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They&apos;ll Be Lewis Giri Ordained on iraq- -3,4 Team Spirit stays strong II I Th PRSRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE. G"A PERMIT NO, 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald -" Serving the Hog00-Gran00 Area Since 1944 . HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2002  _ 8 PAGES_ 1 SECTION _. 3 INSERTS 50 I Baker Named By acv  DAY -Community Bank and Trust officially opened its doors for business in an%ie.nsville with a nbbon cutting at the Ingles Branch at 9 a.m. Saturday. Pictured is City Bank President, Ronnie Mize (second from left) with Hogansville City Imembers (L-R) Bobby Joe Frazier, Mize, Jimmy Jackson and Jean Crocker. By SWm C, LET'S EAT Hogansvilie City Councilman Jimmy Jackson is enjoying the bar- becue provided bytheCommunity Bank and Trust and cooked by Rogers Bar-B- Que in Hogansville as part of the festivi- w ey /m c,4ter ff IGHT - ommunity Bank & Trust employee Felicia Smith (R) and lenda Stnblin of :loger's BBQ oad the plates good barbe- I cue during the I []rand opening last Saturday. for busi- in Hogansville Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its main branch on street in downtown, Pictured above is John Thompson, (.second from left) :lent and Chief Executive Officer for Community Bank & Trust along with (L-R) ,. Hunt, Ronnie Mize, Hogansville City Pr, Linda Prescott, Director of the ogansville Senior Center, Ray Cheatham, Holland Ware, Councilman Bobby Joe razier, Counci Jean Crocker and Mayor Wilson St. Clair. 00lan Is Accused f00kingo Meth A tip from a Walmart ployee led to the arrest of Hogansville man on Larges of allegedly manu- turing methamphetamine eth). According to estigator Wesley Gaddy tl Troup County Sheriff s ent, an investigation ts hunched by the depart- ent after a tip rom lmart employees. Gaddy td the department was attempted to purchase items at the store that are com- monJy used in the manufac- turing of meth. That incident led to Gaddy's arrest for pos- session of suspected methamphetamine and mar- ijuan00 Once the investigation was launched, authorities received more information that Gaddy was manufactur- See MAN,  2A New Principal By BRYAN GETER and JOHN KUYKENDALL Troup County School Supt. Dr. Roy Nichols announced Thursday, Nov. 14 that Judy Guy Baker has been named the new principal of Hogansville Elementary School. Baker was born in Alabama, but has lived most of her life in LaGrange. She has been working as a Staff Development Title I Instruction Technologist for the Troup County School System at the central office for the last five years. After graduation from LaGrange College, Baker spent her early years teaching at the Panama Canal Zone while her hus- band was in the armed serv- ices. She returned to Troup County and taught grades 1- 7 at Hillcrest Elementary and kindergarten at West Georgia College tae  u, cation for nine years at Troup Tech School. She also has an Under- Graduate Degree and Master's Degree in elemen- tary education and holds a Master's Degree in Leadership Specialist and a Master's and six-year degree in early childhood education. Baker served as an Assistant Principal at HoUis Hand and Unity and after consolidation, an Assistant principal at Lone Cane Elementary. She said from Lone Cane, she went to Ethel Kight before going to the central office. "I'm so excited about being in Hogansville," she By Brym eter HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Hogansville new principal, Judy shareaa hase A (L) and Ray as they celebrated their sixth bis on Monday. said. "I will try and fulfdl the confidence that has been bestowed upon me by Dr. Nichols." Baker said that she has only been here shortly, but can see teachers with great aspirations for HES. She said there's always room for improvements. Pupils who want to improve are always looking for ways and we will help them to improve, she added. "Our children are the most important asset to our county," she stated, "there is no higher aspiration than to help our children be what they can he to be successful. Former HES Prinicpal, Peggy Smith, has been assigned as the Title One Specialist at Instructional Support Services at the cen- tral office. The reappointment comes on the heels of a con- troversy at the school. Smith was recently charged with simple battery in connection with an incident that ocjmtTed at the school on Wednesday, October 23. She was accused of strik- ing a five-year old autistic child The father of the child is also a teacher at Hogansville Elementary School. Smith, 49, has 26 years experience as an educator. Newspaper Announces Thanksgiving Deadlines lar-Mercx Pttaca, inc. wili be ctosed for  on Thursday,  28 so empb/ees rnay eroy Ue hok w r fam- lies. Because of tha y, early  have beenforlhaweekof. Tha  are == :  M  and re adver- tkdng Will have to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Fdday,  22. Legal advertising will be aCcep( until 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 25. News for lhe Manch-%er Star- be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Novemt 22. News for tha Harris County Journal  not be accepted after 12:00 noon on Monday, November 25. News for The Meriwether Vindicator and Talbot.on New Era will not be ar=r  2.o0 nson on Monday, November 25 , Tha News be pt00d in your maibox on Wednesday, Novent 27. Tha otfk of Star-Mecury , kc.  abo be dosed Fdday,  29, but  retum to regular  hours on Mot<lay, December 2 from 8.'30 - 5.'00 p.m. We regret any  this may causo our rsaders. SUMMER NO MORE - Bythe chafing of the 00aves on the trees throughout Hogansville and the cooler weather, you can tell IPat Fall has come to Hogansville. Hogansville Man Arrested On Crack Cocaine Charge ByJOHNKUYKENDALL Allison Demetrius Beasley, 24, of Hogansville has been arrested and charged with possession of suspected crack cocaine. The Hogansville Police Department and a Troup County Sheriff's deputy, Scotty McRae, arrested Beasley on West Main Street after a short chase. According to reports, the Hogansville Police Department was pursuing Beasley for suspicious behavior and he fled from police on Ware Street. The Hogansville officer contact- ed Deputy McRae and requested his assistant in locating Beasley. The officer told McRae the man was wearing red sweat pants and a grey sweat shirt. McRae noticed Beasley on West Main Street. "I observed Beasley through something into the grass along the roadside," McRae wrote in his report. According to reports, the officers recovered two bags of suspected crack cocaine totalling 145 pieces. Beasley was jailed.