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Sharing the Gospel -3A No Free Speech or Filth,' cm:nt? The I Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogans -Grantt le Area Since 1944 --4A PRSRT STD AUTO U. S- POSTAGE P~tD HOGANSVtLLE. GA PERMIT NO. 35 ,~, NO.23 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 City Projects Could Be Completed By July 3rd By CLINT CLAYBROOK IL.-_ By Oint Oaybrook ( "1 t.uu'JE TO GO - Downtown sidewalks were being ripped I [P ~ front of several Hogansville shops earlier this week I !~1 rebuilding of the sidewalks continues. Meantime, City | ~il members unofficially agreed to replace 10 Bradford | ~trees which will be taken down with large plants in i lc~::~e planters along the downtown streets. The man whose crews are rebuilding the sidewalks in downtown Hogansville and recently completed new side- walks and re-sodding of the grass at Calvin Hipp Memorial Park as part of the Hogansville Streetscape Project is pushing to get the work done by July 3. And with good reason: Gerald Brooks Construction, a Phenix City, Ala., firm recently was notified that the company was the winner of a $1,095,775 contract for a major extension of the Phenix City Riverwalk, which has won rave reviews from critics across Alabama. The firm did most of the work on that riverwalk which runs across the Chattahoochee River from the he Columbus Riverwalk on the east side of the river and is also recognized as one See PROJECTS, Page 10 Cross Attem to CLAYBROOK American Red Cross to boost the sup- blood available to the 3itals in the region, Georgia and L~ll, parts of South Carolina !]~ l~lorida with a half-day _~drive in Hogansville on ~r~y, June 7. goal for the drive, ~g held at Ebenezer ~Yterian Church in the ~town area was 33 pints. ~ drive fell short, but the ~,1~le who did give were ,~ ~a appreciated, a spokes- j And the number was g ~t, said Lane Brown, "l] ~,..R.ed ,, Cross donor 1| L "We've down to a on,day [[ t~lY on O-type blood, she 'i~L. "We like to have a three- IF IWSUpply in our region. ~0 L..~Our goal is collect 33 ][ ~,~Shere today. Of course, [:~ r'd love to collect more." LRight now it's not so ~" she said of the avail- ~-lity of the most co~on- L ltsed blood type. 'We've :~dy skarted into the chal- l'~ges of summer time. BL~_$OWHAT ARE the most gmeal "reasons" or excuses [[~ hears from people who ~donate, Brown was -L~No. 1, I'm afraid of nee- ~ and, No. 2, people think ~. important and they re ~.g to give, but they just it off," she said. L,.~They re going to do It, ]k'~ it's an item that's easy to k ~ '~ I'~Ck down.. L But it is important, she ~. hasized. "People aren t E~g blood to the Red Cross, t'~Y're giving it to patients [the hospital to help save ~v~.,, | "Brown has been a Red ti~e~S staffer seven years for ~a'~e starts her eighth in July, says that contrary to ~t you might, hear, K.-ersonally, I haven t seen a difference with thd (war [:_l_a~hq) ging on," which one ~at think would spur an pase in donations. L ay c~ ctaw,ook DOING HER PART - Mary Salisbury of Hogansville was one of the 19 people who donated a pint of blood during a Red Cross Blood Drive at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday. Technician Howard Dilliard did the extraction work. We managed eight pints last time and we'd like to see 25 this time, at least, said Holly Haskins-Fehr, a church volunteer who was helping out with the local drive. MARY SALISBURY was one of the first donors to show up shortly after 2 p.m. Monday and Howard Dillard, a Red Cross technician from Macon soon had her rigged up and the collection process under way. "This is my second time to give since we moved to Hogansvilie about four years ago," Salisbury said. The Hogansville goal wasn't met: "We only got 19 pints," Brown told The Home Newson Tuesday. "Of course when we get blood, that's good. But I was just disappointed that we did- n't meet our goals. Our hos- pitals are counting on that. When we don't, we have to import more blood (from out- side the region." There are more blood drives coming up in the area soon, Brown said: There's one scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21 at Georgia Hall at the Roosevelt Institute in Warm Springs. Grace Green Duffey, 95, of Hogar~-vSe, d~d Wednesday, June 2 at Flomr~ce Hand Home LaGrange. Deaths, 5A By OInt BOSS AT WORK - Gerald Brooks, owner the construction firm that is completing showing his employees how he wants the decorative brickwork in new downtown side- walks laid. Masked Bandit Nabbed By CUNT CLAYBROOK The man accused of being the masked bandit who held up a Community Bank and Trust branch Ingles Supermarket in Hogansville on May 7 is cooling his heels in the Troup Count Jail after his arrest several days ago by Hogansville police, the FBI and a state parole offi- cer who had identified the suspect from a bank video camera photograph. The suspect is being held on a parole violation charge because the FBI, so heavily involved in the protection at the G-8 summit on Sea Island this week, hasn't yet gotten around to filing other charges, a Hogansville inves- tigator said. BARRY ANDREW Jackson, 51, of Rockmart was found hiding in a house at 100 Royal Street where he had been living with a Hogansville woman who was apparently in his car outside Ingles Supermarket on Main Street during'the robbery from which which he made off with "a few thousand dol- lars," said Hogansville Police Lt. Johnny Lockard. The bank heist was the first in Hogansville in about six years. THE WOMAN HAS not been charged and one police officer said that she didn't know about the robbery, even while it was going down. "He forgot to tell her he stopped off at the bank on his way out of the store," was how that See ROBBER, Page 2 City Will Continue to Buy Electricity from MEAG By CUNT CLAYBROOK The Hogansville City Council voted unanimously this week to extend for anther 25 years its contract to buy electricity from the Municipal Electric Association of Georgia (MEA~), the wholesaler that the city has been buying from for several years. MEAG sells to the city at wholesale rates and Hogansville, after a small mark-up, retails electricity to the residents inside it's city limits, providing a substan- tial part of the city's rev- enues. City Attorney Dan Lee gave his blessing to the city's continuing as part of MEAG. He reminded city officials that MEAG was formed sev- eral years ago and that Hogansville is one of 47 cities that make up the association. Buying from MEAG "is cheaper than ff you went out and bought (electricity) on the open market," Lee said. IN OTHER ACTION Monday night, the City Council: See CONTRACT, Page 2 ~cant~ LOOKIING UP- These two ~ were busy on ~y unbadnj the raw,renal ~,Bt w~ oomlms~ th~ roof on ~,s r~w home in Mallards Lake ~. Word came this week that one Of those homes, though ~, has already been Sold for some $252,000 and ~ is alrnost sold.