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4 .% Ser g the HogansviUe rant Area S'mce 1944 By ANDY KOBER During Tuesday's runoff election, Woodruff Dani lacing in the runoff and eliminating challenger June have captured the Republican nomination with JOM4 votes Hoga while Tamer drew 3,415 votes. Woodruff will now face Democratic challenger Ruben Hairston in the November General Election. IN the runoff for the Board of Education District 3 seat, Sheila Rowe appears to have won the seat. Three candidates had sought the seat with incumbent Rowe polling 876 votes and challenger Dariel Daniel receiv- ing 788 votes in the July Primary. The totals had Rowe and ' In what might be remembered as one of the ugliest Troup - County elections in recent memory, James Woodruff, Sheila Rowe, and Tripp Foster carried the day during Tuesday's runoff elections. Seeking to become Sheriff of Troup County, Woodruff : had captured the most votes in the July General Primary Election with 4,423 while incumbent Sheriff Denny Turner 'drew 4,366 votes. This eliminated the challenge of Danny Harrington, who drew 1,104 votes. DURING Tuesday's Runoff Election; Rowe drew 888 votes to retain the seat.Daniel received 654 votes. In yet anather race, Tripp Foster appears to have won the Republican nomination for the Troup County Commission District 3 ,ata, pelting 1 361 votes. Ellen GiLmore drew 1,250 VoteS. The mtofficial vote totals were provided by the Georgia Secretary of State's office. I I ii By ANDY KOBER Customers of Hogansvige's utility services wig no longer be able to carry a $50 balance. No .one seems to remember of allowing utility customers to carry a $50 balance. The council also approved an increase in the fee charged to Comcast for usingcity utili- when it started, but at some .ty poles. point in the past, utility cus- W00ds said the agr .emen ] a $50 balance tirit fl'the ext/;,o er, X ifive years. He month without penalty, add /;the' ag eeme also "It's not conducive to good addressed SafeW and I rform- business," said Hogansvigeance issues, and provided 'Tm- City Manager James Woods ing authority" for the city to regarding allowing customers enforcement the agreement. to carry a balance. "This has been in work for Woods told council mere- quite some time," Woods told bers the ability to carry a $50 council members. balance was causing financial issues for the city and request- In other business, the ed the council approve elimi- Hogansvige City Council: nating the balance, making "all * Appointed Carol Smithand balances be paid in full." Ernestine Mitchell to the Keep Council member Jack Troup Beautiful board; Leidner, who chaired the meet- Held the first reading of ing in the absence of Mayor an ordinance that could allow Jimmy Jackson, agreed with probation services to use elec- Woods saying, "If you owe abal- tronic monitoring; and ance, you should pay the bal- * Appointed Jimmy Russell ance." to the Hogansviile Industrial Those sentiments were Development Board and then echoed by other council mem- made reappointments to the hers and a unanimous vote did Meriwether-Hogansville Joint away with the unofficial policy Development Authority. Pirate By Debl~e Paulson SLOW MOVING FRIEND -Children at the West End Center are shown having fun with Brick, an African Sulcatta Tortoise and mascot of the center. Those attending West End Fest could have the opportunity to meet Brick. WORKING TOGETHER - On Aug. 13, Dr. Tonia Contomo presented information to the TCBOE about CTAE Pathway Completers. Pictured are current and former students who explained to the Board about the End of Pathway Exams they successfully completed last Spring. A pathway consists of three consecutive courses in a chosen field of study. Pictured (I-r) are Ashley Gardner (CHS), Hannah Easterwood (THS), Emily Knopp (CHS), Danesha Tro (CHS) and Abby Darden (LHS). Also pictured are the CTAE directors from the students' rss ive high schools, m (I-r) James Winkles (THS), Wendell, Mills (CHS) and Kay Copeland (LHS). Illf AND KellER During last Monday's city council meeting it was announced the city had been awarded a grant for Phase Three of the on.going Tower Trail walking trail project. Phase Three of the project is scheduled to include a trail" section of the walking trail that will provide a loop in the trail Unlike the current asphalt trail, Woods said the raised trail Would be constructed similar to a board- - walk. In addition, Phase Three includes an outdoor class-i room. The classroom can be utilized by Hogansvige ! Elementary School or other groups. The grant is in the amount of $100,000 and is provided by the Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails program. The city will have to provide a match. When the funds actually become available, the city wig have to hire a compaay to design the Phase Three project. In addition to being awarded funding for the Tower Trail Phase Three project, Woods announced the Phase Two project is nearly ready to go out on bids. Phase Two of the Tower Trail Walking Trail project includes restrooms facilities, an extension of the trail to Oak Street, and a loton the Oak Street end. gr th the oompletion of Phase Two, those using the walk- ing trail will have a complete walking trail between Hopnsville Elementary School and the historic Hopnsville Amphitheater, and Oak Street. A number of people are using the trail and Woods antic- ipates that ence the walking trail is connected to Oak Street, even more people will use it.