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"It will be a great asset to that side of the street," DeMarrais said. DEMARRAIS SAID the Commission had trouble deciphering the roof lines on the project at 814 East Main St., so it decided to tabled the decision until another meeting could be held in two weeks with the architect in order to deter- mine the exact look of the front of the house. The city council went along with the John Hardy Jones has purchased both houses and has plans to remodel them. A PUBLIC HEARING was set for July 17, at 6:45 p.m. for a home occupa- tion request at 510 East Boyd St. Barbara Wessinger plans to operate a beauty salon from the residence. She has contacted her neighbors and said none objected to the venture. The Planning and Zoning Board approved the application at the May 23 meeting. Su Photo Attaining perfect attendance for 1999 on the third shift at the William Carter Company: were Ricky Bowles, Jack Webb. Not pictured: Ronnie Bass and Dorothy Wheeler. The company, one of Hogansville's biggest employers, also :J ' L- many other workers. See page 10A. I .- ,, ? - " Mower Crime Jailed for' ' rsons are in the Troup Snapper riding mower. The suspects were identified tions in the county. : following the theft of Wer last Friday. 1'roup County Sheriff's lid a resident in the 900 !Vernon Ferry Road,  reported the crime. ding to Sheriff Donny !tness saw a white man --  riding lawn mower in Bpta gray Chevrolet Astro of the vehicle as it SCene with the stolen llarner said police then traced the ownership of the vehicle and were able to determine who was reportedly driving it at the time that the offeqse occurred. Turner's nvestigators start- ed checking possible locations that the suspect may have fled and within the hour located the suspect and recovered the stolen mower. THE MAN AND his girl- friend, were taken into custody. as Kenneth Ray Tolley, 39, and Barbara Lynn Godwin, 35, both of Thomaston. Turner said the suspects had been living at a camp site on Pyne Road Park for approximately three months. FURTHER WORK by the Criminal Investigation Division showed that qblley had stolen sev- eral riding mowers along with tools, window air conditioners and a Weedeater from various loca- Turner's investigators went to Thomaston on June 2nd and recovered another stolen riding lawn mower that had been taken from the McKinley Circle area. Itarner stated a window air con- ditioner was located inside Tolley's vehicle that had been stolen from a residence on Roanoke Road. According to Turner addition- al charges are pending against Tolley, who is being held without bond. Chief Hilton Odom with regards to the "old junk cars" throughout the city. Odom said his depart- ment has to give the car owners 10 days before citations can be issued. Ms. Crocker said she Jean believed the 10 days had Crocker passed because the matter had been discussed at a previous coun- cil meeting. old appliances on the street. He said they pose a danger to children. "They could get in and close the door," he said, "then there is no way for them to get out." Whitmore suggested the police department make the owners remove the doors until the appliances are picked up. The council voted unanimously to appoint Richard Woods to the Housing See COUNCIL, Page 2A City Sees Explosive Growth By Bryan Geter Associate Editor Hogansville remains a city on the move with construction all around and more growth com- ing. The long- awaited subdivi- sion, called "Celebratior Place" on East Main Street across from Tucker Boys, will soon be a real- ity developer John Arnold said after the EPD made its final approval last Friday. Arnold, who has been a resi- dent of Hogansville for some 21 years, said the first phase of the project will began immediately. In Phase 1, the plans call for 16 town houses. Four will have two-bedrooms and 12 will be three-bedroom units. Arnold said it should take about six months to complete Phase 1. HE SAID RETIREES and sin- gle professionals are being mar- keted for the subdivision. Phase II will consist of 24 units and will be under construc- tion simultaneously with con- struction of.a bank, fast food restaurant and office buildings. Arnold said it should take three years to complete the entire project. David Mullins of Peachtree City is the architect for the pro- ject. ARNOLD IS ALSO EXCITED about the "Village at ttuntcliff" subdivision located on U.S. Highway 29 next to the Piggy Wiggy in'Hogansville. He said the engineers are ready to begin and the lots have been sprinkled with hay and Bermuda seed. He said in Phase 1I of this pro- ject, a tennis court, swimming pool, walking and nature trails will be included. J-ERRY BAI.LARD HOMES of Peachtree City, which grossed $25 million last year, will eventu- ally purchase 130 of the homes. "Jack Nix Homes has also pur- chased lots at Huntcliff," Arnold said. He said Main Street, Inc. will also construct homes at Huntcliff. Arnold said 38 of the 60 lots in Phase I have already been sold. "When the project is com- pleted, there will be 492 houses on the 184 acres of land. It will take seven years to complete," he said. "The city's tax base will increase by about $60 million." ARNOLD HAS A LOT going on and a great deal to be excited about. He said Audubon Park con- tinues to make progress. "Hopefully, all the problems will be solved in the next 30-45 days," he said. A new small subdivision is in the making, Arnold said. It will be called "Mallards Lake" and will be located off off Collier and Granite Streets. "This new residential phase will consist of 30 lots with homes ranging from $140,000-$190,000," Arnold noted. Submitted photo IODY HALE (L) dives in to lend a hand with the outdoor classroom at Hogansville project will allow students a better look at bird behavior. In For A Tweet Outdoor Classroom Will Allow Great Bird Watching Hogansville Elementary has a new outdoor classroom. In addition to the newly ren- ovated indoor classrooms, the school now has an outdoor class- room dedicated to the study of birds. Thanks to a state grant, a bird garden has been developed on campus. In early spring, students in Mrs. Duke's Enrichment class (grades 2-5) began researching birds of the area, and plants that attract them. They developed a list of rec- ommended plants for the outdoor classroom. With the assistance of former Hogansville Elementary stu- dent-turned-landscape designer, David Breland, and the mainte- nance department of Troup County Schools, the garden was readied for planting. Last week, Landscaping Day was held, and the outdoor class- room was completed. Faculty and students of HES look forward to observing hum- mingbirds and songbirds of the Hogansville area in the unique outdoor learning environment. Submitted Photo ENTHUSIASM REIGNED as volunteers took part in landscaping day. The team project followed research by the enrichment students.