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The Formerly The Hogansville Herald ************************** 303 CITY COUNTY SERVICE 1201 CENTRAL AVE N TIFTON GA 31794-399 ,-,/1 t[ r) Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 FOR ADC COMPANY 2 0 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE. GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 35 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2003 16 PAGES 2 SECTIONS 50 4) Patrol Will Watch Labor Day Drivers Closely KUYKENDALL Georgia State Patrol will on the lookout for drivers as the Labor Day approaches, according to Ellis, Georgia State Troopers will be target- the hol- which will begin on Friday, August 29 at 6 p.m. and end at midnight on Monday, September 1. "I_,ast year, nine of the 17 people killed during the Labor Day week- end were in fatal crashes that involved alcohol, drugs; or a com- bination of the two," Ellis said. "Additionally, ten of the people killed were not wearing a seat belt or belt use could not be determined. Two of the fatalities were pedestri- ans." Ellis stated that troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and roadchecks during the holiday period. The Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety are predicting that 19 traffic deaths will occur during the 78-hour period considered as the Labor Day weekend. Last year, Georgia State Troopers arrested 577 people on charges of driving under the influ- ence during the holiday period. Colonel Ellis also pointed out that there were more than 18,000 cita- tions issued over the holiday peri- od. The Georgia State Patrol reminds motorists who will betrav- eling over the holiday period to plan their trips carefully. "Allow yourself ample time to reach our destination and plan for heavy traffic or delays," Ellis said. Several enforcement and edu- cational campaigns are planned for the holiday period. The troopers will be joining other law enforcement agencies around the state in for Operation Click It or Ticket; the state's high visibility seat belt enforcement pro- See PATROL, Page 2A '1 BELIEVEiTLKBEEB.,61 YEARS. Pictured se.ated (L,R): Fannie Mae Dm-.ey Cannon, Faye Smath ri otha'n," and Lewis Phillips. Standing (L-R) James Hill, Raymond Zimmerman, Jack Dlggs, Mildr Diggs; Brittian Hill, Christina Johnson Wilson, Geneva Roberts Everhart, Julia Hodnette Stone, Faye Moore TrusseU Phillips. ,me Does Flyt Class of'42 Making Plans for 62nd Reunion held a luncheon on Saturday, 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Piccadilly ria in Shannon Mall of Union were:Christine Johnson and Claudette Gunn of Fannie Mae Denney Cannon, Cannon and Ann Yates of Faye Smith , Faye Moore Trussell of Fairburn, Geneva Roberts Everhart of Griffin, Catherine Puckett of Fayetteville and Jack and Mildred Diggs of Roswell. Others were Julia Hodnett Stone of LaGrange, Lewis and Mavis Phillips and Patti Phillips of Hogansville, Beverly Rhodes and Meredith Rhodes of Brooks, Raymond Zimmerman of Marietta, and James and Ruth Brittian Hill of Stone Mountain. The food was blessed by Geneva Roberts Everhart. The group enjoys meeting here every six months for food and fellow- ship. A committee will soon begin work in planning of their 62nd Reunion in October of 2004. The next get together will be at Piccadilly on March 20. Cops Find Signs of Meth By CLINT CLAYBROOK A Hogansville couple was arrrested last week for crim- inal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine after the ingredients in its manufac- ture were found in their sep- arate vehicles by Troup County investigators and the Georgia State Patrol. Justin Roy Gosdin and Amber Rae Gosdin, of 6868 Hammett Road, Lot 14, Hogansville, were both charged Saturday with crim- inal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, investi- gators said. The Troup County Sheriff's Department said that Deputy Scotty McRae conducted a traffic stop on a Gold Ford Expedition on Georgia 100 west of Hogansville for "failure to main lane." When he asked permis- sion to search the vehicle, McRae said, he found a green duffle bag which contained items such as aquarium tub- ing, plastic bottles affisxed with tubing, starter fluid, paper towels, ephedrine cold pills, lithium batteries, pack- aging materiai and cookware. Investigator Wesley Gaddy was called to the scene and as arsu!t ot informan received by:gt, Richard Kemp with the State Patrol,, conducted a traffic stop in Heard County on Amber McKinley Gosdin who was driving a silver 1998 Nissan. During a"consent search" of her vehicle, a gallon of denatured alcohol, which is also used in the manufacture of methamphetamine was found, officers said. Amber M. Gosdin was held in the Heard County Jail until she could be transferred to the Troup County Jail, offi- cers said. Merchant Hopes Citation Will Halt Drink-Grabbers Gr]towing for Boys and Girls Club REPORTS City Charlie Martin several weeks, been the idea of creating and Girls Club in i an effort to raore opportunities to youth. Is idea may be gaining officials and Boys and Girls Club board mem- bers met Aug. 14 with Oberian Geter who runs the West End Center, which houses programs for about 125 Hogansville youngsters. "If the two organizations could combine, we could serve more kids and have a bigger organization," Martin said afterward. Martin has been looking, for several weeks, for a build- ing that could house a Boys and Girls Club if one is cre- ated in HogansviUe. He was told by Geter that there are parts of the former West End High School build- ing that the West End Center isn't using. Martin has been told by Wally West, director of the boys and Girls Club of West Georgia that it would likely cost $80,000 to $100,000 to start a new club in Hogansville. Martin has. said that he hopes Hogansville mer- chants will help sponsor such a club, even though Boys and Girls Clubs are traditionally sponsored in this area by the United Way. He anticipates that a local board of directors of a Boys and Girls Club would have to be set up in Hogansville, to r See SUPPORT, Page 2A By CLINT CLAYBROOK A convenience store owner who said he was fed up with thefts from the large cooler in his establishment says he hopes a shoplifting citation last week will put an end to suchactivity. According to a Hogansville Police Investigator, Terry Allen Standish, who works for a beer distributor, was arrest- ed at the Shell Mart next to Interstate 85 in Hogansville after he was caught carrying two bottles of chocolate milk out with the trash. Standish, 21, who lives in LaGrange, was arrested after the store owner saw him put the two milk bottles in with some trash and start out to his truck with him, the store owner's brother told The Hogansville Home News on Tuesday. 'Standish was issued a citation for shoplifting and will likely have to appear in Municipal Court in See MERCHANT, Page 2A is saddened le death of Thelma 92, of the Community of County, who August 22. in Hogansville ;tof her life, retired from Auto Store in and served Seamstress for the She was a mem- Highland Baptist 1 in HogansvUle and wife of the late C. Brown. Other Deaths, TRY NOT TO SNEEZE - (L-R) Renee Kelley, Jessie Dollar, Donna Amold and Evelyn Higgins spread hay. Playground Work Hard, But Steady The Hogansville Pilot Club has begun the first phase of the playground on Johnson Street. Saturday, members were busy sgwing grass and adding hay. The first phase consisted of playground equipment, a picnic area, and the walking trail. The second phase will be the construction of the pavil- ion. The third phase will be completion of the project. More photos, 3A BRIEF FUN BREAK- Children Andrew and Christina Hawkins have fun on the Bobcat loader during a pause in the work on Saturday The Pilot Club has begun the first phase of the play- ground, locat- ed on Johnson Street in Hogansville. Area kids can't wait until it's done.