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November 2, 2000

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Callaway Squeaks bl 'T'T,,'vO N i;/% .... "'1, "TqR I : o C( )I'U :' I ii Th A Few Words on High Offidating- Page 4 Classifieds Offer Variety of Bargains- Pages 10, 11 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-Grantville Area Squad Searching for Hogansville Man year- ,y County Sheriff's Drug Unit g to police reports, Lewis Boyd, 21, of International Street, will be charged with xith pos- session of cocaine with the intention to distribute, obstruction of an officer and abandonment of a controlled sub- stance. Reports say the agents went to Boyd's home with a search warrant. As they arrived, the agents saw Boyd on the porch trying to get into his house. - OFFICERS identified themselves and ordered Boyd to stop. Police said he immediately jumped from the porch and ran behind 107 International St. where he removed approximately two grams of crack cocaine from his pants pocket and tossed them onto the ground in the back yard. He continued to flee from the agents, jumping two fences before escaping them. The agents recovered the aban- doned cocaine and seized $450 in cur- rency from Boyd's home. The incident remains under inves- tigation. Edit ors Note: Those listed in the week- ly arrest reports are innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. Two Seats Awaiting Your Vote a, TEAMWORK - Rashad Cochran and mother Peggy enjoy a book together at Hogansville's first Family Reading Night. By John Kuykendall i , Hogansville voters next Tuesday will help decide a state senate and a state house seat. Voters of Meriwether and Troup counties will go to the polls Nov. 7 to vote in the General Election. Of most importance to local residents, are the races for the 131st District State Representative seat and the 29th District State Senator. Here is a brief look at the candidates. 131st DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE Incumbent Carl Von Epps, Jr. i currently serving his fourth term. Von Epps is the Democratic candidate in the election. During his tenure as State Representative, Vo Epps has served on the Transportation Committee and the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee.  He presently serves on the Banks and Banking Committee; is secretary of the Legislative and Congressional i Story Reapportionment Committee; ult and vice-chairman of the - " 'Family Reading Night'A Hit Regulated Beverages [] Committee. He is a board member of the Hogansville y held its first Reading Night" 17 at the school. Over 100 students and attended and read an estimated 250 books. Family Reading g Students and parents together to read acceler- ated reader books and take computer generat- ed tests. Parents got a first- hand look at what their children are doing at school. Principal Peggy Smith says that she hopes to have more Family Reading Nights this year. Ms. Smith said, "It was wonderful to see parents and children reading together. Success in school begins at home and Family Reading Night rein- forces the importance of actively participating in your child's education." The next Family Reading Night will be after Christmas break. FUN- Kelly Freeman reads with her chil- dren Amber, Chase and Colby during Family Reading Night. The program was a huge suc- cess. Turkey Shoot Coming plans are underway for one of most popular annual tradi- Optimist Club will hold y shoot on Saturday, Nov. Golf Club range on U.S. Highway 29 North. The rain date will be Nov. 19. Each year the club hosts the shoot to be able to help needy children for Christmas. "The more shooters we have helps us to help more families at Christmas," said a spokesman. The club not only helps at Christmas, but also supports the school, Scouts and Hogansvflle area ball teams. "We need you to join the club and sup- port these projects," the spokesman added. Troup County Board of Health, Troup County Communities in Schools, Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Foundation, Chattahoochee Boy Scouts Council, West Georgia Tech Foundation and Troup READ. Von Epps is a life-time mem- ber of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and currently serves as Basileus. He is also the founding pres- ident of the 100 Black Men of West Georgia. Von Epps is a lifelong resi- dent of LaGrange. He resides there today with his wife,. Benita, and their four children. Epps and his family, are active members of Warren Temple United Methodist Church of LaGrange. Von Epps' formal education was obtained at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He furthered his studies at West Georgia College, LaGrange College and Cobb- V-------N House Dist. 131 Charles Carl Neely Epps II IIIIIIIII II IIII1[ Senate "t Din. 29 Dan Lee Marietta School of 'IYavel. Von Epps says education, lower taxes and better jobs are stillamong his top concerns and he will continue his efforts to address each issue. "I have faithfully served the residents of Meriwether and Troup counties for four terms," Von Epps said. "I once again come before the people to offer my services and ask for their support. "I have demonstrated my commitment to improving the quality of life for all citizens and have proven my loyalty to our communities. I do hope every- one will allow me to continue to work on their behalf as State Representative." Republican Charles Neely, 41, is also seeking the 131st dis- trict seat. Neely is presently the owner and operator of The Oil Drop and Tire Center located in Manchester. See CANDIDATES, PAGE 2A