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*******************************-- FOR 456 JIM CT.XDUYdg PO BOX 1648 TIFT( GA 31793-]648 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Official Legal Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Mailed Each Week to 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Gran00le Area nly One Incumbent Re-Elected Whitmore, Jackson, Crocker Win Seats Bryan Otr Editor Hogansville voters reject- two incumbents while g the third in the 's election held Tuesday. Thirty-six percent, or 578 the city's 1606 voters, vis- the polls on election day. Incumbent Ezra Whitmore defeated challenger Andy Sharp, 344-221 in the race for 4. Tony Williamson, a 16-year veteran, lost his bid for anoth- term on the Post 3 seat. Jean Crocker : Wins Post 3 Retired teacher Jean Crocker soundly defeated Williamson and Hogansville native Sybil Maxwell. Crocker collected 336 votes while Williamson received 172 votes and Maxwell gathered 59. The closest race was for the Post 5 seat, where a for- mer councilman .defeated a Ezra Whitmore Re-Elected to Post 4 eight year veteran. Jimmy Jackson received 306 votes to defeat Jack L. Dollar who col- lected 262 votes. Whitmore, who is complet- ing his first term on the coun- cil, said Tuesday night it is his desire to have the tax base increased through planned and beneficial growth. He said was the acting mayor for one year and the mayor pro-tern for another. He said his first goal is to increase cash flow and reserve. He also would like for the city to establish long and short term goals. "I want to help the people of Hogansville with their needs," Jackson said. Jack Dollar, an eight year veteran on the council, said he thought his stand on the Flying Jimmy Jackson J project may have hurt him in Wlns Post 5 the election, but stated he would vote the same ff given the oppor- he would like to see the ad'val- tunity. orem taxes reduced as the tax JeanCrocker said sheappre- base increases, ciates the vote of confidence the "I'm for any suitable indus- people of Hogansville has given try to come here that will help her. our tax base," Whitmore said. "Now I am going to work "We must have people and hard and see what the people industry." think needs to be done;" she said. Jimmy Jackson served on "The people can call me at any the council from 1991-1997. He time." L II I I I - I J' ounty/Cities Not Eligible for Grants Fails to Submit Plans By John Kuykendall Assoc/ate Pu//s/r Meriwether, Talbot and missed a dead- submitted a plan. mit a plan at all, while others that the dispute could cost the they are not provided. "The Department of Both Meriwether and were rejected, county about $1million if it con- Talbot County Clerk Sandra Community Development has Talbot have stated they have Cities and counties that tinues. Higginbotham said Tuesday not notified me of a rejection," not been notified of a rejection missed the deadline are ineli- The city could also lose out morning, Talbot County did file Meriwether County Manager by the Department of gible for new state grants and on hundreds of thousands of the necessary plans along with Merv Waldrop said Tuesday. Community Affairs. permits until they comply with dollars of state funding if an the four municipalities. He stated the county was A new state law, hat was the new state law. Existing agreement isn't reached. "The report was prepared up for review by Community designed to eliminatduplicat- grants will not affected. Tax equity is a major issue byTiffanyIngramoftheLower Development. ed services by counties and The new law was enacted forTroupeventhoughthecoun- Chattahoochee Regional "We haven't been reviewed for cities required local govern- after a task force found a dis- ty and city populations are Development Center and was avoiding dtiol,of ser- ents to,.sg,.gr eleg ...... tgr,ountof cgmpeton ' aboutevenlp.lR, about 60per- :fi_d on time," Higginbotham vices for cities and county gov- describing Which erv]ds 6ef,efl e'is' etl'ev "teo : " ....  ernments to the Department of Community Affairs Monday. They join 28 Georgia counties cities that will not be for state grants for at 30 days. Meriwether and Talbot did plans by the Friday. deadline, but were rejected according to reports from the ,Department of Community Development. Troup never would be provided by each enti- ty by July 1, 1999. Many counties were unable to meet the July deadline and were given an option to apply for a 120-day extension. The law also gave the Department of Community Affairs 30 days to review the plans. Monday, the Department of Community Affairs issued a statement noting that 13 Georgia counties did not sub- providing such services as water, sewer, police and fire protection to the same resi- dents. Troup's plan, which was never submitted, was due to ongoing .mediation with the county to try and resolve the tax equity issues which have been a crucial point in devel- oping an agreement. Troup County Manager Don Norton stated earlier this week from the cities to pay for ser- vices provided to county resi- dents. However, the law requires when a county provides ser- vices that primarily benefit an unincorporated area, funds to provide the service must come from the unincorporated area. Because of this, residents in non-incorporated areas could see a strong tax increase. Some residents argue they would be paying for services Higginbotham stated the county had been led to believe there was nothing wrong with the plan submitted. She also stated they had not been con- tacted by the state notifying them the plan had been reject- ed. "We assumed the plan sub- mitted had been accepted since we have not been contacted by the Department of Community Development," Higginbotham said. yet because DCA imposed a deadline 30 days earlier than the law required,  Waldrop stated. "We couldn't get all the signatures we needed by the October 1 deadline, but we had the majority, we sent the agree- ment in. "Funding is cut off for a short term," he said. "We are eligible for funding until we get reviewed. We are on the list to be reviewed. Unless DCA finds something specific to disagree with during the review process, it shouldn't be a problem in the long term." Five Arrested in LaGrange Armed Robbery Case Four Atlanta men and a LaGrange woman have been arrested in connection with a reported armed robbery Monday afternoon at the Hardee's Restaurant on Whitesville Road at Interstate 85. A call came into 911 short- ly after four Monday afternoon. An employee told operators that she had jut been robbed by four men who fled north on the Interstate. The woman told Deputies that the men had used a knife during the robbery. A lookout was immediately given and within fifteen min- utes, a Hogansville Police Officer spotted the vehicle northbound on 1-85. The vehi- cle was stopped in Coweta County and its occupants were transported to Troup County Sheriff's office for investiga- tion. "Once we got the four sus- pects in custody and started putting their story with the vic- tim's story, we knew there was more to what had been report- ed." said Sheriff Donny Turner. During an interview with the four men, it was determined that they had come to Hardee's and were playing bottle tops and betting with the victim. The victim had won the first time but had lost on the next two bets. "At that point, we think she just wanted to do something about what was happening," Turner said. The victim, Monica Ha r['.is of South Page Street, then false- ly reported an armed robbery to 911. The four men, Larry Dozier, Michael Price, Gregory Moore, and Earnest Rogers, have been charged with theft by decep- tion in connection with the bet- ting seam. All four have been booked into the Troup County jail and have been released on bend. Harris has been charged with false report of a crime. She was booked into the jail and released Monday night. Annual Christmas Arts And Crafts Show 1999 Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Inc. will sponsor the Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts show on Saturday, November 6th' and Sunday November 17. The event will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to S p.m. on Sunday. All media of fine arts will be represented... Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, etc., a variety of crafts will be for sale lso and there will be a water color demon- stration throughout the day. Exhibitors will be members of the NCAA and adult mere- bets of the art classes from the Newnan recreation depart- ment. As an additional treaL refreshments will be served by those participating. Please come to the art house for a vis al treat and opportunity to shop in pleasant atmosphere. Directions: From I8S, take Exit 9 (Newnan), turn West o Highway 34 (Bullsboro Drive then right at the second traffic light, Hwy 34 Bypass (Farmer Industrial Blvd). After the sec ond traffic light, watch for the "Hospital" sign. Turn left (Hospital Road) and look for "Art Sale" sign on Four left, just past the hospital. For further information, please call Silvia Feenaghty at 770-487-1005.