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People in Pictures Page 3 I I n Th | I ill Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grant00le Area Since 1944 Need a Job? Pages 8-9 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID I HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 I I 59, NO. 20 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Over, Killed Child Wanders Into Driveway, Is Cn00hed by Delivery Van By Bryan A 10-month-old Hogans- ville girl died almost instant- ly after being run over by a home-care van on Frederick Avenue Monday around nOOn. Reports state that Lillian A. Gray, infant daughter of Crystal L. Gray of 110 Frederick Ave., was evident- ly following her father across the driveway. He had gone next door with a weed-eater. Michael John Brogdon of LaGrange, employed by Corley's Home Care, had delivered oxygen at 112 Frederick Ave. Brogdon got into his van to leave and apparently backed over the young girl in the driveway. Hogansville Police were on the scene within two min- utes. The toddler was rushed to the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange by AMR where she was pronounced dead. *According to Hogansville Police Investigator Cory Keele, the incident is under investiga- tion and charges are pending. DUO - Amanda .&.dams of HogansVille and Justin Defeliciantonio, both 8th grade students at West School, will participate in National History Day competitions initely World 'Class' Graders to lrze in National History Day Competitions Adams and Justin nio, both 8th grade stu- !at West Side Magnet School, will in National History Day ;at the University in June. student earned the right to the national level by win- Pirst Place in state competitions , April 27, in their respec- won her state honor in Individual Performance Presenting a dramatic entitled,'"rhe Waitress t Serve." she portrays a waitress who refuses to four black students in a lunch counter in , North Carolina in 1960. counter sit-ins of the Four, as the young men be knoa% are credited with the example of non-violent protest against oppression of black citizens which was later followed by thousands of students in the struggle for civil rights in American. Justin's entry, a Junior Individual Documentary entitles "Jimmy Carter and the Camp David Accords: A Framework for Peace" was inspired by a personal meeting with the for- mer president. The project, produced as a Powerpoint computer program, focuses on the peace process of the Israeli struggle for independence in its war against Egypt, beginning in 1948 and ending with the signing of a treaty in 1979 The program demonstrates how the Camp David Accords should be utilized as a role model for peace- making in the current Palestinian- Israeli Conflict. Amanda is the daughter of Cindy Adams of HogansviUe and will be attending Callaway High School in the fall. Justin, son of Mr. & Mrs. Steven Defeliciantonio of LaGrange, will be joining the student body of I.,aGrange High School. More than 700,000 students, nationwide, have participated in the year's National History Day compe- tition on local, regional and state lev- els. Winners from each state will gath- er at the university, located just out- side of Washington, DC June 9th- 13th, with not only the privilege of compet- ing at the national level but also with the opportunity to visit the nation's capital. The awards ceremony, highlight- ed by performances of the United State Navy Band and Honor Guard, will be webcast live by The History Channel. The broadcast may be accessed by logging on the www.NationalHistoryDay, org June 13th, 8:311:20 AM. o Get Calls Month Police reported a busy month during April by his depart- ment. Officers made 410 calls for service and provided 118 escorts. Nine mis- . demeanor , and one felony arrest 37 traffic citations time. Police handled two rePorts and 40 inci- and assisted. agencies 19 times.  re,tan  HARD AT WORK 7_LtTeh?lHaaone%ie S;reet_ DeLl_ rtent was hard at work Monday morning TlXlqg a warn. ua .g . . o Lege o[reeL Pqctureo above fL R) are Citv Councilman Jimmy jaot.son, streel oepanment Will Driver, Water Depart E)ireOt)r Ron Buchanan and Terry Townsend (on ground.) sv Bn/m c, dmr SAD SCENE- Hogansville Investigator Guy Spradlin marks off the area where little Ullian Gray died after being backed over by a van on Monday. Airpark Subdivision Drawing Opposition Peachtree City, has a contract By Bryan Ctr More than 20 local resi- dents showed up at the coun- ty planning board meeting Thursday morning to voice their opposition to the newly proposed airpark and subdi- vision located on the Corinth Road and Norwood Road. Lexington Airpark is a 62- lot residential subdivisiorL , The development would have a grass runway for light aircraft and hangars at most residences. The homes Would sell between $250,000 and $400,000. noise seemed to the prob- lem with most of the resi- dents who oppose the new development. John Cranston said he opposed the  because of the noise, but had no prob- lem with the homes. Another resident, Randy MeWorter, said he gave the planning board a petition list with 145 names on it oppos- ing the measure. Developer Wayne Sutton, president of Construction Service Associates in to purchase 161 acres from Claude Raptis of Grantville, contingent on 40 acres being rezoned from residential to agricultural. The planning board rec- ommended the rezoning be approved by the Troup County Commissioners by a 5-1 vote Wesley Duffey cast the lone vote against the rezoning. If approved by the com- missioners, the developer will have to go before the planning board on June 13 to get permission for the air- field, which is a conditional use in agricultural zoning. Sutton said under the cur- rent zoning, the property could be developed for 125- 130 single family residences on one-acre lots. He added that this would create more traffic, noise and activity for the local people than what the 62 we're pro- posing. Sutton added that Lexington Airpark will gen- erate more tax base to the county and it will be an asset to the county and not a liabil- ity.