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Seeing Snakes? Page 8 [] Th I Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grant00lle Area Since 1944 I I Fair-ty i ? Page 7 I III I I IIIIIIIII P.sr svo i AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVlLLETGA PERMIT NO. 35 VOL. 59, NO. 40 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2002 12 PAGES 1 SECTION 3 INSERTS 50 By Bryan Geter WE ARE CLOSED - Several cars and big rigs entered into Nobles Truck Stop on Monday, only to find the doors closed for business. Nobles Truck Plaza Closes its Doors By BRYAN GETER chased the truck stop in December, 1992 from a local dairyman, Hilton Parker. The business had been in opera- tion for more than 30 years. The company was man- aged by Nobles' son, Brad. Nobles' featured a 24- hour restaurant, Janet's County Kitchen, with a buf- fet filled with delicious veg- etables and meats as well as a menu along with a good Critical BRYAN GETER A LaGrange woman ; remains in critical condition in the CCU at the Columbus Medical Center in Columbus after being injured in a sin- gle car accident Monday morning. Jackie Lee Clay, approx- imately 35 years old, was traveling south on the Hammett Road near the Tin Bridge Road;vtmn accord- ing to witnesses, the car went pole. state the electric and swung loose, but there was no loss of power according to officials. Clay was flown to the Columbus Medical Center by helicopter after being freed from the vehicle by county firefighters using the "Jaws of Life." According to reports, Clay has head and arm injuries. The accident was han- dled by the Georgia State Patrol, Post #2 in LaGrange. plenty of-color robe Seen this fall in Hogansville, and thafs not even including the leaves. TOP PHOTO: Susan Sills (at right) of Atlanta, recently presented Ron Clemmer, Vicar of St. Matthews Charismatic Episcopal Church in Hogansville, a gift of stained glass depicting the ap Matthew. BOTTOM PHi)7(3." Quilt tickets are being sold on these h, vo beautiful quilts. A tick- et for a chance to win can be purchased at the Hogansville Senior Center. The tickets are $1 and will be given away on Dec. 1. You don't have to pres- ent to win. , When the employees at Nobles Truck Plaza in Hogansville came to work last Thursday, according to an employee,they were to told to go hack home because the truck stop was closing its doors. Lamar Nobles of Tallapoosa, Georgia pur- Police Respond to 4:16 azn. Piggly Wiggly Alarm said nothing else was mmsmg. Police took the wallet into evidence and the case remains under inveigation. In a separate incident, warrant procedures were advised for Andre Ransom after Jessica Teasley told police as she was attempting to leave a party at Mike's Elite on Boozer SWeet on September 29 and some peo- ple were "messing" with her. TeaIcy said she told she was going to call the police and that is when Ransom took her cell phone and threw it across into the yard of 103 Boozer Street, causing it to break. She told police that, then, he took a plastic chair and hit the left rear fender of her car, a 1993 green Toyota Camry, causing a dent and some scratches. =Phil Waldrop, owner of the Hogansville Pharmacy, told police that on September 28 around 5:15, he heard a vehicle go by and then a pop. He reported to police that the large pane of glass to the right of-the back door has a 3-4 inch hole in it with dam- age spreading out from the area of impact. He said the damage exceeded $500. Waldrop said he saw no vehicle or person. By BRYAN GETER The Hogansvflle Police responded to a alarm at Piggly Wiggly Food Store on Thursday at approximately 4:16 a.m. After arriving on the scene, officers noticed the front door glass was busted out. The officer went inside, cleared the building and then found grocery bags and a tele- phone on the floor behind the counter near the cigarettes. The LaGrange Police were called in with its K-9 unit and Investigator Tony Lattimor was on the scene and found a large rock inside the store in several pieces. The case is uhder inves- tigation. -Juanita T. Seaborn of 1B Jennings Homes reported to police that someone on Thursday, September 19, entered her home and took $60 (three 20 dollar bills) out of her v, allet and then put the wallet back into her lunchbag and left. Seaborn told police she and her son locked both the front and back doors of her house before leaving at approximately 5:30 p.m. She noticed both doors were open when they returned at 7 p.m. Troup Jobless Rate 00]ontinues to Improve In August of 2001, Troup had a 5.4 rate. *The lowest rate of the four local counties during August was the 2.4 per cent recorded in Harris, down slightly from the 2.6 in Harris' revised July figures. Ayearago, Harris had a 2.9 jobless rate. Metier continued to improve, with a 6.3 for August, compared to 7.0 per- cent in July. In August of last year, the jobless rate for Meriwether . was 6.9 per cent. Talbot showed a 5.4 per cent rate in August, up from the revised July rate of 5.0 percent. But it's still better than a year ago: in August of 2001, "lhlbot had a 7.3 percent unemployment rate. The Chattahhee- Flint region, which includes Meriwether, IYoup, Carroll, Coweta and Heard, had a 4.8 rate for August. By ROB RICHARDSON The unemployment rate for the four-county area con- tinued to improve in August, except in Talbot County. According to figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor, the Harris-Troup-Meriwether- Talbot area showed an aver- age jobless rate of 4.8 per- cent for August, d6-a from 5.1 percent in July. The region is substantial- ly stronger than it was a year ago, when it averaged a 5.6 percent unemployment rate in August of 2001. The area is beginning to catch up with the statewide unemployment average, which was 4.7 percent in August, down from the 4.9 recorded for July. The state rate was 4.0 in August of 2001. Jobless rates improved in Meriwether, Troup and Harris, but worsened slight- ly in Talbot County. State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond is glad to see that most areas are improving. "Georgia's employment picture is slowly improving. I am especially encouraged by the job growth we are see- ing in the southern part of our state," said Thurmond. Troup declined to a 5.1 percent rate in August from a 5.8 rate in July. breakfast Nobles also sold gasoline as well as fuel and had a large convenient store with all sorts of truck driver's notions and snacks. The only thing that remains open on the premis- esis the "truck wash" and "tire repair" shop on the back side. As of Monday, truckers continue to roll into the empty ed look upon their faces, not knowing it is closed. Hogansville's Mayor was shocked to hear that Nobles was closed. One long time customer said he didn't know where he would now go to buy gasoline and diesel for his vehicles and farm tractors. Lamar Nobles was out of town on Tuesday and could not be reached for comment. . DUI, Theftl Cases Fill CiW Court Judge Whatley Stays Busy With Usual Packed Docket By VAUNDA IVERY Brown was found guilty of four counts of seat belt vio- lation and fined a total of disposed of a large of court cases in Hogansville Recorder's Court Sept. 12th. Charges ranged from D.U.I. to theft by shoplifting. *Jammie Lynn Acred, who was charged with speed- ing, failed to appear. .Lesley A. Arrington was charged with seatbelt viola- tion and no proof of insur- ance. Arrington also failed to appear. .David Anthony Askew was charged with four counts of city code vaccination requirement. Askew was fined $59.25 on three counts; the fourth count was dis- missed. .Kevin Robert Barber, expired tag, was fined $76.50. .Larry Wayne Barnes was found guilty of driving with an expired driver's license and fined $76.50. -Edward Otis Barrett was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and no proof of insurance. A bench warrant was issued. .Thomas Christopher Barron was fined $76.50 for speeding. -Peter N. BeBow was found guilty of speeding and timed $155.00. -Patricia Ann Bell was fined $415.00 for no proof of insurance. *Robert W. Bell was fined $123.75 for noise violation. Bell was also charged with D.U.I. alcohol minor and timed $880.00. His license was also revoked and D.U.I. school must be attended with- in 30 days. *Timothy Brandon Blair was fined $15.00 for seatbelt violation. He was also fined $76.50 for Iimit on sound vol- ume; also found guilty of hav- ing an altered tag and fined $76.50. ,Alicla Beasley, violation of child restraint was fined $38.00., -Anthony Scott Bowen was found guilty of speeding and fined $115.00. .Carlos Jermaine Brown was fined $160.00 for seat- belt violation and failure to appear. *Chevosky Antwaan Brown was found guilty of seatbelt violation and fined $30.00. ,Christopher Ryan for license. Jason Bernard Brown was charged with impeding the flow of traffic and failed to appear. Joe Frank BroW, charged with noise violatitin, was ffmed $76.50. :! Amy Nicole Buice was Freed $76.50 for disregardihg a stop sign. Donna Lowry Butclier was charged with speedig and driving while The cases were continued to Oct. 10. Tammy L. Camertm, driving without license On person and no proof of insur- ance, was fined $52.00. Terry I Cape, who was charged with seatbelt viola- tion, failed to appear. Ellis Stewart Clark was charged with driving while license suspended and no proof of imsurancaL The calms were bound over to State Court. Timmy Lee Clark was charged with driving wlile license was suspended::br revoked. A bench warrant was ismmd. Angela Paige Copeld was charged with speeding and failed to appear. Eddie Franklin Come was fined $76.50 for disre- garding a stop sign. ,: Larry D. Cotton was charged with seatbelt viola- tion and driving on a sus- pended license, The cases were continued to Oct. 10., Chakeskia B. Cotton waa timed $115.00 for speeding. Roger Cotton, operating a vehicle witllout a valid tag, was Fmed $76,50. Tammy D. Crain, charged with disregardiffg a stop sign, had the case con- tinued to Oct. 10. John Robert Creel wae fined $115.00 for speeding. Lori Lee Crowder wa found guilty of shoplifting and was Irmed $1,275.00, sen- tenced to 12 months proba tion and banned from Piggl. Wiggly for one year. Jennifer B. Cummin: was fined $115.00 for speed ing. Alfred English, 4}r speeding, failed to appeal'. See ooumr.  2-A , I I .I I I :.Z