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Starts_Real Soon! Page 2 Grizza ansvzll Th II Formerly The Hogansville Herald Sera00ing the HogansviUe-Grant00le Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE. GA PERMIT NO. 35 + .59, NO. 29 HOGANSVILLF, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2002 10 PAGES. 1 SECTION 1 INSERT 50 DUI GETER Police and charged him : COntainer and driving license. Blount, Road was by Officer John at the corner of and Granite Streets backing at a stop after a call to the police depart- suspicious vehicle area. said Blount had and became and loud and a incident, County department arrest- Hogansville man, Hebert, 43, and him with DUI and of non-taxed Steve Whitlock stopped the was driving mannech driving. said during the found bottle containing was released on I totaling $3,050. Card Hits Area County Sheriff Turner says that res- be on the look- 'Someone calling their attempting to ard number. to a resident, a male her residence on occasions and told conducting an into someone without her permis- asked her for card number so he her account. give him card number, he he couldn't help her resolved. resident called her company and her that a charge been placd on her 2-A KUYKENDALL ualifications of Anderson seekthe 29th seat has been chal- by Greenville resi- and now is eligible t office. qualified as a on June 20 to iacumbent Sen. Dan 20 State challenge of Carter, the of State's Office a hearing on 22 before Law Judge at 9:00 a.m. lllll II W Ill l Ill llllll THREE SISTERS, ONE WISH - Shunntress, 12, Jenita, 11 and Shedta, 13 all have their own personalities and goals, but as sisters they share one dream: to find a loving family to call their own. Sharing a Dream .... ;te00 for Even after the briefest encounter with sisters Shunntress, 12, Jenita, 11, and Sherita, 13, it is easy to see that each is talented and gifted in a special way. Shunntress dreams of becoming a doctor someday; Jenita wants to be a teacher; and Sherita hopes to be a professional bas- ketball player. While they see different things for their futures, they have a lot in common. They share a love of sports. Shunntress runs the 200 and the 50-yard dash and is the first leg of the 400 relay on her school's track team. Jenita plays the mid field posi- tion on her community soccer team. Sherita is hoping to play basketball in school next year. The girls also share a close and fierce loyalty to each other. Despite an ocw, asional quarrel, they all say having sisters is pretty nice. Like several hundred Georgia chil- dren, they also share the desire to live together in a permanent, adoptive fami- ly. Because the girls are older and part of a sibling group, they are considered hard to place or "special needs." They and children like them are the inspiration behind adoption parties, video confer- ences and other recruitment efforts to match waiting children with adoptive fam- ilies. 'Te know that there are families who would adopt our sibling groups and older children ff they could just get to know them," said State Recruitment Manager Deborah Burrus. 'rhrough adoption par- ties and video conferences, families are able to meet and interact with the chil- Ill l dren and see how wonderful they really are, which leads to more placements," Burrus said. The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Office of Adoptions hosts adoption parties and .video confer- ences throughout the state four times a year. Since they began hosting these events in November 1999, over 70 chil- dren who have attended have been placed with adoptive families. The next video conference will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10:00 am. to noon. Approximately 25 children who are in need of adoptive families will meet and interact, via video conference, with families at designated sites in Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Valdosta and Greenville, South Carolina. These same children will also take part in an adoption party, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. where they will meet and interact with prospec- tive adoptive families in person at the host site in Macon. Families interested in adopting or learning more about the program are invit- ed to attend the party or video confer- ence. The children participating are rep- resentative of Georgia's waiting children as they are typically age seven and older, most are African-American and they all share a desire to be p of a permanent family. , For video conferencing sites and other information contact Lisa Lumpe, a DHR Office of Adoptions' contractor, toll-free, at (877) 242-5774 or call the DHR Office of Adoptions' toll free adoption hotline at (888) 460-2467. I I Ill II Eligibility Questioned that AJaderson is not a regis- tered voter of Meriwether County; 2) A certified copy of Anderson's Fulton County voter registration card which shows her residence address as 198 Memorial Drive, S.E., Atlanta, GA. and that her voter status was active as of June 25. 3) A copy of the check used to pay Anderson's qual- ifying fee, which, while show- hag a Meriwether County address, lists an Atlanta area telephone number. 4) The sworn affidavit of Johnson, also Meriwether County Tax Commissioner, in the Insurance Commissioner's Office locat- ed at 2Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, hearing room on the 7th floor. Carter in a letter to the Secretary of State's office dated June 25, challenged Anderson's eligibility to seek the seat on grounds that she was neither an elector in Meriwza- Omnty nor a res- idt of the 29th Senate District. In support of her chal- lenge of Anderson's eligibili- ty to seek office, Carter included the follo-ring evi- dence: I) A sworn affidavit by H.Y. "Pete" Johnsolz,* Meriwether County Voter Registrar, which indicates "-S4 THOMPSON, Page 2-A City OKs Glen Cove Variances Council Hastens Arrival Of 134-Home Subdivision By BRYAN GETER The Hogansville City Council has voted unani- mously to grant the vari- ances that Camp and Associates Surveyors are seeking for a 134-home sub- division near East Main Street. Hugh Camp and Andy Camp came before the coun- cil with maps of the proposed Glen Cove Subdivision. Camp asked the council to change the variance from 100 feet to 80 feet frontage and make the lot size 14,000 square feet which just under a third of an acre instead of the 15,000 square feet which of an acre presently. Also, Camp asked for the set- back to be dropped from 75 feet to 60 feet. The plan calls for 134 sin- gle family homes on 66 acres of land that is owned by John Hardy Jones, who is going to develop the property. The property is present- ly zoned C-2 and Heavy Industrial. Camp on behalf of Jones asked that the part zoned Heavy Industrial be rezoned to C-2. The subdivision will have one way street with no throughtraffic but a nice turn around spot, Camp said, and the reason is for the safety of the children that are play- ing. All homes will be facing the road. Councilman Jack Leidner asked if the ordinance need- ed to be changed for redoing the changes. Hogansville Zoning Board Chairman Wesley Duffey said, "If you are going to do it right, you do need to redo the ordinance. That is why the zoning board voted 8-0 against the request," Duffey stated. City Attorney Dan Lee told the council they could grant the variance. Lee said what effect does the variance have on the ordinance. He said three times it has come up to change variances. Leidner St. Clair The law states that if you grant it over and over, you make an variance, Lee said. Lee told the council mem- bers that they needed to decide if they want the ordi- nance changed. "If you do, then you need a planner." He said Chart-Flint RDC would be a good one. Duffey agreed that ChaR- }'lint would be good for the pro-c "They will get you the help you need," Duffey stat- ed. Mayor Wilson St. Clair appointed Councilmen Jack Leidner and Bobby Joe Frazier along with City Manager David Aldrich to be on the committee to tie up the loose ends to the ordinance. Councilman Jimmy Jackson said, "Mr Jones (John Hardy), I hope this one will go through." The old Huntcliff, which is now Creekside, is fixing to move forward, Aldrich said. In other business, the council voted unanimously to allow a home occupation for Michael A. Wray at 101 High Street. "All he is going to do there," Aldrich said, "is answer the telephone." A concerned citizen, Andy Sharpe, asked the coun- cil when the rubble at the interstate will be removed. He said he didn't see much difference in the widening of the ramps. lee said the project was done by the federal govern- ment and it is the contractors job to remove the rubble. Lee stated that the fed- eral government is going to make I-8S three lanes down to 1-185 and all the ramps have to be widened. By efVm GETrlNG READY TO BEAT THE HEAT - Matthew and Zack Brazil of Hawthrone Drive are clearing and smoothing the area for a new swimminl pool. This is the best way to "oeat the heat" this summer. They are the sons of Bobby  Tammy Brazil.