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Hogansville Home News THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2000 - PAGE 1-B ,e By Michael C. SniderlStaff SPRINGS MEMORIES--Mrs. Suzanne Pike, second from right, shares her mere- with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, portrayed by Dr. Tom Wentland; Harry S. by Del Jackson; and Eleanor Roosevelt, portrayed by Little White House staffer Nancy Mrs. Pike, a Warm Springs native, was the first non-polio patient at the rehabilitation When she began her treatment in 1932, at the age of two months, for a birth defect, lied congenital clubfoot bilateral. During the intervening years, until the President's Pike, then Suzanne Stanford, saw the president each time he visited the Warm area. The afternoon of April 12, 1945, Miss Stanford, then only 13-years-old, was to barbecue for the president, along with other children undergoing therapy at Warm The children waited expectantly for the president. "We were the last to be told of his Pike says thoughtfully. The president was pronounced dead around three-o'clock rnoon. President Roosevelt's body was carried away from the Warm Springs depot as mourning Americans gathered along the railroad tracks from Meriwether County, gton, D.C. Warm Springs held a ribbon cutting at a new welcome center this as the highlight for "Roosevelt Days." The welcome center is a replica of the in the city during Roosevelt's visits to the area. ='4 ...... Snider Hogansville Municiple Court Disposes of Over 40 Cases More than 40 cases were disposed of in Hogansville's recorders court for the April term. Some of the cases were as follows: Nathan William Attwood paid fines or bonds totaling $205 for a charge of no head- lights and failure to appear on March 9, 2000; Charles Eugene Benefield paid fines or bonds totaling $880, given a 12 month proba- tion sentence and five days of community service for a charge of DUI; George D. Adamson paid fines or bonds totaling $200 for a citation of no strobe light; Douglas Bledsoe paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for going the wrong way on a one way street; Santradura Camerson paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for impeding traf- fic flow; Ronald E. Cannon paid fines or bonds totaling $105 for a citation for going the wrong way on a one way street; Harvey Madison Darden paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for failure to stop at a stop sign; Billy T. Duma paid fines or bonds totaling $260 for speed- ing; Arnold Wayne Fisher, Jr. paid fines or bonds totaling Opening $115 for speeding; Center Jayne C. Gottshali paid fines or bonds totaling $105 for s Warm Springs Days Celebration Springs is the in Meriwether Dan Lee said ribbon and offi- the FDR/Warm Center, during optimistic, Saturday isted by the symbol- of the "gateway," but to make the entire Proud of this city," Said. were enthusiastic group of Upporters, joined by ays" visitors. what the center has to support, the areas with to enjoy the town , the Little White and other Pine Mountain of the railroad celebrates of Franklin secretary of the and family, con- dreaded polio virus, the Pine Mountain healing from water of the Roosevelt was never from the para- of polio, his tri- gave hope to a nation and Sprin00mt thriviffg00ntdr00 Meri00er County." Sen. Dan Lee coming to the town of Warm Springs in spite of the elements, because of one man's contagious optimistic spirit, and the fact that he came and departed from the railroad depot in a little town in the "foothills" of Pine Mountain. The replica of that depot, built on the same sight, and construct- ed from plans" based on photo- graphs taken duringthe Roosevelt era, is now officially a Georgia Welcome Center. ]lJ I Ill helped to revitalize and energize America during World War II. And, Roosevelt, ignoring his own frailty, saw in his Pine Mountain area neighbors, a need for revitalization of their spirits, and their economic condition. THE LEGACY OF Roosevelt runs from the town of Warm Springs and the FDR Warm Springs Institute For Rehabilitation, through the State Park; and, across the Pine Mountain ridge to Harris County, where his friend, Cason J. Callaway, also saw the need for renewal and revitalization of the Pine Mountain area. Roosevelt came down the raft- road tracks to Warm Springs in 1924, and brought his rejuvenat- ing spirit with him. When the dead president departed the Warm Springs railroad depot, April 13, 1945, he left a legacy, unique in American history. And his legacy continues to provide energy and economic vitality to the Pine Mountain area. THE GRAND OPENING of the FDRAVarm Springs Welcome Center on a drizzly, overcast Saturday morning, saw people A FORMAL DEDICATION for the 2,000 sq. ft. facility is sched- uled for May 20, coinciding with the annual walk through the Little White House grounds, honoring Roosevelt's founding of the March of Dimes, in 1938--anoth- erlivinglegacyofRoosevelt's con- cern for his fellow man. McCullar says she is hoping for a visit from the president's granddaughter, Anna Roosevelt, for the dedication ceremonies. Also celebrating Saturday's "official opening" with McCullar and Sen..tee, were: Mayor Hazel Ramsey, Councilwoman Gerri Thompson, State Rep. Carl Von Epps, Bob Glover, president of Warm Springs Tourism Association, Phil Drummond, chairman of the town's Downtown Development Authority, Jennifer Elliot, the former Welcome Center director and David Lindsey, the contractor for the project, and area and state tourism officials. Fittingly, during Saturday's ceremonies, Little White House Site Director Frankie Mewborn, was singled out by McCullar for being honored recently as "Best Historic Site in Georgia," by the :Georgia Department of Natural Resources. going the wrong way on a one way street; James Hayes paid fines or bonds totaling $415 for a cita- tion for loitering; Roderick D. Jackson paid fines or bonds totaling $15 for a seatbelt violation; " Louise' Towns Jones paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for going the wrong way down a one way street; Viola Marie Lower paid fines or bonds totaling $155 for a citation for disregarding a stop sign; Orlando Morrow paid fines or bonds totaling $1,400, given 48 hours to serve, placed on 12 months probation and 20 days of community service for a citation for DUI and failure to appear in court; Orlando Morrow paid fines or bonds totaling $1,275, given placed on 12 months probation and 10 days of community serv- ice for a citation for driving on a suspended license and fail- ure to appear in court; Henry M. Nelson paid fines or bonds totaling $15 for a seat belt violation citation; Terry Earl Norton, Jr. paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for disregarding a stop sign; Bobby Norwood paid fines or bonds totaling $105 for a cita- tion for going the wrong way on a one way street; Anita Faye Oneal paid fines or bonds totaling $350 for a cita- tion for disorderly conduct; Billy Ray Rutledge paid fines or bonds totaling $38 for a citation for violation of the child seat belt law and a $15 fine for violation of the Ga. seat belt law; Christopher George Snyder paid fines or bonds totaling $155 for a citation of failing to yield for a funeral procession; Jeremy Scott Spradlin paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for disregarding a stop sign; Tyrone Tigner paid fines or bonds totaling $38 for a cita- tion for parking in a no park- ing zone; Barbara Varnadoe paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for going the wrong way on a one way street; Delton Willamson paid fines or bonds totaling $105 for a citation for going the wrong way down a one way street; Cassandra Fleming paid fines or bonds totaling $76.50 for a citation for weaving over road; Damon U. Moody paid fines or bonds totaling $15 for a cita- tion for violating the Ga. seat belt law and fines or bonds totaling $14 for driving with- out a license on person. EDITOR'S NOTE: The results of the Hogansville Recorders Court are a matter of public record and a copy can be obtained by contacting the court. Chatt.-l00int Board to Meet The Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Regional Development Center in Franklin. The agenda will include regular business items. Meetihgs ai:e' openo the pub- lic. Please call Kathy at (706) 675-6721, Ext. 101 to reserve seating or obtain additional information. program will be presented by Mr. Bill Parson on "Character Education", and a music group from Troup High School will per- form. Mr. Parson is principal of Troup High. TREA President Larry Musick invites all retired educators in the area to attend the meeting. Retired Teachers To Meet April 27 The Troup Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn in LaGrange. The 's Department :Seeks rmation in Recent Thefts Troup tre ask- :thefts. Cherokee Club that some- onto his property 29th and April llth and took a 1998 blue and between April 5th and llth and white Yamaha YZ 250 motorcy- tooknd white 1999 Honda cle and a red Homelight indus- XR70R ATV. trial weed eater. If anyone has any informa- A resident of Greenville tion about these thefts or the Senior Center Thrift Sate On Friday, April 21, the Hogansville Senior Center will have a sale of its Thrift Store items. The sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. You can fill a bag with any items at the Thrift Store for only t,hree dollars per bag. Bags will be at the Hogansville Senior Center for your shopping convenience. Come early for the sale because it's first come, first served. Road told deputies that some- one came onto his property property taken, please call Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. By Deborah L Smlth/Slaff A color guard from the United States Marine Corp Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia stands ready to open the 55th Commemorative Ceremony to honor President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This ceremony marks the beginning of the annual Roosevelt Days observed each year in Warm Springs.