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Song Fills Take Time Machine Church Welcomes -2A ...........  : 1 -4A -6,4 e 60, NO. 31 I'le F ormerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2003 HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 D,efaee Pavillion \\; By Clint Claybrook DY- Ann O'Donnell, a first-grade teacher Hogansville Elementary, puts final touches on her prior to school's opening. By Clint Claybrook READY FOR LITTLE ONES - Diane Guy touches up entrance to her room, which will be ready for kinder- gartners, who'll start cl asses on. Thursday, Aug. 7. ummer's Enid Working Hard Preparing for First Day of School Next Thursday ;LAYBROOK School days, school days .... Ah, they start again in Troup next week. Teachers will be in "pre-planning days" through Wednesday and stu- At Hogansville Elementary, Judy Baker and her staff about 350 students in Pre-K h the fifth grade. Last year there were about 375 stu- at the sparkling school where sprucing up their home- The 350 figure will likely go high- Hazel Pendl, the school secre- In many Southern schools, stu- continue to drift in until about Day and besides, Pendl said, not sure all the children are on List Baker is returning for second year here. Her assistant will be Jaqueline Jones, who really like the prospects in She'll commute 130 miles By Clint Claybrook ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - Jaqueline Jones will commute 130 miles round-trip daily to her new job at Hogansville Elementary School starting next week. round-trip every day to get to work from her home in Stockbridge. Jones was at Garner-Newman Middle School in LaGrange last year and at Cannon Street Elementary the year before. She's in her 12th year as a te.acher and administrator. ,On Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. there'll be registration and an open bourse. 3tudents, even the four-year-olds in P re-K, are expected at about 7:50 Thursday morning for the first full day of classes. This week, Ann O'Donnell, a first- grad,e teacher and Diane Guy, who is startJng her eighth year at Hogansville Elementary were among other teach- ers at the school decorating their rooms in bright, attractive colors as they faced the final days before school starts. Fo,r O'Donnel, it will be her 19th year a s a Troup County teacher. Mrs. O'DonneU is also starting her eight year at the H9gansville school, and he;r 19th year in Troup County school. The floors were all polished and shiny oa Tuesday, the only thing miss- ing was the laughter of children. That will come probably along with a few moans and groans from children hating to see vacation end, next Thursday. Also Hit Railroad Artifacts; Harsh Punishment Vowed By CLINT CLAYBROOK Vandals have been at work in Hogansville recent- ly. In the latest incident, they destroyed a bit of railroad history that the owner said can't be replaced. Officials here have said the culprits, if caught, will be prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law." "Maybe they ought to be making little ones out of big ones," suggested ; City Councilman Jack Leidner. The first incident occurred at Hipp Veterans Park, which is home to a new paviUion that was built large- ly by the local American I.gion post. In that ease, the vandals scratched and. otherwise defaced the poles on the pavil- lion, which was dedicated on Memorial Day. Mayor Wilson St. Clair declared after that incident that the culprits won't get off ltill#lr tl' t Police said they'd try to patrol around the park more often. Then last week, vandals beat up, with a heavy instru- ment, several historic-rail- road signal lights that were being kept near the Hogansville Depot until they could be mounted near five old, restored railroad cars that are to be parked near the historic depot as renovation by Jim Harmon and his son Jerry continues. The sig- nal lights were pound- ed "until at least one of the four-inch thick lenses (was) pulver- St. Clair ized, Jerry Harmon said. "These (signal lights) are massive items and had to be moved in with a crane. We'd cement them in after the cars were in place. But before we could, this happened." "Whoever did this spent some time at it. They worked at it, chipping six or more other lenses before breaking one." "These lenses are irre- placable," said Leidner, who is chairman of the city's Police Committee. "It's a piece of history gone forever. The railroad made Hogansville. The Harmon's resoration of the station and accompanying memorabilia not only makes Hog-attractive, but document(s) over a hun- dred years of history." "What a stupid act. If these yahoos (the vandals) want to pound on something, maybe they need to make lit- fie ones of out big ones." "I've urged Police Chier Spradlin to up patrols and investigate completely. We know it isn't any major crime, but like they've found out elsewhere, if you don't stop the smaller acts, they esca- late." 'Fed Up' With Callers, Man Files Complaint By CUNT CLAYBROOK p A local man for whom the new, nationwide "don't call list" hasn't yet become effec- tive, has taken his complaint about a rash of "telemar- keters" calls to the Hogansville Police Department. Carlos Mike Unicee, who lives at 107 White St., told Officer Corey Keele that he'd received seven calls from telemarketers in two days last week, and that he was fed up. Unicee said he has no Caller ID, so hedoesn't know from whence the calls came. But he said he "has the process started" with Bell South to stop the calls, but needed to file complaint with the police in order to support that action. Now, the complaint is offi- cial. In unrelated incident, police were told that David Askew, manger of the Piggly on U,S. Highway 29, has banned a local man from the store. The non-customer was accused of "pan-handling" Customers and was suspect- ed of shoplifting, Askew told police, according to a police report. :iil I ilii TRIBUTE- The Masonic Lodqe of Hogansville hon- oreo the widows of deceased Masons on Thursday, July 17, at the Masonic Lodge. There were twelve widows attending and enjoyed a delicious meal of chicken and fish with all the trimmings. Also attending were Rev. and Mrs. 'Ni lis and masons and their wives. Rev. Harold Willis (Right Photo) was the guest speaker. The widows of masons included: Betty Thompson, Frances Robinson, Helen Thompson, Gladys Boswell, M,rY Thimilonia, Fannie =e C nnon, Alma Evans, Mattie Lou Todd, Jane Hubbard, Betty White, Jean Howington and Sylvia Barrett. (Pictured at left, but not in order).