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Official Legal Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Mailed Each Week to 4,000 Homes in the HogansviUe-Grantville Area Geter ven Qualify for Council Seats Seven candidates have qual- for three council seats in City of Hogansville. Incumbent Jack Dollar is opposed by former coun- Post Dollar is employedby Bell has served as coun- since 1991. Jimmy Jackson is married has six grown children. He as mayor pro-tem for years and as acting mayor one year. He said that he wants to see community come together one and not be divided. Ezra Whitmore is the incum- for Post 4.' He has been for the last four years. said that if he is re-elected, would work for future growth and work for what is good for the city. He also said that he would like to see every- body's taxes cut. Andrew Sharp said he would like to insure that the city has quality growth and the city get the most it can get from its taxes he said he would like to see property taxes lowered. Sharp is married with two children. He is employed as controller by U.S. Filter- Surface Preparation Group in Newnan. The most opposition came from Post 3, where Tony Williamson is the incumbent He has served this position since 1983. He said that he wanted to see Hogansville grow, but his main interest is protecting the water Williamson said he would like to see the millage rate low- ered. He said he would like to see new industry come because you can't rely on taxes and util- ities. Jean Crocker is also seek- ing Post 3. She is a retired school teacher and has lived in Hogansville for 41 years. She said that she is running because she is for the city and the peo- ple and she wants to give back something back to the great town that has done so much for me. Crocker said that she didn't have all the answers but I will vote to do what is the best inter- est of the City of HogansviUe. Sybil Maxwell is also run- ning for Post 3. She said that she can be focused to move for- ward into the future. She said that she would be honest and fair on making decisions so these decisions will serve and benefit the citizens of Hogansville. valiers Put up Fight in 14-6 s to Tigers By J. Dan Stout Staff Writer The much improved High School Cavalier went to the dress- room at half-time with a six- lead. They rode home with the score Darlington-14, The Cadet soldiers from the military academy were fifth in Class A football. were last year's Class A Darlington's Tigers has now 18 games in a row with no Friday was perfect for football. The officials brought four chain holders. They dressed like basketball This was the first home for the Cavaliers. Wide and defensive back Smith has returned Cavalier Varsity Football year's absence. senior and wears No. 4. He was an important part of Football Team in '97 '96. Smith made several gam e catches in the past. At and 185 pounds, he is one the most formidable pass in the region. He is also an outstanding player. Smith's leap- ability serves him well on of the ball. His one long pass reception in the game against the Darlington Tigers set up Callaway's one score He made several key stops on defense: C/tllaway Had Coach Sonny Cummings observed after the game "We have got to work on special teams. We had several short punts that did not look good. "We had more total yards than Darlington 140-198. We tried to spread them out, Seth Johnson, a 200-pound sopho- more, was our leading rusher with 70 total yards. The best block of the'game was by No. !5 Brian Hester to set Dion Boykin loose on a punt return. Darlington stopped our outside game." Matt Ogletree will miss at least three weeks with a knee injury. The Cavs received the open- ing kickoff. No. 2 Fred Tigner brought the kick out to 48 with a 28-yard carry. Callaway stalled at mid-field and puned. It was a surprise to watch the Cavalier defense shut down the purple Tigers. After an important stop by David Barrett and Antonio Boyd, the Tigers punted to the Cavs' 12 yardline. In the second Callaway series hard running fullback Seth Johnson bulled for 11 yards in the first play. Dion Bqykin travelled for seven yards on the next play. The Callaway offensive line had No. 74 matt Smith and Adam Pike at tackle, Danny i(Jii:ili:!iii! Demetrius Smith O'Dell and No. 71 Ahmad Mitchell at guard and sopho- more Mark Hajdasz at center. On the next play Callaway was penalized five yards foi, tiff sides. They lost yardage four times in the first half for being off sides. In the second quarter Jay Brewer got loose and rolled fora first down at mid-field. The Cavalier quarterback, Jamaal Keyton No. 8, fired a 32-yard pass to the waiting hands of Demetrius Smith. Smith went 10 more yards down to the Darlington 12. The next play Dion Boykin got out- side enough to stretch in a touchdown with 9:06 on the clock. The PAT was blocked. The Cavaliers had a wide open offense. At one time they were in the no back formation. At the end of the first half Dion Boykin attempted a half back pass to Big "D" Smith. Callaway's passing was one for four with an interception in the first half: Callaway kicked off to Darlington to start the second half. The Cavaliers exchanged punts at mid-field. Callaway jammed up sever' al attempts by Darlington to run the option. Big Red Antonio Boyd and Russell Simpson were superb at pass rushing. Mitchell Strozier and Nate Tatum blocked passes over and over again. Darlington stalled at their own 41-yard line and attempt- ed to punt. The snap was low and the errant punt hit a Callaway play- er at the line of scrimmage. The ball was recovered by Darlington at midfield. The Tigers got loose and went to the Callaway nine. A short pass put up a touchdown at 5:17 in the third quarter. Darlington-7, Callaway-6. Brian Hester saw action at quarterback in the second half. He moved the team well but was unable to complete a pass in four attempts. Darlington scored again early 2:53 in the fourth quarter. The game ended 14-6 Darlington. The Cavaliers take on Landmark Christian at Fairburn, this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Landmark lost to Heard County last week. Landmark is winless, 0-3 this season. Lamar County has defeated Jackson and Perry since the opening tie with Callaway. 00!!iiJ Bryan Geter/Stafl DR. ROY NICHOLS, TROUP COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, was honored at a reception at the Hogansville Library by the Pilot Club. Many well-wisers attended to meet the new Superintendent and enjoyed delicious refreshments. Pictured are Nell Estes, Sybil Gaddy, Hazel Bishop, Evelyn Higgins, Donna Arnold, Linda Ayers, SheUa Christner and Dr. Roy Nichols. (not named as pictured) Council Lists Water Use Priorities During Ban Bryan Geter Associate Editor Hogansville Mayor Wilson St. Clair told the city Monday night at the regular council meeting that the city has plen- ty of water. "The EPD asked us to open the valve at the reservoir and let more water flow into the stream that feeds into Blue Creek to help protect the fish and other aquatic life," he said. The city adopted a water conservation emergency plan to help protect the city since this has been the worst drought in this area in many years. The plan has water use pri- orities. A general ranking of water uses in decreasing order of importance is as follows: Household use, public necessity, livestock, industry and commerical use, construc- Hummingbird Festival Set for October There will be a 1999 Hummingbird Festival in and for Historic Hogans- ville. Everyone is invited to come.and join the fun and festivities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. October 15, 16, and 17. tion irrigation, non-essential fire fighting, swimming pools, car washing, street cleaning, linr flushing and hydrant test- ing, etc. The penalties for not abid- ing by the water plan is warn- ing the first time, a house call the second time and shut-off and reconnection fee the third time. City Manager David Aldrich stated that the plan spells out what we can and can't do. He said the plan repeals in 60 days unless the council acts on it. The council voted to consid- er a Resolution proclaiming September 17-23 as Constitution Week. They also voted on Aldrich's recommendation for MEAG to be the agent for the city's sup- plement electrical needs, he said with MEAG, we can do some of the work ourselves. "We have options with them," he said. Aldrich reported to the council that the city's millage rate dropped this year from 11.5 to 10.5. He said that this should help everyone pocketbooks. Bryan Geter/Staff WESLEY AND LORI BOATMAN were greeted Saturday morning with house, lawn and cars rolled with toilet paper. But far from an act of vandalism, the message was: Welcome! Now you are one of us and we love you. Police came and made arrests, but it was all a joke to initiate their new pastor. I .... , (.)