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;.. : ,. PAGE 4 - HOGANSVIIJ_,E HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010 THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS USPS 6"2O-040 & (firinw., t.hddi atitm Millard B. Grimes, President JOHN KUYKENDALL PUBMSHER~DFYOR LAURIE LEWIS ADVERTISING DIRECTOR ROB RICHARDSON ASSOCIATE EDITOR ANDY KOBER .~SSISTANT EDITOR Phone ~Om (706) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846-2206 P. O. Box 426 Manchester, Georgia 31816 e t : I I ? ) Z t .< i ) ) t Again this week, I have got to offer a deserved pat on the back. Each Fot,;:'lh of July, Callaway Gardcus has a spe- cial day of eyelets and music that culminates with a fire- works show. This yeal, fireworks show was fl'anght with prob- lems and it was immediate- ly noticeable. The grand finale, which normally ends a fireworks show, took place near the beginning of the show. A few pyrotechnics fol- lowed the grand finale and the show appeared to end. Some people, disgruntled by this very brief fireworks show, started toward their cars. Then the fireworks start- ed again. And :again it lasted for a brief period of time before it again stopped. A few more fireworks fol- lowedbefore the show ended. I am no expert in pyrotechnic displays, but one did not have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce something was wrong. It was later reported the mechanism cofltrolling the fireworks had malfunc- tioned. BY ITS nature, a fire- works display is dangerous. In the aftermath of vari- ous holidays, news reports always seems to indicate that people were hurt, or killed, during fireworks displays - public or private. The management of Callaway Gardens decided to end their fireworks show before disaster could strike. I think that was a wise move. But Callaway Gardens went beyond reacting to the malfunctioning display. It is no secret that Callaway Gardens has been the target of considerable criticism. Some of it has been deserved and some not. But on this occasion, Callaway stepped up to tim plate. On the day after the ill- fated fireworks show, Callaway Gardens announced a free fireworks show the following Friday. While this did not impact those tourists that had sched- uled a trip to the area over the Fourth of July Holiday, it did generate consider good will among residents of the area. And so on the evening of Friday, July 9~ a large crowd gathered at Callaway Gardens to enjoy the beach, music, and a fireworks show. Except that nobody planned on ;Mother Nature putting on her own show. ON THE evening of Friday, July 9, isolated thun- derstorms struck various locations in the area very near Pine Mountain. During the concert held prior to the fireworks show, there were periods of light rain. And Mother Nature con- tributed her own fireworks with lightning dancing across the sky, causing some people to leave Callaway Gardens. But for those who stayed, the light rain ended. The fireworks show went off as scheduled and it was a nice show. All during the fireworks show, bolts of lightning ripped across the sky, so those that stayed actually got to see two shows - one cour- tesy of Callaway Gardens and the other courtesy of Mother Nature. Both were fun to watch and I Offer my appreciation to the management of Callaway Gardens for mak- ing a wise decision in sched- uling the free fireworks show. TURNING BRIEFLY to another subject, are you growing as weary as I am about hearing how hot it has been in the New England states? News channels have been reporting ad nauseum about the temperatures in the northeast. Temperatures have been in the 90s. Geez. Is that really major news? I even saw a reporter crack an egg on pavement and watch as it began to slow- ly cook. "Well, go-l-l-M-y," as Gomer Pyle used to say. Tell those folks to come on down to Georgia in the sum- mertime where the temper- atures hit 90 and above for days on end and seems to always be accompanied by very high humidity. We call it "muggy". Several years ago I had to travel to the northern hin- terland for several days in the middle of summer. The temperature was in the low to mid 80s, and those people were whining and crying about the heat. It has been so hot around here that on Sunday after- noon I was tempted to don my lightweight jacket. After all, it was only 90 degrees shortly before lunchtime. Yeah, that is a wee bit of exaggeration, but if those New Englanders really want to know what hot is, bring 'em on down to Georgia. We can show them what hot really is. That's my opinion. THE HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS is published weekly by the Star-Mercury Publishing Company, a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 642-040. Subscription rates by mail: $20 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $26 a year elsewhere. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville. Georgia 30230.Single copy 50. FOR SUBSCRiI'rlONS call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Star Mercury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Manchester, GA 31816. Georgia barbecue is pork, then I top that off with They will sell you some bar- Sprayberry's magnificent becued beef in the South, but homemade lemonice-boxpie. ordering it is frowned upon. And after all these years. I would never get over my Sprayberry's continues to first pork barbecue sandwich offer curb service. at Sprayberry's. Mama ordered it for me I ALWAYS order from the sliced, in contrast to chopped, curb. After I eat, I can imme- I still prefer sliced. Chopped diately lie down in the back- isn't bad, but sliced is state- seat for a few minutes before of-the-art barbecue as far as attempting to drive back to I am concerned. Atlanta. I have continued to eat Someone who has just Spraybel:ry's barbecue eaten at Sprayberry's should throughout mylife, not attempt to operate a It calls to me at least twice motorized vehicle until he or a month, and I get into my car she has taken a little rest. and drive southwest 40 miles In fact, there is now a bill from Atlanta and gorge before the Georgia myself. Legislature making driving I lose all sense of time, under the influence of space, and realityat Sprayberry'sbarbecueamis- Sprayberry's. demeanor, as in, "Lewis I always order two sliced Grizzard was charged with pork sandwiches. (One would driving under the influence fill a good-sized elephant.) I of Sprayberry's Barbecue. also order Sprayberry's mar- His blood test revealed a velous Brunswick stew, 1.3 level of porcine tenden- served with white bread as cies." God intended (it's in the Bible Houston Sprayberry, who somewhere), the delicious founded the restaurant in homemade onion rings, and 1926, died in early 1991. in the forties. It's got to be the best in the world. "I've talked about it all over the country and there's no telling how many cus- tomers I've sent you." Mr. Sprayberry punched his cash register and replied, "That'll be $11.45... When I first began eating there, the staff was made up of him, his wife, and their two sons. Shortly before he died, a third generatiofl of Sprayberrys were cooking and serving the food. Houston Sprayberry wasBy special arrangement a man of few words. At the with his widow, Dedra, the funeral, the preacher said of Home News is carrying him. "He was what he did." selected columns by the late Lewis Grizzard, who grew up IT WAS Houston Spray- in nearby Moreland, and berry who always collected became the most widely read the money at the cash regis- Georgia writer of his time. ter. Grizzard's books and tapes Amancameinandateone are still available for sale day and as he paid his bill, he through Bad Boot said. Production, PO Box 191266, "Mr. Sprayberry, I've Atlanta, GA 31118-1266, and been eating your barbecue at book and music stores since I was in the Army back nationwide. ..,to be continued next weeL. Everyone fantasizes about winning the lottery, and it actu- ally happened to a man from Midland, when he won $1 mil- lion playing the Big Payoff game. We have all dreamed of winning big money or being handed a big fat check and most of us think we know what we would do if we won a big jackpot, but do we really? Most of us have visions of houses, boats and other high dollar items, quitting our jobs and living a life of leisure. My advice to the Midland man that "won big" would be don't go shopping yet. When it comes to winning big money, most people find out that what they don't know can really hurt them. FIRST, it is important to know a couple of things about your wmnings. One would be how longyou have to claim your prize, and two, can the prize money be taken in install- ments or paid in one lump sum? For starters however, it might be in your best interests to keep your good news to yourself for a while, because things change when the news gets out. First of all, the media (us guys) will be all over you requesting interviews. Once you're on television and inthe newspapers, long- lost cousins, other relatives and high school acquaintanc- es will start to come out of the woodwork with their hands out. Charities will call, as will every financial advisor and accountant in the book IT MAY in your best inter- est to change your phone num- ber to unlisted one. If you already have an unlisted num- ber, change it again. Whatever you do, put your ticket in a safe place, like a safe deposit box at your bank. Your ticket is no good to you if it's lost. It's a good idea to write your name and address on the back of the ticket. This way if it is lost, and someone else finds it, it'll be easy enough to prove ownership. Make copies of the ticket prior to , locking it away. That will give you time to decide ff you want to receive the money in an annual annu- ity payment or lump sum. Keep in mind that the lump sum will be less money after all applicable taxes are removed. If you can make the deci- sion after your ticket is pur- chased, you might want to con- suit with a financial advisor to see what the best option might be. You'll want to consult with an accountant who specializes in this sort of thing to see what taxes need to be paid right away. The last thing you want is to spend your winnings on fines imposed because you didn't pay the proper taxes. ONCE YOUNrE claimed your winnings, thebest thing to do is nothing. Experts recommend that you wait before making any on something frivolous. IF YOU'VE won a great deal of money, your employ- ers may assume you want to quit your job anyway, even if you have stated this is not the ease. Because they may think you don't need the money or the job, you may be passed over for promotions, raises and other advances. Co-work- major purchases or quitting ers may be resentful as well. your job. In fact, financial So it it important to tell your advisors recommend placing supervisors that your job will your prize in an interest-bear- not suffer and you have no ing bank account for the first plans of leaving. few weeks at.!ea t:.[This / 3ther yotfllneed you, can ~onsult ~with~ p~c~.~ ~ta-~a~~-rao~ey will sionals and decide what to do. A benefit of claiming your prize right away is that you can maximize the interest income. EVEN THOUGH you may want to immediately quit your job, you should consider a leave of absence instead. Too many people make the mis- take of thinking in theshort term when they should be doing just the opposite. Do you want the kids to go to a good four-year college? VCffi you need to open a retire- ment fund? Willyouhaveolder family members who will need to be looked after? It's best not to make any major purchases until deci- sions have been made about your future. The most importnat thing you can do is make provisions for the future and see how much money is left to be blown change you as well as your friends and family. Will things be different between everyone? Will peo- ple expect you to buy every drink or pay for every meal? Will you be expected to buy extravagant gifts through the holidays? Make sure your loved ones know you'll still be the same person and don't intend to go overboard with the spending. OF COURSE I wouldn't know, but I suspect that win- ning the lottery is an exciting event. But, if we are going to play it, it's a good thing to know what to expect because it can mean the difference between a year of impulse buying and a lifetime of comfort. I've really given a lot of thought to winning the lottery, but also realize the chances of doing so are slim to none. In the Hogansville Herald Predecessor to the Hogansville Home News COmldled by Rob Richardson BASEBALL MECCA- The top story in the July 13, 1960 Hogansville Hera/dwas about a sports tournament. "Hogansville will be host next week to the third area Little League Tournament and will have as its guests three visiting teams and scores of interested out of town guests and well wishers of the diminutive diamond performers. The tourna- ment's first game will pit the Newnan All-Stars against the LaGrange Americans at 6 p.m. Thursday, Arrangements are being made to entertain the visiting Little League players, parents and followers by local league officials," US Rubber Employees IMPRESSIVE NUMBER - Another front page story cast a good light on the town's biggest employer. "This vacation penod Stark, Reid and Asbeston employees are receiving $100,921 in vacation pay, accord- ing to an announcement by A.C. Link, manager of U.S. Rubber's Hogansville plants. Mr. Link announces that the U.S. Rubber plants at H0gansville would be closed forthe annual vacation from Sunday, July 17 until Monday, Aug. 1 ." CLASSIFIED BARGAINS OF THE 60s - "For sale: Ford F-3 pick- up truck, three-quarter ton. Everything in good condition. $100." ,CINEMA TIME- Movies playing at the Royal Theatre were Holler in Pink TKjhts, Visit to a Small Planet, Cry Tough, Ten Seconds to He// and Hansel and Grote/. (The quality of the movies almost did#t mat- ter..folks just wanted to get in the air conditioning.) OTHER HEADLINES - "Phillips-Carter Engagement Told;" "Miss Faye Hendrix to Wed Arthur Allen;" =Junior Coursey Is Rifle Expert at German Base;" "Mrs. Robert Trimble Hostess to Circle;" "Jimmy Kelly Wins Swim Caps at NG AAU Meet."