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Giant Snake Meets Citizenry -3,4 Don't For-"'"' ' Turn Clocks Back One Hot, Hats Make 4eeting Fun -6A n The Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 NO. 43 HOGANSVILI F GEORGIA - THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2003 10 PAGES 1 SECTION ,50 Council Two ' CLINT CLAYBROOK Two of the iew subdivi- proposed for won final plans by the Council won approval at Monday night meeting. But for the third - Lake - were sent to the Planning and Commission after ]uorwn t the meeting at which those There were also ques- about whether the city would in effect size the Mallard Lake devel- IN THE END, the City bounced those plans to the Planning and Commission and said public hearing will necessary after that com- puts its stamP of on them. It was the Hummingbird and Shallow Creek that the council pretw and final of, respectively. There was no mention of the city has decided to electric service to subdivisions. DEVELOPERS of both said they want under- utility service, and have been questions how those systems I be installed since the can't afford to do that on its own, council have said in the In other action Monday , the council: Decided- at least for the lot to sell lots the owns on Church and Streets and Boozer Main streets. Councilman Jimmy lckson said that is not always to have 2,700 people" will grow and that the to prop- r it owns. *At least one of the lots to be sold might be as a police precinct 10 or 20 years down he said. *Agreed to charge a $50 to groups wanting to the city park downtown. If the park is left as clean it was when rented, the will be refunded. The deposit will be col- when applicable, at Hall. By Clint Claybrook THE LONG VIEW - The streets of Hogansville were teeming with people last week- end. Here, a visitor wades through the many exhibits that lined Main Street. A Success[ Hummingbird Festival Exceeds Organizers' Expectations From STAFF REPORTS By Clint Claybrook UMMM - This young woman, watching a child that is asleep inthe baby carriage, gets ready to chow down 'on some cf the fine food at the Hummingbird Festival. Good weather, enthsi, eoaara ''ind crowds made this past weekend's Hummingbird Festival a roaring success. The two-day event drew large crowds, which sam- pled everything from arts and crafts to the opportuni- ty to hug a boa constrictor. "This is always a well- run festival," noted Ben Cleveland, whose Grand Illusions company operated two amusement games for the crowd. The festival resulted from a year of work by the organizers, who will be meeting shortly to start planning the 2004 event. Many vendors were all ready to sign up for next year, following this week- end's good turnout. *More Coverage, 3A By CIInt Claybrook HOW 'BOUT A PUMPKIN - Boy Scouts worked the crowds on Saturday, raising money for their troup by selling pumpkins. By Clint Claybrook TRAIN ARTIST - Robert West, of Atlanta, had several of his paintings on exhibit at the Old Depot In Hogansville over the week- end, and appeared to be doing a brisk busi- fiess. Larger Election /hrnout Possible Absentee Ballot Requests Hint Stronger-Than-Usual Interest By CLINT CLAYBROOK Yes, Virginia, there is an election coming up in Hogansville on Nov. 4, although the candidates have been so quiet, to date, that you might not know it unless you read the crop of political signs that have sprung up around town. But some voters are obvi- ously aware that this could The deadline for apply- ing for an absentee ballot if Friday, Oct 31 and they must be returned by 5 p.m. on elec- tion day, Nov. 4, Gunn-Walton said. There was a "political forum" at the Senior Center on Church Street yesterday, but it was too late for infor- mation from that meeting at which the eight candidates for three City Council seats to make this week's be a .ction for Hogansville Home News. no ci 0t: a*  tlt:t - 2,700 residents: Already 64 g inthe Home News next people have requested absen- tee ballots, said Troup County Registrar Shirley Gunn Walton. That's unusually high, she said. "They really are asking for ballots. That's where most of the requests (from the entire county) have come from." That could mean a big turn-out is shaping up, since the number of absentee bal- lots normally indicate inter- est in any given election. There are 1,335 Hogansville residents who are registered and could vote in the city election, Gunn- Walton said. The number of eligible voters is actually down from 2000, Gunn-Walton said. She pointed out that 'everybody votes for everybody" in the Hogansville election, since the city isn't broken down in to council districts. week. Things have been so quiet until now that only two or three of the office seekers have formally announced their candidacy. The forum is tonight at 7 p.m. and a Senior Center spokesman said all eight can- didates had been invited. Councilman Jack Leidner, however, the incumbent in Post 4, might not be there - he is in Ireland this week. CANDIDATES AND the posts they are seeking include: Post 3: Incumbent Jean Crocker versus challengers BeVerly Weeks and Louise Harden. Post 4: Leidner and chal- lengers Randy Harris and Theresa Strickland. Post $: Incumbent Jimmy Jackson and challenger Thomas Pike. Crime Light for Week, Despite Huge Crowds By GLINT CLAYBROOK Even though there were thousands of'extra" people in Hogansville on Oct. 18-19, apparently there were few incidents requiring tile police department's attention. A check of "incident reports" on Monday showed no reports stemming from increased traffic int he down- town area because of the crowds attending The Hummingbird Festival over the weekend. In incidents reported to the department over the last week: On Oct. 13, when officers went to Baugh Avenue to serve what they reported were two warrants on Andre See CRIME, Page 2A Out: Your Water Look Bad Oct. 29 The Water Department in warning resi- :hat their water might be up to snuff for a few night of Oct. 29. That's because Public and Water personnel will a routine semi- flushing of fire residents advised via a notice at City nan. The work will be done between 6 and 10 p.m.,, and is part of the routine neces- sary for upkeep of the water distribution system. That "may result in dis- coloration of your tap water for a brief period," according to the notice. "Please refrain from washing clothes during this period if at all possible," citi- zens are being advised. Anybody with questions should call 706-637 8158. .Services have been held for John R. Hines Jr., a Navy veteran who later served as president of the Citizens Bank in Hogansville. *Details, 6A 4-H OFFICERS - New 4-H officers from Mrs. Wearden's 5th Grade at Hogansville Elementary School are, left to right: Payton Fretwell, president; Chrystal Cosby, secre- tary; Raven Evans, vice president and Melissa Coker, reporter.