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i .... - The 2~- ?:.: L_;TA :gT SVI the Hogansville Grantville Area Since 1944 VOL. 74, NO. 28 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY JULY 14, 2016 6 PAGES. 1 SECTION- 1 INSERT 88 Pounds of Cocaine Found By ANDY KOBER A lot of snow was found in Troup County last Friday. Unfortunately, it was not the cold, wet type of snow that people can enjoy. On Friday, July 8, a Georgia State Patrol Trooper con- ducted a traffic stop on a tractor-trafter along 1-85. The troop- er conducted the traffic stop for a traffic violation and while talking with the two men in the truck, apparently became suspicious of the men. A call for assistance brought the Tr6up County Sheriff's iOffice to the scene. Allegedly hidden behind a shipment of lemons and limes, officers found a secret compartment in the trailer. Once the compartment was opened, officers discovered an estimated 88 pounds of suspected cocaine - or snow as it is often called on the street. Roberto Bazan and Luis Moreno, both of Texas, were arrested and face multiple charges including trafficking cocaine. The suspected cocaine was valued at about $1.8 million. GETTING FIT AND BOOK SMART AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY- Carol Cain entertained the audience at the Hogansville Public Library's summer reading program with tales of speed and strength and with songs to get everyone reading books this summer, ? -By ANDY.KOBER, , - .................. ...... ......... , ...... --~1~ Facing a charge of driving under the influence, Eric Massengill has resigned from the Troup County Sheriff's Office. Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, MassengiU was report- edly involved in a traffic accident that took place on Hammett Road. . The accident was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol iwith MassengiU subsequently being arrested and charged with UI. Given the choice of being allowed to resign from, or being '.fired from the sheriff's office, Massengill chose to tender his esignation. Massengfll had been serving as an investigator with the sheriff's office and had just completed his first year working for the department. By Samantha F. Gooch GIANT BUBBLES FLYING HIGH - Just a few of the children attempting to catch giant bubbles at Callaway Gardens being made by a clown and fly high over their heads are shown in this photograph. Some children were able to catch some bubbles. It was a great way to entertain the kids before the annual fireworks show that drew a very large crowd. ByANDYKOBER While Monday's severe thunderstorms and high winds caused problems around the area Monday, there were few problems in Hogansville. City Clerk Lisa Kelly reported there was only a sin- gle power outage of signifi- cance. That power outage took place in the Blue Creek area and lasted about two hours before power was restored. While some debris and very small limbs were dis- lodged by the high winds, no trees or large limbs fell dur- ing the storm. Other communities in the area were not as fortunate as Hogansville. Reports of damage along with downed trees and power lines surfaced in Greenville and Pine Mountain. DARK CLOUDS, THUNDER, LIGHTNING, HEAVY RAIN AND LITTLE IMPACT - The thunderstorm that rolled through Hogansville and surrounding areas on Monday had high winds, lots of rolling thunder and lightning with heavy rain but caused no real damage, thankfully. Please be aware, with the heat at the level it is, thunderstorms could happen at any moment. Please be prepared. Watch for Upcoming Health Magazine Trib Publications is gearing up to that matter, any business this magazine produce the annual health magazine that will help you grow your business. will contain doctors, hospitals and all Advertisements in the magazine your medical needs and stories about begin at only $50. how to keep healthy and fit. Don,t miss out on this opportunity to The magazine will reach over 25,000readers thousands of people. readers in the Harris, Meriwether, For more information about the mag- Talbot and Troup area. azine or questions about advertising, If you are a health provider, insur- email john@star-mercury.corn or call ance company, workout center or, for (706) 846-3188.