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PAGE 2-A &apos; i i: i!:: ': i ..... :i   HOGaNSVmhE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003 lmes "  , r Troup Cotm. I..,  I  4M'eg for your help in locating the prs.S)tlt b  eidence at 117 view Point and 4th. ' Among the itemts:  i,W player, CD player, tape player and aN" m locating the per- Investigators  son(s) that burglar a 1i   at 3172 Hogansville Road between July 4th and July/7 Assorted jewelry and U,$: y was taken from the residence. Finally, Troup  Marb!rs need your help in locat- ing the person that shot a black lab on July 8th on Martha Road in HogansviUe: If you have any iRfoo about these or any other crimes you are uked to!l stoppers at 812-1000. 6, a.m. tO, 7 Da00A , We'll .... : :: .... By Clint Claybrook TRIM JOB - City employee John Wagner in a Cherry Picker 'bucket' giving trees along Granite Street in Hogansville a trim job earlier this week. i:New Author Turner Making Anne Turner is very excited these days about her newly published story She's Had Some Good Days, the first in a series of four novels about the loves, struggles, hurts, and joys of five con- temporary African-American women. Turner wrote these stories to to do a book signing at Scott's Book Store on the Courthouse Square. This sign- ing will take place from 2:00 PM through 3:00 PM on Friday, July 25. Anne will also be conducting book signings in the Atlanta area during the next month including the Stronghold for them but a! hell fort and safety, answer:They and a for a tour ..v., Call Pine .=i elbody the principles of dealing with disappointments which she has found to be effective in the help she has given to young women. She has quit her career in cosme- tology teaching to devote her full time to the writing and promoting of her nov- fils. She will be in Newnan next week Christian Church in Lithonia, the Rainbow of Blessings store in Atlanta, the Covenant Bookstore in Decatur, and the Lifeway Christian Stores in Decatur, Kennesaw, and Lithonia. Information on these signings (and other info) can be obtained from her website, www.anneturner.org Hiking Set for Pine Mountain several events at Park. Join trail our monthly hikes work days. Call 5336). See our Group Hikes- drinking water and S Date: Saturday, 23 Time: 10 a.m. WJSP TV Tower HWY 190) Hike: Point Parking Type: 4 (moderate Trail Work Da work gloves, and snack (about duration, all tools Saturday, July a.m. At Moll Parking (HWY 190) 26 Honor <http://www.anneturner.or g/>. Turner recently joined the Writers Group, whose members ing she will find time ule to share with them what is ing by attending their next Thursday , August 14 at 7 p.na. Newnan-Coweta Public LibrarY. Information on the Coweta Group can be obtained fror Wilson (770-583-2918), Grantville author, whose Curse of the Vampire, will be soon. Georgia. For fiscal year 2{)04, GDITT designated $500,000 to help fund marketing proj- ects throughout Georgia PPTA was awarded $8,000 for enhancing the PPTA Travel Guide. There were a total of 58 Co-Op applications submitted by non-profit groups such as Chambers, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, travel asso- ciations and attractions, requesting $853,705 in fund- ing. Thirty-nine qualified par- ticipants (25 of which are Tier I and 2 counties), reflecting $2,009,887.94 in tourism mar- keting and promotional proj- ects on the local level, were awarded monetary assis- tance. Scoring was based on a strict set of criteria. A committee of third- party marketing industry professionals reviewed the applications in April and award-winners were announced June 13. Funded projects will potentially attract 949,275 overnight vis- itors and 1,219,969 local citi- (;DITT Deputy Commissioner of Tourism Janis Cannon said, "We are thrilled with the tremendous response from our tourism partners to this Co-Op Program. We have seen immense growth in Georgia tourism this past year and as a result have also seen statewide visitation increas- es and new job creation. Through a joint effort with industry partners, we want to continue to help spread the message that tourism is eco- nomic develdpment." The overwhelming response from Georgia's tourism industry shows a need for continued support and marketing funds throughout the State. "If we could have fund- ed all submissions this year the State woull have received over $5 million in marketing efforts and exposure," Cannon said. GDITT redesigned its Co- Op Program last year (fiscal year 2003) based on recom- mendations and input from tourism partners. The State wanted to provide program- tourism Georgia. The Co-O offers a simple structure for a wide of eligible ects. Guidelines ioned following the of South Florida's tourism grams. Last year, 83 applications totaling requests lion in funding, 40 were funded. The reF of which were Tier counties) with the designated for the The Georgia of Industry, Trade is the state's sales keting arm, the lead for attracting new investment expansion of existir try, locating new Georgia products, tourists to Georgia, ing the state as film and video well as ing state resources nomic development. Website Gaining More tlnuod From Page 1A approval to post a limited number of news stores from the Hogansville Home News on the web site each week. Those stories will provide a little insight each week into what readers will find in the newspaper and, it is hoped, lead to increased readership of the newspaper by Hogansville- area residents. Stories should be posted by Thursday of each week. Most of them will be brief, giving only a taste of what readers will find in the news- paper itself. "The web site is doing very well. Apparently a lot of people have caught on to it," Wood said this week. "We're getting a lot of con- tacts." The site includes infor- ' mation about department government-related senior citizens we're working on of businesses organizations," he "There's an le can ities or they can jus me at mail.com." High Speed Service on the Continued From Page 1A the fiber optic system could be ready for initial operations in about six months in parts of Hogansville. It should be ready in the remainder of the city about four months after that, Thigpen said. Telephone service would be the last of the services to be up and run- ning, he said. The Thigpens have said the fiber optic system will provide much more reliable Cable TV serivce, for exam- ple, than Comcast currently provides in Hogansville. In fact, the possibiity of better cable service is appar- ently one of the Thigpens' biggest selling points, although there is also consid- erable interest in the city in Internet serivice that would be several able. Craig Thigpen impossible to Cable TV rates tla since there will be of "packages" of available. "But it'll to be cheaper you're paying for he said at last Council meeting. 0000ille00"i h S chool r:00ub Tournament ;prings Golf Course ,2003 (s00t at 10 AM) - ".., Scramble 0000go00thcr on a team OUt ,tkMENT projected $92,96=.269 in ec0; ,zens to destinations , in _.m.ing_ th_at would nomie impact f0/he State Of' Georgia: "  : ...... " communities : ,Marketing tourism in Georgia is a team effort between local communities and the State. Thanks to the Georgia Department of Industry Trade andTourism's (GDITT) 2003-2004 Tourism Marketing Co-Op Program, the State has found a way to :lnd a helping hand to Presidential Pathways Travel Association (PPTA), one of 28 communities (representing 30 approved applications) needing funding assistance to market their attractions and destinations. The combined efforts of these projects represents a Flint River held an impressive light ceremony and for those middle dents being inducted National Junior Society. IVcenty-six middl students became a honored organizatioO. Pathways Program Gets Financial