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THE SERVING HOGANSVILLE ] SINCE 1944 OGANSVlLLE The OfficialLegal Organ of the City of Hogansvilie of Breakfast week, the Chamber calendar is trade show trip to Montreal a Leadership Troup Alumni about "Kids Vote Georgia", and Adult education meeting, Presidential Pathways marketing already on sale for the" May Bird Breakfast. It will be held at Inn at 7:30 a.m. and the cost is md $8.50 for non-mem- Hunter. will be motivational speak- Volunteer 'Keep Troup Saturday, over 250 volunteers joined our community beau- participating in the 1999 Spring to Morris Tatum, "This was Poli By Dan Stout Associate Editor A concentrated and joint effort by several hx:al law enforcements resulted in the arrest of the Shell Mart robbery suspect, Randy Paul Spradlin, age 33 of LaGrange. Spradlin had been at'tested by the Troup County Sheriff's Office in regard to a robbery at the BP convience store on the Lafayette Parkway in LaGrange. Because of the similarities in the case with the Hogansville Shell Mart occurrence the Hogansville Police and GBI were notified. In a subsequent interview, Spradlin admitted to Ron G. Buchanan was awarded first place honors in waster water treatment. The award was given by the Georgia Water and Pollution and Control Association. The Hogansville city water sys- tem won over LaGrange and Columbus. ndit" threatening the Shell Mart clerk with an ax during that robbery. Walt Davis was the investigator for the GBI, a second accomplice, Jimmy Dean Powell, age 25, of LaGrange was identified and arrested. Warrants have been pre- pared. Agencies conducting the inves- tigation were: Hogansville Police Department, LaGrange Police Department, Troup County Sheriff's Department, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Hogansville Police Assistant Chief Michael Craig stressed, "There was a lot of cooperation between the four police depart- ments, it lead to a prompt conclu- sion?' Burglaries Reported Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect or suspects in two recent thetis. A resident of Priscilla Drive told deputies that someone entered his vehicle and stole a .38 caliber Taurus M-85 revolver during the early morning hours of April 9. On the same morning, another resident of Priscilla Drive says someone stole a Jensen AM/FM CD player from his car. He report - ed seeing two white males run from his yard at around 3 a.m. If anyone has any fiflbrmation about either of these incidents or any other criminal acts, please call Troup County Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. All. calls will be kept snictly confidential. Investigators don't even need your name or telephone number. All we need is the infor- mation you provide about certain crimes. If that reformation leads to an arrest, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Jimmy Dean Howell Special Olympics Torch Run Will Be Here May 18 The Olympic Torch will again come down Main Su'eet in Hogansville on Tuesday, May 18 at 2 EM. Ceremonies are scheduled to be held on Washington, D.C. The flame arrives June 18 from Greece. The 1999 Intemafional Torch Run's final leg will take place June 18-26 in conjunction with the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina. The 1999 final leg will give law enforcement the oplxmunity to dis- play its conuninnent and apprecia- tion for the athletes of Special Olympics. Local officers Michael Craig, David Wisniewski, Tom Hatcher and Guy Spradlin, along with City Manager David Aldrich, will be nmning in the escort. Anyone who would like to run with. the escort team should contact Assistant Police Chief Mike Craig at 637-6648. T-shirts of the event ill be available and the proceeds will go to the- Special Olympics. most successful Spring Cleans has sponsored. We had that assisted us today by up litter on three school campuses 30 miles of streets and highways. turned in_ 21,2 bags of trash, six and assorted scraps of lumber." successful pickup was cul- a Celebration Picnic spon- on LaGrange College's the months of March, April and Troup Beautiful has been to donate a few hours to pick up litter on the streets According to Tatum, the 250 participating today join 1195 already picked up of highway and six school cam- reported 522 bags of trash col- said, "We are tremendously of these 1445 volunteers and for the time they have con- our community clean. another month to go in our Grant. from Charter Federal. interested in adopting a road in a future pick up or Tarouplitter bag for your car, please Beautiful at 884-9922." has offered a Challenge that for every bag of trash reported, donate $.50 to Keep Troup {blic Safety !rareness Day heduled Heard County EMA, the Heard sheriff's office and the Franklin is sponsoring the first Awareness Day. This R on May 22 at the Heard eCreation Department on 27 (at the Chattahoochee River of this event is to heighten services offered by all agencies in the county. as of now axe: fire detector give-away, use demonstration, drug Safe Kids program aware- 1 Usage demonstration and dogs and drinks will be available to infomaation, call the Heard at 675-6186 or the Heard office at 675-3329 (Jane or the Franklin Police at 675-6624. At 7:30 p.m. a be held on wishing to participate, at 675-6186 or 770- choirs are welcome. 400 Attend Jones Retirement By Dan Stout Associate Editor The social event of the year for Hogansville might have occurred last Saturday night. Dr. Wayne Jones is retiring from Georgia State after 30 years. While at Georgia State he helped create the Depart-ment of Counselling and Psychology Services Program. This progratn becatne the sec- ond APA approved school psychol- ogy program in the Southeast and has produced over fifty Ph.D. grad- uates, over 1000 Masters and Ed.S graduates, t All of these students who grad- uated in Dr. Jones' program, along with his colleagues and associates, ('400 in all) were invited to this April 24 retirement function. In addition, there was the call to celebrate tlTe coming of Spring 1999 at the new home of Wayne Jones and Ken Hammock known as Villa Ton Tey near Hogansville. Already the chemistry of a tremendous party was evident: a collection of psychology people, some who had not seen each other for many years, gathering at a southern plantation of over 75 acres that many described as a five star resort; along with a large cadre of Hogansviile people that were filled with the spirit of celebration. There was an agenda that called for an afternoon and evening reception, dinner and dance. There was so much to do and see that the happening had to start at 3 p.m. You cannot see the main house from the road. The entrance drive is a well manicured gravel road that gracefully wanders through the tall pine timber trees. As the pilgrims and disciples arrived they were encouraged to pak among shade trees along the driveway. As the day and evening pro- gressed e available parking spots filled the entire length of the drive all the way to the hard top road and then up and down both sides of it. A six-passenger golf cart shut- tle prowled the driveway operated by a uniformed attendant who was looking for folks who might prefer a ride. In fact, there were two carts that provided transportation. The entertainment was ongo- ing. It was akin to a Las Vegas Review. The opening group was Mariachi Band Garibaldi from Montgomery, Alabama. Next up was Herb Richardson from Phenix City, Alabama who presented progressive country and western. Then one of the real highlights was flamenco dancing and singing by Sharon Destefano from Hogansville and Pedro Rueda with the Raices Gitanas Dance Company from Atlanta. The weather threatened rain all day Saturday and there were a few raindrops during the party, It sent the sound and lighting people scur- rying, but presented only more opportunities for the celebration people. During the sprinkles there was saxophone music and pianist Zene Van Leeuwen inside. The 7 o'clock group was from nearby LaGrange and they are known as The Exit Four. The band members are: Earl Cox, Chris Barnes, Bruce Clow, Terry Brown, and James Furgerson. This dance band raised the spirits of the long- silent Class of '65 with rock and roll. An extensive barbecue dinner was provided by Hogansville's famous Johnny Brown's Country Fixins'. A veteran and skilled group of chefs provided prompt service that kept the serving lines short. The house is Mediterranean or Spanish in character. It has a mas- sive red tile roof and four-car drive- through carport. The house over- Photos by Den Stout/Staff Retirement Celebration for Cliff Carter (left) and Wayne Jones. looks a three-acre fish pond. There are four bedrooms and five baths, with numerous dens and foyers. The floorplan has various levels with a conversation pit. There are several outbuildings. The pool and pool house was the libation center and very popular. The lawn and garden areas were magazine pretty. The vegetable garden drew a lot of attention, along with the aviary. Also, the host house dog gave birth successfully to six puppies, her firsL and she had the privacy of the animal barn. Robert Willoughby and Mlchelle Riley from Hoganavllle. Barbeque dinner for over 400 people on the grounds provided by expert group from hogar',sville Johnny Brown's Country Fixins. See more photos on page 2. iii!