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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVlLLE HOME NEWS - TItURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003 Cheek the Sides: UFOs Spotted Near By JOHN KUYKENDALL The Associated Press released a story on Sunday, May 25 indicat- ing that UFO researchers are look- ing into an incident involving strange lights in the Booger Bottom area of Meriwether County. According to the story, UFO investigators Olivia Newton and Jim Clifford are trying to solve the case of some red dots that appeared in a car traveling 35 miles per hour along Georgia Highway 41 recent- ly. While the two are used to prank calls from publicity seekers and strange natural phenomena that occurs throughout Georgia, the story of three people driving on a rural stretch of Highway 41 got their attention. Newton and Clifford work for the Mutual UFO Network of Georgia. They listen to the stories no one else will hear, and then they try to find an explanation. This story inw)lves a 50-year- old Tucker man, his brother and his 73-year old sister-in-law from Meriwether County. The three reported seeing round red objects the size of silver dollars inside a Ford Explorer as they were driving home around 9:15 p.m. on April 13. The three, who wish to remain anonymous, say they were between Harris City and Greenville when about 50 red objects appeared inside the SUV as some sort of solid lights and seemed to scan them for about 20 seconds. The lights vanished as another vehicle approached. "They all said it was not of this world. They felt it was intelligent. They felt they had sought them out for the sole purpose of scanning them. Scan. used," Newton was quoted hag in the Associate{ The police and Geor of Investigations were the individuals, but they didnl to hear tales of aliens in the Then the National UFO Center referred them to GA. "The woman said, I&apos;ve know what this is." Design # 1176 $440.67 M01y &I And there is no better time than NOW to make your dream come true. Interest Rates are still at an all-time low, but this will NOT last forever. Call Today for your FREE Pre-Qualification. Let us tell you how much BRAND NEW HOME you can aford. Why Not? It's FREE. Proudly Building in Georgia: Muscogee, Harris, Meriwether, Talbot, Troup, and Pike And In Alabama: Randolph, Russell, Lee, and Chambers Call our New Home Specialists Today Angela 706-883-3475 or 800-741-2512 Ext. 204 Sheila 706-883-3483 800-741-2512 Ext. 205 Disclaimer: SP 7350(3 with 100% financing with 30 YR Fixed Rate 6% fnr Qualified Buyers. Payment is based on your land only. All infomation herein sub ect to error. omission and:or change without notice. Hopes for Ford Plant Still er plant in another location, oftheIDA, hewantedtothank been positive. She By PAUL McCORVEY Ken Barnes said what everybody else was thinking at last Thursday's annual Manufacturers Appreciation Luncheon. "I am going to mention Ford because everybody in here has mentioned it some- time in the last hour," Barnes said. Barnes, Chairperson of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority that was host for the event, said he was opti- mistic about the efforts to convince the Ford Motor Company to locate here. Rumor has it that Ford will close its plant in Hapeville and move the operation else- where or will just add anoth- Meriwether County hopes to benefit from either option. "Nobody knows what is going to happen," Barnes said. "The good part about whatev- er happens is that, even if we don't get it, we did all we could possibly do." BARNES said the County Commission and the IDA have cooperated beautifully on the project. "We went to Atlanta, we met with Industry and Trade, we met with Ford officials, and we came home and told the County Commissioners what we had to do to be prepared," Barnes said. "There was no argument and no dissension. Everybody was behind it 100 percent." Barnes said that on behalf the County Commissioners for leading the way. "I really think we have a good shot at getting it," he said. Nancy S. Jones, Chairperson of the Meriwether County Commission, said everyone has heard that new industry might be coming to the coun- ty and was excited about it. "As one who has worked in state government for 34 years, I can tell you that if one industry this size is look- ing at us, and we don't get it, it means that somebody else along the way is going to," Jones said. JONES said a lot of things have happened in the county since the start of the year and that so many of them have those representing the ness community Meriwether County. the backbone of what and what we will be "The on any community can be underestimated. brand new year with l new opportunities. ple like you are community shine that some industry will want to Meriwether County." New IDA member Chandler updated the ence on the Development county is hoping to Greenville. "Just about( body here has written) or made By Clint Claybrook ALL-AMERICAN -'Coco,' the poodle was flying his American colors on Memorial Day. Owner L_inda Clark said he might look like a French poodle, but instead, 'He's an All-American dog.' By Cllrd RED, WHITE AND BLUE - Troup County Sheriff's color guard national and state colors for the ceremony at Calvin Hipp Park. Memorial Service Touches Memories and 'Continued From Page 1A granted" these days Maxwell said. "It was in the paper today about going to the beach today. That's not what Memorial Day is for." William Stankiewicz, a Navy ve,teran and the fea- tured speaker, stood under the shade of the newly con- structed )gazebo, wJaich was a gift to the town from the local American Legion Post sacrifices of the day is a tribute. "Only soldiers he meant all of fighting men and name is among those on the Veterans Memorial here. "People take peace for ................. <\