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PAGE 2A THE HOGANSVIIA HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 2000 Off-duty" Deputy Injured In Scuffle With Landlord Troup County Sheriff Donny 'lhrne]" says an off-duty sher- iff's office employee was injured in an altercation at 491 Waterview Drive on Wednesday evening, August 16, 2000. Deputy Stan Reese had gone to 491 Waterview Drive to meet with his landlord, James M. Mealor to do a final home inspection after Mr. Reese moved out of the house. During the inspection of the home an argument started between Mr. Mealor and Mr. Reese. The argument continued up the driveway and into the road on Waterview Drive, says Sheriff Turnel: Mr. Reese stopped his vehi- cle while in the road, got out and a fight between Mr. Mealor and Mr. Reese ensued. After deputies and EMS arrived at the scene, Mr. Reese was trans- ported to West Georgia Medical Center where he was treated and released for a laceration to the right arm according to Sheriff Turner. Sheriff Turner stated that, "Since this incident involved an employee at the Sheriff's Office, I requested the incident be investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. At this time no charges have been filed." The investigation is con- tinuing. Watch for buses! PARKWAY MOTORS, INC. '96 Dodge Neon $5,995. '97 Nissan Altima Auto, Cruise, All power s8,900. '95 Infinite 045 Black, Roof, Leather, CD, H6,900. '99 Ford Expedition XLT Black, 11,3000 mi. =26,900? o I ,Corps of Engineers Ponders Water Flow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials from Mobile District met with other feder- al, state and local agencies, stakeholders and industry offi- cials on August 15, in Columbus, GA to discuss a Corps propos- al to reduce water flows on the lower end of the Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River system. At the meeting, Corps offi- cials provided an update of the continuing drought situation on the ACF River system and made projections for the coming weeks and months. Corps-man- aged lakes on the ACF system have sustained low levels for two-and-a-half years because of a continuing drought cycle. About 90 people attended the meeting, including officials from Georgia, Alabama and Florida. According to the Endangered Species Act, when a federal agency action "may adversely affect a listed species" it must consult with appropriate expert agencies and take appropriate ameliora- tive steps. For this reason, in order to implement any propos- al to reduce the water flow on the Apalachicola River, Corps officials would have to conduct a formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is because of possible impacts to endangered mussels on the lower system, which could be affected by reduced water flows. This consultation could take four months or longer to com- plete while biologists and other specialist study the potential impacts of the lowering of water flows. Corps officials will consid- er the comments made at the meeting and will continue informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine what studies and surveys would be required if formal consultation is required. "A decision on whether to go forward with formal consul- tation will probably not occur until a determination can be made on if the drought will con- tinue or if normal precipitation can be expected to return to the region," Robbins said. JJ Whitworth Parkway Motors LaGrange 00]82-2990 I See us for " *  See us for Custom Arrows l lJ The Block We make arrowz to order using only "" a " revolutionary arrow target the best components. i i i i m ii 123 West Main Street (706) 846-3620 * Manchester We are proud to announce that we are now a dealer for Mathews Bows NEW and in stock now The smoothest-shooting bow Mathews has ever built! Q2gL Smooth, stab/e, fast and unbelievably accurate! 1he O2XL is tailored for shooters who prefer a longer bow featuring the new harmonic damping system Full selection of Tree Stands in stock Mathews FX Mathews' newest features withpri00e,$39900 starting at By F-U-N - The Hogansville Senior Center held a fish fry and bingo night recently. The supper prepared by Faye Hobbs, Linda Prescott, Jane Hubbard and Tiny Heath. About 60 attended the supper. Shown enjoying their meal are Mary Ann Neese, Sue Staley, Carl Etta Mae Bennett, Faith Smith, Fannie Mae Cannon, Donald Neese and partially hidden Ann Haines. Labor Day Festival Powers' Crossroads marks third decade of quality art and entertainment Thirty years ago, the Powers' Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival opened its gates for the first time. Thirty years later, every Labor Day weekend, the gates still open, with artists and craftsmen who have earned faithful Powers' followings and new artists, who keep the festi- val fresh and interesting. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 2, 3, and 4, 2000 are the dates for this year's festival. For the year 2000, the lineup of over two hun- dred artists and craftsmen reflects the high stan- dards that have been maintained over the years. The two hundred exhibitors are a select group of many hundreds of applicants to the festival, named to the prestigious list of Top 20 festivals in the Southeast, by the Southeast Tourism Association. While this festival celebrates art in its many forms, food and entertainment get equal billing. Food vendors line the main street of the grounds leading to the Summerhouse Stage, where a vari- ety of musical acts will keep the atmosphere live- ly all weekend long. The Festivals of Arts and Craftsmen, the celebrate each part of what makes a and highlight the three areas that planning committee of the festival stand the test of time. For little ones, the children's part welcome respite, with rides, games For er art, food tors, enjoying making their way wooded setting is as satisfying as all see. The art at Power's represe artistic medium From stained glass sculpture to every kind of painting ings, the offerings of Powers' exhibitors numerous to mention and will take the to see. Located ten miles west of N 34, Powers' Crossroads has plenty of ing. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for 12 years old and free for children under 4. open at 9 a.m. each day and close at 6 and Sunday and 5 p.m. on Monday. zens and military personnel are $4. For information about the festival, please 253-2011. Festival Gets $2,000 B Continued From Page 1A help our community and like the idea that their gift leverages so much more in grant monies. Now if we can only get some other local businesses to follow suite. The Festival is bigger and better than ever with a 20% increase in booths already over last year, but we desperately need more sponsors and more community involvement." Stankiewicz added that his committee still has choiceloca- tions for additional vendors, but needs festival workers of all descriptions and donations to its silent and street auctions and white elephant sales. INTERESTED PARTIES can contact 637-9497 for spon- sorship and the other activities. "This is exciting," said Jack Leidner, Hogansville Historic Trust board member and chair- man of its Community Development Block Grant Committee. "The Wilson Brothers' won- derful gift means so much. Take our committee for example. David Aldridge, Bobby Freeman, Rick, Thrash and I, with the guiding hand of Lynne Miller of Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Council, are putting together only to pave the three last ited dirt roads in Ho but also to run a the major population the Head Start That means little kids Moms can walk there ty." "The entire about $400,000 $380,000 will be grant." "When the grant through, we'll have with nearly $20,000. where the Historic Hummingbird Festival Wilsons' generosity (:ouncil Handles Continued From Page 1A The system was converted from a 4kVA system or 2,400 volts to a 12kVA system which is a 7,200 volts system. He said the upgrade was nec- essary to meet the growing elec- trical demands of the area. The Hogansville City Council will funds through the Municipal Electrical Authority of Georgia (MEAG) to pay for the project. Aldrich said a public hear- ing is required before an appli- cation will be issued. The hearing was set for Tuesday, September 5 at 6:45 p.m. just prior to the 7 p.m. reg- ula r meeting. Since Labor Day falls on Monday the council will meet later. The application MEAG loan is MayorWil Troup County Buck Davis the of the Senior Citizen Davis said the in by August 31. HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED AUTO LOANS DUE TO YOUR PAST CREDIT HISTORY? GOOD CREDIT, BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT ?!7 LA_]=J for a quick ove qualification. 706-652-1259 1-888-724-2277 TOLL FREE Continued From Page 1" ing to Callaway of 650 with 60 teachers. Parsons said his lenge will be to students with bilities to be highly and get parents to Other Troup include Hillcrest with 550 students; Newman Middle school students; Hollis Elementary with 585; High with 1,190; Elementary with 450; Magnet School with Weathersbee 400; Whitesville Elementar School with 1,200; Elementary with Street Elementary Mountville ElementarY. Ethel Kight Magnet Troup County