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October 19, 2000

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Callaway Can&apos;t Find Searching Trauma Can't Be Erased- 4A k 4 .1717! : II i b 4 t i Halloween Grips Town-6i00. Ill Ill I I The ii i i i ii i I Turf- Page 5A J II I II IIIIIII I IIIIIII I I II II I I I I II I I I II PRSRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-GrantviUe Area EMC Offer Gets Little A By Frances Robinson FUN COMING - Christen and Carmen Wheelus got a preview of Festival-type fun as they celebrated their 1 lth birthday October 14, at their home. A moonwalk jumping castle, like the sort that will be at the Hummingbird Festival, was and all of the girls at the party had a very enjoyable time. Christen and Carmen are the daughters of Chris and Tonya of Hogansville. Attending the party, left to right, were Michell Driver, Amber Freeman, Carmen Wheelus, Danielle Christen Wheelus, Chelcie Beckom, Celeste Burke, and Lacy Chapman. .... t0000the ' Beg0000i00n] ....... ....... _._ Holds Hummingbird Festival This Weekend Response By Bryan Geter The Hogansville City Council Monday night made no decision on an offer by Troup EMC to pro- vide underground utilities to the Huntcliff Village subdivision. Councilman Jimmy Jackson said the council needs to do what is right for Hogansville. "I'm not opposed to the project," he said, "but it's been pretty hard. We still are biting the bullet." "IYoup EMC Director Wayne Livingston told the council he knew it had inherited financial difficulties. "I know what you are dealing with," hg.d.."I am will- hag t6help the ify<or I can go back to LaGrange." The Huntcliff Village subdi- vision is targeting 500 new homes and it will be difficult for the city to provide underground utilities since they are in debt in the mil- lion of doIlars. Livingston said EMC is here to help HogansviUe as it will take two willing parties working together. Mayor Wilson St. Clair said the bottom line is Hogansville doesn't have the money and Troup EMC does. "Either we let Troup EMC do it or we borrow the money and we are already in debt," he said. Livingston said if the council decides to go with Troup EMC to provide the electricity to Huntcliff Village, the city will not have to pay any money for the project and will receive four per- cent franchise fee from the util- ity which is about $24,000 a year. Livingstoaaid it wguld at a minum cost $L750 to install the utilities for each of the 500 lots, or about $750,000. Jackson saidthe council need- ed more time to consider the deal. Developer John Arnold said this is a good opportunity for Hogansville to get a nice subdi- See EMC, Page 7A Geter With only hours to go, planhers of are busy sure everything is in place festival ever in Hogansville. The kickoff for the city's gala gan at 6 p.m. Friday with of HogansviUe" dinner at Hotel in downtown. Bill Stankiewicz, festival chair- said the dinner is already a sell- Gaby's Cafe and Bistro, Hogan's The International Care, Brown's Barbecue and Chef Paul Luna at the Grand food for a wonderful cause in of the area's loveliest settings. After dinner, one of West Georgia's silent auctions will take place the Grand Hotel along with a white sale. Joan DeMarrais and lid a great job in obtain- for this sale. FESTIVAL, Page 2A LOADS OF FUN -'We've got crafts, singers, jugglers, clowns, local politicians, dancers, attractions, rides for the kids and the best food our churches and local restaurants can produce" says Bill Stankiewicz, festival chairman. Man Faces Six Counts of Theft 1 /ean 6er The Hogansville Police Department arresteda Hogansville man Friday and charged,him with six counts of theft by taking. Horace Hatcher, 26, of Minnie Sewell Road in Hogansville was arrested by the Coweta County Sheriff's Department on burglary charges, then according to Guy Spradlin of the HPD, he confessed to the Coweta Sheriff Department officers he had stolen six different lawn mowers in Hogansville. Spradlin said he went to Newnan and questioned Hatcher who then confessed to him. Spradlin said the mowers, all push mowers, were taken from res- idents at 306 Frederick Street, 501 Scott Street, 100 Oak Street, Green Street, Ware Street and 106 Askew Street. Spradlin said other arrests on different eases should be made this week An aggravated assault incident but no arrest was made after police were called to 307 Elm Street in Hogansville on Friday around 8 p.m. Robert Mitchell Murray of 35 Pine Street told police he was sit- ting in front of 307 Elm Street at a birthday party when Larry Donnell Cotton came into the yard, picked up a metal chair and struck him in the head. Police said a large lump with a puncture wound in the center was on his head. See THEFT, Page 3A Docket Ranges from DUI re Noise, Burning loiauons City last Thursday fines for charges rang- drunk driving to vio- noise ordinance. tdge Robert Whatley the court. C. Askew was with driving on a sus- and had his case until Nov. 9. L. Cameron, with seatbelt viola- fined $38. E. Clark, was with disregarding a but for Failure to 'a citation was issued. L. Clark, for parking :zone, was fined $21.75. Lisa Jane Dukes, was fined $15 for a seatbelt violation. Jerry T. Dunlap's D.U.I. case was continued until Nov. 9. Francis Eugene Evans was fined $880 for a D.U.I. charge and must attend D.U.I. school and was also sentenced to five days of community service, given 12 months probation and given 24 hours in jail with cred- it for time served. Cecil L. Gossett, for dis- obeying the refuse ordinance, was fined $155 and ordered to complete repair of a vehicle within 10 days, and given 6 months probation. Michael Alari Hinkle was fined $76.50 for disregarding a stop sign. Amanda Diane Horsely, for a seatbelt violation, was fined $15 and fined another $38 for child restraint violation. Franklin G. Jones, was charged with D .U.I., and driving on a suspended license. A fail- ure to appear bench warrant was issued. Janna L. McCann, for dri- ving without a license on per- son, had her case continued until Dec. 14. Demetrious Mitchell was fined $76.50 for violation of the See COURT, Page 2A J l I I IIIIII. I I IIII I I I I I Illll I I I I I 1 I I I Illllll , I . I LI_ I Zoning! By France Robinson BIG EVENT - The Hogansville Optimist Club host- ed the zone meet- ing at Roger's Restaurant last Thursday, with Lt. Gov. Hall Sewall pre- siding. Charles Maxwell of Hogansville was presented a life membership by the Club for his dedica- tion and support to the Club. Some 22 uests from clubs in one 14 were pre- sent and enjoyed a delicious meal. II .......... I IIIII II