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61, NO. 40 Tourism Director Wins State Award Water Crisis Hits in 1954 Formerly The Hogansville Herald me Serving the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2004 8 PAGES 1 SECTION '50 unity Honors Beloved 'Miss own 'Miss Robinson, who has !responsible for compil- of the information )le have read in the Home News and over the last was honored on night for her mill- for her many spondent for these newspa- pers right after the previous owner contributions to the Hogansville Community. Robinson began working as a con'e- "My Momma and Daddy didn't want me to go overseas, so I got out." bought them some 32 years or so ago, as she recalls it. II Record Enrollment At LaGrange College PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAiD HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Feel for the Boys' HALE She will be 86 on Jan. 6, and is still going strong. She is an extra-value resource since she has lived in Hogansville for a little more than a half century and knows most of the old-timers still actively involved in the city. As our local correspon- dent, she collects news items, shoots photographs and pro- vides tips about up-coming events. On Tuesday night, the Hogansville Elementary School PT0 honored "Miss Frances" for both her mili- tary service during World War II, when she served in the Army Medical Corps for about 18 months, and for her PerplexeA by Disappointing 1-4 Record So Far" has the answer 14 start, Head all By losing to the Rutland 32-0 last Friday, remain winless 5-AA and have been by a total of 88-0 ipast three weeks. But don't lay the full on the Cavs defense. In last Friday's game, Rutland was up by three touchdowns after just over six minutes of play and had gained on 13 yards on the Callaway defense. A fumble on Calla~ay's first snap of the geme was recovered on the three yard lille. The Hurricanes scored their first TD there then got See CALLAWAY, Page 2A Nearby Fairs Open This Week iROB RICHARDSON It'll be a fair week in west Georgia with not one three major outdoor planned. Hogansville fair-goers b,tween an arts and event or with all the excite- F a e2trnival midway. Since all the events run than one day, it'll be , to take in all three fairs. TOUGH YEAR- Like the rest of his team- mates, Justin Bray had high hopes when the 2004 football sea- SOn began. The team is still hoping for a tum- around. THRILLS-The G~mt Wheel will be at the Greenville Lions Club Fair. Two, in fact, are right across the street from each other. After yet more Hurricane-related rain and winds hit the area Monday, forecasters were calling for almost ideal weather this weekend, with pleasant tem- peratures and minimal chances of rain. The three fairs will not only offer fun for local resi- dents, but will pump quite a bit of tourist dollars into the region, as well. See FmRS, ~aeZ~ In W~t Omtr~ G~r~ Picldn' Falr: all day Salutday and Sunday. Format: arts and ~. Location: down- .Great Gay, ~ Marketplace: all day Saturday and Sunday. Fomat arts and crafts. Lcx~tion: Gay. Replaces Son as Headof Church CUNT CLAYBROOK In a somewhat unusual move, a is replacing his son as the it the little church on Street, and hoping to membership and add to fumL The Rev. Murray I~. Hyatt Sr. became pastor of the served since 1994 as the r L. Hyatt the elder Hyatt told The Home preaching at age 16 and became pastor of the HogansviUe non- denominational church at age 18, his father said. "He decided he wanted to go back for some more teaching and study and is no longer associated in any way with the church now," the father said. "He just felt like it was time for him to move on." Inaddition to serving as his son's assistant pastor, the elder Hyatt has also preached to Heard County pris- oners at the courthouse in Heard County for several years and has been a part of the Spirit-Filled, a gospel singing group for some 20 years, he said. "What we're trying to do is go back to the old-time gospel hymns and to the old-time gospel preach- ing." He and other church leaders will be hoping to see the member- ship, which now numbers about a dozen grow and to attract more peo- ple to the worship services, which now attract about 35 people includ- ing children, Hyatt said. The church is re-organizing and "trying to get started back up again," Hyatt senior said. "We're trying to get the church's finances hack up" TO that end, the church will hold a bepefit singing on October 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The younger Hyatt began Frances' long service to the communi- ty. Linda Hart, a third-grade teacher, spearheaded the drive as a tribute to Mrs. Robinson. Robinson served at Fort Belvoir, Va., and in the Atlanta area, but when it came time for her unit to go overseas, "My Momma and Daddy did- See MISS FRANCES, Page 2A FRANCES ROBINSON was honored for her military and community service this week by the Hogansville Elementary School PTO. Festival Expands To 4 Days Backers Say Hummingbird Event Will Be City's Biggest, Best Ever This year, Chef Tulla By CUNTCLAY K White will add a Cajun- tbemed appetizer from his soon to open Cajun restau- Hummingbird Festival, which for the first D.me will stretch over four days and, supporters say, be the biggest and best ever. Events get under way on Thursday, October 14 at 6 p.m. with presentations to the winners in the Art Competition and a reception for them at 6 p.m. Organizers say that more than 100 Troup County stu- dents have entered that com- petition this year. That event will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Mai~ Street near downtown Hogansville. OCTOBER 14 is also t~e date of he Hummingbird Festival Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction, which begins at 6 p.m. The dinner at the Victoria Belle Special Event Center will feature the cuisine of Chef Tulla White and the piano artistry of Bobby Brookshire. "We are really excited about this dinner. It should be the. best Hummingbird Festival Dinner Hogansville has ever had," said Kathy Barnes, who co-chairs the dinner with her husband, David. "More than 70 tickets have already been sold. That's twice as fast as last year, so people need to get theirs quickly." The rest of the menu includes such delights astor- tilla encrusted free range chicken breast with south- west tomato broth and white chocolate bread pudding. ANOTHER HIGH- LIGHT of that event will be one the area's largest silent auctions. Some of tim itanm includ- ed this year area include an autographed photo of former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani and a romantic Valentine's Weekend at Hogansville new Oak Rose Bed and Breakfast. "We are excited and grateful for all the items that have already been donated, said Mary Stewart, Hummingbird Festival Co- Chairperson. "And we're still tracking down more big-tick- et items for the big night. "Merchants wanting to donate should call Hummingbird Central at 706- 637 9497." SINCE its inceptiod in 1997, the Hummingbird Festival Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction has raised more than $31,~. The funds go toward revitalizing his- toric Hogansville. "A special thanks goes to (Vicki) Brown, who donates the Victoria Belle, the best See HUMMINGBIRD, Page 2A By Cllnt C~ FATHER TAKES OVER - The Rev. Murray L. Hyatt Sr., recently took over from his son as pastor of the Spirit Filled Ministries church at 222 Johnson and is hoping an October 8 singing will boost the con- gregation's ~gding fund.