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Beware The Monkey! -3A Batman Low, Eve i:! , L" I .=ed to Hear ,me Gospel? -54 The lie Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the HogansviUe-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 36 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2003 10 PAGES 1 SECTION * 50 Claude Giddens and the Cavaliers gave the home something to look to this season despite los- g their opening game to Villa Rica, at a soggy Callaway Stadium y night. They'll try for win Friday night against High. Down by 16 points in the third Callaway and its never say '.poDded with the spir- winner and a second half effort came up just short of a win Justin Bray's fourfh down t was intercepted in the zone with just seconds left in Hoping for First Win Tomorrow Night "Our guys showed a lot of heart out there," said Giddens. "We could have easily laid down and quit in the third quarter but we kept play- ing hard." Both teams mirrored the slop- py field by combining for 12 fum- bles, five of those by the Cavaliers. Two Callavay fumbles were returned for Villa Rica touchdowns that appeared to seal the fate for the men in black. But the Cavs held their compo- sure and gave a preview of an offense expected to put up big num- bers this year. "I'm proud of the way our play- ers responded," said Giddens. "We practice hard and we play hard and we will see some dividends of that as the year progresses." Villa Rica scored the lone points of the first half with a 40-yard field goal late in the first quarter to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead. Callaway mounted a second quarter drive but their red zone woes continued. The Cavaliers had the ball inside the Wildcat 20 yard line on several occasions but came away empty handed each time. "That's where we have got to step it up a notch or two," said Giddens. "We moved the ball fair- ly well but just couldn't punch it in when we got close to their goal line." The Wildcats found themselves the beneficiary of two early second half muscues that stunned the Cavaliers. Two fumbles on consec- utive possessions led to Villa Rica touchdowns and a 16-0 lead. "Those two turnovers returned for touchdowns really hurt us," said Giddens. "If we don't put the ball on the ground there, who knows what might have happened." Callaway got its first touchdown of the year with 1:31 left in the third quarter, driving 62 yards and cul- minating with Bray's three yard keeper from three yards out to pull to within 16-6. Carl Epps' two point conversion run made it 16-8. In the final stanza, Villa Rica drove to the Callaway seven but came away with only a field goal to push the lead to 19-8. The Cavaliers scored again on their next possession when Epps, who ran for 81 yards on the night, scampered 24 yards to the Wildcat end zone and Bray's two point run made the score 19-16 and set the stage for Callaway's dramatic fin- ish. Callaway got the ball one more time and drove deep into Villa Rica territory but turned the ball over with seconds left in the game. The Wildcats took a knee to run out the clock and come away with the vic- tory. Epps' 81 yards led the Callaway offense while Clantwan Martin added 78 yard s and Chris Tigner 'ran for 36. B "This game is history," said Giddens. "We start to focus on LaGrange now." Callaway hosts the Grangers Friday at Callaway Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are looking for their first victory. Police Seeking Killer 7kucker RigHits PROUD MOMENT- LuAnn Cranston pins the 50-year service pin on her father John Cranston as James Underwood (L) looks on. Decades of Thanks John Cranston Honored for Masonic Lodge Service On the 25 of September the Hogansville Masonic Lodge held an open meeting to honor past master John Cranston. During the celebration John received his S0 years of service awards - an apron, a 50 year pin, and certificate. Past grand worshipful master James Underwood presented the awards. John's daughter LuAnn Cranston was present to honor her dad by pinning the award on his lapel. Preceding the celebration a delicious meal was catered by Johnny Brown. Friends, relatives and fellow Masons were on hand to congratulate John. Thwarts Phone ,ac nn Cash/Check Trade CLINT CLAYBROOK Police didn't say so, but incident in Hogansville Week seemed to point to scheme in phone caller money for a check was written to a nail salon. Linda Clark told police she had written a check $58 to the salon on Friday having her naris done. The next day, Clark told she received a phone at home asking if she'd at the salon the day After she Said "yes," Clark Police, "the caller asked in exchange for She didn't specify, accord- to the report, how much r the caller wanted. Clark "told the female She not going to pay her for check and that it was out to (the nail salon) to the police and no one but people owned the salon could cash it. What the woman offering to sell the Check may not know is that Clark, using the Start 69 feature on her home telephone, found out that the person tryng to "sell" the check was in Atlanta. Which raises the obvious question: Is that anonymous caller going to get a call short- ly from the Hogansville Police Department? The best advice, in that case? "Don't answer." They (police) really do "have your number." In other police activity last week: .David Askew, who lives at 404 Green Street, told police that someone had entered his residence and had taken, possibly among other things, four auto wheel rims, tennis shoes, clothing, a TV set and a stereo. Askew said he'd turn in an inventory of all missing items this week. *James Brumbelow, a supervisor at the Waffle House that several mean and women who came into the place between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, ran up a tab totaling $45.33, then left with- out paying, apparently after a couple of people in :that crowd "became unruly and were asked to leave," If the deadbeats are locat- ed, they could be charged with "theft of services." *Hogansville Police arrested a Lawrenceville. man for DUI, reckless driv- ing and endangering a child under age 14 whileDUI, according to a city police report Douglas Allen I-}ooper, 41, of 1200 Country Court, Lawrenceville, was stopped by police on 1-85 North about 9:15 p.m. on Monday after police were notified by a State Patrol dispatcher that Hooper's car had been seen weaving in and out of traffic "and over the fog line" on the Interstate. The State: Patrol was apparently tipped off by another driver using a cellu- lar phone. On 1-85 By CLINT CLAYBROOK The Georgia State Patrol was still looking Tuesday for a tractor-trailer rig that struck and killed a woman on Interstate 85 near Hogansville last week. Carrie Denise Churchwell, 25, was pro- nounced dead when Hogansville police and state troopers arrived at the scene of a hit-and-run incident on the Interstate two miles north of the Hogansville exit Wednesday, Aug. 27, officers said. Troopers said that Churchwell, 25, of Twiggs County was driving north with two passengers when she pulled her vehicle into the north-bound emergency lane and got out. The tractor-trailer rig struck Churchwell and her car about 12:30 a.m. and kept going north, officers said. 'aNe're still looking for it," a State Patrol officer said on Tuesday of this week. We haven't received any new reports" about the vehicle or its driver. "All we know was that it was a dark-colored tractor- trailer with damage on the right side," another trooper spokesman said last week. William J. "Bill" Holloway, 26, died Saturday, August 23, at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Holloway was born May 20, 1977, in Newnan. He had lived in Camden County in recent years and had sewed as a youth baseball :' coach and enjoyed fishing and draw- ing. Details, Other Deaths, 6A SE'rrLING IN-Ashley Alexander is a new Exceptional Ed Teacher at Hogansville Elementary School. She has a B.S. In Education from West Georgia College. She enjoys horseback riding and says her one big wish is that all children in the world receive quality education. 0000'rea Man Charged With Hit-and-Run By CLINT CLAYBROOK A Hogansville man was arrested Friday, Aug. 29, apparently within minutes of town Hogansville. The driver of the red 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck did not stop after striking Gates, according to Police Investigator Lt. Johnny having pedestrian with his pickup truck on Highway 100 near here. Tony Shirey, who lives on Hammett Road in Hogansville, according to police, was arrested at the Gas Stop on Highway 29 in HogansviUe shortly after 3 o'clock in the afternoon after police officers spotted his red pickup truck only minutes after receiving a report that Jimmy Gates, who lives on Power Plant Road, had been struck while walking along Highway 100 toward down- allegedly struck a Lockard. Lockard and Officers Tommy Hatcher and Kenneth Knox were out look- ing for the pickup truck short- ly after the report of the hit- and-run incident and one of the three spotted the pickup at the Gas Stop, which is near the intersection of Highway 200 and Georgia 29, close to the downtown Hogansville area. "Officer Knox made the arrest" of Shirey, who was See AREA MAN, Page 2A