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Romemberi.. ...............a,,.,,,ou,,,,,t - age 4 Troup Grand Jury Presentments - Page 6 I I II I I Doc Makes Friends- 5 I I I The Classified Bargains and Jobs- Pages 8, 9 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the HogansviUe-GrantviUe Area Crackdown On Drugs Continues By Frances Roblnson HOGANSVILLE'S ANGELS - Littlefeet Learning Center sponsored a Trike-A-Thon'on Oct. 20 to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A total of $764.00 was raised. Organizers said they wanted to thank everyone who donated and participated in the Trike-A-Thon. Pictured are Hunter Gaddy, Jordan Bonnet, TyMcCann, Callie Niner, Brianna Neese, Dixie Cauthen, Dylan Johnson, Whitney Barber, Tiffany Hewett, Christopher Drake, Devin Brock, Josh Bartlett, and Zack'fates. Files Lawsuit 'Illegal Voting' Gtar Tom Mills (R) of LaGrange, lost his bid for the Georgia Senate District 29 two ago, filed a complaint in County Superior Court November 13 claiming and illegal voting" each county. Mills was defeated by Senator Lee (D) of LaGrange by 656 result" oF" the five-county race. The filed complaint calls for the court to invalidate the gener- al election and order a new vote. Named in the lawsuit-dS ' defendants are the election super- intendents in all five counties: Styles A. Estes of Meriwether County, Donald Boyd of Troup County, Emmett Harrod of Heard County, Lynn Brandenburg of Pike County and Helen Grayson of Spalding County. suit was presented County on November 20. THE LAWSUIT STATES were illegal votes, "mis- or irregularity by elec- officials .... Sufficient to or place in doubt the THE SUIT WAS FILED just one hour before the deadline. The law states a challenge has to be filed within five days after elec- tion results are officially consol- idated. In this case, consolidation was completed on Nov. 8th. The defendants have until November 28 to file an answer to the suit. Once the suit is answered, a hearing will be held within 20 days. "It is a shame that Mills would run a negative campaign as he did and then attack the election officials and try to undo the will of the people," Senator Lee said of the suit. Lee said he has spoken to each of the election superintendents and they have received no com- plaints concerning the election. "It will cost taxpayers in each county to defend the lawsuit," Lee said. "It is ridiculous to think any wrongdoings supposedly occurred. "I think the suit will be sum- marily dismissed," Lee said. Mills said he had reason to file the lawsuit after finding irregularities in the election, but said he couldn't elaborate on his findings at the present time. 'Fhe more I checked, the more irregularities I found," he said. The suit charges illegal vot- ing in each county of the district.  mwnGm TREE-MENDOUS - City of Hogansville worker John Wagner carefully trims some downtown trees so they'll be just right for holiday ornaments.Tradition has the city getting the deocra- tions up by Thanksgiving, and this year's goal was met. Unusually cold weather helped set the tone. Two Search Warrants Result In Arrest of Three Suspects By John Kuykendall The Troup County Sheriff's Department continued its crackdown on drugs in ogansville this past week. The department executed two search warrants this past ,xeek and charged three people iffdrugrelatedcases. ON THURSDAY, November 16 at approximately 7:30 p.m., agents with the Troup County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 115 Ware Street in Hogansville. The execution of the" war- rant ended an investigation which began after the depart- ment received complaints that suspected cocaine was being sold from the location. "During the search of the home, agents found a 16-year- old to be in possession of a plas- tic bag containing suspected crack cocaine," said Investigator Rick White of the Troup County Sheriff's Department. THE JUVENILE, a resident of Hogansville, was transport- ed to the Columbus Youth Detention Center. "Agents also found a large 11 ii iii i, / I" More Police $-2A i amount of suspected crack cocaine in the bedroom of anoth- er resident of the home," White said. "Several plastic bags gen- erally used to package crack cocaine were also found in the bedroom," he added. ALSO CHARGED in the incident was Charles Edward Cameron, 43, of HogansviUe. Cameron is presently being held in the Troup County Jail. ONLY a few hours later (approximately 10 p.m.), the agents executed a second search warrant at 180 West Hopson Road in Hogansville. Upon executing the search warrant at the residence, agents seized an undisclosed amount of suspected methampheta. mine (meth) and suspected mar- ijuana, according to the police report. Arrested in the case was Tina Louise Cooley, 31, of Hogansville. She was charged with pos- session of suspected meth and possession of suspected mari- juana. Cooley is presently being held in the Troup County Jail. Two Sought in Robbery Case Troup County Sheriff Denny Turner said that two black males robbed the Happy Stop store on Hamilton Road November 19 at approximately 3:56 p.m. and took an undisclosed amount of money. According to the clerk on duty, the males entered the store, took her behind the counter and then took the money from the register. The-two then fled out the front door and one male shot at a customer pumping gas before leaving in a light-colored car with an Alabama tag. The vehicle was last seen going east on Lower Big Springs Road. It was later determined that the vehicle used in the rob- bery had been stolen from the JC Penney parking lot at West Georgia Commons Mall. THE VEHICLE is a 1988 Oldsmobile 98, tan in color with Alabama tag 56AT570. This vehicle has not been recovered. The males are described as both being tall and slim. "If anyone saw anything or has any information concern- hag this incident, we are asking them to call the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 706-883 16!6 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812- 1000," said Sheriff Turner. This case remains under investigation.