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/ / PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO 35 Official Legal Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Mailed Each Week to 4,000 Homes in the HogansviUe-Grantville Area Driver Faces to Charge A LaGrange man has been ed with three counts of g to the delinquen- of a minor stemming from that have occurred on Troup County School bus. Donny Turner says the continuing. Forty year old Tony Eugene was booked into the County Jail November 17 lthe charges. He was released a $3,000 bond. The incidents were brought the attention of sheriff's last Friday when mother of a fifteen year old told deputies that her been involved in ; acts on the school Statements from several revealed that who was the driver !bus number 96-47, had been in sexually explicit may have known about sex- acts happening on the bus. "From what we have been to gather, Schlomer was with three females on the bus at various times," Turner says. "We also believe that there was some sexual acts going on that he knew about and didn't attempt to stop. We're pretty sure that he was not involved in the sex acts with the students, only that he talked about it, knew about it and maybe even encouraged. It." the investigation is contin- uing and more charges could be filed. An investigation is also looking into possible charges against the juveniles stemming from the sex acts. "The sex acts did not, as far as we know now, involve inter- course or any forms of oral sex," Turner points out. "It was less- er acts but still it should not have been happening on a school bus or on school proper- ty. Since the students were all under the age of consent, it shouldn't have been happening at all." Some of the incidents occurred while the bus was stopped waiting to transfer stu- dents at a location on Roanoke Road. The bus carried students from LaGrange High School. 's Department Leads in e Theft Investigators with the Troup Sheriff s Office are ask- for leads in two recent A resident of Mountville- told deputies that stole a 1997 Honda Z- motorcycle, red in color, his home on November 11. A resident of Stovall Road told deputies tlmt someone went into a building on his property and stole a 2000 Honda TRX300 four wheel drive all terrain vehi- cle and an orange Husqvarna chainsaw with a twenty inch straight blade on or before November 13th. Happy @ Mrs. Frances Robinson Robinson Named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal The Hogansville Chamber of Commerce Committee is proud to announce that Frances Robinson has been selected as the Grand Marshall for the Christmas Parade this year. Each year the committee selects someone who is very involved in community service and Robinson is an obvious choice. Frances Robinson has always be6h /eryacfive in her church. She spends a lot of time during the summer months farming and has been the local correspondent for the Hogansville Hometown News for many years, writing local news stories and taking photo- graphs. But these things are only a small part of Robinson's activi- ties She was one of the first peo- ple to get involved when the HPD started a program for chil- dren. Robinson has helped plan and execute Easter Egg Hunts, fishing trips, etc., but it does not stop there. Robinson also became a very active member of the Hogansville Optimist Club. Through them she helps accu- mulate toys for children for Christmas and helps raise money through their Turkey Shoot to furnish food for fami- lies during the holidays. When qtots cOnsoH dated, Robinson saw a need to retain that part of the heritage of Hogansville. She and the Athletic Booster Club acquired trophies from over the years, yearbooks, and other memora- bilia and founded the Hendrix Memorabilia Room at the Hogansville Recreation Department. Frances Robinson has made giving back to her community not only part of her philosophy, but an active part of her daily life. Citizens Warned To Beware of Bogus Charities With the holiday season upon us, the Better Business Bureau cautions businesses that they will be inundated this month with mail and telephone appeals from charities and relief agencies. Unfortunately, some of these charities are not legitimate. If you receive a request from a charity that you haven't supported in the past, check the group out with your Better Business Bureau before send- ing a check or agreeing to donate. Most charities will be happy to provide you with written information about their pro- grams and finances. Watch out for emotional appeals. While they may bring tears to your eyes, they may tell you nothing about how the charity will use your donation. Appeals should clearly iden- tify the charity's program activ- ities. Never allow the solicitor to talk you into giving cash or a check to a runner or courier who will come by your office, or pressure you into using overnight mail. Charities who need your money today will also welcome it tomorrow. If you decide to give, write a check instead of giving cash, but don't make the check out to a certain individual. Use the official name of the charity. If your company doesn't want to donate money, you may want to consider alternative ways to support your favorite Cause. Do volunteer work for the organization. Many charities need your time and talents just as much as they need your money. * Organize an effort in your office to support a charity. By pooling contributions with your co-workers, you can make a more sizeable donation. Donate food items, such as canned goods, or assist with organized food drives in your community. To find out where help is needed most, contact social service agencies in your area. Whether you choose to sup- port a charitable organization through your time and effort, or by donating money, careful- ly evaluate charities requests to avoid being taken by decep- tive and fraudulent appeals. Check out local charities with the BBB in your area. For more information on national charities, contact the BBB of West Georgia/Southwest Georgia and East Alabama by calling 1-800-768-4222 for a copy of "Give But Give Wisely" Holiday edition. State Patrol Predicts 22 Deaths During Holiday Traffic is expected to be heavy over the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday period and Georgia Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Bob Hightower said Monday that as many as 22 people may die on Georgia roads. The commis- sioner also said traffic predic- tions are for 3,011 traffic crash- es and 846 injuries. The holiday period official- ly begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24 and continues through midnight Sunday, November 28. All Georgia State Troopers will be on patrol Wednesday and Sunday, the heaviest travel days of the hol- iday period. "Historically the Thanksgiving holiday period is the heaviest traveled of the year and as a result your chances of being in a traffic crash increase," Colonel Hightower said. Troopers will be patrolling See Patrol on Page 2 way CAVS End Season in State Playoffs ' J. Dan Stout The Callaway High School were one yard away the first round of the State Class A champi- series Friday night, but short to end their season by 21-14 score to Lincoln County Callaway Stadium. The CAVS were in posses- of the ball, first down and yard away from the end In the last three seconds, was calling for their but the signal was noticed by the officials the clock expired and ended their season in loss. The Lincoln County Red posted a 7-3 record this season. They lost Buford, Washington Wilkes, Athens Academy. In 1998 played Darlington in the game. Lincoln County fin- third in their region this The Devils' head coach Larry Campbell and he has filed over 300 wins in his Co. The game captains for were Matt Smith, Barrett, J.D. Barrett and The weather was perfect for state championship game. were 10 officials on the at the start of the game. Lincoln County drew first with a score in the first with 7:43 remaining. drove to the Callaway yard line. The Red Devils called on Major Wright and he drove into the end zone for the first score of the game. Andrew Smalley kicked the point after to give the Red Devils a 7-0 lead. Lincoln County increased their lead to 13-0 in the second second quarter with 2:14 show- ing on the Callaway Stadium clock. Lincoln quarterback Domenic Jason carried it in from one yard out to score. Lincoln County missed the point after attempt. The Red Devils didn't have far to drive for either score, because they were on the Cavalier end of the field most of the first half. Coach Sonny Cummings and the CAVS must have changed their game plan at halftime, because the Cars returned to the field fired up. Deon Boykin made long gains on the ground, driving into Red Devil territory. Callaway quarterback Demetrius Smith drove in for the CAVS' first score and left the Lincoln defenders grabbing for air on a 13 yard jaunt. The point after touchdown by Brent Matheny was good and Callaway had cut the Lincoln lead to 13-7. The defensive line for Callaway played heads up foot- ball all night, according to Coach Cummings. Team members leading the charge were: Matt Ogletree, Antonio Boyd, David Barrett, J.D. Barrett, Jason Pike, Brian Hester; Seth Johnson, Jaque Tigner, Fred Tigner, Nate Tatum, Demetrius Smith and Jamaal Keyton. Lincoln County put on a long, time consuming drive early in. the 4th quarter for their final and winning score. James Wright took it in from one yard out for the Red Devils. The Devils were successful in a two-point conversion and had taken a 21-7 lead with only 5 minutes remaining in the game. Callaway took the kickoff and moved up to mid-field with hard runnfng by sophomore Jay Brewer. The Cavaliers switched Jamaal Keyton to quarterback and Demetrius Smith to wide receiver. Keyton hit Smith on a perfect down and out and Demetrius out ran the Red Devils defenders for the second Callaway score. The CAVS tacked on the point after touch- down to cut the Lincoln County lead to 21-14. The Callaway defense held strong to give force Lincoln Counw to turn the ball back over to their offense. The CAVS drove to the Red Devil one yard line with the clock expiring. A time out sig- nal fell on deaf ears and Callaway fell by a score of 21-0. This was the last game for the following seniors: Demetrius Smith, Deon Boykin, Nate Tatum, Jonathan Pike, Fred Tigner, Jamaal Keyton, Matt Ogletree, Adam Pike, David Barrett, Jason Pike, Russell Simpson, Matt Smith, J.D. Barrett, Norman Boykin, and Antonio Boyd. Dan Stout/Staff CALLAWAY STACKS UP DEVILS for no gain for Cavaliers 4 Demetrius Smith, 8 damaal Keyton, 56 Matt Ogletree, 67 Jason Pike. Mayors' Christmas Motorcade Underway The Mayors' Christmas Motorcade was started in 1958 by the Georgia Municipal Association as a way or provid- ing Christmas gifts for the patients of Georgia's mental health and retardation hospitals. The program is also aimed at raising the awareness of the needs of Georgia's mental hos- pitals. Presently there are eight regional mental health hospitals housing several thousand of Georgia's mentally challenged citizens. Many of these patients have resided in the hospital facil- ity for much of their lives and receive little, if any, support from their families. Every year, each regional hospital prepares a "Christmas Wish List" for their patients. This list is then distrib- uted by the Regional Motorcade Chairpeople, city officials appointed by the GMA President, to all cities within the hospital district. New items such as music cas- settes, videos, playing cards, board games, books, puzzles, art supplies, candy, cookies, nuts, bedroom slippers, pajamas, gowns, socks, casual clothing, toiletry items for men and women, children's toys and cloth- ing are often needed. Many times, large items such as TVs and VCRs, keyboards or sports equipment may also be needed. Therefore, cash donations are also appreciated. Gifts should not be wrapped, so wrapping paper is also needed. Each hospital sets a time and day in early December for their "Mayor's Motorcade," which is when the gifts are actually deliv- ered to the hospitals. Many of these hospitals make this a spe- cial occasion for both partici- pants in the Motorcade and for the patients in the hospital by serving refreshments, having the patients sing Christmas Carols and put on Christmas skits.