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I People in Pictures Page 3 History Books_or tl Page 4 The il Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Granhdlle Area Since 1944 s ./ PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANStVILLE. GA PERMIT NO 35 D 59, NO. 19 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2002 18 PAGES 2 SECTIONS 50 e Tentler of the Troup and Recreation spoke Hogansville City Council on evening concerning the update said the Mobley Bridge Park stage and bids will on the first of June and start mid-July. Gets Update SPLOST-Funded Projects Ten0er said the project should be ready for games by next season. He said the Senior Centei" Improvements will start in February. 2003 with plans for a walk- ing trail, pavilion, game area and a 25 passenger bus. In May, 2003 improvements at Strozier Park will begin with a pavil- ion/restroom, walking trail and field improvements. Renovations at McGee Field will start in July, 2003. More than a half million dollars will be spent on renovations at the Hogansville Elementary Campus, according to Tentler. Renovations will began on Hendrix Field and the tennis courts ground, pool or gym. Mayor ProTem Jimmy Jackson, who was moderator due to the absence of Mayor Wilson St Clair, asked if the old gym would have to be demolished in order to build the pool. Tentler said that it would have to be torn down since that is the only in July of 2002, according to Tentler., place in that area that could accom- Much discussion was made on modate the pool. whether to go with the water play- Councilman Charlie Frank Martin said the old gym is a liabili ty to the city, anyway. Another $580,000 can be spent on the pool site which will include a bathhouse. The Troup County $chool System has already stated that the public can use the gym that is locat- ed on campus. Martin made the motion to tear down the old gym. It was passed unanimously. e Gas Stop Owner Hogansville Police is investigating burglaries and theft- cases that over last week in May 1 around 4:30 M. Hall of 502 !Road told police when his home and the bedroom, back door slam. . said he didn't see any- he went to the back Gabriel arrived a few minutes police. said nothing was daughter had $5 bill in a cannister i waz gone. a window at the rand entered room. Police Spradlin Keele, are investi- the incident. May 2, Natasha of 302 Oak to police that was stolen her front porch. She attached, but left the bag. mower is valued at on May 2, a bicy- taken while the vic- at the Head on W. Boyd Street: Morgan of 447 Bridge Road told left his bicycle at of that were renovated. he came to get his at lunchtime, it was stated it was North SS0. BIG MOMENT - Mesdames Dorothy Cameron, Cora Glenn, and Ida Tarver Jones represented the LaGrange District, and St. Mary United Methodist Church (Hogansville) during the 2002 UMW Assembly in Philadelphia, Apdl 228th. They were photographed beside the official Assembly logo (a musical clef sign) which conveyed the x)wer of joy through music and song. 'New Song Area Women Take Part in National Convention Nearly 10,000 participants gathered at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, to "Sing A New Song" dur- ing the 16th Assembly of the United Methodist Women, April 24-28. Among them were: Mrs. Dorothy Cameron (Vice President of the IGrange District UMW), Mrs. Ida Jones (member of the North Georgia Conference UMW Nominating Committee), and Mrs. Cora Glenn (a former member of the LaGrange District Mission Team, UMW). All are members of St. Mary United Methodist Church, Hogansville. Held every four years, the 2002 Assembly was an invitation to experience mission as bearers of God's song in today's world. At the beginning of each day the sounding of a gong, an Asian symbol of call to worship, centered the participants in relationship with God. Bible studies and plenary sessions reflected on individuals and communities who have sought life and wholeness out of fragmentation and oppression Faith symbols, colorful images, soulful stories-songs, flowing fab- rics, and gentle movements were entwined in implementing this year's theme: Sing A New Song with daily sub-themes. Wednesday arid Thursday were days for gathering and to center one's self and remembering the call to be co-creators of a new song with God, Assembly registra- tion, historical tours of the area, mission See AREA WOMEN, Page 2-#, l llll Ill Ill llllll I I l" I Ill Ill By Frances Rob,.mn HOPE - The Natkmal Day of Prayer observance was held at City Hair 12:15. Rev. Harold Willis led the group in prayer. This event is sponsored /linisterlal Association. Robbed $4,000 Taken at Gunpoint In Brutal Sunday Attack By Bryan Geter Tommy Bradley, owner of the Gas Stop of Hogansville, is glad to be alive after he was robbed late Sunday night of approximately $4,000. Bradley and his atten- dance, Kenny Yearta, were locking the doors at his busi- ness on N. Hwy 29 around 11:50 p.m. Sunday evening and were fixing to go to the bank to make a deposit when two young black men under 2..5 years old according to Bradley came from a side of the building with hand gurm. One of the men wore a red mask and the 6ther had n a white toboggan hat. Bradley said he gave the two money hags, one with checks and the other with cash, to the robbers and turned to walk away hen one hit him in the head with handle of the Pistol causing him to fall to the ground but never losing conscious, After Yearta went for help, police was on the scene in minutes. Bradley said local police, Georgia State Patrol, Troup County Deputies and other agencies were every- where. Two men were arrested but the names hadn't been released as of presstime. Bradley said the perpe- trators were no doubt, hid in the small field south of the the store to close. Bradley said one ortwo shots were fired after the men left the store, bht said he didn't have any clues to why or who fired the shots. A bag, which had the checks in it was discovered by someone on the Corinth Road and turned over to police, Bradley stated. He also stated that the police found a pistol in the small field next to the station believed to be one used in the robbery. Police have not released the names of the two that were arrested nor given out much information in the case at this point. By Bryem Gaer CRIME SCENE - The Gas Stop of Hogansville was robbed late Sunday night. A pistol believed to be used in the crime was found in the area taped off by police. Hearing Set for Today On Airstrip Subdivision minus; be rezxmed from res- idential to agricultural. If approved, the develop- er would have to go back to the planning board to get per- mission for ther airstrip, which is a conditional use in agricultural zoning. Lexington Airpark will have 62 lots with a grass run- way of 2,850 feet long and 100 feet wide. Sutton said all night oper- ations will be prohibited and they day operation will begin 30 minutes after official sun- rise and d 30 minutes before official sunset. No aircraft exceeding an empty weight of 6,000 lbs. shall operate, except in an immediate emergency. Only aircraft owned and operated by Homeowners of Lexington Airpark may be based at the airpark. No external storage of aviation fuel will be allowed on Lexington Airpark, Sutton said. He said there will be no commercial operations at the airstrip and all aircraft main. tenance must be done within the confines of the owner's hangar. Homes at Lexington Airstrip will sell for between $2so,oo$o,ooo. Lots on the runway will sell for $55,000-$65,000 and off-runway lots will run $4s,ooo-5o,ooo. A .ng by the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning will be held this morning at 10 a.m. at the Troup County. Building and Zoning office on Dallis Street in lmGrange to hear the decision about a pro- posed subdivision with an airstrip on it. The final say will be left up to the county commission- ers on May 21 at 9 .m. Wayne Sutton, president of Construction Service Associates of Peachtree City, has contracted with Claude Raptis of Lone Oak Road to buy 161 acres with a condi- tion that 40 acres, plus or