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PAGE 6-A HOGANSVIta~ HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2004 Contracts Awarded For Road Projects The Georgia DOT recently awarded sever- al contracts for improvements to state routes in the west central area of the state. *One project will allow APAC - Southeast in Smyrna to perform 16.2 miles of milling, inlay, two foot widening, plant mix resurfac- ing, double surface treatment and shoulder reconstruction on State Route 34 beginning at the Heard County line and extending east of Carrollton Highway. Shoulder reconstruction will also occur at the State Route 34 bypass beginning at State Route 34 and extending to Werz Industrial Road. The projected comple- tion date is May 2005, and the estimated cost of the project is $2,474,082. *APAC was also awarded a second project which will allow them to perform 12.89 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix resurfacing on State Route 14 beginning at State Route 18 and extending to Terrace Drive. Shoulder con- struction is also planned. The projected com- pletion date is May 2005, and the estimated cost of the project is $1,247,975. *A third project will allow Snell Contractor, Inc. in Snellville to perform 2.175 miles of widening for additional lanes as well as resur- facing on SR 54/34 from Fischer Crossroad in Coweta County to SR-74 in Fayette County. Two bridges and approaches will als0 be construct- ed on SR-54, with one over Line Creek and the other over the SCL Railroad The projected com- pletion date is July 2006. The estimated cost of the project is $14,026,161. " -A fourth project will allow Comanche Construction of Marietta to perform edge- beam/joint rehabilitation at various locations along 1-85 and 1-185 in Muscogee, Harris, and Troup Counties. The projected completion date is September 2005, and the estimated cost of the project is $468,177.75. -In addition, a project has been let to Eagle Grooving in Suwanee for the installation of rumble strips at various locations along SR-54 in Troup County. This contract also included locations on 1-16 in Bibb and Twiggs Counties. The entire project is scheduled for completion by December of 2004, and the estimated cost is $30,994. "These projects are examples of our statewide commitment to improve the quality of our bridges and roadways," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold LinnenkohL "I am proud to announce their approval." In cooperation with state and local leaders, the Georgia DOT is committed to building and maintaining top-quality roads that meet mobil- ity needs with environmental sensitivity. For general information on the Georgia DOT, check out the Web site: www.dot.state.ga.us DRAMATIC CONTENDERS - Despite lots of contact, Team USA's Christina Ripp goes in for a breakaway layup over Japan's Mika Takabayashi during first day action at the third Roosevelt Wodd Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs last week. Ripp finished with 12 points as the USA women routed the Japanese national team 70-37 in their first action of the four-day international wheel- chair competition. Juvenile Arrested.. For Troup Burglane m ~ collect evidence that poiat~ BvJOHNKUYKENDALL to the juvenile's invol~ ment," q~'ner said. "Onel~ A IS-year-old juvenile has been arrested in connection with several burglaries in Troup County. According to Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner, the juvenile was taken into custody on Monday, July 5 and charged in connection with several crimes perpetrated through- out Troup County including burglary, criminal damage to property, destruction of numerous marl boxes and at least seven stolen vehicles. Turner said that investi- gators with the department began gathering evidence after they located a van believed to be stolen. The van belonged to Child Care Network located on West Point Road. Deputies arrived at the day care and found that it had been burglarized and the keys to the stolen van had fact was that the juve# lived in close proximity to~ location where the stolen was recovered." rt~ According to Tu i when investigators a~ hended the teen he cord to numerous criminal actSJ The confession included hag investigators to an ~_. ed location off a dirt road i! the southern portion of t~ county. A stolen LinCO~ Continental taken fromYI Upper Glass Bridge R0al was found at the Iocatiot~ "The arrest and subS quent interview also prov~ ed information of five m~ stolen automobiles, a crit nal damage to property c~ that occurred at Steed Corner Store on Bartley Rt and several damaged mJ boxes through-out the soa ern portion of Troup Count~ Turner said. Investigators are anti been taken from inside the pating making at least t~ business, more arrests of juveniles "Investigators began to connection with the case. ! Newnan Woman Faeinti Three Forgery Charge4 checks on a closed accoti By JOHN KUYKENDAL_L A Newnan woman has been charged with three counts of forgery in the first degree by the Meriwether County Sheriff's Department. According to Meriwether County Sheriff's Department reports, Melissa Helen Traylor, 35, of Newnan was Charged with three counts of forgery in the first degree after writing checks against a closed account. "Tcaylor went in a local convenience store on three different occasions cashing belonging to Iona Daniel, Grantville," Sheriff St~ Whitlock said. According to polg reports, an investiga~ determined Traylor receive a total of $260 in merch~ disc and currency from tlf convenience store. "Surrounding agenci~ are working with our invet tigators on similar chec~ being passed by Traylor J their jurisdictions," Whitlo~ said. Traylor current~ remains in the Meriweth County Detention Cent~ under a $6,000 bond. i i/ ii i i? The Courage to Serve. x\ \ The to lead. de dets