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News in Pictures -3A The Night Grizzard I Amazing Want Had It from 1953-4A 00me. I11 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S, POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 34 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2003 10 PAGES , 1 SECTION 50 Ii i!  i iiii! '' ,!i!  ' .....  " ill ..... :ii , iili!iiill /ii!i Sabrina Bozeman is a Speech- ESSENTIAL ROLE- Substitute Music Specialist Cynthia list (SLP) who comes to Hogansville K. Brown will be with Hogansville Elementary until ,[obama ,. ............ D.,ecemb[,. ... .......... ,, ...... . .... ..,. ....... With 'Class' Educators Welcomed on Board at HogansviUe Elementary Two new full time teachers and one teacher have been added to Hogansville Elementary. Sabrina Bozeman is a Speech- who comes Randolph County, Alabama, teaching for the past five years three schools. She is married to Jamie Bozeman is a Social Studies teacher and soccer coach at LaGra43ge She has a 7 week old newborn and is a mem- of the First Baptist Church in She received her Bachelor's from Auburn University and Master's Degree from the State niversity Of West Georgia. Mrs. excited to be a part of the Elementary. *Kimberly (Kim) Koopman is orig- from Charleston, S.C. She specializes in education fkor the hard of hearing children. She in South Carolina for South for the Deaf and the Cowpens Elementary School, Todd Elementary, and Hearing Impaired this 2002-2003 school year. She received her Bachelor of Arts for the Deaf Hard of Hearing and Bachelor of Elementary Education in May of 2003. ;will be held today  Ilrs. Charlotte Delores 70, of Hogansville, died Monday, August Wife of the late George Tumlin, Sr., she mother and and raised four chil- also working as admin- Other Deaths, 6A She also interned at the Summer Children's Ministry with the First Baptist Church. While there she planned and ran children's camps for 300 children, grades 1-12. "I am thrilled to be in Hogansville," she says. "What a great place to be!" Substitute Music Specialist Cynthia K. Brown will be with Hogansville Elementary until December. She is a LaGrange native, arried with one son, Colby, who is 15 and a sophomore at LaGrange Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education & Piano and a Master of Music in Music Education & Piano from State University of West Georgia. She has taught at Berta Wethersbee & Dawson Street Elementary in LaGrange, LaGrange Academy for ten years, and is currently based out of Ethel Knight Magnet School for the last three years. She will be returning to Ethel Knight in January. She is also the for- mer accompanist for the Young Singers of LaGrange Professional Children's Choir, and is currently accompanist for the LaGrange College Choir and the pianist at Western Heights Baptist Church in LaGrange. Hogansville Elementary is very excited to have these new talented teachers with us and we are looking forward to a brightly eventful school year. SKILLED AND TALENTED- Kimberly (Kim) Koopman i special- izes in education for the deaf and hard of hearing children. Nightmarish Detour Gets Trucker Literally Stuck in West Georgia By CLINT CLAYBROOK CB Radio crowd, got stuck and had to be towed loos e by a big wrecker. A Meriwether County sher- iffs deputy said the driver of the big rig had been trying to "avoid the rush-hour traffic in Atlanta" and somehow had gotten lost and ended up in Meriwether County about 8 p.m. "He's probably 60 miles from his right route," the deputy said. "He ought to be on (Interstate) 75 South." The driver, in addition to being See TRUCKER, Page 2A Talk about red-facedI Well, maybe he wasn't that. But the driver of a tractor- trailer rig loaded with automo- biles that got "hung up" on the crown in the highway at the inter- section of Georgia Alt. 27 and Highway 18 in Harris City a week ago Tuesday night at least had a few people embarrassed fdr him. ,Traffic had to be routed around that busy intersection for at least a little while after the "portable parking lot," as car- hauler trailers are known to the Murderer Will Get No Parole Stay in Jail, Board Tells Convicted Killer Weaver By JOHN KUYKENDALL For the second time, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied parole to Robert Merle Weaver, 30, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Hogansville man. Weaver was charged with the murder of Teddy E. Brown, 47, who died after being attacked in his home between Hogansville and Lone Oak in Pine Lane Trailer Park on Highway 54 on December 19, 1987. According to court reports, Wea,/,er and two friends broke into the Brown home in an attempt to take money and marijuana. Georgia Medical Center in lmGrange for treatment, but eventually died 11 days later. "This man killed another human being out of greed for money and drugs," said Parole Board Vice Chairman Dr. Betty Cook. "The, Board sees no reason to release him at this time." The Parole Board denied the request for parole due to the "brutal nature and cir- cumstances of the offense. The Parole Board is more conservative toward violent criminals today that ever before. Of the 47,000 prison- ers in Georgia prisons today, more than 6,000 are serving life sentences. Although the Parole Board is required by law to review these cases for .-- Brown was beaten and parole eventually, less than the attack, Weaver was later identified as the attacker. The three men, thinking that Brown was dead, set the home on fire. Brown managed to pull himself from the burning home and somehow called for help, even though the mobile home was completely destroyed by the fire. Brown was taken to West were released in 2002. "As this case demon- strates, eligibility for review in no way implies that parole will be granted," Cook said. The Board does not plan to consider Weaver for parole again until December 2010. Weaver is currently serv- ing his life sentence at Central State Prison in Macon. Council Okays Early Plan For 200-Home Subdivision By CLINT CLAYBROOK Preliminary plans for another 200 new homes in Hummingbird Estates, the subdivision that was former- ly known as Greenwave ViLla, were approved by the Hogansville City Council at a Monday night meeting. The preliminary plat was okayed by the council after residents of Greenwave Villa said they had reached an, agreement with the new developers under which the developers have agreed to do considerable landscaping and beautification around the new homes, which will be priced in the $115,000 range. The plan calls for adding about 200 homes to the sub- division which already has 24, the council was told. Developers have re-plat- ted the subdivision, with 60 road frontages on Margaret Way Road, which is off the Mountville-Hogansville Road and set up new covenants for the subdivision residents and approved changing the name from Greenwave Villa to Hummingbird Estates. Members of the home- owners association have been working with the new devel- opers to get a fund for beau- tification because the origi- nal developers didn't lay sod and did no landscaping, said Tim Lane, whose wife, Monica, is secretary of the homeowners association. Donald Morris is the homeowners association's president. See PLANS, Page 2A By Clint Claybrook WHEEL EMBARRASSING- The driver of this auto-carrying tractor trailer was only about 60 or so miles off course, sheriff's deputies estimated.