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PAGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE I-iOlVlE NEWS - THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2004 iii i H I II GRAND OPENING Grier Family Daycare Fall R%istration Bcgins Nov. 15 2004 Monday Thru Friday 6am- 8pro Providing quality carc at an aft~:,idablc price Hogan,willc, CA :302:30 1400-484-8327 ext. 9648 Statc Lic. Acccpl pcach/,~tatc ,~ub,&%' fiist \iJ.CPR D,p. I ~'rs. i i i i Avoid Long Line: Vote Earl , October 25 and voters can cast their bal- By CUNT CLAYBROOK "',~ts at Williams' office between 8 a.m. - a/~ p.m. daily through Friday, October Hogansville residents canperhaps 29. beat the predicted long lines at the General Election polling places on November 2 by taking advantage of "early voting" - but they'll have to drive to LaGrange to do it. The only place Troup County voters can cast early ballots is at the office of Chief Registrar Donna Williams at the County Administration Building on Dallas Street in LaGrange. Early voting begins Monday, Some 1,281 resident have registered to vote since the July 20 primary elec- tions, making the total of Troup County residents eligible to vote in the presi- dential election 35,099, Williams said. "I think it's the presidential election" that has spurred the increase in regis- tration, Williams said, although there are three local races on the November 2 ballot. Those are: For Sheriff, Incumbent Donny lhrner, who is being by Wayne Dodgen; Incumbent Gary District 29 GOP State Sen. Seth the incumbent, who is being by Bob TrammeU of Luthersville. Probate Judge Donald Boyd, who i the Troup County Superintendent "is predicting of over 50 percent," Williams said. People who want to vote by mail may apply for ballots up to p.m. on October 29. Their ballots be returned to Williams' office by 5 on election day to be counted. Bankruptcy should be your last resort, but if need be, call a local attorney! VII. LUTHER JONES ,Attorney At Law 116 Main St. LaGrange (706) 884-6633 Maintain Dignity - Stop Creditor Harassment Consolidate Bills - Regain Financial Control Chapters 7, 11 & 13 of U.S. Bankruptcy Code Start Chapter 13 for only $100! Same Day Electronic Filing ..... FREE EVALUATION! ALSO: Criminal Law - DUI Pa~d L egal Advertisement I Cheatham Presented Key to the City The eighth annual Hummingbird Festival got off to a good start on Thursday night, October 14, with the largest crowd ever attending the Festival Kickoff Dinner and Silent Auction at the Victoria House, Hogansville's special events center. Organizers said that 161 tickets - at $60 each - were sold, the largest number at any of the festivals, to date. Bidding at the Silent Auction was enthusiastic, at least late. The auction raised several hundred dollars, which like other proceeds from the festival will go to the Hogansville Historic Trast. Officials took the time during the dinner to honor one of the city's longest serving busi- nessmen, Ray Cheatham, 91, whose 70-year career in the city included his long-running insurance business. 1505 LaFayette Paiatway - LaGrango 706-884-2444 Mayor Wilson St. Clair presented Cheatham with a key to the city and a plaque declaring him"The Unofficial Mayor of Main Street. One of Cheatham's daughters presented the city with a photograph of Cheatham and his wife, their parents, which the mayor said will hang in a place of honor at City Hall. Bill StanMewicz cited - jokingly - one of the possible reasons for Cheatham's long-run- ning business success. He said that the businessman was once asked by a friend why he, unlike many of his colleagues, didn't play golf. Cheatham's response - in line with the joking nature of the question - supposedly said, "Why spend time chasing a little white ball when you could be chasing a dollar?" B~ KEY TO THE CITY Hogansville Mayor St. Clair presents the to the city to long-time r}essman Undaunted, Arnold Tries New Zoning Strate By CUNT CLAYBROOK Developer John Arnold, whose application for rezon- ing some 343 acres in Hogansville for the city's first Planned .Unit Development was bounced back to the City Planning and Zoning Commission by the City Council has decided to take a different tact. At a planning commission meeting last week, where the PUD application was expect- ed to be reconsidered, Arnold submitted, instead, a request involving only two of the three initial tracts and changed the type zoning that Bue Creek Road be rezoned to R-2, which would allow him to build only single-family dwellings. And he wants another 43.97-acre tract rezoned commercial. "The only thing I'm aware of he's requesting in that tract is bill- boards," said City Manager Randy Jordan. Previously, Arnold has included a proposed half- dozen 25-foot by 48-foot bill- boards in that tract which he had wanted zoned industrial and where he'd said a manu- facturing plant might also be built. He has said the billboards" are important to his long- term financial plans for the he is requsting new 0eveopment, Some resi- Now he is a~n~that one dents We ~ed against the 227-acre tract that fronts on billboards even though they're so far from heading up and down "in" Hogansville. Some City Council bers have suggested that Arnold wants to the huge billboards. cil should consider a ordinance fee on them new money to the city. Jordan said that at ent the erection is considered new tion and that only on the cost are currently charged. The City Council Monday night set a Nov. public hearing on most recent request rezoaing for 6:30 p.m. 'lad Da, sh As Used Cars To Be S01d For '55! Newnan, GA Keith Fincher, General Sales Manager of the SouthTowne Motorplex, Chevy, Chrysler Jeep and Kenny Dewberry, General Sales Manager of the SouthTowne Motorplex, Cadillac Pontiac GMC Buick Hyundai have just announced plans to hold a special used cdr, truck and SUV event with used cars and trucks starting at $55 and up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Plus, receive top dollar for trades this weekend! The SouthTowne Motorplex offers used cars and trucks priced as low as ~55 and thousands off book prices. According to Mr. Fincher and Mr. Dewberry, record sales from: the last few months have resulted in an overload of trade-ins and lease returns forcing their locations to reduce their used car inventory. During this $55 sale, every car and truck will be sold for hundreds to thou- sands below the original price. Fincher and Dewberry said, "Our customers should find these prices to be amazingly low:" During this sale, every used car and truck is on sale at first bidding. It is the perfect opportunity to get a quality used vehicle at the lowest possible price. For the best selection, pre-register on Friday at 5:00 pm. Gates will open to the public at 6:00 pro. On Saturday pre-registration begins at 9:00 am, and gates will open by 10:00 am, at 150 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, Eastgate Shopping Plaza, hesid Mazzio's. Whoever iS sitting behind the wheel when the prices are slashed on the windshield will be given the first opportunity to purchase the vehicle at sale prices as well as receiving top dollar for trades! This means pay no attention to the prices currently on the vehicles. All will be slashed! This innovative approach to selling used vehicles will make it eaw] and quick for anyone in the market for a quality used car or truck at very low prices with no hassles. There w-ill be five to six business managers who can arrange low cost financing as well as many bank lenders on hand. We've got over 13 million dollars iff inventory. Our total inventory ,~,ill be close to 1100 new and used cars and trucks. When our inventor)' has been reduced, we will remove the slashed price and return to normal operations. Hotfine 1.888.807-3694 (Former Belk) Eastgate Shopping Plaza (1-85 to Exit 47, Go West) !-85