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Party Time Is Here- 10 I!!11111 II [llllBIIII / IIIIII IIII I IIIII I1[11!111 I . Silver Savvy Section Salutes Seniors I IIII II I I I I I The IRecognized for Excellence - 2 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area Cops Begin Crackdown Near Club County, City Combine Forces With Nearby 'Road Checks' sy Brym Gmr - 25 middle school students from Troup, Mertwether and Harris counties enjoyed a disciple camp last week VKda near Mountville. Pictured above are the students enjoying an "egg throw" competition. The students are Andrew Charles Black, Michael Smith, Mario Rainge, mark Gates, Quancez Dennis, Kym Parham and Jamison Gavin. !{ Boys Enjoy 'Camp D00ciple' BUmn Getr middle school boys from Troup, Meriwether and counties enjoyed a weekend of learning, games and dis- at Camp Disciple held at Camp Viola near Mountville r 18-21. camp encouraged the boys to consider their purpose in to make good decisions. The sessions were on abstinence; the harmful effects of tobac- Bible study. were divided into teams for competition in has- ultimate Frisbee, egg tossing, an allti-tobacco and a Bible qui Camp Disciple was sponsored by Shepherd's Sword, a non- Christian Ministry, serving youths in the area. Counselors for the camp were Maurice Arnold, Jairo Gay, Manley, Jimmy Merideth, Merv Waldrop and Darren Anthony McKee was the camp's cook and the director was ;the camp were Morris Bryant, Desus Demitrius McLaughlin, da_mal Copeland, Jamell Aiken, Dennis, Torran Neal, Kym Parham, Christian Jackson, Mario Ralnge, Robert Bord, Michael Smith, IYavis Corderius Shepherd, Charles Black, Duriel Davis, Andrew Senerio Thomas, Natarious Richardson, Marc Gates, Hill Detron Blackmon and Timothy Prather. sy SrVanGmr INSPIRED - Jairo Gay, 21, assistant pastor of the St. Paul Methodist Cljrch in Pine Mourdain preaches the Word of God to the campers during Friday morning's devotional time. By Bryan Geter After two -weekends of unrest in the parking lot of the Celebrities club, police have started Saturday night road checks nearby. The Hogansville Police Department and the Troup County Sheriff's Department set up road checks Saturday around x30 p.m., hoping to deter any problems before they occurred. Celebrities is a private club located at the Hummingbird Station on Highway 54 near 1-85 in The HPD and the TCSD work- ing together set up two road checks on Highway 54 and one on Bass Cross Road. The county had one check point at the intersection of the Mountville Road and the Bass Cross Road. According to Hogansville Police Chief Hilton Odom, two DUI arrests was made, along with two citations for expired tags. Police made one arrest on "no license on person," and one arrest for "no proof of insurance." The county made one felony probation arrest. "Everything was quite and peaceful at the club this week- end," Odom said. "We want to make the com- muaity safer for everybody." He extended his appreciation to the Troup County Sheriff's Department for their help. Two weeks ago, Eric Maurice Tucker of LaGrange was shot in the lower back and John Diandre Hines had blood running from his mouth as police arrived at the parking lot of the private night club. No weapons were found but reports were that that four or five men jumped on Hines. Hogansville Investigator Guy Spradlin said it seems that a group of men jumped on Hines and then got in a vehicle and fled the scene. The occurrences happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. That weekend, 700 people were in almost a "rage" when police arrived at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. There were reports of gun- fire but no shell casings were found and no one was hurt, according to police. It took police an hour and a half to clear the premise. The Hogansville City. Council then voted to amend a town ordi- nance with the first reading "so as to prohibit the consumption of alcohol on the premises of estab- lishments not licensed for the sale of alcohol and for other purpos- es." City Attorney Dan Lee said he is eager for the amendment to the ordinance to go into effect "They are making a mockery of the city and it is not fair for businesses that pay for their license," Lee stated earlier. p School Buses Pass Inspection 00Nith 'Flying Colors' Bryan Geter The annual Troup County inspection was con- by the Georgia State Post #2 last Friday and minor problems were according to Mark  County School Director. "We the problems on the Lindstrom said all buses, is a fleet of 154, passed inspection and Troup got a Percent rating, which is The state troopers were at least 50 areas for including from Three new safety features added to the to the fleet GOOD SHAPE - Troup County bus in .. s passed with "flying " last week. The Georgia State Patrol in..sp, ed 154 buses and found only minor .W_ems Wn= mr2was cffff .ect .ed on the spot according to Transportation Director Mark Lindstrom. When school starts on August/, Dewveen o,txxm,uvJ saJaents are expected to be riding on "Big Yellow. this year. Lindstrom says he expects all features to be com- pleted by the end of September. Two of the three features are designed as additional warnings for passing motorists who are to stop while the children are loading and unloading. Lindstrom said presently, the bus driver activates a stop arm and a red stop sign when stopping to pick up or letting off children_ 'rhis hasn't been adequate," he said, "since we have several calls weekly reporting cars speeding by when the red sign is flashing and the stop sign is ont." This year,  buses will be equipped with a feature that causes headlights and taillights to flash when the students are loading and unloading. Inn addition to the flashing lights, rapid blinking "LED" lights will be ed on the stop arm which will prevent traffic in opposite lane from speeding by the stopped buses. Lindstrom said that last year at least two calls came in week- ly that motorists were passing stopped buses. No one was hurt, he stated, but it only takes one time for a child crossing the road to be hit. The third feature is in the installation stage. Each bus will be equipped with an internal "child reminder system" that will reminds dri- vers to check each seat after the children are unleaded. Linstrom said wth this sys- tem, each driver will physical- ly go to the rear of the bus and lift up emergency door arm ban- die. He said if they don't, the ham will sound when the bus is shut off. Linstrom expects between 6,000-7,000 students to ride the buses each day. He said school registration is being held this week and next week with bus information available at each school. Next week, he said, the bus informa- tion will be available on the web site.