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g Artists Award Pale 3 .... ! Th ! Formerly The Hogansville Herald Sera00ing the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 Perfect Attendance! Page 12 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTKGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 NO. 17 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2002 28 PAGES "2 SECTIONS • 2 INSERTS - 50€ /% A City Cotlrt Overflows With Guilt -:D - Ed Friend proudly displays his Leadership Award presented,by Roosevelt Institute's Executive Ruzycki (right) during the Institute's annual employee recognition luncheon. You might say that Ed Friend lives to his name; he is a friend to all, those witff whom he comes into at the Roosevelt Institute will r attest. That, however, is not r reason - or even the main rea- he was selected to receive the prestigious Leadership award is presented annu- to the candidate who has most demonstrated leadership quail- by being ethical, creative, pas- productive and a visionary. criteria considered in the process include working to an effective communicator, a a department team "Our 2001 Leadership Award recipient represents all of the char- s found in a true leader," Executive Administrator ip Award of Seces Carolyn McKinley. "He is an individual with unwavering ethics who stands up for his values and expects others to do the same," she continued. Ed Friend has been involved in a number of new initia- tives on campus including a key role in strategic planning efforts and coaching "leadership Redwood" (leadership training) teams. In addition to his usual occupation at the Institute, directing HotLekeeping and Transportation, Ed agreed to serve as interim Facilities Director for nearly a year, capably fulfilling all his duties, a mammoth task according to administrators. "It was a learning experience," noted Ed, "and although I was definitely inter- ested in the job, while the search was underway for a suitable applicant, I welcomed the arrival of the new Facilities Director, Newt Oliphant, who filled the position in January." On receiving the 2001 Leadership Award Ed reflected, "I feel deeply honored to have been chosen, and especially proud to have been cou_nt- ed among the group of nominees - any one of whom I would have considered more deserdng of the award than I," he added modestly. The Award was presented during the annual employ- ee recognition luncheon held Wednesday, April 17 in Warm Springs. Ed and his wife Tina, a speech pathologist (therapist) for the Meriwether County School System, are in the process of buying a house in Manchester and are looking for- ward to moving in soon. • Other Staffers Honored, 7A • 1 q2omplete City Hall Repair Vnn Geter Hogansville City Manager David Aldrich said most of the renovations of Phase #1 facade of Hogansville's City Hall is corn- an architect is now looking at Phase #2. said Phase #2 will include a canopy in the mar- area. Phase #3 will probably consist of renovations interior of the building, he added. Aldrich said the cost of Phase #1 renovations $112,000. Aldrich said the city continues to move for- the construction of the new subdivi- Ron Buchanan, who has been with the city 1998, has accepted the water and waste water job on a six mbnth basis at his "Buchanan told me at the end of the six months," city like the job that I am doing, Lo • m a good man and is very intelligent." ngtne Water and Waste Water ; Bobby Spra3erry stepped down S- . ae to heath reasons. Prayberry SPen t ten years as Hogansville's zrmn" and won several awards as hay- of the best water departments in the state" nation He mOVed baek to his hometown near Rome the weekend. " w av acvc,€ LOOFJNG GOOD - Phase One renovations at H_ville City Hall are completed and the facility is nearly ready for Phase Two. Judge Whatley Dispenses With High Number of Cases Judge Robert Whatley disposed of a large number of court cases in Hogansville Recorders Court last weelc Charges ranged from fall- are to stop for a stop sign to theft by shoplifting. • Rodney Eugene Astin was charged with theft by shoplifting, 3rd offense. The case was bound over to State Court. • Patrick Michael Barkalow was charged with speeding 88/70 and fined $115.00. • Jeremy Jerome Bennett was fined $260.00 for speed- ing 89/70. • Brandi Nicole Bivins, who was charged with speed- was fined $115.00. • Jeremy Antonio Brown was found guilty of seat belt violation and fined $15.00. • Joseph Tyrone Brown was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and fined $76.50. • Michael Carl Brown, charged with speeding 90/70, was fined $140.00. • Donald Allen Campbell, Jr., found guilty of speeding 88/70 and fined $250.00. • Jonathan Damon Cole, charged with speeding 86/70, fined $115.00. • Jimmy Edward Corgin was found guilty of having an expired tag and fined $76.50. • Jeffrey Todd Costley was charged with a stop sign violation and fined $76.50. • Jason Randall Daniel was charged with speeding 50/35 and fined $155.00. • Paul Eggie was charged with speeding 85/70 and fined $115.00. • Robert William Faulk, found guilty of speeding 85/70 and fined $115.00. • Nicole Wynette Ford, found guilty of failure to stop at a railroad crossing and fined $217.50. • Norman Alan Gibson was charged with speeding 88/70 and fined $220.00 plus 12 months probation. • Kenneth Martin Guy, A Fatl to appear warrant was i • Leon Daniel Haley, charged with speeding 90/70, was Freed $140.00. • Jeffrey Robert HarreU, found guilty of speeding 86/70 and fined $260.00. • Ricky E. Harris was found guilty of permitting an unlicensed person to drive and was fined $675.00 plus 12 months probation. • Matthew Caine Heistand was charged with D.U.I. and failure to maintain lane. The cases were bound over to State Court. • James Edward Herndon See GUILTY, page 2-A Lee Dislikes Design Of New District Lines By Bryan Geter State Senator Dan Lee doesn't likethe redrawn 29th diswict which he represents. He says the map splits every precinct in Troup County except two. "People living across the road from each other will vote for a dif- ferent senator," Lee state£ He currently represents all of Troup County as well as all of Meriwether, Heard and Pike counties and downtown Griff"m in Spalding County. The legislature last fall approved a map that had parts of eight cotmties in his district. A federal court in Washington ruled on April 5 the proposed map illegally reduced black voting strength in Savannah, Macon and Albany. It was sent baektothe leg- islature for more wore The revised map was approved five days later by the legishture. It has 12 coun- ties in the revised district including all of Heard County and par' of Troup, Carroll, Harris, MeriwetherCoweta, Pike, Spalding, Henry, Butts, Jasper and Jones counties. Lee said it was more than half the width of the state with some places being only a half-mile wide. Lee said the map was drawn by majority Democrats Daft Lee in an acknowledge bid to reverse a decade of Republican gains, He added that Democratic leaders don't know what they are talking about. "They don't know how people vote," Lee stated, "they think they aren't bound by any rules and they can do whatever  want to." Democratic candidate for Congress in Georgia's new 11th District, Roger Kahn, was in town last week answer- ing the citizen's questions He discussed his Congressional platform which includes educational improvements, Social Security preservation and prescription drug coverage for Medicare patients and real tax relief for all Americans.His 11th District includes part or all of 17 coun- ties from Chattooga County, north tff Rome to Muscogee County.