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I PAGE 2A - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - JUNF 22, 2000 Will West Point Lake Swimming Dry Up? Will it soon be impossible to swim at the most popular lake near Hogansville? Drought conditions and lack of rain continue to impact the lakes managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District on the Apalachicola Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River System in western Georgia and eastern Alabama. West Point Lake is present- ly below 633 feet msl, which puts it at two feet below its full sum- mer pool level of 635 feet msl. Without significant rainfall the lake level could be below 630 feet by the end of June. Recreational use and safety impacts become significant at or near 632.5 feet at West Point. Actions to be taken are pri- marily concerned with caution- ing the public about potential hazards and preparation for worsening conditions. LEVELS AT OR NEAR 632.5 feet msl render all swimming areas only marginally usable. Marina operators must prepare to shift docks outward to deep- er water. Some unmarked shoals and other potential hazards to navi- gation begin to appear. Approximately 35 percent of private docks become mar- ginally usable with approxi- mately two feet of water depth under them. Boat launching ramps may become partially blocked by silt in some locations. The West Point operations manager and his ranger staff: post caution signs at beaches advising the public of shallow water depths and potential haz- ards; cease charging fees for beach use; monitor swimming areas for hazards; notify mari- na operators and other lessees of lake level forecasts. THEY ALSO monitor boat- ing channels for hazards dur- ing weekend boat patrols; mark significant hazards as neces- sary; coordinate news releases advising the public of lake level forecast; monitor ramp condi- tions; and remove silt as neces- sary. The ACF has received only about 45 percent of normal inflows since January. Local Man Gets Degree More than 4,626 University.of Georgia stu- dents completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the 2000 spring semester. Each stu- dent participated in the university's commence- ment exercise, which was held on May 13, 2000 at the University of Georgia. Dennis Wayne Kimbrell, Hogansville, was among the students who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at the end of spring semester. METAL STRUCTURES A Name You Can Trust! "Do the right thing because it's the right thing to do - and do it right the first time." When Quality Counts, Count on Ken . at Georgia Metal Structures! (706) 321-2OO7 or 1 Sl ,665 DOUBLE CARPORT (8OO) 304-9271 8051 VETERANS PARKWAY (2 mi. North of the new Lowes) PREPAID CELLULAR SERVICE GRIFFIN 1303 West Taylor St. (770) 412-9100 MANCHESTER 1140 Warm Springs Hwy. (706) 846-2012 THOMASTON 103 Jeff Davis Road (706) 648-9100 ' A PRICE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION Company Listed on the New York Stock Exchange-symbol PR Fayla Moss Daniel of Lookout Mountain, Georgia chats with Dr. Wayne Jones (I) and Hammock during the proclamation ceremony at the Hogansville amphitheater Friday She is in the line of William Hogan. Her mother is Frances "Fan" Hogan Moss, the reunion. Hogan Reunion A Httl00 Continued From Page 1A  St. Clair read the proclamation and then pre- sented Moss with the "Key to the City." Moss said while living in Florida with her family all of their vacations were in Hogansville. St. Clair told the entire Hogan family it was a pleasure to have them in Hogansville. "This is your city," he said. Moss said so many of her generation are now gone (deceased), but some of the younger ones need to step and carry the reunions on. William "Buck" Hogan, son of Claude Hogan, now residing in Las Vegas said he has lots of very good memories of Hogansville. "I can't put it into words," he said, "I always enjoyed the Thanksgivings here when we lived in New Orleans." I enjoyed visiting Emmitt Askew on the farm, he added. DURING THE MORNING, the family gath- ered at the Hogan Ancestral Cemetery on East Main Street to pay respects. Afterwards, a tour of several historic homes which had some "fam- ily" connections were enjoyed by all. Then, several enjoyed lunch at Gabby's in downtown. Many spent the rest of the afternoon browsing through the shops and just "talking" to the town folks. Gwen Hogan, of Waveland, Mississippi said she saw many changes in Hogansville, mostly good ones. Bobble Chambers of Littleton, New Hampshire who is in the Amanda Hogan line, enjoyed visiting the place where her mother grew up. She said it was a charming,! cious little town, that is not much different t te one where she lives. " She added, "every family has a I went and married a yankee." Kathy Helms of the Rebecca Hogan line, who lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama reunion was just as good as the first one. PATRICK SMITH came all the way ff Munday Texas with his family said they h splendid time visiting here. He was of the Vir Hogan Stephenson line. Bob Gamble of Montgomery, Alaba Wendell Lovvorn of LaGrange and Bob West of the Sara Hogan Shank line, the eldest dat ter of William Hogan I and Mary Elizabeth. Fo s N raCYe Ha[haaay aWailf the Frances H g " andWayneHO were of the Christopher Hogan line. Fan Moss said all eleven lines were pre for the reunion. ] The family enjoyed a barbecue in Hogans at the home of Ken Hammock and Wayne J0 on Saturday and the Farewell Buffett was Ie Saturday night at the Inland with special eo tainment by Emily Sheffield, who portrayed s of Ray Stevens. The ever-fast weekend ended after the ch0J service which was held at the Hogansville unil Methodist Church. Cleve McSwain (I) and wife Sara share a smile with cousins Betty Walton Percefull and J Hogan Walton during the dinner Friday evening. FRANCES "FAN" HOGAN MOSS of LaGrange, reunion organizer, receives 6 Y 9 the 'key' to the city from Hogansville s Mayor Wilson St. Clair. ONE OF THE STOPS on the Friday's tour visit to the Hogan's Ancestral cemetery on Main in Hogansville. This turned out to be one of the emotional parts of the day. the reunion last weekend. Friday evening they gathe!ed at the Main Ball room of the Inn for a delicious dinner and a time of togetherness. Pictured above are cousins other for the first time in along while. (I-r) Bob Gamble of Montgomery, Ala. He is in line; Bobble Chambers of Littleton, N.H. She is in the Hayes line; John Allen of Atlanta Hayes line.; and Renate Rommel, wife of Bob Gamble.