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i I , r I LD :rlll!!r[I!!llI!!IL!Ulll. Serving the HogansviUe-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 VOL. 74, NO. 32 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 2016 6 PAGES" SECTION" 1 INSERT 50C By JACK BAGLEY Troup County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Hogansville man after a fight led to the man stabbing another man several times. Deputies were called to the 1000 block of Riverside Drive last Thursday around 1:44 a.m. to a suspicious per- son complaint. On arrival, Deputies made contact with a Hispanic male they identi- fied as Christian A. Juarez, 26, of Hogansville. Juarez reportedly had torn clothing and blood on him. Juarez told the Deputies that he had gotten into a fight with another man. Deputies and investigators spoke with numerous people in the immediate area, who con- sued the man, continuing firmed that Juarez had been to stab at him and actual- in a fight with someone. The ly slashing the victim's other man involved in the " throat, causing a slight cut incident had been fighting to his carotid artery.. with Juarez on and off all One homeowner evening, Deputies said. opened their door and According toreports, the began to render first aid victim of the stabbing - to the victim, while anoth- whose name has not been er witness to the event released - and Juarez were called 911. in a car traveling to visit an The victim was airlift- acquaintance on Riverside ed to a nearby hospital for Drive when their argument treatment of several stab escalated into violence, wounds, and Deputies say Juarez allegedly pulled a he is expected to survive. knife and began stabbing the Juarez was arrested other man. and charged with aggra- The victim managed to vated assault with a dead- get out of the car andbegan ly weapon, and he was running from house to house, taken to the Troup County screaming for help. Jail on the charge. Deputies said Juarez pur- FESTIVAL SPONSOR - Piedmont Newnan Hospital, pictured above, announced last week that they will be the sponsoring partner of the Hummingbird Festival Oct. 15-16. nsor VI 98th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - On Friday, 8/5, the Senior Women's Sunday School Class of Highland Baptist Church gathered at the home of Mrs. Jean Crocker to honor Mrs. Mattie Lou Todd on her 98th birthday. Pictured celebrating the event were: (Front row) Geneva Dickerson, Evelyn Higgins, Mattie Lou Todd, Cathy Trim, Magdalene Fuller, (Back row) Eunice Spradlin, Joyce Willingham, Gloria Prather, Jane Higgins, Jean Crocker and Janis Davison. "Happy 98th Birthday, Mrs. Mattie Lou". By JACK BAGLEY tion officer, they ran to a door was unlocked. That inmate and entered the housing unit. allegedly conspired with two An alert corrections offi- The detention officer others to leave the housing cer at the Troup County Jail notified Jail staff of the inci- unit and, once at the fence, prevented a possible escape dent and the facility was the three reportedly tried to from the facility last Friday. placed on lockdown until all manipulate the fencing to Troup County Sheriff's inmates were accounted for make an escape from the Department Public in a head count. Jail. Information Officer Sgt. Jail staff and the Sheriff James Woodruff Steward Smith saidin anews Sheriff's Department crimi- said that since the attempt, release that on August 5th, nal investigators began an he has instituted additional shortly after 11:00 p.m., a internal investigation of the safety protocols to prevent detention officer with the security breach. After inter- such an incident from hap- Sheriff's Department was on viewing the three inmates in pening again. The three routine perimeter patrol question anddetentionoffi- inmates involved in the around the jail exterior,cers who were on duty at the alleged escape attempt - While on patrol, the officer time of the attempted identified as Amanda Camp, noticed three female escape, Investigators deter- 28; Ahsha Toreegano, 28; and inmates who were outside of mined that at some pointBrittany Johnson, 27 - have, one of the housing units, but Friday an inmate discovered each been charged with a still inside the fence. Once that an emergency exit door felony count of criminal the inmates saw the deten- leading to the fenced area attempt escape. By ANDY KOBER " Woods said the sinkhole was likely caused when a water Line began leaking and that leak Compared to others found in much larger became progressively worse. Also located in cities, the one in Hogansville is small by corn- the area was a sewer line that had failed and parison. Still it is an issue that must be was allowing infiltration of storm water. The addressed, two issues combined to allow the dirt to liter- A sinkhole has been uncovered along Oak ally be eaten away and flushed down the drain. Street that, according to City Manager James City officials report that an excessive Woods, is large enough to hold three adults amount of water continues flowing through with room remaining, the sewer line and they are investigating the The sinkhole was apparently discovered possibility of another water leak in the area. when city workers were examining a small Once the issues are addressed and repairs holeandthenfoundamuchlargervoidbeneath, made, the sinkhole will be filled. The Hogansville Charitable Trust is pleased to announce Piedmont Newnan Hospital as the sponsoring partner of the 19th annual :: ogansville Hummingbird Festival, to be held on October 15 and 16, 2016. "We are extremely grate- ful for the generous sponsor- ship of Piedmont Newnan Hospital," said Todd Pike, Festival Chairman. "Their new hospital on Poplar Road is a short drive from Hogansville. They feel like part of our community, and their support of the Hummingbird Festival real- ly shows that." Piedmont Healthcare started as a single hospital more than a century ago and is now an integrated health- care system of six hospitals and 70 primary care and spe- cialty offices across greater Atlanta and North Georgia. Piedmont Newnan Hospital has served Coweta County residents for many years, and in 2012 it expanded, opening a nine-story, 364,000 square- foot, 136-bed hospital on 105 acres along Poplar Road near 1-85 in southeast Newnan. The hospital property includes more than 2,500 feet of frontage along Poplarhistoric and municipal prop- Road. Work is underway on erties in and around the city. the new Poplar Road inter- It is governed by a volunteer change on 1-85. board of directors composed "When the new exit isof business and Community completed,.the.haspi l will leaders. Funds generated by be even moi'e accessible to the Trust over the years hax e residents of Troup and been donated to the City of Meriwether Counties," said Hogansville and have been Hogansville Mayor Bill matched by federaland state Stankiewicz. grants, resulting in over $2.5 "Piedmont Newnan million in city improvements. Hospital is pleased to be part The Hogansville of the HogansviUe Hummingbird Festival is Hummingbird Festival," saidheld the third weekend of Mike Robertson, Chief every October in historic Executive Officer for downtown Hogansville,i Piedmont Newnan Hospital. where Main Street is trans- "It has a worthy mission, and formed into a bustling show- it's also a lot of fun for fami- case of over 100 arts anti: lies across west central crafts vendors from acro Georgia. My family and I look the region. The festival also forward to attending the fes- includes a large food court, tival this year. Our hospital three separate entertainment meets a longstanding need stages, a Student Art Exhibit, for expanded healthcare open storefronts, and a services in the community, grassy area with children's and we're honored to care for rides and activities. Hogansville residents and The festival is free and their families." open to the public, with free The Hummingbird parking, shuttles, handicap Festival isthe primary access, and ample security. fundraisingarm of the To learn more about the HogansviUe Charitable Hogansville Hummingbird Trust, a private, nonprofit Festival, visit 501(c)3 Georgia corporation www.HummingbirdFestivaL created for the purpose of com. renovating and preserving Photo Submitted HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW - The Askew house that was such a prominent feature of the downtown Hogansville area was demolished and the debris hauled away on Tuesday, Aug; 9. Hay currently covers the bare ground and grass seed will be plant- ed. The house was purchased by the Hogansville Charitable Trust and donated to the city. The house was in deteriorating condition and demolition will allow construction ofa park in the downtown area. The demolition work was performed by John's Trucking. P* ,.h 3h,