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Great Work! Page 2 Th "ll Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grant00le Area Since 1944 Save Sc.00Ine Loot Pages 7-9 PRSRT STD AUTO U, S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 59, NO. 36 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2002 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 1 INSERT * 50 SAT Scores , j A IS THE WAY IT'S DONE - Callaway's Head Football Claude Giddens shows senior Nick White the way to and tackle as the CAVS gear up for LaGrange Friday night at 7:30 at Cailaway Stadium. rs Win Opener, 6-0 JODY HALE A new era for Callaway football ushered in at Villa Rica High last Friday as the Callaway downed the home standing 6-9 in Callaway head coach inaugural game as chief of the Cavaliers. "I'm thrilled for our kids," said 'fib come out here and play team and win is big. Our play- stepped up and accepted the chal- and fortunately we came out With a n." Despite the opening game jitters the expected early season mis- it is a team ,. Thisis espe- true for the defense. Time after Villa Rica moved the ball into y territory but the stingy not allow the score. "We put our defense in a bind sev- times, but they withstood every challenge," said Giddens. "I'm just really pleased with the way the dere responded. li,Calllaway offense moved the ball in the first half but scored just one touch- Fumbles cost them scoring opportunities twice and the Wildcat defense stymied another scoring threat midway through the second quar- ter. The Cavs lone touch- down, a $7-yard pass from quarterback Kowalski Patterson to running back Chris Tigner, came in the closing minutes of the first half. The TD pass was 'huge' according to Giddens. .That play was just what we need- ed headed into the locker room at halftime. It gave us momentum and confidence," said Giddens. On the play, Patterson rolled to his right and brought the Villa Rica defense with him. Tigner slipped out of the backfield uncovered and Patterson's pass found him wide open in the seam of an over- pursuing Wildcat defense. "We noticed their defense biting on our play action, so we took one of our backs and streaked him down the middle of the field against the grain," said Giddens. "Chris caught it and took the ball to the end zone." The play turned out to be huge, as Callaway's offense could not threaten in the second half. That left things up to the defense and it responded by shutting down the Wildcats including a big fourth down stop deep in Cavalier territory late See CAVALIERS, Page 2-A Jailed Troup County man is being the Troup County jail after recel information on male was grow- uana in his back yard. at 105Marchman stated they could see view what appeared to be azld half feet marijuana"tree" - they parked on Eichelberger states the plant was about ten feet from the back of the home. Nathan Avery, 39, of 105 Drive was arrested by after going to his place of and having him accompa- to his residence. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIlilll Dip Slightly For Troup By BRYAN GETER Troup County 2002 high school graduates scored an average four points lower on the Scholastic Assessment Test this year than in 2001, but the score is still higher than the system's three-year average. The scores are from 2002 seniors who took the college entrance exam during the 2001-2002 school year. The SAT tests students on their verbal and math skills with a perfect score being 1600. Most colleges and uni- versities require students to take the SAT before one can enter into the school. Troup County averaged 958 - 477 in verbal and 481 in math according to the datsa released last week Some 266 or,53 pcrnt of the cotmty. Georgia students, 53,72O, average a 980 score - 489 in the verbal and 491 in the math section. The national score was 1,020 - 504 verbal and 516 in math. More than 1.3 million students took the test nation- wide. Math scores increased countywide from the three- year average by eight points, but the verbal scores decreased by one point from the three year average. SAT Averages Troup County Superintendent Roy Nichols said that Troup County Schools have increased faster than the state, but, "we can't get satisfied." "Eventually we'll catch up and pass the state," he said, "that's our plan." Administrators and teachers also are working on a systemwide K-12 vocabu- lary initiative to increase ver- Schools  continue to provide teachers with a pri- oritized curriculum, encour- age students to, take rigor- ous classes and increase their test taking skills. Georgia's SAT scores put the statye in last S0th place among the states, outscoring Washington D.C. Experts say that states with high participation usu- ally score lower on the SAT. Georgia participation See SAT, Page 2-A Police Investigate Burglary, Cruelty By BRYAN GETER Hogansville Police Officers arrested Charles Alfred Edwards, 23, of Hogansville and charged him in connection with the august 17 burglary of a residence in the 2000 block of Blur Creek Road in HogansviIle where about $12,000 worth of items were taken. Deputies are looking for two suspects in the case. Twenty.five precent Of the items have been recovered according to police. I I I *In a separate incident, police arrested a Hogansville woman on a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to aninals. Officer Kathy Duffey said the suspect's labrador- mix dog had a collar so tight q couldn't get my finger under it" and there was a scar all the way around her neck. The dog's puppy which was hooked on the same line died after the collar became tangled in the line. Duffey said the puppy could not drink from the large bucket since it was too small. I PROUD OF THE NEW SIGN - Mombers of the Hogansville Senior Center stand with center director Unda Prescott (back row, second from left) as they admire their new sign out in the front of the center. IIIII II I I t I t