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On Tuesday, a demolition crew was tearing down to old store buildings that back up onto Commerce Street, and two other commercial buildings across the street from those two have already been leveled by the man who owns them all. And the old Green Oil Company building near the intersection of Highway 29 and Main Street is also scheduled to be torn down by its own- ers. -... That work might have started already, but asbestos was discovered in that building and demolition work will have to wait until asbestos abatement has been dealt with, Jordan said. The two lots that housed the build- ings on the north side of Commerce Street "are even more valuable than when the buildings were there. Now they can be sold," Jordan said. The two buildings that were con- nected to stores that fronted on Main Street are being voluntarily demolished by their owner, Jordan said. "All it took was a phone call." The demolition work will cost an estimated $7,0o0. About a half-dozen dilapidated hous- es in the city's Mill Village and where have also been torn down in recent months, and some of the absen- tee landlords whose ramshackle es were demolished will see tax filed against those lots, meaning property can't be sold until the tax are satisfied. That means that the city can't stuck with the demolition costs, was one of the City Council's concerns before Jordan, who is also the city's building inspector, began against irresponsible or at least cerned owners of primarily rental prop erty in the city. Owners who have long ignored dilapidated rental houses - and com- mercial buildings - need to underst~md: The clean-up of Hogansville is for real and you could be next, if you don'! act on your own. By Clint Claybrook SIDEWALK WORK- Gerald Brooks Construction employ- ees. were at work on Tuesday on the sidewalk in front of the Rite Aid store at the intersection of Highway 29 and Main Street. The work is part of the on-going Hogansville Streetscape Project. Police Staying Busy Here Continued From Page 1A hood, top, trunk lid and all four doors and fenders, police were told. Kenneth A Yearta, 36, of 336 Tin Bridge Road was cited for driving while his license was suspended and a tail light violation during a traffic stop at Highway 29 South and Elm Street, an offi- cer reported, Dewayne Neal, 24, of RR 1 Box 24L, Shiloh, was charged with driving while his license was suspended, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and open container of alcohol when he was stopped at a sobriety check point on May 7, accord- ing to a report by the officers manning the checkpoint. Two passengers, one from Dallas, Texas and one from Marietta, were also charged with of less than an ounce of mari- juana, according to that report. Robber Sought in Het, st _ ..~._ _ "-~-" description" provided tol~ c;onunuea Prom ~age ~A police and were let go, the woman "had a small steel Ix)ckard said. handgun,' but the bank One witness, apparently ]; employees were unsure in the Ingle s parking lot:, told whether it was a revolver or police that the couple le;ft the a semi-automatic, l.x~kard store headed tox~ard down- said. After warning the women not to press an alarm button before he'd made it to the parking lot, the robber turned and calmly walked out of the bank, police were told. At least one of the sus- pects appeared to have been checking out the branch bank for a week, the investigator said. "He (or she) had been in the bank at least three times last week asking about how to open an account." The robber reportedly kept the handgun concealed behind a shopping bag where nobody but the women could see it. The bank employees rec- ognized the gunman from the earlier visits and they once again said it took a minimum of $100 to open an account, police were told. "Just like we told you last time," they wet'e quoted as saying. Not long after tl~e rob- bery, Grantville police reportedly stopped a couple in a car and checked them out "but they didn't match the town Hogansville on Highway 54. A police officer who was stationed across the highway from the store when ff, e rob- bery went down arrived,adt h- in a minute of a silent alarm going off, but missed the sus- pects and didn't see the get- away. Lockard described the person with the gun as being white and about 30 ye~ws old, wearing jeans shorts, a blue mesh shirt and a dark blue baseball-style ~.ap wil:h a logo on it. He hopes that the photq- graph accompanying this store will help somebody spot the robber and then tip off police, the FBI or the GBI. He described the two employees in the bank at the time of the robbery as hav- ing remained calm while it was in progress and shortly afterward but bein g a little shook up the next d~ty, "after it,'~ Hogansville~sT[asf%~k robbery wasabout 3 1/2 years ago, Lockard said. State of Georgia Troup County To the Honorable Allen B. Keeble, Judge. of Supedor Court, Coweta Judicial Circuit: We, the members of the Tmup County Grand Jury drawn and sworn for the May 2004 Term, respectfully make the fol- lowing presentments: We wish to express our appreciation to Distnct Attorney .Peter John Skandalakis, Chief Assistant District Attorney Monique Kirby and all who assist them in the preparation and pres- entation of the cases brought before us for action. We com- mend the Distnct Attorney and his staff for their professionalism and attention to detail. Their pre- sentations were invaluable in making our decisions. We commend law enforce- ment personnel, who came before us, whose dedication to duty deserves our support, encouragement and sincere thanks. We are impressed with their demonstrated diligence and competence. We also wish to thank Mr. Marion Carson, our bailiff, for his assistance. Jail Tour On Monday, May 3, 2004, five members of the Grand Jury toured the Troup County jail. A tour was made of the kitchen area, laundry room, office space, booking room, nurses station, and observation area. The jail appeared to be clean and in ordedy condition. It was noted that carpet is to be replaced in the office area. Board o~Equalization The Grand Jury appoints Mr. James W. Crump, Jr. to the Board of Equalization to fill the unex- pired term of a resigning mem- ber. Respectfully submitted, John M. Andrews, Foreperson Michelle M. Thrash, clerk Foreperson John M. Andrews Michelle M. Thrash - Clerk Sandra Moncus James W. Crumgl, Jr. Gail B. Jackson Frank S. Gulley Toby J. Reeves Reginald O. Montgomery Lester M. Hurt Claude A. McKit,ben, Jr. Shemeica A. Childs Tami M. Adams Marjorie A. Purrlell Barbara S. Pad,:er Pearl L Bible Edward D. Goc~lwin, Jr. Harry D. Durarld Paul S. Mallory Pamela W. Hu ff Kimbedy G. B~iley Lynn C. Wolfe Kenneth B. Thornton Sequita G. Fn~man Financial Aid Available vvveva.lag rang eacaderny.org 882-8097 a difference on." Students from the member schools in the National Association of independent Schools* (NAIS): Graduate from college 32% more than students from other independent schools 100% more than graduates from public s~zhools Finish a post graduate education 119% more than other independent schools 154% more than graduates from public schools LaGrange Academy is the only independent school i~r', the area accredited by SACS (Southern Association of College.; & Schools) LaGrange Academy is the only school in the area thi~t is a full member of the NAIS A RANGE , DEIVIY; ..... ,. rlghie r A College Preparatory Sch,aol *Source: National Center for Educational Statistics, 2002