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But that obviously wasn't the case, according to a police report dealing with that inci- dent: According to that report filed by an officer dealing with the complaint, the alleged thief pawned the weed-eater. "Warrant procedure advised," the officer report- ed after Williams said he knew who took the weed- eater. In other Hogansville police news in recent days, according to reports: *Jimmy Weeks of JDK Properties reported that somebody broke into a house at 171 Lincoln St. sometime between April 15 and April 17 and stole a dishwasher. "There was substantial damage to the kitchen and bathroom causing water damage completely through- out the home unit," accord- ing to that report. .Two Montgomery teenagers possession of less than ounce of marijuana police stopped the 1994 Probe they were riding southbound on "for failure Charged, according that report, were Edward McVay, 18, of North Field Montgomery and Jhermi Dixon, 18, of Lilly Lane, Montgomery. *William Woods, 62, idel~ tified as a clerk at USA Gas at 1339 East Main St., was charged on April 16 with sale of alcoholic beverages to a person under age 21. woods lives at 312 Pine St., accord- ing to that report. City's Housing Boom Surging Again By CUNT CLAYBROOK The HogansviUe housing boom is actually under way after several months of seem- ing inactivity while develop- ers of three new subdivisions were getting the infrastruc- ture in those areas ready for construction of new homes. On Monday, a bulldozer operator was doing some clearing work along the entrance drive into The Villages at Huntcliff on Highway 29 near the shop- ping center that is home to the Piggly Wiggly and other retail shops. There has been little activity in that planned sub- division in several months other than some work on the sewer system that will serve the dozens of homes planned av oim ~ MOVING THE EARTH - This bulldozer operator was busy cleaning out the debris along what will be the entrance- way into the Villages at Huntcliff, a new subdivision on Highway 29 in Hogansville. in Huntcliff, a project of Hogansville developer John Arnold. And there are five hous- es going up in Mallard's Lake Subdivision, another Arnold development on Collier Street, City Manager Randy Jordan told the Hogansvile City Council at a Monday night meeting. There have also been about a half-dozen building permits issues for new home in Shallow Creek Subdivision, near the southern city limits issued in recent days, Jordan said. Hogansville Men Hurt in Meriwether Wreck By JOHN KUYKENDALL " Two Hogansville resi- dents were injured in a sin- gle car accident in Meriwether County on Sunday, April 11. Raemond M. Daniel, 30, seriously injured ~ the accident, As of press time, he was still recuperating at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. Laquetis A. Wooard, 23, of Hogansville was also trans- ported to the hospital, but had been released as of press time. Both men were trans- ported to the hospital by Meriwether County EMS. According to reports fried at Manchest~ State Patrol Post 34, Daniel was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Cutlass north along Georgia Highway 100. A deer entered the path of the vehicle in a curve. Daniel swerved to miss the deer and lost control of the vehicle. The car left the roadway and traveled approximately 250 feet before striking the east ditcl~ The ear then trav- eled about 75 feet and over- turned several times eventu- .ally coming to rest on its top. City Council Will Return to 7 p.m. Meeting Time The Hogansville City Council ~fill go back to meeting at 7 p.m. on the second and fot~h Monday of each month. City Councilwoman Jean Crocker recom- mended the change at this weeks' Monday night meeting, saying people had been telling her that they get off work too late to make the 6 p.m. meetings. The council went to 6 o'clock meetings during the winter, when the shorter days had darkness coming early. Crocker said when suggesting the time change that perhaps the council should change back to the earlier meeting time this fall when Daylight Saving Time ends, then switch back to 7 p.m. meetings again next spring. Her council colleagues seemed to agree, most saying the meeting time didn't matter to them. Reservoir Security Will be Increased Here Continued From Page 1A with LaGrange officials about the possibility of Hogansville buying its water from that city in the future. But there have been no offers and no proposals and "there is nothing in writing," the city manager told his bosses. He explained: Hogansville has a "package water treatment system and it can't be expanded. They only thing we could do (to increase capacity) is build another just like." Given that constraint, "it might be cheaper for us to buy water from LaGrange," he said. Hogansville has ample water capacity for its current needs and there is even some to spare, meaning the city could furnish water to a new subdivision near Grantville but long-range it might be cheaper to do a deal with LaGrange, Jordan believes. He emphasized that there is "we're just taking" and nei- ther city has made a propos- al regarding water for Hogansville. On yet another water- related topic, City Attorney Dan Lee told the council that it is unclear at the moment whether Hogansville will be able to refinance its $1.2 mil- lion in debt to GEMA, a state agency that can loan money to finance water and sewer projects. At first GEMA said yes, then officials there said no, that Hogansville's financial condition is too good for it to qualify under GEMA's exist- ing guidelines, Lee said. But the city has submit- ted audited water and sewer revenue reports that might convince GEMA it does indeed qualify for that agency's low interest rate loans. The city could save some $95,000 or more a year on interest alone if its indebted- ness to GEMA were financed at a new rate of about 3.2 per- cent compared to the 6 per- cent being charged on the existing loan, Jordan said. Sportsplex Dedicated in Monday Ceremony Ctmtinu~i From Page 1A and new restrooms and a huge paved parking lot and resodding of all the playing fields were also among the improvements.~ Todd Tentler, the Troup County parks and recreation director, said the facility will serve the youth of Hogansville and the county for many years to come. "This is a great facility for the citizens of Hogansville to be thankful for," said Troup County Commissioner Buck Davis. Hogansville Mayor Wilson St. Clair, who served as a youth league baseball and football coach and official from 1955 into the early 1970s, said he is "back in the bleachers today" rooting for his grandson, who will be among the hundreds of youngsters who will enjoy the new facility. If it wasn't for youth coaches "spending a lot of with these kids," things could be a lot worse, he noted. "We really need to appre- ciate them for all the time they spend with our kids" as well as the banks, body shops, attorneys and others in the Hogansville area who have sponsored and supported recreation league teams for so many years, he said. "It's just going to get bet- ter" for the city'syoungsters, he said. The three longtime coaches and supporters from Hogansville who were salut- ed and whose efforts will he memorialized with a plaque on a concession stand wall are Sara Jenkins, Tony Williamson and Richard Woods. "Their dedicated service has enriched the quality of life for youth sports partici- pants in the City of Hogans~qdle and Troup County, G&" reads an inscrip- tion on the plaque. The three coaches and supportershave spent more than 80 years in that endeav- or and Williamson is still at it, coaching his grandson, Dillon Johnson, who is on a coach-pitch team. Wflliarnson also is continuing his work with 11 and-12-year-old recreation league football players.