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Lewis Grizzard Gr,00ws Up Un mB Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area ? PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE GA PERMIT NO. 35 Schools Grow In Enrollment , L i il '!i i: i i /i By Frances Robinson SPECTRUM OF EXPERIENCE - From the oldest church member, Mrs. Christine McWhorter, youngest, Danielle Bonner, Rev. Wesley Boatman is verY proud of his membership at Antioch Church. The wide range allows church members to share wisdom, learn new things and sup- a variety of church activities.  " By Bryan Geter Enrollment has increased this fall in Hogansville area schools, early figures indicate. Hogansville Elementary School this week reported 421 students, which is an increase of 30 students over 1999. Over all, Troup County Schools have an increase of 263 students this year over last year. Enrollment, ranging from Pre-K through the 12th grade, is 11,445 compared to 11,183 last year. PEGGY SMITH, starting her sixth year as principal of Hogansville Elementary, calls it "wonderful" not having to be housed in trailers or the church this year. She said with the renovations, "we now have plenty of room." Ms. Smith was an assistant principal at Hollis Hand and Long Cane before coming to Hogansville. Her goals for the school: improve test scores and empha- size reading comprehension and math instruction. Tom Whatley is beginning his fifthYt'lYtgtIt y Middle School. Callaway, which serves Hogansville, has an enrollment of 600 students and a staff of 45. Whatley taught school at six years at Troup Junior High and was assistant principal there for two years. He has also served for 10 years at Whitesville Road Middle School. Frank Parsons is the new principal at Callaway High School. He has taught at Hillcrest, Troup Junior High, Troup High and LaGrange High before corn- See SCHOOLS, Page 2A LIFE BEYOND SEVEN - Meridith Sinns celebrated her eighth birthday party with family and friends at the skat- ing rink in LaGrange. Her parents are Mark and Kerry Sinns of Hogansville. i ' uncil Okays Limo Service, But Not Booze Hogansville City Council approved a limousine service down a pouring license Cafe located at the Hummingbird, Station on East Main Street near 1-85. Theother was for a limousine service at 104 Maple St. During the regu- lar meeting at 7 p.m., both considerations were brought to a vote, Jimmy Jackson Councilman Jimmy Jackson made a motion to allow the pouring license but it failed due to a lack of a second. The limousine service was passed unanimously after Councilman Ezra Whitmore made the motion and Larry Dorrough seconded the motion. In other action, the council voted to allow City Manager David Aldrich to pursue a 90-day Tax Anticipation Loan Which will give the city the need- ed money to operate during the first quarter of the fiscal y6ar. Aldrich said because the tax money comes in slowly until October or November, the city usually run short. The loan will allow Aldrich to bor- row up to $200,000, when he needs it, with up to 90 days to repay. Aldrich said he has checked with both local banks about the loan. He sug- gested the city use First Flag since their interest was the lowest, at 7.6 per- cent. BBT was asking 9.25 percent, he said. Aldrich told the council the electri- cal upgrade on Lincoln Street and Blue Creek Road is near completion, with just a little more trimming to be done. The $100,000 project was a neces- sity according to Aldrich since the city had problems getting the required volt- age to customers at the end of the line during peak times. See COUNCIL, Page 2A held two public hear- night prior to the regu- Was for input on an alcohol I license for the International lievablel Brothers Donate $2,000 Hummingbird Fes rival Brothers, own- the Hummingbird shopping and travel at Interstate 85, Friday that they Sponsor this year's bird Festival with a ; festival, planned this Oct. 21 and 22, and as an Arts and Crafts , Fun Extravaganza, money for the Trust, brain child of John Jones, Hogansville City gov- write and submit a of Federal grants for dollars of civic improvements. All monies raised go toward the required matching funds for these grants. "I'm absolutely delighted with the Wilson Brothers' gen- erous gift," said Bill Stankiewicz, this year's Festival chairman. "It means so much to us and the city. This sponsorship underwrites a lot of expenses for the Hummingbird Festival. That means more profit and more money going to the Historic Tlnlst." "The Wilson Brothers have said that they're pleased to See FESTIVAL, Page 2A OUTSTANDING GENEROSITY - With the Hummingbird Festival only weeks away, Wilson Brothers of the Hummingbird Station gave the festival a check for $2,000 The monies from profits and donations will go to the Hogansville Historic Commisston Pictured below with festival chairman Bill Stankiewicz, (third from left) are Councilman Larry Dorrough, Mayor Wilson St Clair, Stankiewicz, Councilman Jimmy Jackson Councilman Ezra Whitmore and City Manager David Aldrich /