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& PAGE 4-A - HOGANSVILL . HERALD - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 THE HOGANSVILLE HERALD USPS 620-040 @perate By rib p lit l tt , ROBERT E, TRIBBLE, President JOHN KUYKENDALL PUBLISHER/EDITOR COURTNEY SIKES ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE ANDY KOBER Phone (706) 846-3188 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Fax: (706) 846-2206 news @ star-mercury.corn JACK BAGLEY P.O. BOX 426 LAYOUT EDITOR Manchester, GA 31816 Official Legal Organ of the Oty of Hogansville ;3 With our illustrious pub- lisher John Kuykendall at :: : home getting well from sur- gery last week, it's fallen to me to occupy this space for a while. I want to start my (hopefully brief)tenure in this space with a heartfelt thought: = = = = ==============/======== Get well soon, Johnny. You are in the thoughts and prayers of all of us at the campaigns, I noted many office. We're trying to keep friends and family members t.hings going, who literally turned their On to business backs and walked away from I don't know how yourothers because of which can- andidates fared in lastdidate they supported. week's midterm elections, In fact, I made a point of and as a journalist I won't making a Facebook post that share how my preferred can- said, essentially, that I would didates did, since I strive remain friends with anyone above all else to be objective, despite any political differ- ButI feel sure you will all join ences or support of candi- /he in this one thought:dates.' I'm glad it's over. I'm not twelve years old. Since I became a regis-Seeing friendships, fami- :ered voter in 1976, I've seen lies, and lives torn apart over : .a . v,'politicalcmn something as basically triv- 15aigns. While none of them ial as politics really touched have been polite and gentle- my soul. I don't believe I ever anly, since it seems polite felt more despair for my fel- entlemen have better sense low humans than I did at that than to enter politics, the last point, seeing just how many two campaigns (2016 and this people would allow some- year) have certainly lowered thing as trivial as politics to even that standard of com- come between them. parison. It began to appearTime was, we could dis- to me as if the campaignsagree on things and still be becameacontestofwhocould friends. People understood Sling the nastiest mud and that, by and large, political make it stick, even a little bit. decisions are all of a tempo- A long time ago, back rary and transitory nature- When I was working in tele- the next inhabitant of any ision news, I asked someone political office can (and often vhy people running for polit- does) reverse, undo, or !caloffice spend so muchtime change the policies made by on "negative" advertisinghis or her predecessor. ibout their opponent. TO me, Nothing lasts forever. It made more sense for a can- So yes, having seen what clidate to explain what they these last two election cycles ant to do and how they want have produced in otherwise to make things better. These sane people I know and love, ays, however, campaign ad I'm overjoyed that the whole iafter campaign ad made one bloody thing is over. ithink the candidate's oppo- For now, anyway. rent was only one or two lev- After all, there are some els above the slimiest goop runoff elections in the offing, icovering the bottom of the and two years from now, we'll iocean, if that much. be doing it all again, this time i Asked why candidates in another presidential elec- iresort to such ,ads, my col- tion. eague said, Because it (Wow, I just scared ,"w rks." myself.) i He was right, you know. I can hope that the 2020 ,;When one gets into the vot- election willbe saner, quieter, iingbooth, withtheballotright and more focused on issues ?there in front of you, it's eas- and less on personalities. ier to remember who called I can hope. iwhom the nastiest name,I can also ask Santa Claus irather than who said they'd forapony, andhavejustabout istrive to make things better the same chance of getting it. !for everyone. And, depend- There is no way that I am ! ing on your political leanings, the only one who wishes pol- :you either vote for- or against itics would be less nasty, less the person whose nastiest hostile, less inclined to make ad you remember, people feel bad. I can't be the Thus, negative advertis- only person who feels that ing works. It shouldn't, and way. in a more perfect world it Because if I am, we're in wouldn't, but in this world it a whole heap o' trouble. does. It means that a great num: Since the start of the last ber of people would rather let I/residential election, though, politicians appeal to the Fve seen things happening in basest human emotions politics that really make me rather than deal with facts. wonder what people are And that is not a good thinking. During the 2016 thing at all. Trm HOGANSVnJ I-IE a9 is published weekly by Trib Publications, Inc. at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. The Hogansville Herald is published proudly for the citizens of Hogansville and its goal is to produce quality, profitable, community oriented newspa- pers that you, our readers, are proud of. We will reach that goal through hard work, teamwork, loyalty, and a strong dedication toward p ting the truth. USPS 642-040. Subscription rates by mail: $25 in Troup, Harris or Meriwether Counties; $32.50 a year in state; $40 out of state. Prices include all sales taxes. Periodical postage paid at HogansviUe, Georgia 30230.Single copy 50 . ;i FOR St SCRIVrIONS call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation :Manager, Trib Publications, R O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to E O. Box 426, Manchester, GA )1816. If you are a married per- brought in from the dell." son or planning to get mar- Second year: "Darling, I: ried you Will enjoy this lit- do not like the sound of your tle story that is titled"The cough. I have called Dr. Seven Stages of a Cold Miller to come here. Now Marriage." The story has go to bed like a good girl been around for a long time just for your dear old papa." and it illustrates the fact Third year: "Maybe you that in some cases the happy need to lie down Baby state of marriage goes because there is nothing downhill as time passes, like some rest when you feel It does not have to be puny. I will bring you some-Seventh year: "For this way and there are some thing to eat unless you have Pete's sake please stop exceptions to the rule but some soup in the house."sneezing. Are you trying to thefewmonthsofaperson's Fourth year: "Let's be give me pneumonia?" marriage are usually very sensible Baby. After you If you are a married per- happy times. Like many feed the kids and get the son I hope that you have one other things when the new dishes washed you need to of the happiest marriages wears off there is less get in the bed for some tO be found anywhere, excitement for it. rest." whether you have been mar- First year: The husband Fifth year: "Stop com- ried for three days or for says "Sugar Dumpling I am plaining so much. You need fifty years. Marriage is one worried about my baby girl. to get up and get yourself of the most basic of all insti- You have a bad sniffle and an aspirin." tutions in our society. When I am going to carry you to Sixthyear:"Ifyouwould marriage fail we all will lose the hospital for a checkup gargle or something instead because it affects the entire and to get some rest. Your of sitting around and bark- family and America is a food will not be very good ing in my face I would land of families. so I will have your meals appreciate it very much." Let us all keep in mind that a successful marriage is built on a mutual trust, love and a lifetime commit- ment to each other. Someone said it best with these words, "Marriage is not looking at each other it is best if both husband and wife are looking in the same direction together." "Marriage is .an arrangement instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felici- ty and for securing the maintenance and security of children." - Noah Webster. This past August 10 my wife Frances and I have been married for sixty-one years. The first three or four years were the hard- est and that could be true in most marriages. I was twenty and she was eight- een when we got married. We need only look at last Two people conducted the week's midterm elections to tally and their totals had to know the voting process in match. America is broken. Things were a lot simpler It has not been that long then. ago that when an election con- Voter identification was cluded unless the vote was not required. Why? Because extraordinarily close, the in rural areas everybody election was over, but appar- knew everybody. Voters cast enfly not anymore, their ballots and while they Now some areas just keep might disagree on the candi- allowing people to vote, mys- dates, there was not the patho- teriously find ballots and logical hatred there seems to have considerably more bal- be now. lots than people registered to Counting those paper bal- vote. If that is not enough, lots was a long, tedious some areas wanted to allow process that took quite some non-citizens to vote. time. The result was tele- Who needs the Russiansphoned to the county seat and to allegedly interfere with then the ballots, tally sheets, elections when we appear to and all the other stuff was have crooked people operat- driven to the county seat. hag polling places here- espe, Those elderly women that cially in Florida. ran the polling place had their Long before I began cov- routines. There was always ering elections I was "volun- tea, coffee or soft drinks teered" to help with elections, around along with refresh- The very rural community ments. After each election, polling place was actually one of those women would held in a private home. The pop the top on a beer in cele- poll workers were all elder- bration of another election ly women and paper ballots process completed. were used. Their eyesight not Those were good times. what it had once been, the per- son in charge of the polling THE VOTING process is place enlisted some of us to supposed to be quicker and help. more secure today, but I'm It has been quite a few not sure. years but I recall that two of Where I vote, and I typi- us looked at each ballot, that callyvote early, almost every- way there was no mistake, one in the poUing place knows and gave that result to two me. Still, I show my identifi- people who tallied the results, cation. They give me a card with a computer chip on it. At the machine I plug the card in, touch the screen for my selections and I am done. The machine records my votes. When voting has concluded, the poll workers print a tally from each machine. With all of the technolog- ical advances, I am glad to report that some of the per- sonal interaction remains- at least where I vote. Today voting is easier, simpler, and faster, but is it really more secure and is the process completely fair and unbiased? I think not. Unfortunately the human factor remains and as long as some people can take advan- tage of a situation they will. . Concerning the midterm election, allegations have already surfaced about polling places being open much later that necessary, possibly an obvious attempt to bring in more voters for a specific party or candidate. Allegations have sur- faced over at least one area allowing people to vote who are not citizens of this coun- try. One person is reported to have mysteriously found a box of ballots, and we are sup- posed to believe that. And, there is reported in certain precincts the number of people casting ballots exceeded the number of reg- istered voters. Of course lawsuits have already been filed. Even in Georgia, guber- natorial candidate Stacey Abrams has attempted to make a mockery of the elec- tion results. I agree:with Abrams that every, vote.be counted, but that should not include dead people voting, non-citizens voting, people voting more than once, or people not reg- istered to vote being allowed to vote. When held in accordance with the law, the voting process is just not that diffi- cult. It is when shenanigans come into play the process becomes convoluted. That's my opinion. Andy Kober is a regular columnist for Trib Publications. He can be reached at andykober@hotmail.com I From the pages of the November 16, 1978 Edition of the Hogansville Herald: Hogansville Wins Region 5-A Title WE DID IT! That was the cry that was heard all over Hogansville Friday night as the Greenwave of Hogansville defeated West Point 28-6 to win the title of Region 5-A Champs as well as the advance- ment into state play. The win Friday night closed the regular sea- son play for the Waves who recorded a nine and one regular sea- son for the year. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Green machine has captured the region title winning every even numbered year since 1972. As the Green team entered the contest they knew it was a do or die contest as West Point was only one game behind the Wave but they had a tie to their advantage. Many members of the squad also remembered the beating they suffered at the hands of the Raiders last year to knock them out of the State Playoffs only later to learn that two of their star players were ineligible due to an age factor. Waves Advance To State Playoffs Hogansville did it again! They have won the right to advance to the State Class A Play-Offs for the fourth time in seven years. They have won the region, four of the past seven years, winning every even year since 1972. Friday night November 24th the Waves will host Region 8-A winner Buford High School in the first round of play-offs in Hogansville. Game time will be at 8:00 p.m. If Hogansville gets past Buford, and I feel sure they will, they will advance to play the winner of the Gordon Lee-Feldwood game the following night in Hogansville. Hogansville met Buford in the first round of play-offs in 1976 when the Wolves defeated Hogansville 7-6 to knock them out of future play for the year. Hogansville ended their season with a 9 win-one loss record compared to a 8-2-1 record for Buford. Hale Named RR. Director Don Hammond, Station Manager for Radio Station WLAG-AM and WWCG-FM announced this week the appointment of Nathan Hale as Public Relations Director for the twin radio stations located in LaGrange. Hale is presently serving as Co-ordinator for the Troup County Parks and Recreation Commission in the Hogansville area. H.H.S. Students Place 2nd In Science On Saturday, November 11th Brooks Burdette, Terry Fleming, Don Howard, Tommy Johnson and Mark Ladd traveled to Georgia Southwestern College in Americus to compete in the state science competition. Representing Hogansville High School, these stu- dents placed second in the Class A Division. Besides the competi- tion they also took part in workshops such as a Physics Lab, Black Box Logic, a Math Lab, Dissecting a Roach and examining its heart, Genetics, Bio Feed Back, and Organic Chemistry. Items compiled by Jack Bagley (Compiler's note: Items presented here are copied exactly as they appeared in the original newspaper pages.)