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Beall Family Enjoys Reunion L" iii, " ....  ........ m It's Back To the 60sl -8A The Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grant00ille Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 39 Seeks Win HALE quarterback Bray summed up th e 36-18 victory over Cavaliers pret- after the game last night at Freeman point where getting no respect," 'We came out and a statement. Callaway and we hart- pretty well. We a push over." r couldn't have been accurate as the Pats the visiting from the opening game. the third play of the Bray raced 55 yards give Greenville r would never relin- If that wasn't proof Bray took the passes of 18, ;Rufus took the ball in from i yards out as Greenville a 14-0 first quarter lead coach Claude was less than with his team's peP- got a lot of work of us," said Giddens. the coaching staff we've got to work as as we can to turn this around." was the fourth year for the winless Patriots' offense, a of the run and shoot didn't let up a commanding TEAM, Page 2A Jo Veal, 86, of ansville, died Sept. A lifelong resident of and mern- of Antioch Baptist, was retired from Iniroyal and worked at Senior Citizens Other Deaths, HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2003 i  .... i COMMON 'CENTS' - Rev. Wesley Boatman holds the scales weighing pennies. When it was all calculated, it turned out the boys had won the competition. Cash Crop Antioch Girls, Boys Compete Collecting Pennies The boys and girls of Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville have been com- peting to see who can col- lect the most pennies. Sunday was the end of the contest and it was deter- mined the boys won. Members are looking forward to see just how many pennies were collect- ed. They'll also see who gets the pie in their face - the minister or his wife. A WAGON LOAD - Guess you could say this is the penny wagon. Of course, every- one wants to know exactly how much money was col- lected, but there's nodoubt, it's going to take a long while to add up all those Lincolns. 8 PAGES 1 SECTION ,50 Candidates All Facing Opposition Hogansville Council Races Likely To Be Hotly-Fought By CUNT CLAYBROOK Three incumbents on the Hogansville City Council are up for re-election on Nov. 4. And all three members of those members of the coun- cil - which has been involved in some recent fusses over ethics, travel expenses and utility deposits - are in con- tested races. Qualifying ended Sept. 12. The incumbents and the challengers are: POST 3: Jean Crocker, the incumbent, faces chal- lenges from Louise Hardin and Beverly Weeks. Cocker, 66, is a retired teacher who has lived in Hogansville mostof her life and  wrapping up her first four-year council term. Hardin, 57, who has lived in Hogansville for about a year and a half this time, was born and raised in the com- munity. She is a widow with one son and has no previous experience as an office-hold- er. Weeks has lived in the city for more than three decades and also has never held office before. But she's been active in the city lately as an activist. POST 4 Councilman Jack Leidner faces challenges from Theresa Strickland and Randy Harris. Leidner is wrapping up two years on the council: He is serving out the last two years of former CouncilmanRxts Ehiymotr, who resigned in mid-term. Strickland, 34, is making her first bid for office and has said she wants to see more growth in the city. Harris, 63, is retired from the U.S. Air Force and for- merly worked for the City of LaGrange. "I believe with my experience in LaGrange with utilities and accounting I can make a difference," he has said. Leidner is a S5-year-old bookstore owner in Hogansville. IN THE POST $ race, incumbent Jimmy Jackson, 63, is challenged by former Troup County Commissioner Thomas Pike, 72, who is a retired contractor Pike previously served two terms as county com- missioner and two years on the City Council in the 1980s. Jackson, 63, is retired. He is a life-long Hogansville res- ident. He served on the School Board for eight years and was on the City Council from 1991-1997 and was elected again in 2000. Festival Shaping Up; More Exhibitors Slated The Hummingbird Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. until S p.m. each day in downtown Hogansvflle. , This year's event features more arts and crafts booths and more kid's entertainment than past years, not to men- tion the great food booths. . Plus, festival promoters have added a Gospel Fest and Student Art Exhibition. Admission is free. Tickets are also selling fast to the festival dinner and silent auction at 6 .p.m. Thursday, October 16 at the Victoria Belle special events facility. 1 The Victoria Belle has been cited by the Troup County Chamber of Commerce for is architec- tural elegance and has been called one of the most excit- ing new businesses in the area. Festival chairman Bill See FESTIVAL, Page 2A CLAYBROOK of Year Nominee Was Inspired by 'Legends' Emily Morton is Hogansville School's nominee for County Teacher, of the Year. from the county's elementary, and middle schools for the Award. will be presented on Oct. 7 at a by the ) County Chamber of The first-grade teacher is a grad- of LaGrange High School. She attended Mt. Vernon Junior and received her B.S. in from the University of according to a profile pro- by Judy Guy Baker, the Elementary School win- cipal. Morton has 18 years of experi- ence as a teacher and at one time was a kindergarten teacher at Madison Avenue Presbyterian in New York City. She also has taught third grade at Woodward Elementary in DeKalb County and was a first-grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary in Troup County before moving to her present post. Morton credits her love for teach- ing to some of those who taught her, she says in information furnished about herself: "During my school years in LaGrange I was very fortu- nate to have had some of the most outstanding teachers who have ever taught in the system..., they were leg- ends." "These women were the main rea- son I decided I wanted to be a teacher," she wrote: "They have been an inspi- ration to me and it has been an hum- bling experience to attempt t O follow in their footsteps." The teachers she mentioned were: Matsy Deal, her fourth-grade teacher; Mattie LOu Haslett, her sixth- grade teacher and Louise Owen from LaGrange High. "I believe teaching is truly a 'call- ing,' and perhaps, good teachers are born, not made," she has written. "I want my children to know they can depend on me and on my word and that they are my most important con- sideration while in school...." "After all, my main goal as a teacher is to build confidence and assurance so that every child can be successful." Morton is active m First Presbyterian Church, the West Georgia Medical center Auxiliary, the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, among other groups an organizations. Said Baker, her principal, as part of the written nomination process: "Fellow teachers see Emily as fun- loving, friendly, energetic and dependable. She expresses care for her co-workers ..... " Comments from follow teachers regarding Morton's nomination included: "I have always felt that Emily exemplified the perfect teacher.... I've always wished I could be in first grade again- I'd love to be in Mrs. Morton's class .... Emily is an asset to our school because she gives 100 percent to insure that the chil- dren of Hogansville receive a quali- ty education." OUR CHOICE- Emily Morton is Hogansville Elementary's nominee for Troup Teacher of the Year.