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June 17, 1999

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THE Official Legal Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Mailed Each Week to 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area Ted SmlliStaff of Troup County proudly stands with his fishinle Kids' Fishing Rodeo held last Saturday at the U. S. at Warm Springs. Issued on Mowing Scam has been reports in the village area of one or possibly males going to houses and telling the person at the that they have cut their grass and need to be paid. that we have been notified of, the person(s) have told the residents that they have just cut the grass to be paid. In one incident the person told the elderly he was working for someone else and when she gave money, he never brought the change back to her. the person or persons are preying on the elderly. have elderly relatives that live by themselves please information on to them. If you have been a victim of or know of anyone who has been a victim please the Hogansville Police Department at 637-6648. If you crime in progress call our office or call 911. If you who might be responsible for this crime call Crime 1000. All information to Crime Stoppers will be confidential. HOGANSVI]J00E MUNICIPAL COURT Pooch Wins Again  Dan Stout Associate Editor Hogansville Municipal court was convened for its' monthly session at 5:00 p.m. June 10. Allen Chapman Jones of Hogansville was charged with failure to obey the city's lease law. The investigating Police Officer is no longer employed by HPD and did not appear in court. Mr. Jones took Judge Whatley's advice to ask for a dismissal because of lack of prosecution. The case was dis- missed. In a June 1995 case Luther Hardway of Lone Oak appear on a probation revocation hear- ing. He has paid all of the fine except $228.00. His payments and ability to meet with his probation officer were interrupted by a 6 months stay at the Meriwether Detention Center. Hardway was order to pay the entire amount owed by the next term of court or face jail time. Other cases: Clifford L. Dunson Jr., DUI, 12 months, 48 hours mandator in jail, $1,400, 10 days community service; Michelle F. Bishop, no insur- ance, 12 months, $675, license suspended; Barry L. Addie, no inmy ance, failed to appear; Robei't LaShaun Allen Jr., driving with a suspended license, continued; Danny Baughcum, disorderly conduct, bond forfeiture; Allison D. Beasley, no insur- ance, $675, license suspended; Lloyd Allen Bolnick, no insur- ance, $415; Wesley Brown, speeding, driving with a suspended license, no insurance, bond for- feiture; Escar Reed Coleman, DUI, 12 months, $1,400, mandatory 48 hours in jail, 10 days com- munity service; Robert Lee Davis, improp- er registration, license sus- pended; Matthew Stephen Dunn, DUI, 12 months, $750, mandatory 24 hours in jail, 5 days community service; Jimmie Lee Gates, disorderly conduct, bench warrant; Jennifer Lynn Hayes, no proof of insurance, no seat belt worn, $59.25, $1s.00; Justin W. Hines, no insur- ance, 12 months, $675; Vickie Lynn Holfelder, no insurance, failed to appear; Monte Jackson, no proof of insurance, driver violation, $59.25, $59.25; William Burrett Lowe, DUI, 12 months, $580,24 hours in jail, 5 days community service; Jerry Glynn Lynch, no insur- ance,defective equipment, no vehicle identification, $499.25; Cathy Jene Mason, no use of seat belt, second failed appearance, suspended license; Sherry Diane Mireles, shoplifting, 12 months, $975, 24 hours in jail, band from Shellmart; Derek Shockley, no vehicle identification, $377.50; Lakala Strozier, shoplifting, 12 months, $975, 10 days community serv- ice; Detrick L. Thornton, driv- ing without a license, bench war- rant. The judge points out that today we will be disposing of those cases in which the person charged desires to enter a plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or guilty with an explanation. If you want to enter a plea of not guilty you may announce that when your case is called and we will begin the trial of your case after we have com- pleted the call of the calendar. If you want a jury trial or a state appointed attorney your case will be bound over to the State Court of Troup County. Rights Each of you have the fol- lowing rights: 1. The right to a trial at which time the prosecution would be required to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 2. The right to a trial by jury. 3. The right to subpoena wit- nesses to testify in your behalf. 4. The right to cross exam- ine witnesses who testify against you. 5. The right to remain silent with no adverse presumption being held against you. 6. The right to representa- tion by an attorney and, if you cannot afford an attorney, an attorney appointed by the State to represent you. If you are charged with a violation of a city ordinance, you do not have the right to an attor- ney or to a trial by jury. Each of you desiring to dispose of your case today will need to sign a waiver of rights form at the time you come forward. If you enter a plea of not guilty you must decide if you want a trial before this Court or a trial before a jury. ACTION FOR IMPROVEMENT Lmodity Requirements Set Action For Inc. announces the Department of surplus commodi- distributed to eligi- residents in Heard, ) counties 23-25, 1999. For more information call the CAFI Service Center at 882- 5412. Community Action For Improvement, Inc. does not dis- criminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap, against anyone from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subject to discrimination under any program or activity for which the program applicant received federal financial assis- tance from the United State Department of Agriculture. ] []] the following infor- When picking up com- Social Security card of member picking Mentor Program Signups Scheduled Address of the household. TOtal number of per sons the household. household income. be distrib- on a first-come first-serve to households providing information. for distribu-  l'oup County are: LaGrange Service 1380 LaFayette Georgia am - 4:00 pm Old Fire Station - Main Hogansville, Georgia am - 4.0 pm West Point Housing 1201 East 12h St. - Georgia - 4:00 pm Lynn Turner, a VISTA vol- unteer at Hogansville Elementary School, will coordi- nate volunteers to work one-on- one with children who are at risk. Too many children have not mastered the basic and essential reading skills needed to reach their full potential. This is where the mentoring program comes in. A child can come into the school once or twice a week to read with a men- tor 30 minutes to one hour. What a difference it will make in a child's life! Ms. Turner will be signing up volunteers throughout the summer for the upcoming school year. If you or anyone you know would like to become a mentor, Ms. Turner may be contacted at 812-7990 (school) or 637-6052 (home). St. Mary's to Honor Men On June 20 at 11 a,m., St. Mary's United Methodist Church will honor the men of the church with a Men's Day - Father's Day program. Guest speaker will be Rev. Otis Sampson, associate pas- tor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Greg Williams, pastor, extends a cordial invitation to . everyone. c.orgm po Rat Creek Stables near Hogansville is sad to report the death of Applejack, May 6, 1999. He was 30 years old. Applejack was very well known in the riding community. He was a school horse and was the first horse many students encountered. Applejack is pictured here with Rebecca Kelgan. Rebecca is the granddaughter of Evans Molyneaux, M.D.