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Do Things Seem A Bit Backwards? -3A Step Into Our Time Machine -4,4 Th Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 An Oz-lnspiring m..~lpl~ i lt~l li,,t~ ~4 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 NO. 25 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2004 10 PAGES 1 SECTION tion Systems to Lay Off 88 Employees . Systems in LaGrange informed the Georgia of Labor of its intent Off 88 workers in August. company makes air bag has not been the company why the be forthcoming. State labor Michael Thurmond y that the department will provide assistance to the work- ers that lose their jobs at Inflation Systems. Inflation Systems employs peo- ple from many counties surround- ing LaGrange including, Meriwether an4 Harris. "The layoff at Inflation Systems will create a difficult situation for the employees and their families and for the LaGrange and Troup County communities," Thurmond said. "I want them to know that they are not alone in dealing with the problem. We are prepared to assist them." The Georgia Department of Labor conducts job search work- shops, career counseling, and pro- vides resource centers in each office. Some job seekers may also be eligible for occupational/skills training. The area is served by the Georgia Department of Labor's LaGrange Career Center at 1002 Longley Place in LaGrange. The telephone number is (706) 845-4000. ,according to Thurmond, the career center provides job seekers and employers with a wealth of new information and resource services, modern technology, and a customer- focused, state-of-the-art business environment. The Georgia Department of Labor has enhanced its service to customers with the development of a new and improved web site. The on-line resource gives information on the various services and pro- grams operated by the labor department and other Georgia workforce partners. Additionally, the web site helps equip workers and new entrants into the job market with the tools and information needed to evaluate career options, prepare for work, and find the right job. It also pro- vides employers with an abundance of workforce-related information. The site may be accessed at www.dol.state.ga.us. 1V'tan Shot, But Doesn't Know It By CI~,~ PROGRESS - This~ Gerald Brooks Co. employee, hard at work bricking in the on Main Street earlier this week, attract- couple of passersby who were interested in just brickwork scheme is carded out. Building l ,re ay cant o=yno~ MOVING ALONG -Workmen were hard at it on Monday, pouring new concrete for the sidewalk in front of City Hail, and getting ready to install the new brickwork that makes the downtown sidewalks more attractive. CLAYBROOK long-vacant corn- building on Askew that once housed a has once again the interest of the City Council local resident corn- about the run-down and told authori-.. ~that the owner had used ground for and old The building was con- nearly a year ago. now City Manager who doubles city's building inspec- ays that ff the owner to rehab by the end of the city will condemn can then begin process of having it at the owner's BUILDING, Page 2A By Cant Oay~ook BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT - This abandoned laundromat on Askew Avenue is once back in the cross hairs in Hogansville, after a neighbor complained that the old build- ing has been used as a dumping ground for cast-off tires and construction debris. Gets Home, Sister Points Out Surprise Wound from Bullet By CUNT CLAYBROOK A Hogansville man told Askew Avenue on June 10and didn't realize he'd been shot until he got home and his sis- ter discovered his wound, police were told. Police were called to the man's residence at 314 Boozer St. by Sundee Glanton, his sister, an inves- tigating officer wrote in a report dealing with that inci- dence. The officer interviewed the man. "he stated that he did not know that he was shot until he got home and his sis- ter advised him he was shot," the officer reported. "A report was done and this case is under investiga- tion," the policeman report- ed. In other action in recent days, according to reports~oy the investigating officers: *Keith Juwen Pittman, 27, of 85 Mount Zion Road, No. 112 Southwest, was attested for possession of marijuana on June 9 after police stopped his 1985 Oldsmobile for pos- sible violation of the state's window tint law and a seat 9, Lisa Ferrell of 401 Lincoln St. reported the theft of a bicycle on June 12. *Aburglaryat GEO Foods at 1339 E. Main St. was dis- covered on June 8 after a police officer responded to a burglary alarm that was going off. *A shoplifting complaint was filed by an employee of the Money Back Store at 1831 East Main St. on June 8, but no arrest was reported in con- nection with that incident. The suspect was said to be in his late 30s and wearing blue . jean shorts and a white T- shirt and sandals. Items valued at $19.76 were said to have been taken. *Danny Lashon Glanton, 21, of 314 Boozer Street was charged with felony obstruc- tion and criminal trespass on a complaint filed by Melisssa Ward of 400 Askew Avenue, according to a report dealing with that incident. Tractor ers Can'tPark On City Streets Any More By ~ CI.AVBI~DK The Hogansville City Council has banned the park- ing of tractor-trailer rigs - including the "bob-tail" ver- sions, which include just the cabs of such big rigs - on city streets. Now the owners of such vehicles will have to apply at City Hall for a permit that will allow them to park the trucks inside the city limits. The City Council voted 3- 1 with City Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier opposed on June 7 to require com- mercial truck drivers to obtain permits that will allow for off-street parking in Hogansville. Coundl members made it clear that they want the big rigs parked, '~referably" out of view from city streets, say- ing ~ wanted the trucks parked behind truckers' homes whenever possible. "AS long as (truckers) have a place to.parkoff the street, they can get a permit," MAYOR WILSON ST. CLAIR supports the move to get the big rigs out of sight. Mayor Wilson St. Clair said. "We need to settle once and for all whether we're going to allow these trucks to park on the street," he said before the vote. *In other action at its June 7 meeting, the council also said that there need to be more or larger trash cans made available at Calvin Hipp Memorial Park in the downtown area and at the new Pilot Club Park on College Street.