiikerson. I