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Expert Gardeners Show Their Stuff Hot New Business Makes $2.38 in 1954 -4A Th PRSRT STD AUTO U S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE. GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the HogansviUe-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 NO. 27 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2004 8 PAGES 1 SECTION ,50 'Birthday' Celebration ~oup Board of host an open and tour of the new Middle School on July 11 from 2 to 4 ).m. a dedication cer- will be held in the is invited to Chair says "We are proud of the new Middle School and the citizens of our as well as the stu- their parents, will to visit the new the school will house seventh and eighth students in the r school zone, includ- plus area. 43.1 million school, furnishings and was built with a Fev- state funding. The for the 148,000 foot building is A&E and the gen- is Torrence Company. school is located on of the property Young donated his property to the Sheriff's the request be used to serve and girls of today , memorial plaque will in the school hon- Young's vision of Christopher Sr., of Miracle will pres- dedication speech. on the program Sheriff Donnie representing the ! Trustees, Ham, Administrative of Faith Baptist and Sheila Rowe, Chair of the Troup Board of Education, the are& r CLAYBROOK year, was without a Hogansville Clinic on Highway the doctors who had it for some thne. ~eek, when doe-- saw her first Up to Four Doctors Now patients at the faciliW in the shopping center that is home to the Piggly Wiggly store and other shops, the city now has four doctors - all of them offering their services here part-time. The arrival of the new doctors seems to fit right in with city leaders' and devel- opers' thinking: Build nice homes and revitalize the downtown area, and growth will come - many of them from the Atlanta are#, which is where two of the three new doctors who will operate what is now the Hogansville Medical Center- in the facil- ity that the old clinic occu- pied - are coming from. Dr. Rona Green, who has 15 years experience in podi- atry - care of the feet - and has practiced for the last 11 years in Fairburn and has maintained a satellite office in Lanett, Ala., for the last five years where she sees patients two days a week She graduated from the New York School of Podiatry and saw her first patients at See DOCTORS, Page 2A Is Saturday City's July 4 Observance Will Be One Day Early By CUNT CLAYBROOK Hogansville's 4th of July celebration maybe a little subdued compared to others where thousands of dollars worth of fireworks and marching bands will set the mood. But the Saturday morn- ing event, which begins at Calvin Hipp Memorial Park in downtown Hogansville will, its organizers hope, set the stage for bigger and bet- ter celebrations to come. The "Happy Birthday America" event here begins at 10 a.m. at the park and Striblin, "Still want tolme l~rne fireworks? There'. be some at Lake Meriwether inWoodbury -2A encouraged to turn out wear- ing red, white and blue and the child who shows up in the stroller or wagon that is best- decorated "to represent the Spirit of July 4" will win $50. Judging will begin at! 10 a.m. and end at 10:30. Striblin said the walking who ....... tour is aimed at showing off Jack Leidner to stage what the organizers hope will be the "Fh-st Annual" Independence Day obser- vance, says she'll bring the requisite patriotic music, although it may be on CDs or tape recordings. The "Wagon Parade and Walk" will begin at the park and is aimed at showing off improvements in the down- town area made as part of Phase I of the city's streetscape and encouraging the locals to start walking for better health, gtriblin said. ST. CLAIR will kick off the activities with a welcom- ing speech, then the crowd will be encouraged to walk "The Perfect 4Vlile," which will begin at Calvin Hipp Park, go across East Main Street and continue on the sidewalk north on Johnson Street to Stark Mill Village Playground on Keith Street. There, walkers will turn left onto Keith Street, walk one block and turn left on to College Street, and continue on to Main Street. There they will turn left on to Main Street and contin- ue back to Calvin Hipp Park Pavilion. Everybody is being ~town area that resulted from the streetscape project, introduce people to the play- ground and park on Keith Street that was built largely by the Pilot Club and to encourage people to have more pride in their home- town. HERE ARE the distances that walkers who don't think they can cope with the entire "Perfect Mile" might choose after the opening ceremony at the park: One complete walk around Hogansville Elementary School is four- tenths of a mile; one trip around Stark Mill Village is tha'ee-tenths of a mile; From the Calvin Hipp Park Pavilion north on Johnson Street to Askew Avenue at Stark Mill Village is seven-tenths of a mile; from Cavin Hipp Park to the train depot is one-tenth of a mile; from the pavilion at the park to north Boyd Road is eight- tenths of a mile; From the pavilion east to Collier Street is a half-mile; from the pavilion up the hill south toward Flag Bank with right turn on to Oak Street then south on Oak Street to the water plant is three- tenths of a mile. av ~t ot~m~ok THE DOCTORS ARE IN--The for- known as the ~a~ ~:n~el, haslIe re-opened and is home to three new part time doctors who offer services in three different fields - obstetrics / gynecology, internal medicine and podi- atry. Troup Unemployment Rate Back Up to 4.8 Percent By ROB RICHARDSON West Central ~e~Jrgia, like the state as a whole, showed a slight increase in unemployment during May. The average unemploy- ment rate for the Meriwether- Troup- Talbot-Harris area was 4.6 percent in May, up slightly from the 4.3 record- ed in April. The jobless cate is also slightly better than it was a year ago, when the four-coun- ty area registered a 5.0 rate. According to figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the state average was 3.8 in May, also up slightly from the 3.5 rate for April. Jobless rates worsened in all four West Central Georgia cotmties. Troup increased the most, to a 4.8 percent rate in May from 4.1 in April, largely the in May of 2003, when Troup had a 5.0 rate. Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the increase may be due to new graduates. 'q'he rise in unemploy- ment was due, in large meas- ure, to additional worker,s, such as recent high school and college graduates and other students, entering the job market."