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September 7, 2000

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Callaway Roars q 41 t.J .l. 39? ,.TTH CLAYBI.J!qN PO BOX 1648 TIFTON GA BI79B-164B The FOR AL3 310 22 i Page 5A ) PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area Drug ,kendall couple was on drug charges Friday, 1 after rh'oup Conty executvd a their hor,'te. }le has been under for s, ,veral ," said Troup County Turner. did not say if others investigated in the if othe arrests were said the case remains at this time. in the incident Brad Chapman, I was charged with pos- of suspected marijuana intent to distribute, pos- of suspected metham- cocaine; Lori Ellen 37, for possession of marijuana with the distribute. Chapman was charged to."s fO:!!'ugs )ehmd the residence," also )roxhnately $1245 in .handguns from the presently being :the "IYoup County Jail UNRELATED case, with the Troup Office are ask- in solving multiple damage to property in Acres area. the past month the have damaged numer- spray painted and "egged" several in the neighborhood. is occurring during hours. with information Stoppers at 812- Illlll II Illl II 'Macon' Them Battle JUST HOURS AWAY - Following a 28-6 thrashing of Heard County last Friday night, the Callaway Cavaliers will play the Macon County Bulldogs tomorrow night at Ca,away Stadium with the game beginning at 7:30 p.m. Callaway spent this week getting ready for the Macon County matchup, enduring weather ranging from heat and humidity to cold rain and autumn- like temperatures on Thursday. A good-sized hometown crowd is expected for tomorrow night's game. I .ll II I Hearing Slated for New Road The state wants the reaction of Hogansville residents - good or bad. A public information meet- ing to discuss the Georgia DOT's proposed plans for a con- nector route between US-27/SR I and 1-85/I-185 in Troup County has now been scheduled. The hearing will be next Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at CaUaway High School located at 221 Whitfield Road in Hogansville. ' Hogansvi]le and Troup res- idents interested in learning more about the proposed pro- ject are encouraged to attend the meetihg. "We are eager to hear the viewpoints and concerns of all area residents," said Glenn Durrence, GeorgiaDOT district engineer in Thomaston. "The Georgia DOT encour- ages :: t'eceSted ,-'ties to provide their input for this pro- ject." The proposed pla. ns call for construction of a 5.78 mile, four- lane divided connector route from US-27 to 1-85 and the con- struction of 0.87 mile of inter- change ramps, bridges, and drainage structures. This public information meeting will offer residents an opportunity to view displays of the proposed plans and express any concerns they may have about the proposals. There will be personnel pre- sent to discuss the proposed plans on an informal basis. "Public involvement is a critical element in the Georgia DOT road planning process and it can make a big difference in the development of projects," explained Dorothy Daniel, dis- trict coms officer in Thomaston. "The Georgia DOT strong- ly believes that since its trans- portation projects are intended to serve the people, the ideas and preferences of these peo- ple are important," she assert- ed. Those in favor or against the project are urged to come and voice their opinion. 95th Homecoming Set p Highland Baptist Church will celebrate its 95th home- coming on Sunday, September 10. The celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Jerry Cross will be the featured speaker in the morning worship service. Following the morning wor- ship, lunch will be served at our decorated fellowship hall. Beginning on Monday evening, 7:00 p.m., and through WedneSday eveling, the church will host a series of preach- ing services conducted by Dr. Cross. We cordially invite you to attend all of these services. Dr. Jimmy Brown is pastor at Highland. By Bryan Geter WORK - William Kent (R) o the Columbus Water Department presents,Ron Buchanan Operatorrof the Hogansville Waste Water Plant with the 2000 "TOPOP" award. This is consecutive year Buchanan has won this award. Hogansville Water Department Bobby Sprayberry (C) looks on. Rain-ing Champion Our Water. Supply Judged Best in Area By Bryan Geter The drought has caused much concern for towns in this area and the state of Georgia as a whole. But last week, Hogansville Water Department Supervisior Bobby Sprayberry said the City of Hogansville didn't have any worries because the city's reservoir is full. He said 5.6 inches of rain- fall fell during August and left the city in good shape as far as water is concerned. He boasted saying the Wet Weather Engineering and Technology (WWETCO) said Hogansville was in the best shapeof all the other areas in the district, which includes towns from Coweta County to West Point. A spokeman for WWETCO said to Sprayberry, "Your plans are the best; they are good plans." WWETCO officials are experts in watershed assess- ments, combined sewer treat- ment technologies, national demostration grant-funding, wet water monitoring and sam- piing,combined sewer over- flow and sanitary sewer over- flow assessments, sediments and erosion control monitor- ing, and source water protec- tion. Sprayberry said the city is See WATER, Page 8A INTENSE - Bobby Sprayberry busy at work. His job involves an unbelievable amount of details, and plenty of things can go wrong.