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on a Roll- Page 2 Lizards Pag 4 Ill Ill Ill .... _..._J Bargains- Pages 7-9 III I II II IIII I l Th Ii Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantvil00 Area PRSRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 58, NO. 45 HCIANSVILLE, GEORGIA -THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2001 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 t. Clair Veins by 9 Votes Frazier, Leidner, Martin Also Voters' TOp Choices By Bryan Geter - Rosa Rosser (R) and Oretha Burston, both of Lone Oak, view the old "US. Flag" which once flew U.S. Capital and was given by request to Lone Oak to fly as well. un the Fall Bryan Geter Attend Lone Oak's Second Amuml Country Fair Hundreds of people the streets of Lone last Saturday as the held its second annu- Country Fair - Arts & at the old country the center town. The town also celebrat- its "Centennial" last the date !November 15, 1901 that Town of Lone Oak was on by an act I the state legislature. Relics, some a hundred old, were on display community building. History tells that Lone had three general serving the commu- , with the store of J.B. )son being used for the According to the origi- of Lone Oak, the known as was located in the G. Carter store and as the post- The name Gold Hill from the fact that washed out of the md streams in the gold was mined 1835-1840. In later years, the post as Lone Oak, Georgia was located in the store of J.O. Sewell Meriwether County records show that J.O.Sewell served as post- master in February, 1889 and Ellen E. Justice served as post mistress in November, 1901. The Lone Oak post office was discontinued on July 31,1902 and mailed was delivered through Hogansvflle. Since no railroad ever came through Lone Oak, the mail was brought from Hogansville and Grantvilte by horse and buggy. Today, both towns through l carriers, still deliver the mail to Lone Oak. The store building in which the post office was located was last owned and occupied by the late Guy Stricldand. His heirs gave the post office structure to the citi- zens of Lone Oak to be placed in the old school building which now the Lone Oak Community Building. When the school closed in1944, the Meriwether County Board of Education deeded the building and property to the Town of Lone Oak. One of Lone Oak's old- TALENTED - Edna Barber of Lone Oak shows a beautiful quilt she quilt- ed along with other hand- made items she had for sale. est and best known citizen, Eleanor Willingham, 93, was hostess at the "Centennial Celebration." Willingham said she started to school at Lone oak in 1914 and taught school there in 1936-1937. Students, she said, had to go to Grantville after the tenth grade and in 1944 the school was closed and they consolidated with Luthersville. On display Saturday was the torn U.S. Flag that once flew over the nation's capital. Willingham said one of the former council- man asked for the flag and they sent it to us. "It is one of our most cherished pos- sessions," Willingham stat- ed. Other relics on display included an old 1800's piano which still carries a beau- tiful tune, old wheat thresh- ers, an old bed with a feath- er mattress, a veil used in time of mourning by women, and old scrapbooks of the history of Lone Oak, and photos. By Bryan Geter TASTEFUL VENDOR - The Aliens of Hogansville had a large display ,of, .horn.egrown canned goods at the fair Peggy P'arKer tH) lOOKS over the goods as Reed and Alyce Allen are there to help. By J. Dan Stout Hogansville voters re- elected Wilson St. Clair as mayor Tuesday by only nine votes. Voters also elected Charlie E Martin to council post 1, Bobby Joe Frazier to post 2 and Jack Leidner to council post 4. St. Clair, who had served as mayor for the past four years, received 258 of 658 votes cast. "I'm gratified at the chance to be mayor again. I look forward to continuing the plans and programs we already have in place," St. Clair said moments after his victory Tuesday night. Mike Johnson, who came in second with 249 votes, declined to say if he would ask for a recount. Mayoral challenger Suzanne Cook came in third with 151 votes. *In council post 1, incum- bent Larry Dorrough was defeated by Martin, who took 299 votes. Dorrough ended the night with 193 votes. Challenger Terry Searels came in third with 160 votes. In council Post 2, Bobby Joe Frazier upset incumbent Peggy Harris by only four votes, getting a total of 229. Ms. Harris, who had held the post since 1998, received 225 votes. Jack Dollar placed third in post 2 voting, with 205 votes. *Leidner captured Post 4 with 328 votes to the 319 cast for Thomas Pike. There was no incumbent in Post 3, since Ezra Whitemore had stepped down last summer. Poll manager danice Cook reported "no,problems" with the new voting machines The newly-elected mayor and council members will be sworn in Jan. 7. Wilson SL Clair Fraz Leidner o * Unoflic; m kdcuded. * 1' InCltcat  iiii i iii i One Arrested As Police Solve Home Burglary By J. Dan Stout Hogansville Police Lieutenant Guy Spradlin reports that an arrest has been made in an October 20th burglary. The loss occurred at No. 3D Head Homes, Hogansville. Items stolen were $9.00 cash, a CD play- er, and five CD discs. Arrested was Gizzle Johnson of Hogansville. Also, a warrant in this case has been issued for Ricky Ricardo Dean. He is a black male and his last known address is Forrest Road in Meriwether counW. Two tires were stolen from the City of Hogansville shop over the weekend. A key was used to gain entry. Also, two drive-offs occurred at the Hummingbird Shell. The amounts were $8.90 and $2.60. Considers Ushag Tranquilizer Gun on Stray Dogs City Manager [ Aldrich and Police Chief have a possible solu- the city's stray dog prob- are recommending that council consider purchas- tranquilizer dart gun. matter did not come to a t Monday night's city council however. other topics, the Gas Stop at 300 North Hwy. 29 was approved to sell alcohol. The first te had council mem- bers La Dorrough and Jean Crocker against and Peggy Harris and Jimmy Jackson in favor. Mayor Wilson St. Clair cast the tie break- er in favor of Gas Stop. Council approved the following with all four members voting in favor: Home occupation for Merrill Burrough at 407 Green Avenue; Variance in tback distance at 201 Granite Street by Jet Management; Variance in lot size at 4655 Mountville Road by Ty Sling; Approved $3,500 payment to make City Hall front door comply with Americans With Disabilities Act. The council approved a con- tract for almost $10,000 for the recodification of city ordinances. The vote was all in favor. The bill can be paid over two years. CiW Attorney Dan Lee pre- sented a proposal that the city grant Troup EMC an easement on city property to gain access to a con- struction site. The project will involve relocation of sewer lines and removal of large trees. There will be no cost to the city. The prop- erty is near the Mobley Bridge ball field. All council members voted for the agreement. *The repair and renovation work on the facade at City Hall will be awarded to Patten Construction Co. Their $90,000 bid will require a $20,000 payment from the city. A lead issue has been discovered and . is not in the contract. The vote was all in favor. *A request to make a small city- owned lot surplus on Commerce Street was tabled. *Amelia Chapman made an appearance before the mayor and council. She lives on Askew Street and complained about people walk- ing in the middle of the street and various disorderly conduct matters. In his monthly report, Police Chief Odom reported 327 calls for service. Some 14 misdemeanor arrests and two felony arrests were made. :! [ 41 il