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) HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - I HURSI A', JULY 24, 2003 PAGE 5-A Support Our Troops ; ) ii ;/i! ;/iii;i:!i[?)!i;i \\; REVIVAL SERVICES Hogansville FTrst Baptist Church 500 East Main Street August 17 - 20, 7 p.m. Dr. Keith Fordham, Evangelist Special services each evening featuring "Homer". 12 Jackson Street Newnan, Georgia 30263 (770) 251-1567 251-0800 Fax 251-0810 E-mail: gbrown@mail2.newnanutilities.org HARWELL, BROWN & HARWELL, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 & 13 Social Security & S.S.I. H Gary W. Brown By Clint Claybrook IMPROVEMENTS - Mayor Robert Trammell checks over a map showing how changes in the city's water Would affect Luthersville. ing Boom Town or Not, LuthersviUe Poised for Growth and Prosperity Mayor Trammell hopes Ford Company is, indeed, and an estimated Jobs _ some 2,000 of the plant itself - to a site in the Tri- Industrial Park Grantville. knows it's com- the case for every- he reasons, fl of people in , Mich. be a few high- of Georgia indus- Ckaowledges, but not coming any- is on the verge down a $1.6 million 'eXpand and improve distribution center, adding three new ells. new wells will also Atlanta and Columbus regions which ignored Luthersville for many years "after Interstate 85 By- passed us." THE MAYOR, a native whose family first boqght land here in the 1840s, says there are two major reasons Ford would be so good for Luthersville and the area: It would provide "good employment in this county." He envisions perhaps hun- dreds of vehicles heading into the county every morning, bringing Ford employees to work, rather than just the exo- dus of Meriwether County people every morning head- ed closer to Atlanta to their jobs. And the plant would add substantially to Meriwether County's tax base, "so busi- ness and landowners don't have to pay everything." He winces every time he hears of people today having to sell off Meriwether County land their grandparents worked their entire lands to purchase in order to pay their taxes. "I'm hopeful" Ford's com- ing, but either way, Trammell says, "I believe the attention Ford's brought to the county will bring something else good to us in the near future if the economy turns around. That may be the biggest hang up of all." MERIWETHER and the 'lYi-County Industrial Park "is nearest to 1-85 and Hartsfield International (Airport) and to rail service and you just don't find that in many places," Trammell said, noting the advantages of the industrial site Ford here has high on its priority list compared to one in Morgan County that the automaker is also said to be considering. "Is there a negative side" to the possibility that Ford will bringa plant that will pro- vide some 2,000 jobs and "spin-offs" such a suppliers that might mean another 2,000 jobs, the mayor asks, rhetorically. "The only thing I can think of is when I' retired, I antici- pated myself in 20 years tool- ing around Luthersville in a pickup truck, as my dad and grandfather did "If Ford comes, that might no longer be possible." It's obvious the retwed 34-, yem .... employeoj .-of ..... the, University System of Georgia, who spent last 29 as an English professor, chief academic officer and vice president of academics and dean of the faculty at Macon State College, won't consider that a major sacrifice. Whatever comes, ]ammell expects the atten- tion focused on Meriwether by speculation about the com- ing of Ford to be a good thing. "You couldn't have bought that kind of attention," he said in an interview last week. sville of con- of the city's exist- wells which the by the main in dry-cleaning put a Band- fix on that problem f by installing ilters which extract the town's Water, but Trammel anticipated new n by is not you want to live EXPANDED and water system, a 300,000-gallon tank will also allow .to serve more cus- )rove fire protec- allow for a two-or ' backup if the deliv- should fail short- growth is it the moment pri- Atlanta proper" people who opted for the and Coweta 10 years ago but to get "a little far- md away from congestion. cites some 14 construc- flete-in zmrous other as proof that arrived even might I expected. new residential as part of the together" of the Poplar Creek i$::bauttful inside and out. Our suitesoffehe comforts of home while our staff provides assistance with daily care. We offer three chef-prepared nutritious meals, transportation to appointments, and fun activities every day. 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