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I PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016 By Andv Kober ON THE GROUND - The abandoned house on Maple Street, a long-time eye sore in the neighborhood, was demolished earlier this week by Dominion Contracting of Whitesburg. Monday the debris was being loaded into a container and will be hauled away. This was part of a continuing effort by city officials to rid the city of old, abandoned and dilapidated houses. t By ANDY KOBER ing area. The council authorized expenditure up to Precision Planning has been chosen to $500,000 for Phase I of the project. The funds help develop the Lake Jimmy Jackson proj- will come from Special Purpose Local Option ect for the city. Sales Tax revenue designated for the proj- The company has already done prelimi- ect. nary work, such as taking council members Precision Planning has performed other to similar projects to gather ideas, and design- work for the city including the Streetscapes ing a working idea for Lake Jimmy Jackson. project in the downtown area. The project has been divided into differ- When completed, Lake Jimmy Jackson ent phases and the next part will include for- will be a tribute to former Hogansville Mayor mal design, engineering and construction Jimmy Jackson who passed in May 2014. He management of Phase I. was a supporter of utilizing the water reser- Phase I of the project is set to include voirforrecreationalactivities, including fish- entrance features, a restroom and conces- ing, picnicking, swimming and even boating. sion building, boat ramp and kayak dock, No work is anticipated to begin for sev- swimming area, fishing access and a park- eral months. B~' ANDY KOBER i The Hogansville Police Department has scheduled the fUfoo Nation l Night ,Out festiv-, house, a DJ music andp : For more information about r Friday, Sept. 9. plus a Variety of food iter . National Night Out in The event, which has proven Agencies scl duled 'to be Hogansviile, contact the police Storm Troopers from Star Wars and other figures. There will be free items given away, a dunk tank and bounce e a'e elypopularinHogansville present at Night Out includes isheldaspartoftheNationalNight HogansvillePolice Department, Qut during which law enforce- Troup County Sheriff's Office, r ent officers and other public Georgia State Patrol, Georgia s fety entities have the opportu- Bureau of Investigation, nity to interact with members of Meriwether County Sheriff's the community- especially the Office, 2Youp County Fire children. Department, American Medical The year's Night Out is set to Response and others. have visitors includingR p, The Hogansville Police HARVEST TIME MINISTRIES Richard & Ginny Nash Anointed Preaching & Singing Brotherhood Meetings, Revivals, Special Services, Weddings and Funerals. 222 5th Street, Manchester, GA Ph: (770) 696-7548 gin-leel@live.com Call Us To Come To Your Church !: Unlock the equity in your home, pay off your home or consolidate 0ur debts. We offer 0me loans with no !balloon payment. Credit score preventing you from consolidating your debt or getting the cash needed? Talbot State Bank makes loans on houses and mobile homes with land or land only. Call 706-674-2215 Ask for Ken Chapman or Tma Rogers 76 East Main Street-EO.Box 215 Woodland, Georgia Department Night Out will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Hendrix Held at Hogansville Elementary School department at 706637-6648. If your grass has a dull bluish-gray cast and leaves footprints after you walk across it, it undoubtedly is under stress. Weeks of tem- peratures in the nineties with very little rain is causing havoc with our lawns. How can we help our turf survive August? Dr. Clint Waltz, turfgrass specialist with UGA Extension, suggests these practices during drought periods: * Raise the cutting height within the recom- mended range for your grass. Reduce fertilizer applications until conditions improve. Modify herbicide programs during high tem- peratures and moisture stress. Water deeply and infrequently. Grasscycle Select drought toler- ant turfgrasses. Raising the mowing height can help a lot. Mow to the highest level recom- mended or at least 1A higher than what you are already mowing. Taller blades of grass and a denser canopy can reduce surface temper- atures and reduce evapora- tion. Leaving the grass clip- pings on the lawn, also known as "Grasscyling" will con- serve ground moisture and water retention. Keeping the blade sharp or replacing worn out blades minimizes moisture loss through wounds and helps prevent disease entry. One of the best ways to stress out turfgrass is to con- tinue to fertilize especially with nitrogen when there has been no rainfall. Nitrogen stimulates new growth and new growth requires water. Hence, stress is produced. Postpone fertilizer applica- tions until adequate rainfall. Herbicide applications on drought stressed turf maybe less effective. Hot, dry tem- peratures also promote volatilization of the herbi- By ANDY KOBER Eight months after heavy rains and flood- ing damaged streets and storm drains in the city, funds might become available for repairs. During last week's city council meeting, City Manager James Woods announced that funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency might finally become available. Damage in the city has been divided into two designations including small projects and large projects. The small projects can be handled by the city though Woods said the city would have to cover 12-1/2 percent of the cost, or about $102,000 as a low estimate. It is possible that once the projects begin, additional findings could drive the price up and Woods report- ed the city's share could increase by $50,000. After considerable discussion, the expen- diture was approved by a unanimous vote. The funds will come from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue. Woods also explained the large projects will involve permits from the Environmental Protection Division, and that process is under- way. To date, Church Street and College Avenue remain closed. Several years ago my wife Frances and I had the privilege of venturing out west one summer. While we were in the area we stopped to see the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now that is a big hole in the ground. I was amazed at how vast the view was. From rim to rim the Grand Canyon aver- ages around thirteen miles across. It is about a mile deep and if you have not had the chance to see it the Grand Canyon is massive. When standing on the rim and looking down we were struck by the creativity of God. He chose to place a huge canyon that would amaze us in just that spot. The levels and layers are beautiful. The Colorado River that runs through the canyon floor is dwarfed by the canyon walls and rock formations. The sight is breathtaking and God's hand was behind it all. Psalm 95 verses 3-5 say, "For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it and his hands formed the dry land." GOD HOLDS the earth in his hands. The sea is his God's creative character. Then we know that he made us too, we should be amazed at the detail he puts into his fantastic creation. From the beauty of the Grand Canyon to the detail and masterful work of creating a hand that can type is amazing and pass me by on this one. I can type, got up to around fifty or sixty words or more per minute while I was in high school, but my problem is that I cannot think when I type. Therefore, Ms. Dorothy has to do it for because he made it. The dry land is his because he formed it. The beauty of this world can only be attributed to the God who designed it then brought it to be. What a great artist! What a great Creator! me. What a great Godl What should be our prop- CAN most definite- er response to such a great ly do the big things well. He God? "Come and let us bow can pay close attention to down in worship, let us kneel details and he most surely before the Lord our Maker, does deserve our worship. He for he is our God and we are can handle the big things in the people of his pasture, the my life and your life well and flock under his care," Psalm he can handle the day to day 95 continues in verses six and small things also. Let us wor- seven, ship him for being the God of The proper response tothe big things and the God of the God who has created it the small things too. all, including the majestic In closing let me tell you Grand Canyon, is to "bow that when we visited the down in worship" and to Grand Canyon many years "kneel before the Lord our ago there was a car in the Maker." When we know that parking lot where we parked that had a Meriwether God has made it all, then we should be moved to worship Cou y lag.oa.it, l/edidaot him in spirit and truth, kno_w who the ,car: heIoaged From the majesty of the to and had no way of finding world around us, we learn of out. cides which may drift onto non-target ornamentals and cause damage. Follow label directions with regard to tem- perature on applying herbi- cides. On heavy clay soils you have to allow the irrigation water to infiltrate the soil. Gentle irrigation allows the soft to absorb the water. Only irrigate in the early morning which prevents evaporation. 70% or more of the water may be lost if irrigating in the heat of the day. Irrigating at night promotes disease. For future consideration, UGA Turf grass breeding pro- grams have produced culti- vars with low water use and high drought tolerance such as TifTuf Bermuda. This would be for new installa- tions. Mowing height for drought conditions: (this is I/2 inch higher than normal max- imum cutting height) Hybrid Bermuda: 2 inches Centepedegrass: 2.5 inches St. Augustine: 3.5 inches Tall Fescue: 3.5 inch- es What's going on in Extension? August 16th: TCCA Meeting: Guest speaker: Niki Whitley, small ruminant spe- cialist, Fort Valley State University. Meal at 7 PM (cost: 6.00) the program starts at 7:30 PM, Ag Center September lst: Planting Food Plots for Deer Wildlife Program. 6:30 PM - 8 PM at the Oak Hurst Farm, Just south of Jones Crossroads on HWY 219. Call to register, no cost. Wildlife specialist Dr. Mark McConnell will be the guest speaker. Georgia Master Cattleman Program starting September 6th. Tuesday evenings from 6;30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Ag Center. 8 class- es. Cost $75.00. Call for more information. HogansvJlle Community Calendar Hogansvitle Mun c:pal Court ~?,~ p ~"i ar~:~ 330 p ~r~, American Legion Post 7 6::!::!i() ,-,: ,, , Hogansvitle Pitot Club ~e:ett~i,::~... !~!; .;:~' ;i::~ I ~.i:~3':~;;:~a,'~