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Need A Job? Get Off the Couch And Check the Classifieds T --Pages 8, PRSR] STD AUTO U S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE GA PERMIT NO 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area It Easy On Water, City Warns Residents er drought remains a problem in as well as the rest of the iday the Hogansville City the odd and even : method and ask the pub- ;prinklers and to water is necessary by hand. mandate also states no one is to water on any day between 4 p.m. And 10 p.m. "This is mandated by the state,, stat- ed Mayor Wilson St. Clair. CITY MANAGER David Aldrich said if a water customer is caught violating the water conservation plan, he will be informed, then warned. If he fails to comply, his water will be cut off and a reconnection fee will be charged to reinstate service. Councilwoman Jean Harris asked how the water supply is now. Water Department Manager Bobby Sprayberry said the city is in "pretty good shape" with its water. REV. JESSIE Jean Crocker SIMS of the Housing Authority said his agency was planning on planting between six and eight thousand dollars worth of azaleas and crepe myrtles. Councilwoman Jean Crocker advised Sims not to plant during the drought. He said if they didn't do as the gov- ernment suggested, then penalties would be assessed. ST. CLAIR advised Sims to water the flowers with a garden hose, using the odd and even day method, reminding him not to water between 4 a0d 10 p.m. Sims said he would go by whatever! the council said. THE CITY is in Stage 2 which is the Moderate Water Emergency, calling for i i a 15 to 18 percent use reduction. "The ordinance goes into effect immediately since we are in an emer- gency," Aldrich said. "After the secondi reading, it will be permanent." Budget Avoids Tax Hike Bryan Geterl Staff 13 YEARS AGO when these three ladies got together for the first Hogan Reunion. They enjoyed the time spent with over the weekend. Some of the cousins they have met and others they never met before this reunion. Pictured above (left) and Peggy Redfern (right), twin sisters, with their mother Beverly Knight Redfern, all of Atlanta. ogansville's Heroes Founding Family Returns For Major Reunion Geter "In my heart, I never left .,, These were the words by Frances "Fan" Moss during the ceremony at amphithe- morning. June 15-18 was pro- by the City of as "Hogan Reunion." Moss and many family withstood the g skies' as mayor, Wilson Page 2A Bryan 6eterl Staff WILLIAM "BUCK" HOGAN (I) of Las Vegas, Nevada shakes hands with Mayor Wilson St. Clair (r) and City Manager David Aldrich during the Hogans visit to their homeland last week. Buck is the son of the late Claude Hogan, who was born in Hogansville. By Bryan Geter The HogansviUe City Council is expected to adopt a new "aus- tere" budget with no tax increase when they meet next Thursday. The council will hold a final reading of the budget at a 5:30 pro. meeting open to the public. The council held a public hear- ing prior to Monday night's reg- ular meeting to get the public's input on the 2000-2001 budget. City Manager David Aldrich said officials had worked on this budget for the last six weeks. "It is extremely austere," he said, "It makes me nervous keep- hag it this low." The council didn't want to raise taxes, Aldrich said. "It :is like taking out the "fat" and leaving the "lean," but there weren't much fat to start with," he asserted. COUNCILMAN Ezra Whitmore agreed it is a tight bud- get. Aldrich said it is the tightest budget he had been associated with since coming into the busi- ness 20 years ago. The budget calls for a $97,000 increase over last year's. The General Fund calls for $1,645,305 and the Utility Fund calls for $3,864,400 for a total of $5,509,705, up from the 1999-2000 budget which was $5,412,705. The state passed new regula- tions two week ago which is called the "Taxpayers Bill of Rights." It requires three public hear- ings must be held before taxes can be raised. The HogansviUe city millage for 2000-2001 is 10.5, Aldrich said. IN OTHER news, The coun- Squad Raids Home, Cocaine Arrest Louis Harris, 55, of Burdens this Street IUR|iN lf, I In I.m NareolUnit are chm. ',i Troup m't one hum It , am" obl srch is lain su 107 Burden St. in HogansviUe has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute after Troup County Drug Agents executed a search warrant last Thursday. According to reports the house has been under investiga- tion for more than a month. The report states the agents received information Jimmie Louis Harris, als0 known as Buddy Harris, was in possession of and selling a large quantity of crack cocaine. Police said Harris was in pos- session of 101 rocks of cocaine, which they said they found in his bedroom. Agents seized $277 in curren- cy and a 1985 Buick Century, the report states. By Michael C. Snlder DOWN THE ROAD: A number of Hogansville families spent a day at last weekend's Fourth Annual Watermelon Festival in Warm Springs. The weather will definitely be cooler when HogansvUle holds its annual Hummingbird Festival in October. Keeping a watchful eye on the watermelon eating contest is 'red-haired' Richard Mclntyre, watching (I-r) Kayla Pippin, Jacqueline Bratcher, Cary Bratcher and Alex Johnson. cil granted five building permits in the city's historic district after the Historic Preservation Commission approved them. One was David Aldrich located at 814 E. Main Street; one located at 1019 E. Main Street is for a storage building to be added to the rear of the house; one was located at 614 E. Main Street calls for removal of an old metal which is rusted badly and replace it with a wood shed roof; Ebenezer Presbyterian Church located on E. Main Street calls for an addi- tion to the church. Historic Preservation Commissioner Joan DeMarrais said this was a "good plan;" andi  the City Hall/Royal Theater locat- ed at 400 E. Main Street calls for: restoration of the front facade of the building. DeMarrais said, "We are complete agreement in favor of the project." Aldrich said he was lookin at three grants. He said he is going to ask Chatt-Flint for assistance on the Heritage Highway which would help with repairs; T21 Grant helps i with street signs and lighting; and Community Development Block  Grant. THE COUNCIL reappointed Henry Johnson to the Housing i Authority Board for a five year term and subsituted Lamar Allen for Mr. Wood. Wood was approved meeting after being named b Councilman Jimmy Jackson. Give Your Two Cents' Worth... Hogansville area residents can give their opinions to the The Chattahoochee-Flint Re Development Center. The center's Board Directors will meet next: Thursday, June 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Re Development Center in Franklin. The agenda will include re ular business items. Meetin are open to the public. The center's Personne /Finance Committee will meet 5p.m. Call Kathy at .1 ext. 101 to reserve seating obtain additional information.