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Here's Pie In Your Face! -3,4 An Amazin To Skip Sch The "11 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 nd Party Johnson -8,4 PRSRT STD AUTO U S POSTAGE PAID' HOGANSVlLLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 40 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2003 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 1 INSERT STAFF REPORTS Refuses Request to Drop Moo] Murder Charge 3, 1970. She was his wife at the time. The charge came several months after District Attorney Pete Skandalakis got the case reopened at the request of one of the dead woman's relatives. MOORE, 62, is a retired truck driver. He has been free on $25,000 bond since shortly after the charge was filed. Troup County Superior Court Judge Quillian Baldwin on Friday, Sept. 26, declined Marshall's attor- ney's request to throw out the mur- der charge. , Attorney Bill Stemberger had argued during a hearing last week that Moore had been denied a speedy trial and that because sev- eral of the people involved in the original investigation in 1970 are now dead and some of the files of the old case are missing, Marshall Moore couldn't get a fair trial. His client would thus be at an has refused tothrow out charge against a man who wasn't 7 of killing his first ;until some 33 years after she 1 in a well on the cou- 7 in 1970. Moore was charged : in connection with the Moore on Aug "extreme disadvantage" is attempt- ing to defend himself, Stemberger, of Newnan, argued. DURING THE HEARING last week, Judge Baldwin said he'd have to decide whether Moore's right to a speedy trial began in 1970 when his wife was killed, or whether it began when Marshall Moore was arrested on June 3. "I am very pleased" with the judge's decision, chief deputy assis- By Clint Claybrook HER COURT - Callaway High School's 2003 Homecoming Queen Destinie Thomas, center, is shown her court during half-time at last week's Callaway/Lamar County football game. Pictured with her are, left, to ; Melissa Chaplin, Julie Bruce, Kimberly Dixon and Shawaun Turner. By Clint Claybrook GO CAVALIERS! - This 8y Clint Claybrook youngster was one among AKINGLYPECK-Callaway the many, many fans enjoy- High's first-ever ing Callaway High School's Homecoming King, Chris first victory of the football Tigner, gives his mother, season last week over Rosemary Tigner, a little Lamar County. peck after his 'coronation.' By Cllnt Claybrook 'OLD'-The 2002 Homecoming Queen Valarie left, crowns this year's Queen Destinie Thomas. tant District Attorney Lynda Caldwell, said last Friday. "I think it was the correct rul- ing." Stemberger said earlier that he would appeal Baldwin's ruling to the state Supreme Court if the decision went against his client, as it did. Moore's trial had been tenta- tively set for late October and it was unclear earlier this week whether Baldwin's decision would affect the trial date. 90-Home Subdivision Underway Site Preparation Begins On Shallow Creek Project By CLINT CLAYBROOK Site preparation is under- way at a new subdivision in Hogansville that is expected to bring 9nev4 hmWewn - ers-many of them first-time buyers - to the city. Shallow Creek Subdivision will be located on Highway 29 South, about a half mile from downtown and about a quarter-mile from the city's southern city limits. Early this week, Tommy Pitts, who is partnered with John Higgns in Palace Properties, the developer, was over-seeing site prepa- ration and installation of sewer lines on the site. The gently-rolling land will provide a handsome view since its is considerably high- er than the highway it over- looks. "We're planning for 90 homes, most of them prices $96,000 to $115,000," Pitts said. Pitts in from Moreland and Higgins is from Newnan, and they were looking for a site that they thought would be a good "draw" in Hogansville when they selected the land for "Shallow Creek." "We found Hogansvflle to be a very warm community and we found all the city offi- cials to be very professional and glad for us to be here," Pitts told The Hogansville Home News. The target for getting building started is November, providing the weather cooperates. At least one model home will be avail- able by January, if things go By Clint Claybrook GETTING READY - Tommy Pitts, a partner in Palace Partners, of Newnan, watches on-going site preparation work at new subdivision on Highway 29 South in Hogansville. as planned. Flag Bank and Washington Mutual are pro- riding the financing. The developers have to go before the city's Planning and Zoning Board for final first plat approval, and will be appearing before the City Council on Oct. 20. The location should be great, Pitts said. "We're one-half mile from town, seven minutes from Interstate 85, 13 miles from Newnan and 13 miles from LaGrange." "We think our (clients) will be 70 percent first-time home buyers" plus some older folks who are looking to down-size. "We really think we'll draw bigger from LaGrange, because the rental market is so big down there." Wayne Norton, :, died Sept. 26. He in Troup County of his life, was a and was as a carpet funeral serv- was conducted in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben Sons Funeral Home Hogansville. Other Deaths, Hogansville's Only Local Doctor Checks Out, Apparently for (;ood Sept. 29, said the office is "Closed the office had been finally closed. By CUNT CLAYBROOK The doctor is out in Hogansville - apparently for good. Dr. Lloydstone Jacobs, who has practiced general medicine in an office in the shopping cen- ter that is anchored by Piggly Wiggly on Highway 29 in Hogansville has .closed his doors after serving the community for the last year. He was the only doctor in the city in private practice here. A sign on the front door of Jacobs Healthcare on Monday, for Today," and advised patients: "In case of emergency, call 706- 637-5446 and the operator will deliver your message." But that wasn't the whole story: A few days ago, the doctor told the LaGrange Daily News that he was closing the Hogansville office. He blamed spiraling costs of malpractice insurance and slow payments from Medicaid, the state-federal program that serves primarily the nation's poor. What one found by calling that number'Ihesday was, indeed, that It was estimated that more than half of his patients depend- ed at least in part on Medicaid to pay for their office visits and treatment. "I wish we could have kept him here, he was doing a fantas- tic job for Hogansville," Mayor Wilson St. Clair was quoted as say- ing. Jacobs reportedly had some 1,200 patients, many of whom will now have to turn to the Troup County Health Health Department clinic in Hogansville, which is located at 407 Church St. By C,nt Oaylxook SIGNED OUT - Sign on the door of the offices ;Yy% U P i doY Dsv L'YdeSt;?,(toCebc o n The Day.' Actually the offices are closed for good, his patients have been told.