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Readers Respond Callaway Girls Not Resp00 Letter to the editor: Callaway softball season is about to start, but this year it is Callaway fast pitch softball. But how can these girls play field at Callaway High finished. When baseball season start- that field was completed on Now that the girls are field is about This is a fine way to show The "Lady Call&apos;s" soft- team has always been put the back burner, tIow soon is forgotten that the "Lady softball team, 1996-97 the first to bring a trophy Callaway ttigh. Even then they were for- (I have a news paper to prove it.) What's going on? Football, track and field, tennis (soccer is another get way moresupport softball. Heck even wrestling has support than these girls. is in very bad taste for school, communities and parents not to stand by part. What happened to , is number 1" (print- the Hogansville Herald 9- or "Callaway All The (printed in the ansville Herald 9-19-96)? girls are a big part of just as much as any- They work and play just as sweat just as much. If seen them play, you to. If you have, you know girls are just as dedicat- they come. I saw a letter that was sent the softball team ask- for volunteers to help fin- the field before the first which is August 19, p.m. How many volunteers think will show up? Some of the girls have been softball most of their All they want is to play their school and I'm not trying to step on any- Ijt think it's poor nat to treat the Call's" softball team as equal part of the Callaway Come Join Us! offer: ! New , Used Homes for sale Homes for rent | . Newly developed,lots for rent I ! Ve pride ourselves i Iing a family odenLod '. Weare I)ted in the quiet, smali and arejus] one mile tram I i 706-637-8130 [ High Athletic Team. This article may seen like one written four years ago, maybe because the same sup- port they had then, they have now. As the saying goes: "Callaway is number 1" (all of them) Name withheld by request. Truck Plaza a Bad Idea Letter to the editor: I have been a resident of Hogansville all of my life Even though I have worked in anoth- er county for the past twenty- seven years as a police ot fleer, I have chosen to make Hogansville my home: My fam- ily is here and I intend to raise my children here. I know how hard it has been on the city over the past many years since the main industry moved away and I know he hard you have worked to attract new industry. The city now looks as though it may have a chance to grow and become an even bet- ter place to live. The reason for this letter is in regards to the "Travel Plaza" or "Truck Stop" which you have been asked to consider granti- ng a permit to locate here. Trucks and truck drivers are essential to our economy and our way of life. The need for a good, safe, and pleasant place for the drivers to take a break from the road is vital for the safety of all that u;(: b,c Iih ways. Howevc!, as with (m\\;:- thing, bigger is not atways bet- ten Unfortunately not all of the people that utilize truck stops are law-abiding. It has been my experience working in and around Atlanta that the big truck stops attract prostitutes. While not a prob- lem in themselves prostitutes are all too often also drug addicts. They became prosti- tute to support an addiction. This is where the problem begins. The addicted p,'o:.,ti- tutes attract drug dealers eager to develop a new market. When the supply moves in then other drug addicts follow the supply. These addicts do not normally hold down jobs and have to resort to theft to support their habit. The area becomes known as a haven for crime and the problem snowballs from there. The expense to the city and its citizens will far outweigh the benefits. We need industry in Hogansville that is true. Do we need an industry that will jeop- ardize our peace of mind and threaten our family's safety? A rest stop is a very good idea for any type of raveler, be they trucks or otherwise and we should welcome such a place. But, will it be a thirty plus acre "Travel Plaza" or a huge "Pandora's Box?" Remember the "Travel Plaza" is permanent if it is once approved. WE cannot change our minds down the road if we don't like it. Deeply Concerned, Jim Maxwell Hogansville In Memory of Melody Clemens Letter to the editor: In Memory of HogansviUe's Earth Angel Melody Natasha Clemons "Gone but not forgotten" All eyes are on you now, but you're no longer here. By living through the words you spoke, your death has made it clear. You couldn't hold on just another day to hear these few words that S.T.A.R. had to say you were a princess, who was put on this earth, You meant everything to everyone ever since birth. Beneath the skies, beneath the trees where pieces of Natasha's hopes and dreams- .Iways beginnings and never endings of life's iittle ways, The only thing she wanted out of life was to love and to praise. Close your eyes and remi- nisce on the things she's done for you and me, I know in your mind you're saying that this ,just can't be. As the future is now, and now is the past we realize this need for the moment to last. God gave you to us, God took you away, but that's okay because that day was your day. Each time the sunshines above we will think of you as a beautiful white dove. With this poem we dedicate CI00IU00 desiuner cutlet The Corner of Broad and Main Streets in Manchester We Invite you to shop with us Monday through Saturday We're open from 10 s.m. to 6 p.m. 846-0231 10% Every Item In The Store (Except Prior Sale Items) Save $ Off Already Low Outlet Prices! i HOGANSVIIE [tOMF Nt,:ws AI',(;ST 19, 1999- PAGE 5 P CTeO to you from S.T.A.R. (Serious Teens Acting Responsibly) with much love. Written by Mellenese Anderson President of S.T.A.R. Dedicated to Natasha's family and friends Concerned About Flying d Letter to the editor: I am deeply concerned about the proposed Flying J truck stop in Hogansville. In recent years Hogansville has been fortunate, by and large, to have a consensus regarding its growth. The owners of most of the property seem to share a com- mon vision of a planned com- munity, primarily residential with a balance of upscale and affordable housing. This vision blended well with the concept of the down- town commercial area and the planned 55 million dollar golf community. Indeed, the plans integrat- ed so well that I had real hopes of Hogansville av0idmg the usual ugly suburban sprawl. New; at the behest of a large- ly absentee la.downer who will not have to live with what she is creating, the town Planning Commission is committing to the familiar grab-at-anything growth pattern. I find it difficult to believe that anyone with even the slightest knowledge of corn muting cannot understand what 200 eighteen wheelers a day will do the the traffic pattern at our interstate exit. It is also highly likely that a very large percentage o[ t h,se trucks will use ttogansv;!le'..; Main Street to detour aro.d the weighing station to our south. The traffic and polhttion will be intolerable and few people with the wherewithal t() buy an upscale house woulddmt Ul) with it. The golf conlnmn v wottltt ( go away and Hogansville and its tax base will be the losers. Additionally, the truck stop is probably a break even propo- sition at best. Local businesses could be hurt if not ruined and there is a strong possibility of an increase in crime, all of which would cost the city in current and future revenue. I urge Mayor St. Clair and i Lyons Gallery !! Your Bear Headquarters Annette Funicello Bears, Marie Osmond Bears, Knickerbocker Collectibles and many more... 71N;-672-4)21|2 One block south of downtown Greenville, GA & each member of the l[ogansville City Council to w)te down this ill considered proposal. Jack Leidner RAMADA INN a,4/.t $595 All you can eat. Includes two entrees 1181-6175 LaFayette Parkway IAIGrange ,New.Homes ,Remodeling ,Additions -Renovations 1706) 672-4N) I I Lyons Homes You pick the floor plans and we'll build to fit your budget. /x NO MONEY / \\; DOW00 i i i ( GORDON COLLEGE I Attn Students: I It's not too late to register for Fall Semester classes. f \\;\qwhcr \\;,t, till ncc(I to apply or just register, you still have time u):tt',t  l',l>,w,< at (;ordon College this 'Fall. The College is h()lding lat ,c ,, ,rati(m f()r l:all Semester from ,\\;tgust 17-31. Late Registration Schedule Tues, Aug 17 Wed., Aug 18 Thurs,/ug 19 Fri, Aug 20 Mon, Aug 23 Tues., Aug 24 Wed Aug 25 Thurs, Aug 26 Fn., Aug 27 Mon aug 30 rues., Aug 31 lOam--3pm 10 am -3pro and5-8pm lOam 3pm loam 3pm 10 a,m.-3 p m and 5-8 pm 10 a.m .-3 p m 10 rn-3pm and5-8pm lOam-3pm lOam-3pm 10 a m -3 p m. and 5-8 pm. loam 3pm / For a(h/it t()n (I itformation on the' l(t(: r,gistration proces.,  ()tt(t(:l the Gordon College A(tnissions office at 770- 35;' 5021. Gordon ('olh'4t 4 I* (7,11c4r Drive " Barnesvillc (;A, 30204 ' 770 ,358 5(7)23 1-800-282-6504 Website: htl p://x ww'g(tn'peachnet'edu E-Mail: gordon(a eagle.gdn.peachnet.edu