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8 ouo 13 \\.;. Serving the HogansviUe-Grant le Area Since 1944 Photo By Janet Caraway BEST FRIENDS - Callie Weaver and Alyssa Rhodes embrace each other at a Callaway High School football game. Both girls on on the cheede din ,t,e lm cheering on the Cavalier s every Friday night.. : Final preparations are underway for the Grantville Day Crosstie Festival this Saturday, Sept. 24. Organizer Sandra Luttrell says his year's event will feature a num- ber of new attractions. The amusement zone has been expanded, with R&R Amusements bringing in a number of new rides and games. The festival, held in downtown GrantviUe near the depot, starts at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. A street dance starts at 6 p.m. with The Checkmate Band. Other local musicians will per- form live during the day. A parade willbe held at I p.m. with a trophy given for best float. There will be plenty of food ven- dors, with barbecue and other Southern-style foods, starting with breakfast and ending the day with hand dipped ice-cream. Raffle tickets for $20 will be sold for a chance to win a 2008-250cc I The prize drawing will be Oct. 29 during Grantville's Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook Off. The festival will help area char- ities, too. 'WE WILL be collecting items of any kind for the Community Welcome House in Newnan, which gives safe haven for abused women and children," said LuttreU. For more information contact Luttrell or Hugh Nash at 770-583- 9013 or 770-58.3-9900. .By JOHN KUYKENDALL . The Callaway High Cavaliers (1-2) will begin Region 5- Friday night when the team travels to Manchester play the Blue Devils (1-2) at Memorial Stadium. - Cavaliers are coming off a 27-13 win over Haralson nty, w ule the Blue Devils fell to a good Shaw High team score of 394 3 last week. The Blue Devils are still without key returning starters action all season, two starters transferring to Greenville and some players battling injuries, not the position a team High and three defensive lineman that will not be able to would like to be in when starting region play and playing play this v eek for disciplinarT reasons. one of thetoughest teams -in the regior- ;- Callaway High. Even though the Blue Devils are struggling, the Cavaliers will not take the Blue Devils lightly because this has tradi- THE LUE DEVILS are struggling a little with quar- tionally been a close game. terback Monta Prather being hurt and not seeing much The Blue Devils and Cavaliers will kickoff at :30 p.m. playingtime, onereturningstartinglinemanthathasnotseen at Memorial Stadium in Manchester Friday night. By JOHN KUYKENDALL "Today is one of the greatest days in Meriwether County history," said riwether County Commission : airman Nancy Jones during a gather- mg of state, comity and City of Hogansville .;** :(icials to announce that Korean-based America will be locating in riwether Park Wednesday- morning. Much has been done, much can be and there is much still left to do but ~.~ ~ . end the benehts to the c t zens of area and America will speak for itself. Gov. Nathan Deal took part in the event o ~.y~.~ congratulated VIemwether County 7,~ . . Hogansville residents, noting that /Iando America will bring a $200 million vestment and 426 jobs to the area. Mando Chairman MV Chung told those attendance the company exc tedabout partnership with Meriwether Comity. "This is a great moment for our com- pany and the area," Chung said. -! i::c Chung said the company will hire 200 ;e,,fiaployees initially and increased that to 450 by 2016, The company is expected to begin i eration in 2013. Mando's Georgia plant will supply ctricpower steemg gears andanti-lo k to vehicle manufacturers including Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai and Kia, among others. This site will be Mando's third location in the United States. "Automotive supplier companies such as the Mando Corp. will find in Georgia the right mix of resources and unique assets that provide them with the most efficient access to their customers here and in markets around the world," Deal said. "We take pride not only in the out- standing performance of our logistics infrastructure, but also our top-ranked workforce that helps Mando and other advanced manufacturers meet and exceed customer expectations." The Mando Corp. is one of the largest Korean automotive parts suppliers, man- ufacturing brake, steering, suspension and driver assist systems, and was creat- ed in 1962 under'the original founder of the HaUa Business Group. The company's Georgia facility is planned to be a green, state of the art, high tech manufacturing facility that will support the manufacturing and assem- bring of energy-efficient automotive parts to be used in North American automotive markets. See INDUSTRY, Page 2 Photo By Andy Kober TIS THE SEASON - The Hummingbird Festival Season began last week with the launching of the hummingbirds held Thursday, Sept. 15, in the downtown area. Shown are Leah Leidner and Ralph Lynch, who conducted the ceremonial launch. Leidner designed the 2011 Hummingbird Festival Poster, which is used on advertisements for the festival.Revenue gen- erated by Hummingbird Festival activities has helped a number of charities and been used to leverage considerable grants that have been used to improve the city. The launching of the hummingbirds drew a number of civic and business leaders, but no city leaders were in attendance, 20Bcrds .7woSteges R:: ' R.esh FOO