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Police report said a showed a blood content above the for DUI Dotson of 106 Highway 29, told police that aloped valued at $4000 from one of his after someone cut a door. missing told. , By Robert Weems TIME FOR ADVENTURE- Kids and their dogs brave the flood waters on Salem Road near the Steel Bridge following last Wednesday's downpour. Flood, Storm Spares City Hogansville got a soak- or f16Odddmag:e that struck adjacent communi- ties last week. There was plenty of high water and minor flooding in Hogansville, but damage was slight com- pared to what took place in neighboring Meriwether. Hogansville awfided the disasterous flooding that hit downstream in West Point. The state did close 1-85 .... near West Point following torrential rainfall that took place Wednesday night. Wind and hail damage was particulary severe in nearby Coweta County. By Bryan Geter A CLOSE CALL Michael Carver was washed away by the flood. The incident occurred on the Harry Hardy Road between Stovall and Durand. By Bryan Geter FILLED UP - The Blue Creek Reservoir on the Blue Creek Road near Hogansville which supplies the City of Hogansville with its drinking water is at the normal level after the flood last week. Welcome Warmer in Meriwether Than in Morgan getting a better wel- a Meriwether County than in County. some Morgan County citi- they don't want the With its approximately 2,200 and millions of dollars in Payroll. also considering northwest Meriwether, which also include part of Coweta. has also reportedly said it cluster some of its suppliers a new plant, which would be :where Mercury Sable automobiles That could mean an additional 2,000 jobs in the vicinity of a new plant, one economist has predicted. Some Morgan Countians told their County Commission last week that'they don't want the plant; others complained that they can't understand the secrecy that surrounds Ford's plans. Unanswered is whether the automaker closing its Hapeville site, or just looking for an additional plant. Company spokeswoman Brenda Hines has said, essentially, only that Ford is considering its options and "I can't say when we are going to make a decision." Letters to the editor of the MadisoniardMorgan County Citizen in its May 10 edition seemed evenly split on whether the Ford plant would be wel- come in Morgan County. But a handful of citizens carried signs outside a County Commission meeting saying "No Ford," "No to Ford" and a what looked like a "smoking banned" sign with the word "Ford" inside. Meantime, Grantville and Newnan have reportedly made bids on supply- ing the plant- if it ends up in Meriwether -with some of its utility services. Kip Purvis, head of the Meriwether County Development Authority, could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Jerry Loftin, chairman of the board of F&M Bank in Manchester, was elect- ed Monday as president of the Coweta, Fayette, Meriwether County Joint Development Authority. That board, in addition to Loftin, is made up of Chris Clark of Fayette County, vice chairman and Mike Barber of Newnan, secretary/treasurer. i if! i i ibi:! ;:;!i/;i!! ii,0000ili:!00 00iiiiii,i(:ii'i! ............. IT UP- These students enjoyed a pre-k end of the year cookout on Friday at the school. First row, left tO Resendez, William Doyle, Hunter Rollins, Eli Patrick, Devin Brock, Quay Rosser, Mrs. Alice Garner; row, left to right, Jackaline Neese, Joseph Neese, Nicole Cannon, Tiffany Hewett, "Breana Neese, Amyah Jonas Sanchez, Tyquader Rosser. City Court Is Packed With Woe Cases Range from Seat Belts To Leaving Accident Scene By VALINDA IVERY The following cases were disposed of in Hogansville Recorder's Court on May 1st. Charges ranged from safety belt violation to leaving the scene of an accident. *Ismal Andrade, charged with operating a vehicle without a valid tag and safe- W belt violation, fined $73.25. *Mario K. Blalock, driv- ing on revoked license and safety belt violation, bound over to State Court. .Anthony Scott Bowen was charged with failure to signal and failure to appear; license suspended. .Nathaniel Boykin was ond offense) and fined $89.50. -Lawanna Jo Corey must attend defensive driving school for speeding (first offense). *Alfredo Castillo, Jn, who was charged with failure to maintain lane, failed to appear. .Justin Leonard Carwell was charged with operating restrictions for off road vehi- cles and fined $58.75. .Angel Leigh Chapman must attend defensive driv- ing school for speeding (first offense). .Christina Marie Clift was fined $89.50 for speed- ing 66/55. *Candace Marie Cole was charged with DUI and was fined $1,064.50 and 10 days community service. *Jason ' Randall Daniel was fined $114.50 for speed- ing 48/35 (second offense). *Ray Ferrell Dobbins was charged with windshield requirement and failure to appear. Dobbins was fined $229.50 and must serve 3 days of community service. .Taneshia R. Dunson was fined $120.75 for disregard- ing a stop sign. -Gary Elder was charged with safety belt violation and fined $15.00. *Lamorus Kentwon Ellis was charged with safety belt violation and failure to appear and fined $160.00. .Jerry Lee Folds was fined $120.75 for disregard- ing a railroad crossing. .Donald Lewis Fomby was charged with speeding 48/35 and fined $89.50. *Tamecar Lawonda Ford was fined $15.00 for safety belt violation. .Rachel Michelle Foster who was charged with speed- ing 55/35 (third offense) was fined $114.50. *Ronder D. Glanton was fined $277.00 and three days of community service for having an open container. *Wesley Douglas Gray, speeding 51/35 and failure to appear was fined a total of $254.50. *Kennovan Grissom was fined $160.00 for safety vio- lation (passenger). *Elizabeth Dionne Haney was fined $89.50 for speed- ing 47/35. *Kristina Neill Hanners was charged with shoplifting. A bench warrant was issued. *Robert Ellis Irvin was fined $45.00 for safety belt violation. *Cedric Jermaine Jackson was charged with noise violation and fined $58.25. *Milward Lloyd James, Jr. was fined $114.50 for speeding 47135 (second offense). *Dudley Kelly, Jr., speed- ing 88/70, fined $89.50. -Waymon Michael Kimball was charged with speeding and fined $120.75. .Herbert Jones LaBoff was charged with DUI, leav- ing the scene of an accident and public dxlallkenness. The case was bound over to State Court. *John Gregory Leverett, speeding 48/35, fined $89.50. *Lewis Anderson Lowe was charged with failure 1o stop at a stop sign and fined $120.75. .Richard Lucas, safety belt violation (child), fined $1oo.oo. *Phillip Wayne McMillian, safety belt viola- tion, fined $15.00. *Linda Minix, charged with leash law violation, fail- ure to appear, was fined $89.50. .Stisha Tamara Mitchell was fined $100.00 for safety restraint violation (child). *Michael Shannon Moon was fined $15.00 for safety belt violation. .Shelia Bryna Parks was fined $45.00 for safety belt (child) violation. *David George Pike was charged with safety belt vio- lation and failure to appear and fined $160.00. *Jessica Pynenburg was fined $15.00 for seat belt vio- lation. *Thomas W. Pynenburg was fined $15.00 for seat belt violation. .Travis Sanford Presley was charged with expired tag/alteration of tag. The case was bound over to State Court. *Adrian Morris Ramson was charged with theft by shoplifting and disorderly conduct. A bench warrant was issued. *Roy Mickel Robertson was charged with speeding 54/35 (first offense) and fined $89.50. *Charles Christopher Rowe was fined $652.00 for driving while license is sus- pended. *Anthony M. Rutledge was fined $15.00 for safety belt violation. *Harold Sewell was fined $652.00, sentenced to six months probation and five days of community service for disorderly conduct. *Thomas Bryan Skipper was fined $89.50 for speed- ing 58/35. *Alexis Anne Spurlin was charged $234.50 for speeding See COURT, Page 2A