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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004 Police Say Gas Drive Offs Increase With Higher Price , By CLINT CLAYBROOK Gas "drive-offs" are said to have increased along with the price of gasoline, which peaked at an almost-even $2 a gallon in Hogansville over the Memorial Day weekend. Another of those inci- dents hit the Money Back Let us make your DREAM .... Come True! Des/g. /2/o E/eva/ion 'g " & Your Zand ~H0mes are 100% Complete. Stick Built. Board by Board z;100% Financing is Available ~Lan&'H0me Packages Available ~'FREE INITIAL PRE-QUALIFICATION. NO FEES. ~BUILDER PAYS CLOSING COSTS ~Backed by 30 YEARS experience in the New H0mebuilding Industry ~Fully Staffed Customer Service Department t l0 Year Limited Warranty from Residential Warranty Corporation tLess than perfect credit is welcome. Even eli 7 & Ch 13 Bankruptcy. qlUILDING FOIl YOUR FUTUIIE" Click on www.danric.c0m to preview some of our floorplans Call our Certified New Home Specialist Today. Angela 706-883-3475 0r 800-741-2512 Ext 204 Sheila 706-883-3483or 800-741-2512 Ext. 205 Store on June 6, according to a report filed this week with the Hogansville Police Department. Amy Neal reportod to police that somebody drove up to the store's gasoline pumps about 7:45 p.m. on June 4, pumped $8 worth of gasoline'into his or her vehi- cle and drove off without pay- ing. Neat didn't get a descrip- tion of the culprit's vehicle or a tag number, according to that report. IN OTHER RECENT incidents reported to police: • Rodney Scott Shelnut, who lives at Apartment 15, East Boyd Street, told police that on June 5, her car was "egged" sometime during the night. • In another case of reported vandalism, Vivian Gossett of 106,Greenough St. told police that the rear win- dow of her 1989 Jeep Cherokee was broken out by some unknown person dur- ing the night of June 1. Two people were ticket- ed for driving on suspended licenses in recent days after stops by HogansviUe officers on city streets. *On June 2, Joseph Allan Hamby, 30, of 503 Lincoln St., was ticketed after he was topped at Greenough Street and Askew Avenue, the offi- cer involved reported. • On June 3, Mario Dontravis Blue, 24, of ll0A Blue Road in Shiloh was tick- eted for driving with a sus- pended license after he was stopped by an officer at a sobriety check point at Highway 54 and Highway 100, according to a report deM_ing with that incident. First Baptist Church VBS Underway First Baptist Church in Hogansville will be conduct- ing Vacation Bible School June 13 - 17, 2004. Classes will begin at 6:00 pm each night. The theme for this year is "Far out Far East Rickshaw Rally---Racing to the Son. There will be classes for all ages. Thursday, June 17, will be graduation and family night with a cookout for all the children and parents. Please plan to attend. The church is located at 500 E. Main Street. in Hogansville. If anyone needs trans- portation they can call the church at 637-8731 and arrangements will be made for the van to pick up the chil- dren. • Pizza • Calzones • Hoa ! :?! '• Lasagna All dough & sauces are made FRESH in our kitchen~ PIZZERIA & PUB • Parmesan (EmSl & C~k~) • Other Specialty 706-6SS-2300 • Great Service OPEN LATE EVERY DAY Monday - Thursday '; 111 am. to 10 p.m. Handicap Facilities Friday & Saturday • 11 a.n’ to 12 p.m. Enjoy Our Sunday • 12 Nooe to 10 p.m. Covered Deck. By PAint Cla~ POLICE BUILDING - Police Chief Guy Spradlin, at foot of ladder, said the new pol~ headquarters shown here will hopefully be ready for occupancy by September. It's a B tie behind schedule but still on budget: There's some $400,000 in seized drug funds s’ aside for buiding and equipping the new police headquarters on Lincoln Street. Bandit Nabbed Continued from Page officer described the woman's not knowing what happened. Jackson was out of prison on parole in connection with a prior conviction, Lockard said. The investigator told The Home News that police were acting on a tip when they when to the Royal Street res- idence and that during a search they found a blue mesh shirt, khaki walking shorts "and even the tennis shoes that witnesses said the bank robber was wearing. A PISTOL THAT matched witnesses' descrip- tions of the gun used during the robbery was also found in the house, it was reported. Police learned after the arre~ t~t Jaeks0n ~d sold a Mazda automobile like some witnesses described at the robbery scene and bought another vehicle since the rob- bery, Lockard said. They also were told by Jackson's girlfriend, the woman he was living with in Hogansvflle, that the couple had left for Biloxi and its gambling casinos the night of the robbery. NO MONEY WAS recov- ered when Jackson was arrested and it is suspected that the couple blew all the bank robbery proceeds in the gambling joints, Lockard said. "We think he was released on parole on May 7 (2003). He had three prior "No money was recovered when Jackson was arrested and it is suspected that the couple blew all the bank robbery proceeds in the gambling joints," Lt. Johnny Lockhard armed robbery convictions" and had received a 20-year and a 10-year sentence with two of those, Lockard said. "He got ou{ (last year) on for- gery and credit fraud charges." "H, innocence" and it is unlikely any charges will be filed against his girlfriend, poliCe Chief Guy Spradlin has bee~ quoted as saying. LOCKARD SAID that the woman cooperated with him, Spradlin, Officer CoreY Keele and FBI agent and the parole officer when theY showed up at her house and told her they were looking for the robbery suspect and that she agreed to let them searcl~ the house. The arrest went dow~ without incident, Lockard said. City'OKs Contrac Continued from Page 1 • Heard a complaint from Carol Smith who said that her aged mother, who lives on Elm Street, saw two TV sets and a refrigerator damaged or destroyed by an electrical problem after a tree fell near- by, knocking down a power line and interrupting electri- cal service to the house. Smith asked the city to reimburse her mother for the $650 she said it would take to replace the TV sets and repair the refrigerator. Council members instructed City Manager Randy Jordan to look into the matter, and as Mayor Wilson "'We Love What We Do'" The Only Dedicated Real Estate Office in HogansviUe, Agent Availability 24/7/ CHECK WITH US FOR HOME RENTALS! me Am. D0 g i i St. Clair said, "see if the citY has any responsibility for this." Smith said the damages resulted from the city turn- ing the electricity back ot~ while a ground wire outside her mother's house was still hanging loose. • Asked Lee to talk to the state DOT about whether Main Street might be three- laned in the vicinity of cem~- tery east of town and west of Interstate 85. City Councilman Jack Leidner said new construc- tion in that area will likeW mean more traffic, "and we don't want to get congested." , .Voted to change wherl people becoming 65 years old or disabled can apply for $10 monthly discounts on theft gas, electric and water bills. Previously, they couldn~t sign up until near year's en& but Councilman Charlie Frank Martin said that ought to be allowed as soon as res- idents become 65 or disabled, and his fellow council mem- bers all agreed. • Said improvements on one of the city's dirt streets, including installing a new water line on that street can't be done until residents give the city the needed right-of- way, which only about a third of those residents - or less - have agreed to do. Special Ex aress Lunch Menu Mon. thru Fri. • Extensive "To-Go" Menu Hudson Farm & ,P CHES NOW RIPE! or We Pick :: )NOW OPEN! a.m. to $:30 p.m. on GA Hwy 173 between Warm Springs, and Manchester F~ rOW. Ti~ $igm To Hudson Farm • 658 Father's Day atThe Fields. S! )~ BUFFET on FATHER'S