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July 15, 2000

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PRSRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area Seeks Grant To Restore Royal Theatre Front Geter Hogansville City Council voted during their regular to apply for the Heritage 2000 be used to restore the the old Royal Theater which used as Hogansville City Hall. in amount of $40,000 with of 60-40 which the city will pay a total of $67,000. Hogansville Historical Trust has committed that money," City Manager David Aldrich said. The grant application is due by July 17. THE RESOLUTION states the matching funds will be available no later than Oct. 2. It also states that the City of Hogansville has funds available to keep the grant project financed until reim- bursed by the Historic Preservation Division of DNR. The work, Aldrich said, should be completed in one year. In other busi- ness, the council set a public hearing for Aug. 15 at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall for a home occupation at 104 Maple Street. Aldrich said appli- cant wants to locate David Aldrich a limo service office at the location. The Planning Commission has already approved the request, Aldrich said. Another public hearing is set for the day, but 1S minutes earlier at 6:30 p.m., to hear the public's input for an alcohol (beer and wine) pouring license at the International Cafe located at1879 E. Main Street in the location of the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building. TIlE COUNCIL also approved a set- back variance for five lots on Greenwave Villas from 75 feet to 50 feet. The vari- ance is consistent with the other homes in the subdivision, Aldrich stated. With the mercury rising and the ground heating up drastically, Aldrich advised the council that the city had 35 water leaks last week. He said all city departments are working together to get the problems fixed. He added a major water line break- age problem occurred on Hwy 29 in front of Piggy Wiggy. He said it took between 8-10 hours to repair. Aldrich said the problem was prob- ably due to vibrations caused by the recent resurfacing of the road. L : .4 Dope Imb Raid Nets 3 Arrests 'SO FAR,. SO GOOD - Hogansville' s Water Supervisor Bobby Sprayberry checks the water supply at the Blue Creek Reservoir. Sprayberry is optimistic the city has more than a 90 day supply of water on hand even if the drought continues 'Wa-ter' Good Job We re Doing! Local Folks Consenting 1-120 So Far, Says Plant Supendsor "The reservoir level is to used the odd-even method, said. "The corps of engineers Ey Bryan Geter good," he Said. "We were No one is allowed to water says the reservoir is designed pumping more than 600,000 between the hours of 4 p.m. for a 90 day supply of water Bobby Sprayberry,,super- gallons of water daily, but now and 10 p.m. on any day. if the drought continues, but for the Hogansville we are pumping 537,000 gad- In the City of Hogansville, I think we have more than Plant, told the Ions." residents can use a hose to that." Home News There is a state wide band water but sprayers or sprin- His big concern is the the people are con- on outside watering, klers are prohibited, levee at the Blue Creek Serving the water in "All in all, we are doing ttogansville. CITIZENS ARE allowed pretty good," Sprayberry See WATER, Page 2A Suspect, Police 100 MPH Chase rJa}ter nan was arrest- in Hogansville authorities on a speeds reaching than 100 m.p.h. Ellanardo Jackson, 2702 Rolling Wood Lane was charged with to elude reckless dri- Reports state Jackson put the car into reverse and quick- ly backed the entire length of the 100 block of Boozer Street. Then he fled toward West Boyd Street on Elm Street. He then crossed West Main Street from West Boyd Street onto North Boyd. From there, Jackson turned onto Brooks Road and then onto Georgia Highway 54. 7:20 p.m. Friday Troup County drug observed Jackson con- appeared to be a black male in the 100 of Boozer Street in attempted to by exiting the display badges and shouting officers," reports of stopping, Jackson got into his HE TRAVELED approxi- mately three miles into the county reaching speeds of more than 100 m.p.h. Reports state he pulled his vehicle over, got out and strug- gled with officers briefly and was arrested. Police said in an interview later with officers, Jackson admitted he had thrown about an ounce of marijuana out. Lt. William Grizzard of the Troup County Sheriff's Department said the three pas- sengers in the car with Jackson were detrained while the offi- cers searched for the drugs male fled See CHASE, Page 2A By Bryan Geter In what Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner called the "largest" of the 14 metham- phetamine busts in the last year, the "ringleader" and two others were arrested last Wednesday. WiiHamRobert Gay, 53, and John David Allen, 29, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Anthony Van Hancock was charged with possession and conspiracy to manufacture. Turner said agents found 18 gallons of antihistamine tablets soaking in methyl alcohol last Wednesday at the Mini-Storage rented by Gay on U.S. Highway 29 across the road from Hoofers' Gospel Barn on the Hogansville Road. AGENTS FOUND 20 cases of ether along with cooking utensils, lithium batteries, and other drug-making components at Hancock's room at Motel 6 on Whiteville Road where he works, according to reports. Reports state Gay and Alien were living across the road at Day's Inn where they were arrested. After searching the room, Lab Work 18 Gallons of antihis- tamine tablets two gallons of pill powder and methyl alcohol, a case of starter fluid and other items for pro- ducing methamphetamine were found, according to police reports. GAY, who was called the "ringleader" was also charged with violating probation after receiving a five-year sentence in January in Heard County for manufacturing methampheta- mine. A Blazer and Thunderbird were seized in the raid. Turner said last week at a political forum in Hogansville, 34 percent of all methamphet- amine labs in Georgia are in Troup County. He said his department is making 50 drug-related arrests every month. Dr. Jacobs Says Yes ToOurCity Hogansville should have a long-awaited full time family practice physician beginning sometime around Aug. 14. George Kish, Vice President of West Georgia Health System in LaGrange, said that an agree- ment has been reached with Dr. Lloydstone Jacobs to open his practice at the former Clark Holder Clinic branch of Hogansville Plaza on U.S. Highway 29. DR. JACOBS, currently practicing in Bronx, N.Y., is expected to receive his Georgia license without any trouble on July 1S. Dr. Jacobs will be an inde- pendent, private practice physi- cian, with the Management Services Organization of West Georgia Health Systems man- aging his practice. The MSO will, for example, hire the staff and maintain the clinic. Kish said the clinic will actu- ally open around Aug. 1, with the doctor coming on board two See DOCTOR, Page 2A