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Bi00s[ Page 3 Enj The ansvill Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grant00le Area Since 1944 :oo00a Time B Section PRSRT STD ] " AUTO I U, S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 NO. 35 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2002 16 PAGES 2 SECTIONS * 1 INSERT * 50 ty $$ Robert Whatley of a large number teases in I ranged from shoplifting. D. Blount was guilty of several fined $142.50 and to 12 months pro- He was also found of D.U.I. and fined 48 hours in jail, 12 probation and 20 service. On container charge $220.00 and to 12 months pro- He was also charged while license or revoked $en- 12 months I  i days community Antonio Allums $76.50 for driving valid tag. Eugene Anglin, of theft by was fined sentenced to 12 i Probation, 10 days service and was Rite Aid. T.J. Annes, on a suspended $155.00. Cornelius Ard sign and fined Lechez '#as found guilty of I witKout proof of He was fined sentenced to 12 |Probation. Thomas Barber with failure to and fined Christopher guilty while unlicensed, $675.00 and sen- 12 months proba- Otis Barrett, with no proof of case has been Page 2-A |IICHARDSON rate four-county area overall in July, County. figures just by the Georgia of Labor, the )-Meriwether- showed an aver- percent down a half point t June. area is than it was a it averaged a lags slightly statewide unem- average, which was in July, down 5.2 recorded for YEE-HAWt TheAmazing Grace Sunday School Class held their annual Country and Western Jamboree at the Dot Ily building rustlers and bandits made up the round-up crowd. The westem scene was in evidence in the din ..... ing hall. There were games, horse .... riding, singing aml good, old west- em food was plentiful. Everyone had a blast, according to all those present. Top Photo: Don and Lynn Davis take time out for a breather. Middle photo: Lori Boatman is the food sampler. Bottom photo: Jamie Dorrough, , Mildred Robinson playing the guitar?. Bonnell Dorrough, Dorothy Jones and Mary Ann Neese presented a skit. [ I I Ill I U II Ill I I!l I Ill I I Man Faces Charges of 10000olestation 62-Year-Old Also Accused Of Cruelty to Children the Hogansville Police By BRYAN GETER A Hogansville man was arrested last Thursday and charged with child molesta- tion and cruelty to children. Grady Calvin Toney, 62, of 601 Lincoln Street is being held in the Troup County jail on a $35,000 bond. According to Troup County Sheriff's Investigators, a call was received from a family mem- ber of the 5-year old victim on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and requested the sheriff's office to look into the matter. "Our investigators caUed Department about the inci- dent and they also requested our assistance in the investi- gation," Sheriff Donny Turner said. "After inter- viewing the victim on Thursday, it was determined that the molestation had been going on for some time." Toney was arrested with- out incident at his home on Tuesday of last week. Capt. James Wood_ruff of the TCSD said investigators are planning to turn the case over to the district attorney's office to determine whether additional charges should be filed. .-o .... .Old Subdivision Returns to Life By BRYAN GETER The subdivision located on Hwy 29N adjacent Piggly Wiggly which was orginally planned to be named Villages at Huntcliff by owner John Arnold is under new owner- ship, Don Fisher of Colorado and its name will be Creekside. According to Hogansville City Manager David Aldrich, all the permits for Creekside are in place. He said he expects Georgia Power Company to relocate their lines in proba- bly two weeks and the Department of Transportation are beginning to build the acceleration and deceler- ation lanes at the entrance. Aldrich said the city will also have to move Aldrich their power lines as well. Creekside will have approximately 60 homes built in the first phase, Aldrich said and has plan for a total of 400 when the sub- division is completed. Aldrich said his city workers have been busy repairing water lines as well as gas lines throughout the city. By BWm Gew LET THE WORK BEGIN - Contractors, and builders are 'yto get the Creekside Subdivision project going again. will be at full force in about two weeks, Officials say. Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly for July Jlme. The state rate was 4.3 in July of 2001. Jobless rates improved in Meriwether, Troup and Harris, but worsened slight- ly in Talbot County. However, State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond cautions against reading too much into the state's improving f',urea. "Although the decline in the unemployment rate is good news, it's primarily the result of employment trends," said Thurmtmd. "There are marly local school employees who don't have 12-month contracts, such as maintenance and cafeteria workers and bus drivers, who don't attempt to find temporary summer employment. When school starts up again, most of these workers are expected to return to their regular jobs," said Thurmond. The lowest rate of the four locaA counties during Julywas once again the 2.6 per cent recorded in Harris, down sharply from the 3.2 in Harris' revised June figures. A year ago, Harris had a 3.4 jobless rate. *Meriwether dropped dramatically, with a 6.9 for July, compared to 8.1 percent in June. In July of last year, the jobless rate for Meriwether was 7.6 per cent. * Talbot showed a 5.0 per cent rate in July, up from the revised June rate of 4.9 per- cent. In July of 2001, Talbot had a whopping 8.2 percent unem- ployment rate. *'Proup declined to a 5.7 percent rate in July from a 5.9 rate in June. InJulyof 2001,Troup had a 5.1 rate. *The Chattahoochee- Flint region, which includes Meriwether, Troup, Carroll, Coweta and Heard, had a 5.3 rate for July, compared to a 5.4 percent rate in June. In July of 2001 it was S.0 per- cent. *The Lower Chattahoochee district, which includes Harris, Talbot and six other counties, aver- aged a 4.9 jobless rate for July compared to June's 5.2 rate. In July of 2001 the dis- trict's rate was 6.1 percent.