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~"~AGE 2-A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2004 iSheriff Seeking Help Burglary Incident ! Troup County Sheriff's Office Investigators are ask- ! ing for your help in identify- iing two perpetrators of an ! Aug. 24 late evening burgla- :ry attempt of Dudley ~Outdoors, located at 2477 i West Point Road. ; Vimesses saw two black : males fleeing from the busi- ~ness after they attempted to gain entry through a broken ,'.window. i~: Investigators also need i[your help in identifying the :,~erson or persons responsi- ble for damage to a home located at 3978 Bartley Road. The location was vandal- ized on Oct. 4 when vulgar graffiti was painted on the interior walls and carpeting. Investigators are seek- ing a white male and his white female accomplice that were involved in an Oct. 9 road rage altercation on Lafayette Parkway. Following a heated ver- bal exchange on the bypass, the incident became physi- cal when the 69 year old male victim was assaulted. The victim did receive lacerations on his head and abrasions on his body when the described irate male pushed him on the ground. The male and his female accomplice left the scene driving a white Jeep Wrangler with a black top displaying an Alabama tag. If you have any informa- tion about these or any other crimes you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. i::: Grange College to Add Football :," The LaGrange College i~oard of Trustees have ,i~approved plans for expand- :~g the college's athletic pro- Egram by adding football to i!the 14 other sports available !i~or students. 2 "The board thoroughly ;,_examined all the data and i~oncluded that it is in our~ i~best interest to introduce !ifootball," said LaGrange i'.Eollege President Stuart i uney. ,,: LaGrange will compete in NCAA Division III and will ;Joe the only school in the state to offer football on that divi- sion level. The decision was made after studies indicated foot- ball would help the college meet its long term goals in athletics. The college says studies have shown adding football would increase the student enrollment from 1,045 to 1,208. It would also help to "even the gender balance." According to Gulley, to field a team the college will need to add approximately 80 students to its enrollment, but the program could expand to 100 students. No student would receive a scholarship based on athlet- ics. "Our intention is to recruit good athletes who are also strong scholars," Gulley said. Vice President and Dean for Student Retention Linda Bucharian stated that, a national search for a head coach would be initiated quickly and the team would play its first game in Fall 2006. "The games will be played on Saturday after- noons at the Troup County owned Callaway Stadium,''~ said Buchanan. LaGrange College has agreed to fund half of a $600,000 upgrade to the sta- dium by replacing the stadi- um's natural sod with artifi- cial turf. The other half of the funding would come from the Troup County Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The school will construct facilities to house the foot- ball players participating in the program, such as an 18,000 square foot addition to the Callaway Education Building and a new practice field. Total start up costs for the project is expected to be $3.5 million, the bulk of which will come from reserve funds. The college expects net profits of the football pro- gram to reach $560,000 per year. Residential Work Including: Replacement Windows Vinyl Siding Metal Roofs Seamless Gutters & Leaf Guards Vinyl Siding Replacement Windows Seamless G~ & Leaf Guard ,The Bulloch House, The Boutique, Cantbrburys, Chloe's on Broad, The Christian Connection, Country Classics, Magnolia Coui~ Sh~, and Nana's Porch, and Warm Springs Merchants Iavite you to a Customer Appreciation Open House Sunda)~ November 14 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come join us for refreshments and specials tl~oughout the town. HistorR Warm Springs, Georgia 1-800-337-1927 Create Your Dream With America's Home Place Your home, where your want it, whether you own your land or not. CLOSE BY !~. 301111 AND CHOOSE A FREL . oomllel el 1505 LaFayette Parkway LaGrange 706-884-2444 o~m c~ 'JUICE' COMING - A Bell South employee was busy earlier this week connecting up phone lines to one of Hogansville's new subdivisions, all of which now have houses ready or almost-ready for occupancy. BINGO BUDDIES - Ruby Coiton celebrated her October birthday with her Bingo Buddies, shar- ing a delicious cake with drinks. READY FOR THE TOUR- One of the stops on the Woodbury Christmas Tour of Homes, set to start at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, is the Gill Home. Located on Flat Shoals Road, the Gill Home was built in 1965 on property that was formerly a peach orchard surrounding Chadie McKoone's home. The McKoone house is the oldest house still standing in Woodbury and is two homes north of the Gill's home. Their home is contemporary in style with furnishings leaning towards traditional. Some pieces belonged to their parents, grand parents and great grandparents. Visitors will enjoy the items that the Gill's have brought back from their travels all over the world. They can enjoy the many hand paint- ed china pieces painted by Joyce and the needle work pieces done by the mothers of Harold and Don't miss the custom made stained glass window. Wreaths will be enjoy many hand made Gh~istmas a,/arym C.~ 99 YEARS OF TEACHING - Pictured above with Meriwether County Commissioners are three teachers who have a combined 99 years of teaching under their belts. From left, starting in the front row, are Chairman Nancy Jones, Nancy Carter with 34 years, Menlia Trammell with 30 years and Josie Walls with 35 years. Commissioner Emmitt Clark and County Administrator Robert Hiss are in the back row. ArnoM to Try for Rezoning Once Again Continued From Page 1A on Blue Creek Road near the city's water reservoir rezoned to "residential" and another 43.97 acres on Interstate 85 rezoned to com- mercial. Those tracts were oi'igi- nally part of a Planned Unit Development proposed by Arnold. But after the proposed PUD was bounced back to the planning commission by the City Council because those plans didn't contfiin all the specific information the PUD ordinance requires, the developer scrapped the PUD proposal. Now he is asking only that the 227 acres be zoned resi- dential so that he can build some upper-scale homes there and his only plan for the commercial tract on 1-85 calls for six large billboards to be located there. The billboards have attracted considerable oppo- sition - in fact the planning commission recommended a few weeks back that they not be permitted. The planning commission tabled his latest request some three weeks ago, once again because there were insuffi- cient details submitted, mem- bers said. Some city council mem- bers have indicated they might allow the billboards if the city can reap at least some revenues from them-- per- haps as much as $3,000 a year or more from each. Already the Monday night public hearing promis- es to be lively: Mildred Burdette, one of the loudest critics of everything Arnold proposes has already sig- naled that she intends to keep up the fight against him. In a letter to the editor of another newspaper, Burdette argued last week that bill- boards can only be permitted in industrial districts and that, besides, they're prohib- ited on Interstate 85 tract any- way because it's in the water- shed. Mayor W-flson St. Clair has said that opponents, on Monday night, will be required to submit informa- tion revealing any financial interest in the rezoning issue, which could limit the debate. "lb kers Under Scrutiny in Hogansvil paying more attention to the won't be able to man it," he Continued From Page 1A more," he said after chatting with those drivers. One rig was probably over-weight, one was probably legal "and that one needs to be checked," he said. The drivers didn't seem perturbed, although Morris was getting ready to hand at least one of them a ticket which would compel him to show up in Magistrate Court early neXt month, if he didn't pay his fine earlier by mail. Capt. Don Lively, the DMVS officer who oversees a region that includes 1S Georgia counties and stretch- es from LaGrange to Americus, said his agents are Hogansville area at least in part because of complaints from Hogansville officials. "There were allegations that (truckers) are trying to by-pass the scales" in a news- paper article last week, he said. "I'm having a couple of more units up there this after- nbon," he said on Tuesday. "But I think if you check with the police chief he'll tell you we help out whenever the manpower is available." lle's so short of help that he has only five people who can operate the weigh station, which limits its operation to one shift a day, Lively said. "When the (renovated) north-bound station opens" probably in February, "I said. "We can't find enough people that can pass the back- ground checks" required by the DMVS, he told The Home News. Besides, there's no law requiring the big rig drivers "to stay on the Interstate until they come to a weigh station." Highway 54 "is a state highway and you can,t pro- hibit truckers from using it," he saieL "It's a heavily traveled road that's used by a lot of trucks that are going to the Georgia Pacific wood mill at Durand and there's nothing saying they can't go around the scales, they just can~ go Rast them."