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HOGANSVmT,W HOME NEWS - MAY 17, 2001 PA(;E 5 FOR APRIL - Tami Neese, President of the Hogansville presented Christen Wheelus a check for being for April. Chuck Brazell is one of her teachers. Input Sought on Pollution Project The Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center (CFRDC) is taking part in a statewide initiative to assess pol- lution sources that may contam- inate the lakes and streams we use for drinking water. The project, called a Source Water Assessment Plan (or SWAP), will take place in Coweta, Meriwether and Troup Counties. The assessment is being funded by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources&apos; Environmental Protection Division and follows guidelines from the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996. The SWAP is being per- formed "for the protection and benefit of the public water sys- tems and for the support of mon- Your Business' Workshop Set "Starting Your Own will be pre- at the LaGrange-Troup er of Commerce June 5, 2001 from m. until noon at the Services, the two-hour seminar offersa_n overview of the require- ments for successfully starting a business and the costs to expect. Topics to be covered include developing a business plan, how to approach a bank for a business start-up loan, market feasibility, business structure, and more. A business plan outline and com- prehensive workbook are part of the packet. Cost is $25 per per- son. (A spouse or partner may attend for an additional $15 when accompanied by someone paying regular price.) To register, call the Chamber at 884-8671. r the University Business Outreach HONORABLE ALLEN B. KEEBLE BALDWIN. JUDGES OF COWETA JUDICIAL CIR- of the Troup County and sworn for the May 2001 make the loilowing present- to express our appreciation to Peter John Skandatakis and 0 a4sted him in the preparation and cases brought before us for the O Attorney and and attentmn were invaluable  o wis to thenk Mr. Marion Camon, tot It efficiency and support. e 0nnd law enforcement pson- bCame be[ore us, whose dedication to eqcouragement, are imlessed with their pursuant to the charge Was assigned the re of the courthoe, and vartous facilities. Certain elected and were invited to appear eritighten us on their vision for lUture. We wish to express our graude to the foflowing individu- us to answer our ques- Thompson, Chairman Troup el Commissioners; Mr. Todd ' bireCtor of Troup County Parks and Mr. Don Norton, County Ms. Sheila Rowe, Chairman Board; Dr. Roy Nichols, tenOent; Mr. Frank Superintendent; Mr. Mike , Troup County Lou Dekmar. City of LaGrange Dony Turner, Troup =p County Sher Sergeant Shane Frailey and Ricky a*ting us in our tour of the jail. We I note Our apprecietion to Deptdies and Scottie Wilson for provid- Grand  the canine unit. Jury. after a careful consider- t - ty presented, and after wew- md ir,mat,n, respe- ng findings and recom- that the Troup County minue to evaluate to the uncomo- that the Troup County to evaluate the school calendar. (For :the  netits of a lall break in year eaar.) inspection of the jail in excellent  and well ' We 1o note however, tha need lor to be mstailed and landmga in order or untnten- barriers could be :Urrently in the present recommend that the evaluate the salaries attract and retain law enlorce- the Troup County Ooes not have enough   the respon of the t pr ff needed  . Therefore, we" recom- aluate the need Io earve Itw dzer Our inspection of the courthouse and adjoining government buildings revealed severe de in  the buildings, the current facil- flies are inadequate in terms of space, court- rooms and courthouse security, handw-.ap acces- sibility and technology capability, We found much of the courthouse to be in disrepair and have major cur, ceres regarding safely issues involving wiring, telephone lines and water leaks in existing buildings. We are particularly con- cerned with the emergency communication lines in the courtt',se annex basement, espeoally sh'e tts area is prone to flooding dunng rain- tall. We recommend that the County Commissioners consider the needs of the District Attorney's Office and make that office more technologically capable in order to more efficiency manage the case load. Therefore, we respectfully recommend providing the neces- san/ hardware (laptop computers), software. ne4work, and Intemet wiring to enable the staff to continue to operate efficntly. Gra,'Ju, affer hearmg testimony, review- ing l:)reaeltr  ip.pecting the court- house, endorses and respectfufly recommends that the citizens of Troup County support the special local oplion sales tax referendums for the Troup County Board of Education Troup County Parks and Recreation and Government Sennces Complex. We believe these prolects to be wonhwiaile and in the best interest el our cifizer. We further recommend that all zens familiarize themselves with the issues these projects address and feel confident that in so doing, will mlize that a speoal local option salas tax is the best way to fund these PrOCtS. This Grand Jury considered a case pre- sented by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Wade Chaffin, who is a member of the State Patrol's Specialized  Reconstruction Team. This team of State Troopers is employed to investi- gate accidents on our roads that result in fatal- ities and must be prepared for consideration for tio. We were impressed with Trooper Chaffm, as well as all other law enforce- ment officers, for his dedication to duty. We learned, from Treoper Chaftin's tesmony, that there are only five of these specialized teams throughout the State of Georgia. Each team is assigned to cover thirty counties. We were impressed with the team's ability and desire to  lhese cases and respec'dutlY request that the Governor of this State and Commander of the State Petro consider lunding more   teams to the State Patrol. we also support Governor Barnes m his attempts to find  troP- ers lor Ibis State and his efforts to increase their pay in order to attract and retain expenenced, dedicated Georgia State Troopers. We respect-  to Governor Bamos and elected ieg representing Troup County for their considemU. amL your R _es= The court charged this Grand Jury with tha  of nominat ten ls to the dr#el judge of the Superkx Curt of this drcult for consideration of appointment to the Board of Voter RegistrarS. From this list the chief judge, in accordance with statute, shall not less than three individuals but no more than five  to serve O the bard" One ol the selected members will be appint" ed by the chief judge to serve as Chief Voter Registrar. The Grand Jury respectfully advises the chief judge that Ms. Walton and Ms. Garrett have both expressed interest in the full time a vors rvs posen. The Grand Jury therefore respecttuny nom- inates the following individuals for considera- tion: MS. Shidey Gurm-Wafton, Ms, Angela Mr. sydney Evans, Dr. Tom Pirkle, Mr. Oron Trotter, MS. Kathedne H<dloway, Ms. Rebecca MSJOr, Mr. Jo Fagund. The Grind Jury requests that these pre- seritments be published in the legal organ of the county. =ubmlttd, Rebecca B. Major, Clerk Deborah P. Ftynn Ruby Clark John A. Tafoya Temeka S. Jenninga Ronald W. Massey Barney B. Pur==, Jr. Mable E. Berry Mary L. Freeman Tony E. Bable Judy A. Wagner Donnle D. Dean Antoinette L. Mills 13mothy C. Brown Sarah S. Soltjs Deborah A. Temdl Kathedrm W. Hotloway William T. Mile= Pamela A. Askew Deborah Bragg Donald W. Gross Dma L.  STATE OF GEORGIA TROUP COUNTY within presentments received in Open Court this the 9th day of May, 2001. it is ordered that the within presentmerds be entered upon the minutes of the Superior Court. maae a part thereof, and advertised as recommended. AND IT IS SO ORDERED, this the 9th clay of May. 2001. Qultllan Baldwin ,m o supior Court Troup County, request that the Troup and consider gum to direct traf6c on of usg iew enforcem=. itoring flexibility." 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