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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVna~ HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, SEvr. 9, 2004 support our Troops Bankruptcy should be your last resort, but if need be, call a local attorney! W..LUTHER JONES Attorney At Law 116 Main St. LaGrange (706) 884-6633 Maintain Dignity - Stop Creditor Harassment Consolidate Bills - Regain Financial Control Chapters 7, 11 & 13 of U.S. Bankruptcy Code Start Chapter 13 for only $100! Same Day Electronic Filing ..... FREE EVALUATION! ALSO: Criminal Law DUI Paid L~al Advertisecr~nt III I 1 . nvcam~ AFTER-EFFECTS - This young man with his broom and dust pan was cleanng away some of the debris from a traffic accident on rain-slick Main Street in Hogansville on Tuesday. This was the scene of one of the two wrecks police thought standing water helped cause. 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Box ~368--LaGrange, Georgia 30241 I !1 Fax: 706-884-0408 Ca11~06-884-6768 emaih vonepps@charter.net I II Paid for by The Ct:~mmittee to Re-elect Carl Von Epps I .,.... .......... . --',- -- --,. .... -- ..... .=. --.....=---. Come on inside Dan-Ric Home! On Your Land. 100o Comf lcte. Slick Built. Board bx Board. For 3() Years. GE Appliances- Snack Bar- Breakfast Custom Cabinets* Formal Dining Room* Design # 1421; Elevation "E" All Bath Vanities come with Cultured Marble Vanity Tops* Huge Walk.in Closet in M BDR with Dustless Wire Shelving that allows for Garden Tub ~ Step, ~ Shower & Moen Fixtures in Master Ba$* Storm Hits Hard Continued From Page 1A ity department employees. And Troup County sent an extra crew of prisoners to help with the clean- up efforts. Not only was much of the city without power, the city's water treatment plant was also knocked off line when one or more trees collapsed on power lines on Blue Creek Road, knocking out elec- tricity to the pumps at the city reservoir. "We've got, at average usage, about 1 1/2 days of water in the tanks and another half-day's sup- ply at the plant," Buchanan said. "We could go two days without" processing anymore drinking water, "but we don't want to." The Hogansville Amphitheater, scheduled for a grand reopening and a tribute to the victim of the 9111 attacks on New York and Washington, was lit- tered with tree limbs on Tuesday, and one huge tree had fallen there, knocking down some power lines and sprawling across about half of the seating area, Toni Striblin said. At least two traffic accidents on Tuesday morning were attrib- uted to standing water, according to Police Chief Guy Spradlin. One was at the intersection of East Main Street and Bass Cross Road, another occurred when a vehicle hydroplaned and spun into a guard rag on Interstate 8S, ~Call Sheila Weaver Today 71)~3-3483 or 80t-741-2512 Ext. 2[ OrAngela PaceT0~M75 Or ~741-2512 Ext. 264 Spradlin said. There were apparently no major injuries in those mishaps. Further up 1-85, a woman who was traveling toward Atlanta from Hogansville reported by cell phone that the traffic had been squeezed down by flooding to a single lane northbound near the Palmetto exit. Traffic was backed up near the Palmetto exit for about 30 min- utes, she said. The after effects of the stoma, although somewhat severe, "Weren't as bad as they could have been," Buchanan said. Compared to past storms it wasn't too bad, he said. "Once we get that (electric) line back up on Blue Creek Road, we're back in business." Frances Robinson who lives near the flattened house at 101 White Street, said she heard the high winds and rain about 2 a.m., and 'It sounded like we weren't going to be here for very long." A boy who lives two houses down from the flattened house, said he heard the crash when the tree felL "It sounded like thunder," he said. There were reportedly three people in the house at that time and the owner, who there at the time, said an over head ceiling fan "fell right on my bed." She was overnighting in Grantille, a neighbor said. Rezoning Still Unresolved Continued From Page 1A E Martin made a motion to deny the rezoning request, saying the city and the devel- oper need to go back to "square one" and start the rezoning and the annexation process all over again. Only Councilwoman Jean Crocker voted with Martin in favor of that motion. Councilmen Jack Leidner, Bobby Joe Frazier and Thomas Pike voted "no." After that, the mayor was unable to get a motion to rezone that property for a Planned said would contain several hundred free-standing homes and some apartments. Part of the PUD zone would be reserved for a light industrial area that might become the home of a roof- ing manufacturer that is known to be looking for a plant site in the SoutheasL Because there was no motion in favor of the rezon- ing, that proposal died But there is a bright side to that vote, the mayor said after the meeting: because the re'zoning request was not voted down, "that means he (the developer) can bring it up again immediately" rather than having to wait six months or a year to re-apply. The lack of a vote on the rezoning request came after several residents raised objections to Arnold's request, some saying that the plans presented to the Planning Commission and to the City Council didn't con- rain enough details and oth- ers contending that, among other things, "light industri- al" isn't a proper designation bers were ready to vote in favor of Arnold's plans, but realizing they didnX have the necessary three votes, never made a motion to do so. Councilman Jack Leidner said he couldn't vote for the rezoning because the appli- cation "Isn't in the right for- mat," and explained later that the developer needs to include more details in his application. One about the prop- ertywas, however, resolved by the City Council. On a 4-1 vote, with Martin opposed, the council ruled that according to its inter- pretation of the minutes of a previous council meeting, appa~nfly in 2001, the prop erty in question was- either in February 2001 or in 1999 - annexed into the city. That vote came after City Attorney Dan Lee aid that in his opinion, the property had, been annexed earlier. But ff there were questions, he said, the council could eliminate doubt by ruling that in its interpretation of the old coun- cil minutes, the land has been annexed- But the council made that decision only~irst read- ing," meaning that a second vote, at the next council meet- ing, will be required. Leidner said that was done in order to give proper- ty owners affected by the annexation time to raise any questions they might have about whether they're in- Hogansville or outside the city. Resolving the annexation issue also means that the city can collect any current or back taxes due, Leidner said. Teachers of Year Recognized Continued From Page 1A place. "Even a walk through the building offers opportunities for instruction," one teacher wrote. Holstun is a graduate of LaGrange College with a B.A. STACKED S'iONE FIREPLACE ~5th Raised Hearth and Shelt'Mantle* ~l)esign #1421 also kno~aa as "E wo one "s Pawrite / " ~3 BDR, 2 Bath with Private Master Privacy ~0dy ~25m0 p&l aad $0,00 ~OWil on.lvur /and' ~FREE INITIAL PRE- QULA1FIAT1ON. NO FEES ~BUILDER PAYS CLOSING COSTS in Early Childhood Education. She taught at Hogansville Middle School 1990-1992, where she taught reading to fifth, sixth and sev- enth graders. She has been teaching first and second grades at Hogansville Elementary School since 1992. *Elizabeth Bishop Denney has been named Ethel W. Kight Magnet School's Teacher of the Year. Denney has been teach- ing for 28 years and current- ly teachers third grade. She was named Teacher of the Year at Crocker Elementary School in 1983 and 1994. Denney said when she was growing up, the one thing she knew she would never be was a teacher. Her mother was a teacher and she knew what teachers had to do. "They spent their entire lives teaching, making les- sons plans, worrying about their students, fixing up their students, buying things for their students, doing paper- work and worrying even more about their students," she said. "They had meetings before school, after school and at night." Denney has degrees from both West Georgia College and Auburn University. *Deanna Owensby has been named Teacher of the Year at Cannon Street Elementary School, where she teaches kindergarten. Owensby has been teach- ing for 21 years. "Teaching kindergarten has given me great fulfill- ment," she said. "I try every day to insti~ in each child they desire to read and build a hunger for knowledge by experiencing success at school." Owensby has degrees from both Troy State University and North Georgia College. She began her teaching career in 1971 at Pleasantdale Elementary in DeKalb County and joined the Troup County School System in 1986. Jayne Proctor Miller has been named the Gardner Newman Middle School Teacher of the Year. Miller currently teacher reading scaffolding and has been teaching for 15 years. Her peers at Gardner Newman praise Miller for .her skills and dedication to the teaching profession. In a recommendation for her nomination the teachers wrote, "Mrs. Miller's class- room is lively and student focused. She teaches stu- dents that other teachers pre- fer not to teach the same way and she had great success in improving their test scores. She shows love and concern for both their academic and personal lives." "I love teaching," she said. "Everyday is a new fron- tier." Miller is a graduate of Winthrop University. She began her teaching career in 1981. %