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& PAGE 4A - HOGANSVIIJ. HERALD - THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012 THE HOGANSVILLE HERALD !o.o4o ( nn b anb ( pemt b Ig rib ublimti.ns, 3no ROBERT E. TRIBBLE, Presklent JOHN KUYKENDALL KIM MITCHELL PUBLISHFJI~DITOR BUSINESS MANAGER ANDY KOBER Phone (706) 846-3188 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Fax: (706) 846-2206 news@star-mercun].com BRYAN GETER P.O. Box 426 ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Manchester, GA 31816 O~cial Legal Organ for the Ciff of Hogansville Well, it's that time of year again. High school football season is upon us and the local teams are ready to rumble. Every season I try to give everyone a quick overview of the area teams and some foresight into the upcoming season, so here We go LAST SEASON the Manchestar High Blue Deviis missed playing in the Class AA state playoffs for the first time in a while. The team, not only ,had a very difficult schedule, but was kind of young and several key play- ers suffered injuries. This year, the pride will return to Manchester High. Coach Greg Ogiesby and his Blue Devils will see dif- ferent competition this sea- son. Simply put the team will be a much more level play- ing field with Carver and Callaway High both moving into Class AAA. While the team will face some strong opponents this season and the road wont be a lot easier, not havingto face schools the size of Callaway and Carver is a plus. For the Blue Devils, the challenge this season will be to develop a solid offensive and dofensiveline. The team graduated almost every starting lineman last season. The good news is, the team has Dame= Turner, Quin Prather and Devante Davis returning to the backfield and that will give the offense some pop. Defensively, the team should be speedy and be able to close on the foot- ball quickly. Overall, the Blue Devils will have a good football team and does have the coaching and talent to make the state playoffs: TOMMY PARKS and the Harris County High Tigers does not know what it feels like to sit at home when the state tournament begins. Parks has greatly improved the schools program and the toam has a great deal of talent. However, Harris County will face some challenges this SeJ~n. For the most part, Park's team is young. The Tigers graduated a good number of starters last season and some very key players like Jordan Jenkins, who was a force on defense. To make things more dif- ficult, the team moved from Class AAAA to Class AAAAA this season. The road could be rough for the Tigers, but the road to the state playoffs is paved one brick at a time. Parks, a good coach and good motivator, will have to put his skills to work on the young Tiger squad, but don1 count the Tigers out. The team has an excellent coaching staff and some very good young talent. Look for the Tigers to make a run for the state playoffs again this season. UP IN Greenville, the Patriots are still fuming after losing in the first round of the Class A state playoffs last season to one of the best teams in the state. The Patriots graduated a number of key players last season, but not all its offen- sive and defensive weapons. The Patriots are a little young this season, but the tradition at Greenville is strong and there is some pretty good tal- ent in those younger players. Coach Rog McDonald and the Patriot coaching staff is a talented bunch themselves and have a way of getting the Patriots motivated week after week. The Patriots, like always, will be one of the best teams in Region 4-A and should have a good shot at the state playoffs. COACH PETE Wiggins and the Callaway High Cavaliers lost some key play- ers last season and also moved into Class AAA this season. However, with an excel- lent coaching staff, some very good talent and the moti- vation given by the coaching staff, the Cavaliers will still be a state contender this sea- son. It should prove to be another exciting year at Callaway High as the Cavaliers make a run for the playoffs. THE CENTRAL High Hawks has a new coach this season, but is blessed with talent. While the team grad- uated several players last season, the team also returns some key players like DeVonte Mathis. The Hawks could very well be the sleeper in Region 4-A this season. THE FRA Wildcats strug- gled a little last season, but that won't happen this sea- son. The Wildcats have a good coaching staff and some very good talent, The glory days will return to FRA this season and the Wildcats have what it takes to return to the state playoffs. HO A VlL is published weekly by TTib Publications, Inc. at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. The Hogansville Herald is published proudly for the citizens of Hogansville and its goal is to pmduee quality, profitable, community oriented newspa- pers that you, our readers, are proud of. We will reach that goal through hard work, teamwork, loyalty, and a strong dedication toward printing the tmth. USPS 6424140. Subscription rates by mail: $25 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $32.50 a year in state; $40 out of state. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at Hogansville, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50 . Fon sunscnnmoNscall (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Trib Publications, E O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816: POSTMASTER' Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Manchester, GA 31816. When he left a 20 year honor. career in the Coast Guard to become a freelance writer he SEA-FEVER had no prospects at all for his Imustgo down to the seas stories. He moved into aagain, tothelonelyseaandthe cleaned out storage room in sky. a Greenwich Village apart- And all l ask is a tallship lent that was cold and had and a star to stoer her by. no bathroom. And the wheel's kick and After going a year with- the wind's song and the whito out selling a story an old sail's shaking. friend offered him a public And a gray mist on the relations job paying $6,000 sea's face and a gray dawn per year which was a lot of breaking. money in 1960. He thought Imustgo down to the seas about it seriously before com- again for the call of the run- ing up with an answer, ningtide. "Thanks, but no thanks, I am Is a wild call and a clear going to be a writer," he told call that maynot be denied. his friend. And all that I ask is a He began writing aboutwindy day with the white thoughts drawn from his clouds flying. childhood listening to his And the flung sprayand Grandma, Cousin Georgia,the blown spume and the sea Aunt Pluys and Aunt Tilas. gulls crying. They all told stories about his Imustgo down to the seas family and slavery, again to the vagrant gypsylifo. It was a long, slow climb To the gull's way and the out of the shadows but in 1970 whale's way where the wind's Alex Haley published Roots like a whetted knife. which resulted in a Pulitzer And all that I ask is a Prize, nine Emmys for the TV merry yarn from a la ughing production and the Spingarn follow rover. medal, the NAACP's highest And quiet sleep and a downy flake. The woodsare lovely, dark and deep but I ha ve promis- es to keep and miles to go before I sleep. -Robert Frost sweet dream when tt~p is over. -John Masefield the long SNOWY WOODS Whose woods these are I think I know his house is in THINGS I HAVE LEARNED I have learned that after all these years I still have a crush on my wife of 56 years. I have learned that what my parents said years ago, "It does not matter what we think, you are-the one dating her." I have learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The the village though, closer it gets to the end the He will not see my stop- " faster it goes. :: ping here to watch his woods I have learned it does nbt fill up with snow. matter how young you Mylittle horse must think when you get married as long it queerto stop withouta farm as it is to the right person. I house near. was 20 and Frances was 18. Between the woods and .I have learned that a frozen lake the darkest lonely place in your heart :an evening of the year. be filled by as much voIun- He gives his harness bells teer work as you have time a shake to askifthere is some to do. mistake. I have learned that th se The only sound is the who reached their goals too sweep of easy wind and easily have aimed too low. Across our area, schoolsmore money and prestige in are back in session, the private sector, yet they This can be a heart- gave that up to teach. wrenching time for some lit- As we look back, those tie children facing their first good teachers had much in school experience. It can be common. just as difficult for some of They were good teachers their parents, because they made us work, The beginning of each they encouraged us to learn, school year poses adjust- ments for those younger stu- dents entering intermediate, middle school and, high school. It takes time to learn their position in the inevitable pecking order that develops. and they challenged us to always strive to be better and to perform better. Those good teachers also had a heart. They came to know their students, and they knew when one of them: During my time in school and later in college, I bene- fited from having some very good teachers. From elementary school, ing : Rarely would bad teac h- ers be highlighted for honolTs. More often they are spoken of with scorn and remem- bered with disdain : IT IS EASY to be a bad teacher. :: It takes effort to be a good teacher. Both leave lasting impressions. :: Good teachers do not have to wonder if they are good teachers - they know. So lo Even for high school stu- something was wrong. Good through high school and those that have passed dents, the beginning of the teachers are demandingof beyond - there are teachers through their classroom / school year can bring with it " =:' performance but tempd / d we fondly remember and Teachers 7that h i $!"t to some -s'erious trepidation, by compassion, They know appreciate. wonder what side of thaf High school students must set their graduation goals early, as there is little time to lose in achieving that goal. Among the angst that school brings, the teacher should stand as a symbol of knowledge, caring, compas- sion and more If asked, all of us can recall our best teachers and those that were not. Here is a hearty thank you to all those good teachers. I do not have to call them by name because they know who they are. They sacrificed much to be a teacher. Many of them might have earned not only when to push stu- dents, they also when to relax expectations. Part of teaching takes place outside the envirofis of academia, and good teachers know this, as well. Life lessons can be every bit as important as lessons found in text books written and marketed to a captive audience. Good teachers know when and how to utilize life lessons. Good teachers really care about students, which is not something that cannot be taught. I applaud each and every Whatever success we theyareon, well theypr0b- enjoy, good teachers were a ably know, too. part of the foundation. Looking ahead we need more good teachers. THEN there were the Local school boards teachers that nobody liked, should institute a program.to Irememberafewofthose help those bad teache' s and I am sure you do as well. become better teachers. All too often bad teachers For those bad teache'rs generate more publicity in that refuse to change, t addition to bad memoriesshould be given the oppoff . i- among former students, nity to explore other career Bad teachers also leave options. their mark, most visible in Our students deserve those students who lose the have the best teachers avail- desire to learn. Their mark able to prepare them for can sometimes be found in challenges the future holds) students who spend more .:: time in trouble than in learn- That's my opinion. *v ~ :~)'. n m In the Hogansville Herald Compiled by Rob Richardson 7; BACK TO THE POLLS - The top:. story in the Aug. 24, 1972 Hogansville Herald was about one more election, ::: 'q'he voters of Hogansville and Troup County will have a say-so once more,i: next Tuesday in their government aS.',: a runoff is necessary to name::: Democratic candidates for the upcom- ing general election in November,:! Voters can make a choice for a state'" senator, a county commissioner and':?'[ a judge of the newly-created smalli: claims court." "'TROUBLE ON THE THOROUGH-: FARES- Another front page story deta ed two wrecks. "Four Hogansville residents received minor injuries over, , the weekend in two wrecks. A two vehicle collision north of town sent z: Geneva Ella Hornsby and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Louise Worthy to City-County ;. Hospital for treatment of injuries. The other mishap occurred just west of the " city. BACK TO CLASS- In the early 1970si. school still started at the end of August."): "The city schools of Hogansville will' open of the 1972-73 term on Thursday,' !';l Aug. 31. This will be a full school da /" ] with lunch being served, according to ] H.L. Dixon, superintendent, i'i:] / BARGAINS OF THE 70s - An ad for :'J Colonial Mobile Homes offered some I tempting prices. The Catalina model:;] was $3,895, the Argo $4,795 and the:[ doublewide Mount View, $13,500. : | l