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Annual Dinner Honors Ladies -3,t Th Area Woman Enjoys Pageant -5/I BibP F"h o' , L ~ ~ '~ L ~ ' PRSRT STD AUTO U. S, POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVlLLE, GK PERMIT NO. 35 Formedy The Hogansville Herald Sen ng the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 f HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2004 10 PAGES 1 SECTION ,50 ' Cars Arrive... Truck moving day is ~When you have to pitch .~%tuff" onto a flatbed ~_.~d haul it across town ~-L~v apartment or house? , picture this: having ['~ five railroad cars ~Warm Springs, where Eve been rusting for 25 ~..or so to downtown ~ville - it's no small t Jim Harmon and his ~rry, railroad enthusi- Who started collecting el trains and other raft- naemorabilia more than ~ago, got it done. in lies the story. t, find the cars: they some railroad ears to ~ce the Railroad they re building at ~d passenger ~h will ih time house plen- memorabilia as well as ~restaurant built in what like a railroad dining but isn't. The father-son combina- ~andpartner Dan Murphy ee been at work on the since the Harmons ~t it more than a year from CSX Railroad and the restoration work. They'd hoped, initially, to Ve it and the restaurant l'acting crowds from the ~gbird Festival next but the opening of the ~urant has been pushed ~,to "the first quarter of ~,' Jerry Harmon said. The five railroad cars ltWere movedover the last days to spur lines some feet long that the ~ons and their workers alongside the old depot donated by Hugh ~, a businessman who ~s in Fayette County and manufacturing plants, ~g one in Warm ~ c~m had tobe ~,,ed ~a side track in Warm ~gs. But they were so try that the state ~_rtment of ~tion routed tl~m , ,that city to Waverly and Ellerslie, then along ~hway 315 to Interstate ~aUN CARS, !~ 2A Rowe Reclaim Seats i!i:i Commissioner Avoids Runoff; Takes 61.8% of Votes in 31-oup By CUNT CLAYBROOK By Cfint CI~ BIG MOVE - Two giant cranes were required to move this old railroad car from a flatbed truck near the long-abandoned Hogansville Railroad Depot earlier this week. The wheels alone, which were moved separately, weighed some 46,000 pounds per set. m c~t ctw~0~ DINING CAR - Dan Murphy, a partner with Jim and Jerry Harmon in restoration of the old train depot in Hogansville standing in faux dining car that will be home to a new restaurant in the depot. t's True: Villages at Huntcliff ought by Atlanta Corporation Development Corp. of . Atlanta, which is headed by Gary Kueld. He is a long-time devel- oper and builder, who has done major projects in Roswell and LaGrange. In addition to the subdi- vision site, the firm also bought the old Farmers Supply Building and 15 acres, which is near the subdivision and was formerly an auto- mobile dealership and is run- See HUNTcMFF, Page 2A 8y c~a C~Wbrook WORKERS build a new sidewalk from Highway 29 down into the subdivision. are tract that will, over time, be the site of some 615 new homes is Towncenter Incumbents in two races of particular interest to Hogansville won new terms 6n Tuesday. *Buck Davis easily kept his District 2 seat on the Troup County Commission by garnering 1,176 votes, or 61.8 percent of the total. Lance Dorrough, a Hogansville native, got 33 percent of the vote district- Davis wide or 396 and Rhonda Booth had 331 votes, according to unofficial results Tuesday night. That means that Davis, of LaGrange, has won his third race for that County Commission seat. Hogansville, however, went for Dorrough: he received 193 of thevotes cast at Hogansville Elementary School, or 55.3 percent of the In Hogansville, Rowe got 308 votes. Daniel had 2,50. *In the state Senate District 29 race, Incumbent Dan Lee, who is also the HogansviUe city attorney, got 2,839 or 65.99 percent of the ~Toup County vote to the 967 or 22.48 percent cast for Seth Harp, a Columbus incumbent in that race. Julian A. Mack [~.INT CLAYBROOK The Villages at Huntcliff ~rawling, under-develop- ~t subdivision near down- ~a Hogansville has been ! by local developer John ~Id to an Atlanta firm. The sale was finalized in F, but had only been a for to most of HogansviIIe :e nobody knew for sure It had gone down, some ds said earlier this week The new owner of the 175- 36 or 10.32 percent of the Hogansville vote. *In the race for the District 3 seat on the Troup County Board of Education, incumbent Sheila D. Rowe drew 800 votes district-wide, or 53.76 percent of the total to the 687 or 46.17 percent attracted by Dariel Daniel, who taught in the county for some 30 years and was also a coach. in Troup County. The two top men in that race had to await the outcome of the vote oount in Harris, Meriwether and Muscogee counties to see who won. The winner will face Democrat Bob Trammell of Luthersville in November. *Troup County voted solidly for Johcny Isakson in the COP race to see who suc- ceeds geH Miller. Missing Your Tires ? Ask the Repo Man department reports: By CUNT CLAYBROOK A dispute over tires sold to one Hogansville man that. were "lost" turned up in Hoganw,~le Police reports in recent days. A tire dealer reportedly sold them to one resident, who, when they disappeared, told police they had been stolen. That wasn't the case, said Police Chief Guy Spradlin. "It was the 'repo man' who took them back, the chief said, after the buyer appar- ently hadn~ paid for them or made the appropriate partial payments on time. End of mystery. In other action in recent days, according to police Gas prices are going back up: at one Hogansville convenience store earlier this week, regular gasoline was selling for $1.85 a gallon. But some folks continue to try to avoid the new prices: 1~Tan Rhodes at the Money Back Store at 1831 East Main St. told police that on July 11 about 7:20 p.m., a customer drove off without paying. The report dealing with that inci- dent didn't show how many gallons were stolen or the mount of the tab, Paul J. Gray, 38, of 2739 Pea Ridge Road, Franklin, was charged DUI, d_riving an unregistered vehicle and a sm pouc~ ~z~ Bv~ CLOSE CALL- Will Wright was uninjured in a two vehicle accident last Monday at the intersection of Comm~ and Johnson Street. Wright was pinned in hi~ vehicle when his car landed bottom up after a collision with a truck. He was carried to an Opetik.a hospital for treatment. ?