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Expected for Fair Weekend in Gay Page 8A Sen g the Hogansville-GrantuiUe Area Since 1944 wAY TO GO SENIORS - The Callaway High Lady Cavalier Volleyball Team#ecently honored members of the class of 2013 oh sefii0r Night, pjctured left tO right are Heather Smith,i as'sistant Coach; Daiquiri Lui 2 eorgia Al{ord; and Whltley Wiltz, head coach. .... . : - By ANDY KOBER reserve period, which hap- pens every year just prior to The Hogansville City when taxes start being Council has authorized an received. - increase in the city's line of To deal with issue, Woods credit to allow officials to deal requested the council with a critical sewage prob- approve an increase in the lem. city's line of credit up to During last Monday's $100,000, though he estimat- council meeting, City ed repair of both pump at Manager James Woods about $75,000. announced that two of the Woods said the city would three pumps located in the face a "very serious issue" if city's spray field are not oper- the third and last pump failed. ational. This leaves the city The council approved the dependent on a single pump. increase in the city's line of Woods also noted that pump credit to deal with emergency is about 20 years old. situation. "We just don't have no THE situation began after choice," said council member the first pump failed. It was Thomas Pike. removed to obtain estimates on repair and Woods said the estimate was about $30,000. While that pump was down, the second pump failed leaving the city dependent on the one old pump. The estimate for repair of the second pump is thought to be about the same as the first pump, :The pumps are used to DURING the discussion, council member Bobby Joe Frazier asked about the budg- et and if all the city's bills had been paid. The answer indicated that most, if not all; had been paid within 60 days, but Frazier was not satisfied with that answer. Frazier also addressed :spray treated wastewater on the ongoing problem on con- the city's spray field, which is inal stage of the city's wastewater treatment sys., tem ggra ating the r Sit tion, the pumps f ile when the city is at its lowest cash crete around manholes cracking and failing. Woods reported the con- tractor had not responded and Frazier :requested that City Attorney Jeff Todd begin seeking legal action. By ANDY KOBER Hogansvflle native son Jim Dale will be signing copies of his book "Neon Through the Pines" during the upcoming Hummingbird Festival. For over a decade, Dale penned the col- umn "Let Me Tell You a Story" for The Hogansville Herald and later wrote "Lines from the Lake" for The West Georgia Beacon. Those columns chronicled his growing up in Hogansville from 1946 until he left for college in 1964. Those years represented tumultuous change not only for the coun- try, but for Hogansviile as well. Dale's columns also included personal experiences shared by family and friends and then later adjusting to the challenges of college and adult life. Some of his later columns illustrated liv- ing in Atlanta suburbs and how different that was from Hogansville. Captured in "Neon Through the Pines" the newspaper columns show how life changed for southerners during those times. Also highlighted is how southern customs ere slowly lost. A number of local residents are high- {lighted in the various column as they influ- enced Dale as he grew through childhood into adulthood. "Many of the readers of my columns have one recurring theme in their letters and e- mails, and that is the fun of recalling mem- ories they had once thought were gone for- ever," Dale notes. "I am amateur historian !who believes it is important to remember the past. It serves as a guidepost to the future hopefully a beacon to show the way to h brighter new world." Jim Dale will be signing copies of his book "Neon Through the Pines" at Blue Train Books/Hogansville Coffee Club, 10 a.m. until oon and 2 p.m. to S p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21. SHARING MEMORIES - Hogansville native Jim Dale will be signing copies of his book, "Neon Through the Pines," at Blue Train Books/HogansvUle Coffee Club during the Hummingbird Festival. The book is a collec- tion of newspaper columns that recall life and growing up in Hogansville. : The love of writing never left Jim Dale. :After graduating from Hogansville High School and West Georgia College, he served as an Air Force historian and later as a tech- nical writer for General Dynamic's Electric :Boat Division. Dale served 30 years as a Senior Waleska, sharing their home with Princess Nim, their Management Analyst for the Department Siamescat. of the Army. He served as a historian for his division and updated the history of Fort McPherson. In addition he assisted in preparing officers and NC0s deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. Dale continues to serve in a wide variety of capaci- ties, has enjoyed being a part of historical re-enactors, and is working on a book about the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Dale and his wife, Yvonne, currently reside near By JOHN KUYKENDALL The Callaway High Cavaliers trounced Jackson-Atlanta last Friday' night in the first region game of the season by a score of 34-16. The Cavaliers hope the momentum of the victory will help lift them past Chapel Hill this Thursday night in LaGrange. WHILE the Cavaliers should clear- ly be a favorite in this game, Chapel Hill does have some offensive and defensive weapons. The offense is led by quarterback Brett Roberts. Roberts can run the foot- ball and throw it as well. His favorite target in the passing game is wide receiver Jerico Flemister. The Panthers have two good run- ning backs in Tre Mitchell and Jamarcus Morissette. Both are strong runners and sometimes difficult! bring down. The Panther defense is led by Daryl George, Akil Shaw and Trey Owens. This is an important game for both teams with region standings on the line. Kickoff time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Come out and support the Callaway Cavaliers in this immportant region game. By ROB RICHARDSON Unemployment rates continue to improve across west central Georgia. Figures just released by the Georgia Department of Labor show that the job- less rate dropped from July to August. Averaged together, Harris, Meriwether, Troup and Taller had a rate of 9.3% in August. In July it had been 9.9%. THE average is also better than a year ago, when the four-county area had a 10.2% jobless rate. The region remains just slightly above the state average of 9.2%. It's also higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.1%. Locally, Harris had the best rate, at 6.5% in Augnst:.+ ..... Thatrate was the second best in the entire state, which includes 159 coun- ties. The Harris rate was improved from 7.1% in July and slightly better than the August 2011 rate of 6.7% Although improved from July, Meriwether still had the highest rate in the region, at 11.4%. Meriwether's July rate was 12.i%. In August of2011, Meriwether's job- less rate was 14.0%. Despite the impact of the Kia plant, Troup County's unemployment rate was 10.0% in August. It did improve from a 10.4% jobless rate in July. A year ago Troup's rate was 11.1%. Talbot improved from 10.0% in July to 9.3% unemployment in AUgust. Talbot's rate in August of 2011 had been 9.3%. The best county unemployment rate in Georgia was once again Oconee County near Athens, at 5.5% ..... Telfalr County in southeast Georgia, had the worst, at 21.1%.