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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVILL.E HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004 Projects Continue of the most beautiful in that area of Georgia. Brooks won the Alabama :Department of Transportation contract by bidding about $200,000 less for that city-block long proj- ~ect than the next-low bidder, Earthscapes, the company's owner said while overseeing his crews' work in Hogansville on Monday That project will include a new 140-foot bridge and over 600-feet'of reinforced earthen wall and removal of ~one of the old buildings next to the river in order to make way for sidewalk improve- ments in the area of the 14th Street Bridge that connects Columbus and Phenix City. ~ Here, his employees have Completed about a half-mile Of widening the sidewalk on Main Street west of Highway 29 on Main Street, complet- ed the Hipp Park project except for adding a little more sod and this week were busy ripping up the old side- .~alks on both sides of Main Street in front of the down- town shops. The old, broken-in-places sidewalks are being replaced by more new sidewalks that in-laid with decorative bricks and will be more easily accessed by the handicapped because of entryways that slope down to the street. New, decorative light poles and fixtures will com- plete the downtown work and city officials hope to have it completed in time for the 4th of July parade. The work also includes removing about 10 Bradford Pear streets that line Main Street near the downtown shops because they are rot- ting and their roots have also uprooted the sidewalks in places. EARLIER THIS WEEK, the City Council and Mayor Wilson St. Clair informally agreed that they will replace the trees with plants in con- crete planters that will enhance the appearance of HARWELL, BROWN & HARWELL, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 & 13 Social Security & S.S.I. 12 Jackson Street ~ Newnan, Georgia 30263 (770) 251-1567 * 251-0800 Fax 251-0810 E-mail: gbrown@mail2.newnanutilities.org Gary W. Brown ~~.~~~ AMERICA F!~, (~U:A~NTY 3EmlrmlSlX.l U 70H634im No Fees, Penalty for eady withdrawal. Not offer to sell securities. Min/Limit $5,000 APY reflects earnings obtained with your new CD & AFG inception bonus. Issuing bank member FDIC, not AFG. Limited to one bonus CO per family. Subject to El~h~ge prior to purchase CD insured to $10,000 by FDtC issuing banks. Other high rates available. Continued from Page 1A the downtown area. Also this week, City Manager Randy Jordan dis- cussed with the city planners when the bids for the next phase of the Streetscape Project might be let. THE CITY reccmly received another $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation - through the Georgia DOT - for Phase II, which ~ include an approx- imately 5,000-foot long new sidewalk that will run along Highway 29 from the Piggly Wiggly to the Dairy Queen. "We're going to be push- ing to get through by July 3" with Phase I, Gerald Brooks said on Monday. "Ninety days to do a job of this magnitude is pushing it. "They've got additional work that's been added to it." "I'd like to bid on Phase II, but it depend on when that job in Phenix City kicks in. HE'S BEEN around Hogansville a lot lately and says he likes what he sees, and especially what he sees coming in the near future,. what with three major sub- divisions under develop- ment, and several homes in Mallard's Lake on Collier Street and Shallow Creek and Huntcliff Subdivisions on Highway 29 already having been pre-sold. "The city manager and the council members have been just incredible to work with," Brooks said. "They're everyone interested in what's good for the betterment of Hogansville and I do believe what they're interested in doing will enhance the town." "A lot of the unsightly things that you use to see are being torn down and you don't see them anymore. "The architect and the planners here have just .been good to work with. I hate to go (back to Phenix City) with work still to be done. "But the other job is in my hometown and I want to do it. I feel somebody just as caj~able as I am will come along." By Ciint GOING, GOING - Homes in Shallow Creek Subdivision are already selling, city said this week. That means new people and new money will soon becoming to many of them attracted by the serenity of Hogansville, well-removed from, but still for folks who work in Atlanta. "The city manager is great to work with. He knows what he wants and he's got a lot of good ideas about Hogansville. "People are going to see good things in Hogansville." Some of them are just around the corner: Several new homes on the waterfront are nearing completion in Mallard's Lake subdivision, along with six or seven in Shallow Creek and construc- tion will apparently start within the next few weeks at The Villages of Huntclfff. IN ADDITION TO the 400 homes planned in Huntcliff when it is built out in an estimated eight years and the dozens planned in Shallow Creek and the 35 or more at Mallard's Lake, there are some 415 lots in a planned subdivision planned between Hogansville and Grantville, and all of those will eventu- ally be added to the Hogansville water system, if things go as planned. That will mean new rev- enues, as will the income from the sales of electricity and gas in the three subdivi- sions inside the Hogansville city limits. The city is talking with LaGrange about buying its water from that city in the future, which could cut some of the expenses related to pro- ducing water in Hogansville, but those talks have stalled, at least temporarily. Jordan said this week that he is still awaiting word from LaGrange about whether those talks will be restarted or if they'll be delayed a cou- ple of years. By Clint FRAMED - constructiof worker npping t sidewalks downto Hogansville framed by Bobcat mover that with the WORK. Even so, Hogansville an abundance of water it can produce daily in plant, and that doesn't to be a problem anytime the near future. HeandCitb bers expressed pleasure week at hearing that of the people already ing to buy new homes Mallard's Lake and Creek are coming from Atlanta area: After all, just what city leaders told when announced plans f~r ~h. subdivisions. Tg ,, VU.DA* Ag.ma tllm#tmm and WRA fes of $~3.00. Dealer retalnl all rebatae. Plus tax. title and WRA fee ot S3.00. Dealer retains a|l rebates. Based on 12K miles driven per year- $1.80 per gallon based on EPA rating_ See SouthTowne for details. Ford ;cape XLS ADVA-NT,~GE SANTA FE AO~,~*wT~GE SAt.~TA ~E ADVANTAGE SAL~TA FE