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i i1,1 ii iiiiii t 'ood for Thought Now Being Th e jnwille Formerly The Hogansville Herald Set Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area SRT STD AUTO ':" 3STAGE PAID NSVILLE, GA MIT NO, 35 V Geter Tuesday Hogansville will go to the polls for the runoff and pick who will the ballot in November. most talked about race area right now is probate judge's race. m ca Ldk ates of Democratic or the primary received votes on July 18 to pre- ATTORNEYS, Luther and John Wyatt, will face off in the Democratic runoff. Jones polled 2,143 votes (40 per- cent) and Wyatt received 1,849 votes (35.10 percent). Third- place finisher John (Chop) Poythress, Jr. Received 1,295 votes (24.58 per- cent). On the Revublican side, Donald Boyd received Jones 969 votes (33.61 percent) T. (Jim) Hunnicutt 1,167 (40.47). '47 votes has no incumbent, the resignation of long- Probate Judge Gwen to declining health. confusing for voters: this they'll also have to pick one of two contenders mrtisan race to fill the until Dec. 31. earlier out-polled five as he collected Hunnicutt received Sitice neitther had over 50 they'll be on Tuesday's again just for the term that December. voters Tuesday I Ill I II I I l Ill I I I I I I II %__ I Signs of Fall By Bryan Geter FLOBR, The seventh Hummingbival is:justam"heer. Pfotuml ' above are nkiewicz. chairman and Joh n Leld .net. pub /  !r  ha. t a  as prepa are well underway. For more information call 6 i! 7 : : . J i/ W Plans Well U00wy For Hummingbird Festival By Bryan Geter Plans for the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival are gaining steam. Thousands are expected to swarm the streets and adjacent shops during the festi- val, which will be Oct. 21 and 22. The festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. Publicity director John Leidner said vendor spaces are filling up, so' applications need to be picked up and filled out now. But the festival still needs sponsors and Page 2A . Hill Molyneaux, 92 in I aGrange , r), All profits of the festival will go to t city's restoration. Festival committe chairman Bill Stankiewicz said, "We need help to meet our objectives, which are to provide wholesome family oriented fun and entertainment; to raise money for the beautification of Hogansvflle and to increase the number of visitors to our city." "We need volunteers to work on festival planning and to work on the days of the fes- tival," he remarked. There will be a silent auction at the festi- this is a way businesses in Hogansville can help and be a part of the event. See FESTIVAL, Page 2A ., I I I I I H ...... I II I I III I I I i and Troup lost one of its oldest and ==Complete Funeral Details, 7A 'as Dr. W. in in to Dr. Molyneaux Ounty served Troup County for more than 50 lived in Hogansville from 1955 when he moved Then In 1976 he Hogansville. He until the late an office opened Creek Ranch until the established and Flat Creek Ranch in with his fatal- ly. He graduated from Houghton College and the University of Buffalo Medical School. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II and received a Bronze Star for his service in maintaining a field hos- pital following the Normandy invasion. He wasamemberoftheTroup County Medical Society, the Georgia Medical Association and served as medical director for the Brian Center and the Royal Elaine Nursing Homes for many years. Molyneaux was named Physician of the year in 1998 by the Clark-Holder Clinic of LaGrange in recognition of his many years of service to the com- munity. He was a member and Elder of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Hogansvine. He was also a member of the American Legion. 'Abductee' Charged With Theft By Bryan Geter The man police originally thought was abducted on Friday was instead arrested early Saturday and charged with employee theft, according to Guy Spradlin of the Hogansville Police Department. Jeffery Bernard Ford, 33, of 305 Greenough Street in Hogansville told police he was working the late night shift at the Shell Mart at 611 East Main St. when the 'temptation became strong' and he took $877 in cash, 24 packs of cigarettes and eight lighters. He also took the surveillance tape out of the store camera and left, police said. Spradlin said Ford became "scared" and threw the cigarettes and lighters in the trashcan out- side the store. Spradlin said police respond- ed after being told at 5:15 a.m. Friday there was no clerk at the store. The Georgia Bureau of  w_a.cal}ed and a neneovter searched the area looking for clues. It was early a.m. Saturday when an anonymous tip was given to Spradlin saying Ford was hid- ing in an abandoned house at 128 Ware St.. Spradlin and GBI Agent Arthez Woodruff went to the house at 12:30 a.m. and found Ford sitting on the porch. Spradlin said no cash was found on Ford at the time of the arrest. He is being held in the Troup County jail. THE INCIDENT is the city's second in two months involving convenience store employees charged with stealing. In June, an employee of the Hummingbird Chevron on East Main and two accomplices were charged in a "holdup and robbery scam" after $1,901 was stolen. In that incident, the three allegedly faked a robbery at the store, taping the employee's hands, feet and mouth to give the appearance of a robbery. The case is unrelated to this week's incident. IN OTHER police news, the taking'at iE: Main St. after Luthers Waters reported his ACIDC Lincoln Welder was miss- ing from his front porch. By Bryan Getor FAMILIAR SPOT - The Shell Mart at 611 East Main St. was the scene of an inside theft that police thought originally may have been an abduction of an employee when they received word no one was on duty at the store. By Bryan Geter TRAVELING FAR - Hogansville's former Mayor Willie H. (Mike) Johnson will travel to Los Angeles Sunday for the United Grand Supreme Counsel National Convention. I I I I Lodg-ing Former Mayor Going To Los Angeles for Masonic Convention By Bryan Geter 'Former Hogansville Mayor Willie H. (Mike) Johnson will travel to Los Angeles Sunday for the United Grand Supreme Counsel National Convention. Johnson is an Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Free Masonry. He is a 33rd Degree Mason and has been in the Masons for 20 years. Johnson is the only one from Hogansville attending the convention but said three from LaGrange and 10 from his lodge, the St. Joseph Grand Lodge of LaGrange, were traveling there for the week-long festivites. "Altogether, there will be more than 3,000 in attendance," he boasted. "We are going to be in the same hotel (the Windham) at the same time the Democratic Convention is going on." It must he a big hotel, he speculat- ed. He and his wife Annie have five children.