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V, "WA, l OL. 75, NO. 51 robbery. The incident occurred at 2:03 PM and. the suspect who is believed to be a black male, took an unknown amount of money after pointing a gun at the clerks and leaving. . Photos Courtesyfloup County Sheriff’s Department DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR ARMED ROBBER - On December 14, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Charter Bank, 2231 West Point Rd regarding an armed The suspect left in the vehicle shown which is believed to be a Mazda 3 turning left on ’West Point Rd. The su3pect was wearing a camouflage hunting still mask. If you see ' this vehicle or know the suspect call 911. \ “F vi PhotoByAndyKobor RECOGNIZING SERVICE - Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz (left) presents a plaque of appreciate to Dr. Greg Freeman honoring his retirement after 34 years of servicing as the dentist in Hogansville. ” Ill 93573 90603 a FAVORITES: . Aaron McCollough 3-A “American History 5-A Andy’s Astronomy 5-A Businesses &' Services 6-A Classified Advertising 9-A Church News 3-A Community Calendar 3-A Did You 5-A Fern Tlgner 3-A Real Estate Section 7-A Opinion/Editorials _{4'—A' For subscription information i «classified advertisingcall By ANDY KOBER After 34 years serving the community, Dr. Greg Freeman isretiring. On Monday, Dec. 18, Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz presented Freeman with a plaque and ceremonial Key to the City commemorating his service to the community. Freeman, who grew up in . Hogansville Dentist Retires North Carolina, explained that he worked while in den- tal school, but graduated with a load of student debt. A pro- gram; was available that wo ,, reduce or eliminate the deb; 5 the new dentist would begin practicing in smaller, often rural markets where dentists were desperately needed. See DENTIST, Page 2-A 2mm tam v 52,55. HOGANSVILLE HERALD Serving the Hogansville-Grantvifle Area Since 1944 ‘ V ,5; HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA — THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 L0 10 PAGES ' 1 SECTION 500 City To Seek Grant ’On TrailExtension ; By ANDY KOBER During Monday’s city council meeting, Hogansville officials approved a “concept plan” that could lead to a grant extending the Tower 'Il‘ail walking trail. City Manager David Milliron said that approval of the concept would place the city “in line” toward a grant from the Department of Natural Resources. City Planner Lynn Miller noted the city had received prior grants for parts of the trail but noted the process and grant amount have changed. She noted that DNR was offer- ing up to $200,000, which includes a match from the city of $50,000. She explained that various organizations including the Hogansville Charitable Trust were pledg- ing money for the match and that some could be drawn from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue. Miller stressed that “no new money” OFFICERS HONORED Hogansville Police Sgts. Jeff Sheppard (TOP) and Ryan Loube‘f would need to be appropriated for the proj- ect. The city is facing a deadline of Jan. 2 to submit a concept plan for grant considera- tion. The concept plan includes extending the Tower 'Ii'ail walking trail from the current outdoor classroom, over the ravine in the. landscape, and on to High Street. An elevate: ed walkway would be located over the ravine. This extension would connect the 'Ibwer Ti’ail to the downtown area, a goal from the" early days when the entire project was still‘ a Concept. . To bring the trail into the downtown area, the city will need as easement from PN C Bank and possibly the Post Office, where those two, properties meet. ‘ Milliron indicated that some “unofficial” discussions had already taken place". ‘ ,;. ‘~ The council unanimously approved th concept plan. mayAhdyKohi (ABOVE) were honored during Monday evening’s council meeting for actions above and beyond the normal routine. , Pelice Chief Rec0gnizes Officers By ANDY KOBER Administered as a’ nasal ers. Sheppard recognized the Hogansville Police Chief Brian Harr honored two offi: cers during evening’s city council meet- ing. Sgt. Jeff Sheppardi was the first officer recognized. Harr noted that Sheppard had led the effort to obtain a grant for the medication Narcan along with training to ‘ use it. Monday spray, Narcan is used by emergency services person- nel to treat those suspected of suffering from an opioid overdose, which can prove life-threatening. Harr explained that in ‘ September the Hogansville Police Department was sum- moned to a medical event. Police officers, including Sheppard, arrived befOre g EMS personnel and firefight- signs of a opioid overdose and administered the Narcan, saving the person’s life. “We had the right people, at the right place, at the right time,” Harr said. Also honored for his actions was Sgt. Ryan Loubet. As recently reported in both The Hogansville Herald and on social media, Loubet was patrolling along Main See POLICE Page 2-A