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June 6, 2002

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Reading Starts Page 3 [ III Th 111 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 ues Brothers in MountviUe? Page 10 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVtLLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 f:/ NO. 23 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2002 10 PAGES 1 SECTION * 1 INSERT 50 / By Frances Robinson -The Stars &Stdpes Dance Recital was presented Saturday night, June 1 by Mrs. Carolyn Evans, The students did an incredible job fron the youngest to the oldest. Heather and Megan Richardson, and and Brianna Neese of Hogansviile were among the 56 student entertainers. Officially Adopts " Plan two years of onthe comprehensive t which is for the city, the City Council on Monday IPublic hearing was have questions the plan Manager David Chatt-la3Jnt RDC Sills and the Planning & Corp.mittee with r as chairman to have a that will better the public hear- said "we are pro- the council for "but we 'until this proposal "It is a good plan," Planning and Zoning Committee Member Bobby Freeman told the council, "but if you (council) are not going to do anything with it, then it is no goocL" In other business, the council awarded four Hogansville citizens with plaques for accomplish- merits during the Spring. Lewis Lowe was congrat- ulated for being named Callaway High School Valedictorian for 2002 as well as the school's STAR student. Alyson Lee was given a plaque for being named Callaway High School's Magna Cum Laude for 2002. Wanda I.owe was honored with a plaque after being named West Georgia's Health System "Employee of the Year." Tracey Cornwell Gynther was honored by the council after being named West Georgia Health System "Nurse of the Year." In other business the council voted unanimously to set the millage rate for th.at 10.5% which is the presgnt millage rate. BEATING THE HEAT - Lois Kitzmann and Julia Kitzmann (in carriage) try to ,..beat the heat as they look over the city on Monday. The kzrnanns are from Minnesota - where the weather is not as hot as here. They are looking to buy a home in Hogansviile. Cops Eye Speeders In V'illage By Bryan Geter Motorists in the HogansviUe Mill Village area have been warned that police will be cracking down on speeding, stop sign and truck violations. Several citizens who live in the Village voiced their laints to tlae council Monday night," saying large trucks come speeding through the streets and oth- ers just ignore the stop signs. City Manager David Aldrich asked the council, "How do you want to handle the situation?" Mayor Wilson St. Clair said the streets were not built to handle these trucks. %Ve'll have the police handle this problem," he assured the cit- izens. ..=,  ......... He said the question is, "Do you really want to fine these people? You need to modify the city ordinance." Lee said the there are two ways to handle the situation. First, find the property owner and ticket him or use the "right of condemnation" to take action. This method states if the property is unsightly but the building is okay, then issue a fine. If the site is unsightly and unsafe then condemn the site immediately, he said. Citizen Bobby Freeman told the council that it was unfair to charge households who do not use the garbage pick-up. Lee said there is no law stating that citizens have to use any certain garbage pick- becoming more and more dangerous on the Blue Creek Road and Askew Street as log trucks come flying by on the streets. One "citizen said the speeding is on all the streets in the Village and these big trucks aren't suppose to be there. Another citizen said cars are going between 50-60 mph on the streets. "I see children playing and then I hear brakes on cars squealing on Askew Street," she said. "Something has to be done." In other business, Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier stated that Hogansville has several houses that needed to be con- demned. He asked City Attorney Dan Lee if it was possible to cite the owners of these hous- es. Lee suggested first hav- ing someone inspect the houses to see if they are unsafe. "Then, you can cite the owner each day,,' he said. State is looking at the city to pick up the garbage. "Peo_ple must be able to prove where they are putting their garbage," he said. Freeman said he didn't see where it was right to penalize people. Aldrich said the city went with the low bidder and it states in the contract that where electricity and sewer are charged, then garbage must be added, as well. Freeman said there are locations in Hogansville where people don't live, but continue paying for garbage pickup. When asked why the res- ident didn't have the electric- ity cut off, Freeman stated, "Maybe the owner wanted to come and visit for a while, get a drink of water or use the restroom?' St Clair said when the contract come due in 2004, the city will re-negotiate with C&C, especially Part #19 which states that "If you have water, electricity and sewage, you must have garbage pickup." crowds are expected for ,2002 Festival. year's annual event will be off with a detailed re-enactment Bank of Grantville ro b- Performance will be staged at building which originally at 7 Griffin St. re-enactment "will be conduct- a theatrical performance," to spokesman Forrest W. casting and directing is Grantville resident Cart'. streets will be lined andthe rob- ' be an authentic festival wili offer activities most in the downtown area artists and craftsmen and festival-goers can Grantville Festival to Draw Big Crowds browse as weLl as purchase items from them. A large variety of festival food will be available, ranging from complete meal_s to fair-like favorites. Live music will also be offered, with performers setting up in the old A&WP freight depot. Attractions for the kids ,,viii include Allied Amusements' Wheel of Fortune game, offering "a large prize for every person who playk" Efforts were also being made to have a portable rock-clLmbing wall at the fes- rival. Last year's event was marred by heavy rain, but the forecast for this Saturday shows little chance of precipi- tation. Temperatures are expected to be hot, however: good news for the shaved ice concession already booked for the fes- rival. Admission to the festival itself is free. tralNNER EVERY TIME. The Wheel of Fortune game will be retuming to this year's ntviile festival. The poptilar  has been at hundreds of fairs and festivals across the southeast, appearing last week at the Putnam County Dairy Festival in Eatonton.