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it's Time for Fairs And Festivals -SA There's Nothing Like A Birthday Part-, -3 he I Formerly The Hogansville Herald Sen ng the HogansviUe-Grant le Area Since 1944 Save Big Money PRSRT STD "~ AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANS',/ILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 61, NO. 39 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2004 22 PAGES 2 SECTIONS: 50 HALE Loss to Pike Leaves Callaway 1-3 in Region Yogi Berra once said, "Its de'- Callaway Cavaliers find in the unenviable posi- 0-3 in Region 5-AA after last Saturday's game to Pike ~ 28-0. This is the same record that Callaway had this time last year. The Cavaliers did sneak into the play-offs in 2003 by winning four of their last five games to finish fourth in the region. That was last year; this is this year. In the last two games, Callaway has been shut out twice and have allowed 56 points. This is not what Head Coach Claude Giddens had in mind when the season started. "We've been here before", said Giddens. "Its time now to see what we're really made of. Will we quit? I don't think so." Folding the tent when their backs are to the wall has never been a part of Callaway football. Don't look for this situation to be any different. The schedule is falling in Callaway's favor and four of their last six games will be at home. Last Saturday Callaway was never really in a position to They were down by three touch- downs at halftime, but as usual, CALLAWAY, Page 2A No-Shows Well Homecoming in 167 Years Presbyterian Pastor Richard probably wishes Sunday were home- day for his church on Street near downtown The church held its first in its 167-year v on Sunday, Sept. 19. '~e had 75 people. That's " said the Rev. Gillespie, who's been since October One of the highlights r was the appearance John Rogers and wife Judy during the School hour, "He was the pastor here 1992-94 and he is well- in the church's histo- "We spent that hour talk- : about the history of the about former mem- old stories when the church was building with two doors and the women one side (of an aisle) men on the other." There is plenty of histo- ~for this church's members talk about: It was organ- 1837 and its members for the first time on 7 of that year. The built of was located on the at the site now by Myrtle Hill Ebenezer Presbyterian is TAKING A LOOK - Mildred Burdette, one of the most vocal critics of John Amold's rezoning proposal, checks out a drawing lhe developer submitted to the city on Monday. By Council "Stall Arnold" Vote Again By CUNT CLAYBROOK CHECKING.PLA. NS _ Ci~, Manager Randy Jordan (L) and City Attorney Dan Lee check plans tor Jonn Areola s rezonmg request at the eour~l meeting ~ The Hogansville City Council was supposed to vote Monday night on developer John Arnold and Main Street Communities' request for rezoning of some 343 acres for~ a Planned Unit to seven years to hundreds of new homes and add an estimated $266 million to the city's tax base. The propoa~ is by far the most significant in modern Hogansville's history and the vote was expected to be con- troversial, whichever way it went. As it turned out, the two council members who had voted two weeks ago to deny Arnold's rezoning request - a vote that failed because the other three council members voted against it - didn't.show up for this week's meeting. Those members are Jean Crocker and Charlie E Martin. Because Councilman Jack Leidner was out of town and also not present- which his fellow council members had known for at least two months would be the case - there was no quorum of the council present. Either Crocker of Martin's presence would have made a quorum, mean- UP - H .o~ansville city employees Mike Thomaston and Randy Driver were on Monday trucking away some of the debris left last week by the remnants of Ivan. ing that the council could con- duct the meeting. Main focus of the meet- ing was supposed to have been a vote on the rezoning request, after the council had not voted on it at a Sept. 7 meeting, other than to reject on a 3-2 vote Martin's motion to deny the rezoning. At that meeting Councilmen Thomas Pike, Bobby Joe Frazier and Jack Leidner had voted against City Has Far Less Trouble From Ivan Than Frances half of the Mill Village," he said. "And a big tree on the lower end of Lincoln Street" took its toll on the power grid," "But we had 95 percent of our customers back on with- in an h~ctr and had ordy 35-40 customers without power for about four hours." That w~ Lnstark contrast to how long it took to restore power throughout the city after l~pical Storm Frances swept through about 20 days ahead of Ivan. Frances uprooted sever- al trees and practically fiat- tened one residence in Hogansville. Some homes were with- out electricity at least a cou- ple of days after Frances slammed her way through the city. By Cl_~rr CL~Y-BROOK Hogansville utility crews got an early jump on the rem- nants of Hurricane Ivan last week and "did a lot of prep work" that helped limit the damages from high winds and heavy rain that hit on Thursday. -Some of those employees worked nearly twice around the clock without a b~ get- ring ready for the storm then rushing to cope with the dam- age. "We did a lot of tree trim- ming to get ready, we cut them back as much as we could" before the storm~ arrived, said City Manager Randy'Jordan. "But you never know what trees are going to come down and we had some D MONTH- The of Hurricane Ivan was second tropicaJ pound in three weeks. Fc,hmately, Jeanne and Karl are heed- ed elsewhere. uprooted trees that went down on a feeder line out of a (power) "An up~d tree on Taliaffero Ro~ took out two strands of p "r~T. (electric) lines and abig limb on College Street took out the power to