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PA(;E 2-A HOGANSVIIJ_,E HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2003 Drug Cash to Buy Computer ]'he Hogansville City Council Monday agreed to used seized drug money to purchase an upgraded com- puter terminal for the police department. The computer will link the department to the Georgia Crime $440.67 MoJy &1 And there is no better time than NOW to make your dream come true. Interest Rates are still at an all-time low, but this will NOT last forever. Call Today for your FREE Pre-Qualification. Let us tell you how much BRAND NEW HOME you can aford. Why Not? It's FREE. Proudly Building in Georgia: Muscogee, Harris, Meriwether, Talbot, Troup, and Pike And In Alabama: Call our New Home Specialists Today Sheila 706-883-3483 800-741-2512 Ext. 205 Angela 706-883-3475 800-741-2512 Ext. 204 o I)iclaimer: SP 73501) xith loft",, t'mancing xith 30 YR Fixed Rate 6% tbr Oualified Bux ors. l)a} mcnt is based on .our land only. ,Xll reformation herein subject to error, olllis,ion and or change xx ithom notice, Information Center. The council also approved a Historic Preservation Committee rec- ommendation to let a resident at 205 College Street in the Historic District add vinyl siding to her home. Grantville Hosts Gospel Young people will be singing Gospel, at the Old Train Depot in Grantville on July 26 at 6 p.m.. It's all free and everyone is invited. A special invite goes out to all churches. Refreshments will be available for a small price. Featuring: Larry and the Overcomers - Carrollton; Mikey Harrison (18 years old) - Grantville; Felicia Smith (16 years old) Grantville; Haley Blackmon (11 years old) - Grantville; Marshall White - Grantvflle; Linda Griffith - Newnan; and others. Don't miss these young people singing prais- es to Jesus. For more information please call Bro. Thomas Boyd at 770-583-2076 or visit the "Lord's Place" Thrift Store, Downtown Grantville. Monuments L, IN MANY DESIGNS t"ne"' mon- uNengmory of loved ones is a tradition of our civilization. We have a huge lection of fine quality monument, large and small, mple and elaborate, to adequately fit any need. CHOOSE YOURS NOW hem pw  lmp   mDmm mD  Bates Monument Company A Full Service Company Buster Bates 706-674-2649 P.O. Box 245 * Woodland, GA 31836 By Billy Bryant PUP BREAK-Cameron Brening pauses durina u=xie Youth League action in Manchester to make friends with a four-legged baseball fan. It was one of several puppies at the field that drew plenty of attention from fans and players alike. City Supporting Gym, Not Swimming Pool By CLINT CLAYBROOK A swimming pool on the site of the old gymnasium adjacent to Hogansville Elementary School has been discussed for months, but the City Council has opted, instead, for a new gymnasi- um that would host a variety of Recreation Department activities. Some years back the City Council - when the county's current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was being discussed - had rec- ommended a swimming pool to be built with SPLOST rev- enues that were earmarked for the Troup County Recreation Department. But Monday night, the City Council sided with what appeared to be the majority of Hogansville residents polled and voted unanimous- ly for a new gymnsaium, which means an end to plans for a city pool, at least for the moment. The vote came after Eddie Robinson, Sara Jenkins and another resident all said they had surveyed people in the city and found them to be solidly behind plans for a gymnasium by a two-to-one ratio or better. One of the arguments was that a gymnasium will serve recreation department pro- grams year-round, whereas a pool might be used only three or four months out of the year. Jenkins also warned that a pool so close to an elemen- tary school would be danger- ous because youngsters from the school would be inclined to "sneak out of class" and into the pool before or after school. Councilman Charlie Martin said he'd been told that $500,000 was originally earmarked for the pool or gymnasium from SPLOST funds and that about $60,000 was spent on demolition of the old gym. That should leave enough money for an approximately 6,000-square-foot gym, Martin said. He also said he'd been talking to a Boys and Girls Club representative in LaGrange, and that he hopes to see and Boys and Girls Club set up in Hogansville. He said about 100 boys and girls might be served by such a club here. He suggested a Boys and Girls Club in Hogansville might cost $80,000 to $100,000 a year to operate, but said perhaps two-thrds of that could be obtained through grants. Marthanne Parker argued for a swimming pool. She said more Hoganville residents would have sided with her if they'd known the pool/gymnasium issue had been up for a vote Monday night have been Meriwether word leaked out weeks back that the is being considered the one So says of the Meriwether Industrial Authority. of he at least several "rumors" weren't Those have other trial firms that spurred by all the l about the mere a new Ford Meriwther. 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