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i PAGE 8-A Cops Don't Believe 'Robbery Victim' By BRYAN GETER Troup County deputies arrested a Hogansville man who claimed he was beaten and robbed around 11 p.m. Monday, August, 19 at the Beech Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 29. James Doyle Spradlin, 42. was charged with filing a false report of a crime. He initially told deputies that two men beat him in the head and chest, then took his cellular phone and $240 cash as he was tending to his dis- abled vehicle. But in an interview with investigators, Spradlin allegedly backed off his story and admitted to being robbed while trying to purchase crack cocaine in LaGrange, said Lt. Charles Nixon od the TCSD. In other police news, HPD investigated a gun-shot that was fired from the street at 202 Greenough Street on Friday around l:a0 a.m. Officer Samantha Dunklee said she met with Andrew Calhoun, who report- ed an unknown white mate with short blonde hair had been parked in front of his residence and was in a dark green or black Grand Prix with dark tinted windows. Calhoun said the man had a tattoo on his upper left arm and an armband on his right arm. The man told Calhoun someone had waved him down. " After being told that no Carnegie Course Offered Jane Fryer, President of the i.aGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. announces that the l)ale Carnegie Course in LaGrange will begin Tuesday, September 3rd at the LaFayette Garden hm and Conference Center (Elm Room) with a public preview meeting. "The purpose of the pre- view is to allow the people of LaGrange and West Georgia the opportunity to observe some of the unique Dale Carnegie teaching' tech- niques and to see for them- selves just how the course has been so successful over the last ninety years," Fryer said. "The meeting will start promptly at 6:aa p.m. and there will be both refresh- ments and door prizes," she added. "Everyone is invited." Labor Day Singing Planned By BRYAN GETER The i3th annual God's Labor Day Weekend Gospel Singing will be this weekend at the Hoofer's Gospel Barn on the HogansviUe Highway near LaGrange. The Christianaires are the sponsoring group. The program begins on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with Heaven Bound Two, God's Children, Young Harmony, Five Smooth Stones, Christianaires, Jeff Treece Band and Shadrix Trio. On Sunday beginning at 2 p.m., the featured groups will be Southern Vision, Crystal River Boys and Ii City. On Monday, the singing starts at 1 p.m. with Young Harmony, Young Spirit, Mary Weldon, John Lanier, Melody Trio, Five Smooth Stones, Mercy, New Horizon and the Christianaires. Door prizes will be given away each day and an old- fashioned cake walk is planned for Monday. A $3 donation will be received at the door. For more information, call (706) 845-0578. one at the residence had waved him down, the man uttered some vulgar words, Calhoun said, and drove away. Calhoun said before he got back to his front door, he heard what sounded like a gunshot from a small caliber gun. he said the car. then, took off and turned left on Marshall Street. Officer checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle ICtRNITI R HOGANSVILLE HOME Nt:ws - THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2002 | CLASSIC LOUIS PHILLIPE design Jn solids and veneer. What a buy! mirror, 5-drawer chest and free nightstand. Entire group only $1298 EXTRA LARGE ROCKER RECLINER in durable micro fiber fabrics. Choice of 3 colors. Comes with multi-nmssage controls. Chairs of this design and functionality are selling for $900 plus up the road. Ours is only Group includes sleigh bed with rails, dresser base and ACTION LANE ROCKER RECLINERS flndividua[ly $298 * four colors Io choose from 'N Collage bed and rails. Pla,,slation. Computer desk and hutch. lnder's00 B WAITING LINE A packed house was on hand at the Hoofers Gospel Barn in LaGrange last weekend as the Trio and Mended Wings sanged the glory down. Pictured at left are (I-r) Lewis and Mavis Phillips and their daughter, Patti waiting to enter the audi- torium. CURIO CC 33" X 33" Beautiful Piece TABLE & 6 CHAIRS 706-576-671700 800-266-1285111 www, Rinders-c01,com SAT. 10AM-7PM, SUN. 1-6PM