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i !!!1 ! !iii ! !!!:i!! i i!! !!! i!! i Serving the Hogansville-Grantyille Area Since 1944 VOL. 76 NO. 46 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2018 8 PAGES 1 SECTION ". 2 INSERTS 50 ! Submitted To The Herald The Troup County Board of Commissioners would like to announce that Director of Parks and Recreation Cajen Rhodes will be resigning from Troup County, effective December 2018. Mr. Rhodes has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager with the City of Peachtree City, and he will continue his cur- rent role with Troup County through the end of November. Mr. Rhodes began his employment in September 2015. During his Service, he has made a tremendous impact in Troup County through several initiatives, such as overseeing signifi- cant renovations to Eastside Park in LaGrange; managing basketball court and picnic table enhancements at HogansviUe parks; assisting with the Callaway Stadium LED scoreboard project, the which he will accept the McCluskey Tennis Center award. and the Pyne Road Park ren- Mr. Rhodes praised Troup ovation project; enhancing County leadership and was overall relationships with appreciative of the opportu- business owners throughout nities he has received while the community; and handling serving the community. "It the general maintenance and has truly been a privilege and improvements to the parks an honor to serve the citizens and facilities, of Troup County. Working for "We would like to thank an outstanding Board of Mr. Rhodes for his service to Commissioners and with Troup County Parks and such a passionate staff each Recreation. His efforts will day has been a great pleas- have a lasting impact on ure. I am forever grateful for Troup County, and he will be the opportunity to work in missed. We understand him this wonderful community," taking advantage of a great said Rhodes. opportunity and wish him The Troup County Board success in his future endeav- of Commissioners voted to ors," said County Manager lift the hiring freeze for the Tod Tentler. position of Parks and Under Mr. Rhodes' direc- Recreation Director at the tion, Troup County Parks and board meeting as a part of Recreation won Agency of the November 6, 2018 regu- the year in the 50,001-80,000 lar agenda. The County would population category for 2018 like to begin the search for a from the Georgia Recreation new candidate to replace Mr. and Park Association, for Rhodes immediately. Photo Submitted CITY MANAGER EARNS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION - Hogansville City Manager David Milliron was one of five local government administrators to graduate from the University of Georgia's Certified Public Manager (CPM) program on Friday UGA's CPM program, with 300 hours of curriculum, helps state and local government managers enhance their leadership skills through in-class learning, independent study and a cap- stone project that addresses an issue affecting their individual agencies. Courses explore how self-awareness impacts leadership and collaboration, effective ways to establish a collaborative work culture and proven methods to improve performance and engage- ment. Participants earn nationally recognized certification. Mr. Milliron participated in the yearlong certification program at no cost to taxpayers. Pictured from left to right are Hogansville City Manager David Milliron, former Effingham County Administrator Steve Davis, Glennville City Manager Amy Murray, Doerun City Manager Kevin Branch, and Deputy Camden County Administrator Shawn Boatright. IIII!!I[IU!III!!! By ANDY KOBER Christmas Tree for an offi- cial "goodie bag". Those Three area cities begin attending are urged to visit their Christmas celebration the local shops where there this weekend, will be plenty of unique The Christmas Season Christmas gift ideas. opens in Pine Mountain on, Santa Claus will make an Friday, Nov. 16, with Light Up early visit, courtesy of Pine Pine Mountain. Mountain Fire Department. Organized by Anthony McKee, Light Up Pine SIP AND SHOP is sched- Mountain begins at6:30pm uled for 5 pm to 9 pm and is held at the corner of Saturday, Nov. 17, in Broad Street and CommerceHogansville. Avenue. During Sip and Shop, the Scheduled to perform downtown merchants will during Light Up Pine have finger foods and drinks Mountain is the Park available in their stores. This Elementary School Chorus,is added incentive for people and possibly some church to avoid the big box discount choirs, stores and shop local for that Mayor Jim Trott is sched-unique Christmas gift. uled to light the town's New this year, local Christmas Tree and mer- artistswillhavesomeoftheir chants will have their work on display inside shops Christmas decorations lit as and restaurants. well. Merchants will also Along Main Street, shop have cookies and to get, visit the tent next to the town's See CHRISTMAS, Page 2-A Photo By Andy Kober HOGANSVILLE VETERANS OF THE YEAR - During each Veterans Day service in Hogansville, American Legion Post 152 recognizes a Veteran of the Year. This year there were two. American Legion Post Commander Lanny Braswell is shown recognizing Gary and Jonny Cason for their service. More photos from the Veterans Day service areon page 8-A. 0' By ANDY KOBER students. A group of students from HogansviUe It was like d6jh-vu all over again.Elementary School I articipated in the The : 20 8 'Memorial D :iiY' "'Veterans Day service, performirig music, Hogansville had to be moved indoors due to rain. Then, last week's Veterans Day service had to be moved indoors due to rain. In both cases Ebenezer Presbyterian Church hosted the services which continued despite the weather. The weather apparent- ly did result in a rather sparse crowd, not at all typical for any service honoring veterans in Hogansville. During the service, held Friday, Nov. 9, Lanny Braswell, Commander of the American Legion in Hogansville, made an appeal to identify all Purple Heart recipients in the city. This includes currentPurpte Heart recip- ients and those who have passed. Anyone with information on a recipient of the Purple Heart that is a current resident of Hogansville or who passed while a resident of the city is urged to contact Braswell at the American Legion Post. Prior to the'Veterans Day service it was noted that veterans had visited students at Hogansville Elementary School and they were warmly received by faculty, staff and leading the Pledge of Allegiance and provid- ing information about veterans and Veterans Day. Keynote speaker for the service was SFC Estalla Sapp, retired from the US Army who now works in Veterans Affairs. "We are here to honor our heroes," Sapp told those attending as she recognized not only those veterans in attendance but theft families as well. : ' "We thank you," Sapp said and recognized the families that remain behind saying, "You kept the home fires burning." Today's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines volunteer for that duty but S pl recalled that such was not always the caS0. Some of the older veterans were drafted into service and answered the call. "They wanted to serve our nation," Sapp said. Sapp followed with a brief history of Veterans Day. At the end of the service information was provided to veterans on programs and enti- See HOGANSViLL-E, Page 2-A Photo PUBLIC RESTROOMS INSTALLED - Prefabricated restrooms have arrived and have been installed at the Hogansville Amphitheatre and Lake Jimmy Jackson as part of the SPLOST-funded recreation enhancement projects underway in the city. The restrooms arrived on flatbeds and then were lifted by crane onto their pads. i:::::i i ::i: ::i:: :::!:: i iiiiii~::i!!~:: ilill iiiiii !ii!!!!iiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~ii!ii!iiii!iiiiii