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Jlaway High Class of 2000 PI- ansvil Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the HogansviUe-Grantville Area PRSRT STD AUTO U. S, POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Splashy Showing Council Kills Veto By Mayor By Bryan Germ&apos; Associate Editor < BI3nm GetertStafl SPFIAYBERRY, Sulrvisor for the Hogan )le Waste Water (R) tulates Ron Buchanan, laid operator for the water department after Buchanan rece.; th;Jrestigious award as 'TopOp"for the second consecutive year running. Geter 's 'Top 019' Straight Year second consecutive year, lead operator for the Water Treatment has been named "Top Op" in 4. counties from Quitman County. include running tests keeping records, monitor- said the tests are basic and he 500,000 gallons of sewage was nominated by his for tbi_s lward. waste water I've seen" Sprayberry said, Said Three of the Troup Sheriff's Office Division arrest- drug charges in St. last came after of investigation by unit and corn- about drugs being the house. seized over a marijuana and a were La- I Tami Jackson, 21, of with the intent Quenda Jackson, 23, of and Willie 42 on out- warrants for sale and failure to All subjects were "and I have been in waste water oper- ations for 22 years." Sprayberry said to be nominated, a person cannot have any fines for five years and are under strict rules and regulations. "The EPD (Environmental Protection Development) makes inspections and keep a close eye on us," he said. The Hogansville Waste Water plant came in second place in as many years f9 r the 'Plant of the Year." Buchmi has been employed by the City of Hogansville for three years and has 12 years ofexperiencein waste water operations. He is originally from Smith Station, Alabama. He an his wife Bonnie have four daughters. Br/an Geter/Staff RON BUCHANAN of the Hogansville Waste Water Department tests some of the 500,000 gallons of waste water which comes through his department daily. I erlnd= moblmme INSPIRING WORDS came from former San Francisco 49'er John Johnson, who started his career at LaGrange High School. I I I II I The HogansviUe City Council voted 4-1 Monday to override Mayor Wilson St. Clair's May 1 veto and adopt a controversial watershed ordinance into law. St. Clair vetoed the ordi- nance two weeks ago after the council originally voted 4-1 to accept it. The mayor said that the the state requirement of a buffer of 100 feet and a setback of 50 feet was sufficient for the city. However, the*city council opted to go beyond the state requirements and require a 75- foot setback. Observers see this as a set- back to the proposed golf com- munity planned near the reser- voir. The wider setbacks will limit the development to only golf course and make it more expen- sive to build. omxcilwoman Peggy Harris said at the meeting two weeks ago the council decided before it drew up the plan that it wanted to go beyond the state requirements to protect the water. At the same meeting Councilman Larry Dorrough said he had a problem taking 350 feet, which would amount to about and MAYOR Wilson St. Clair had expected the city council would overturn his 4-1 veto. acre and a half. St. Clair said he was afraid lawsuits would come and the city doesn't need any more of them. Monday night City Manager David Aldrich told the council the property owners are extremely concerned about the additional footage. Ms. Harris said one of the major property owners agreed with her about protecting the water. St. Clair said the city loses either way. Students Improving, Test Results Show By Bryan Germ. Associate Editor According to new ITBS scores, Troup County students are far ahead  he average in most areas-although well below while in some areas well below. I 1997, stvdents from the first through the eighth grades scored higher than the 50th per- centile on the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) in fourteen cat- egories. In 2000, the figure jumped to 35 categories. II l Only ten categories remain below the 50th percentile. Georgia requires public schools to give the ITBS to grades 3, 5 and 8. Troup county administers the test to all students from the first through the eighth grades. The challenge for students in Troup County is to bring all students to higher level of achievement. "Significant gains have been See STUDENTS, Page 2A I IIIII II I ...... IP ......... DARE Grads Recognized Enthusiasm was strong as Hogansville Elementary School held its Dare Program culmination ceremony May 9. The "Drug Abuse Resistance Education" pro- gram is part of a national effort to reduce drugs and vio- lence in schools. Students receiving diplo- mas for their success in the program included Leroydo Allures, John Arnold, Ashley Bowen, Valorie Burke, Brittany Cameron, Tiffany Costley, Misty Cox and Quentin Crawford. Also, Christy Fincher, Jericco Glanton, Justin Hammett, Bruce Howard, Jaminka Johnson and Josh Lambeth. Others were Quadraquis Patterson, Kevin Singleton, Jennifer Spradlin, Stacey Wagner, Trisha Watkins, Matthew White and Lacy Williams. Also, Ricky Miller, Jonathan Helton, Ashanti ....  ..... II_ l[Irl ............. II Miller, Kristal Whatley, Jessica Mallory and Justin Myers. The program was coordi- nated by school Principal Peggy Smith and Troup County Fnm Rob4mmn/Staff DARE STUDENTS make a pledge to say no to drugs and violence.' Hogansville's particilants received diplomas for their effort. .... ' I ' 1 ..... ,roll , /illll II I