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PAGE 2-A HOGAI',ISVILLE Hor~m NEWS - THURSDAY, SEVr. 23, 2004 .J Support Our Troops Locations in Hogansville & Grantville 1608 Bass Cross Road at Hw~: 54 (l-85'Fxit 28) Hogansville Drop-offopen in Grantville at NifD' Foods I1, 5320 H~v. 29 (Exit 35 Alterations Draperies Shirts Laundered Leather Suede Wedding Gowns 24-Hour Drop Box SEPTEMBER SPECIAL WE LOVE /I-IAT DVE DO! The Most Successful Real Estate Brokerage in Hogansville). New Agents ~ New Website ~J www.askew-lasater.com hnprovements to Service (Including Ready Access to Legal Assistance) 22 Years of Continuous Success! ~, We Cover a 50 Mile Radius with the Most V Knowledgeable, Local Agents Emmett Askew Sandra Stephens Doug Spradlin Becky Smith t HOME RENTALS Multi ~t ist Come on inside a Dan-Ric Home! On Your Land. 100% Complete. Stick Built. Board by Board. For 30 Years. 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Purcell, the Commission's executive director, announced that USDA funding for this proj- ect will allow the Commission to assist farmers and other rural landowners in the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley of Alabama and Georgia to create viable and effective economic develop- ment alternati('es to conven- tional farming and tradition- al agriculture. This will be accom- plished, said Purcell, through the development of alterna- tive agricultural land uses based principally in tourism. The Historic Chattahoochee Commission, a bi-state agency of Alabama and Georgia, serves the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley region of Alabama and Georgia by providing a var- ied menu of services within the region. A major compo- nent of the Commission's work is the development of programs and publications that focus on the distinctive history of the region, natural areas and recreational asset s, traditional culture, and tourism. The HCC, in foster- ing an appreciation of region- al culture and history, pro- vides an effective link among the communities of the region that is unparalleled by any other agency. mr~rl If , F By Clint Cla~ CONVOY - Nine Detroit Edison employees, after 2 aays heiptng out with hurricane recovery in Florida, stopped off for lunch in Hogansville on Monday. They weren't looking,forward to the long drive back to Michigan since their big trucks ran at about 55 mph, tops, in the hilly country approaching Atlanta, one driver said. Callaway Hoping Final Weeks Will Be Better Continued From Page 1A Callaway held their heads high and played a better game in the second half. "We knew they weregoing tobe a good football team", said Giddens. '~Ve played bet- ter in the second half, We have to learn to put a con> plete game together, not just a quarter here and a quarter there. Every snap is crucial." Callaway looked deter- mined in the third quarter. Zeke Cofield bolted for 27 yards to begin a drive and ,lustin Bray went 22 yards for an apparent touchdown. But as the case has been all year, a penalty nullified the score. The Cars had one other opporttmity to score but Bray was sacked on fourth down to end the threat. Callaway is now 1-3 (0-3 in Region 5AA) on the year while Pike County improved to 3-1. The Cavs are at home this Friday to take on Rutland at 7:30 p.m. Council's Lack of Quorum Delays Vote Again Continued From Page 1A denying the rezoning request. Mayor Wilson St. Clair said Monday night he was "absolutely a shocked" that both Martin and Crocker were no-shows. Because they were absent meant that St. Clair had no option but to announce to the eager crowd that the council couldn't do any business, so the agenda for Monday night's meeting would be car- ried over to the next regular- ly scheduled meeting on October 4 - or, possibly, until a called meeting before that date. The council had three options: Approve Arnold and Mainstreet Communities' request, deny it or table the rezoning request for further study, A crowd of some 30 peo- ple - highly unusual for a Hogansville City Council meeting - was in place well in advance of the 7 p.m. meet- ing time Monday night. St. Clair and others said that Crocker called 10 min- utes or so before the meeting started to say "something has come up and I won't be able to make the meeting." Martin didn't call in at all, officials said. But Councilman Thomas Pike said he'd heard on Saturday that Martin would be a no- show. Monday night was the first time in recent memory that a council meeting had to be canceled due to lack of a quorum. There was speculation - and only that - about Crocker and Martin's absences: By not showing up they at least forced a showdown vote on the Arnold request at a meet- ing where Leidner is expect- ed to be present. 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Although St. Clair hasn't said how we would have voted, he's known to be pro gro~th, as are Pike and Councilman Bobby Joe Frazier, l..eidner, though he is pro- grox~ t h, said at the September 7 council meeting that he couldn't vote for the Arnold proposal :.is originally sub- mitted because "it is in the wrong format" and didn't include enough up-front details. Arnold and his Columbus attorney, Rob McKenna felt like they'd met at least the minimum ttogansx ille PUD requirements with a concep- tual drawing and footnotes about the development that were presented to City Manager Randy Jordan on Monday afternoon. In fact, Jordan said in late afternoon that the developer had, with the drawing and Church Continued From Page 1A said to have been the first church organized in Hogansville and was incur- porated in 1870. The house of worship was moved to its cur- rent locat ion at East Main and Johnson Street after the city swapped the current site for the original one so that the cemetery could be built there. The current church build- ing evolved after the sanctu- ary was remodeled in 11951 and the educational building was erected in 1945. The steeple was added in 1987and the modern-day Fellowship Hall was expanded and updated in 2001, according to earlier plans "met the mini- mum requirements of Hogansville," except perhaps for a couple of questions about two tracts near Interstate 85. "I need to know where the greenspace, commercial and residential (areas) are in there." But, he noted, "There's still others to be met," includ- ing those mandated by the state Env Protection Divisiort dealing with various issues such as impact on the city's drinking water and other details. Even if the council had approved the rezoning Monday night it would still probably take an entire year before EPD and other requirements could be satis- - fled and construction could begin, Jordan told The Home News. Prior to the September 7 council meeting at a public hearing, several Hogansville residents questioned the effects of the development on the city's water reservoir. traffic on Blue Creek Road, and the advisability of allow- ing huge billboards on one of the three tracts in question. They even questioned whether the land in questio~ is inside the city limits, but the council resolved that issue by voting 4-1 at the September 7 meeting that the property had been annexed at least three years ago. Arnold has said that hous- es in the proposed Waterford Place development will range from $225,000-$400,000 in order to be attractive to work- ing couples who want to live farther away from Atlanta, as well as retirees. Those homes will contin- ue the upscale trend he estab- lished in Mallard's Lake Subdivision, Arnold said. church records. "As we live into the future, we at Ebenezer Presbyterian seek to realize our unity in Jesus Christ as we worship study, pray and work together in His name," Gillespie wrote in an article about the homecoming. "Empowered and led by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to go into the world shar- ing with others in word and in service the love of God fia Jesus Christ our Lord. "The members of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church give thanks for the gift of God's grace that calls us into community and to dis- cipleship in our Lord Jesus Christ."