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Did Georgia Politics - Page 4 Rev, Helms To Speak Here - Page 5 Find Job n)r Holiday Cash - Pages 7, 8 The I 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 Hogansville-GrantviUe Area Jille Christmas Parade Set for 6 p.m. Friday Hogansville's Christmas Parade is to draw a big crowd when it at 6 p.m. Friday. "It's Christmas in Hogansville and Claus is coming to town," says Terrafl, Hogansvflle Chamber Commerce vice president, and owner of Gaby's Caf6. "We're going to have lots of bands, floats, caroling and most of all, lots of fun." The Parade will be preceded by caroling and entertainment at the city's Calvin Hipp Park starting at 5 p,m. "Afterwards, the merchants of Main Street are starting a new tradi- tion," says Donna Arnold of Magnolias on Main. "We're hosting our annual Christmas Open House with cookies, cakes, and all kinds of great refresh- ments." "We're going to have our excep- tional mulled cider," said Mary Stewart of William and Mary's Antiques. Santa will be at the Grand Hotel." Carolyn Davis will be grand mar- shal for this year's parade. The merchants will also be collect- ing donations for Hogansville's less fortunate starting Friday and carry- ing on through the holiday season. Janice Cook, Chamber president, said that the Shriners and 35 horses will highlight the evening. Found Raid Home r John Kuykendall A Hogansville man is fac- drug charges after Troup deputies found suspect- marijuana and suspected at his residence locat- at 204 Askew Street. On Tuesday, November 28 roximately 7 a.m. Troup deputies- e-xuted a warrant at the resi- The search warrant was by the department receiving several corn- from other residents drugs were being sold at location. the search, deputies 11 plastic bags contain- marijuana pack- Agents also found a small of suspected crack in a tray, along with a blade agents suspected used to cut crack cocaine. to Sheriff Donny agents also found pack- materials in the home. Corey D. Burston, 21, of was arrested and ;session of sus- cocaine, possession of )ected marijuana with to distribute and posses- of drugs within 1000 feet public housing project. After Burston's arrest, it learned he was also want- on a warrant for probation Burston is being County Jail. Housing Project crime is watched: in an unrelated the sheriff's depart- raided a home at 9A Homes on Nov. 11. Police had received a tip were being sold at that well. I IIIIIII MY WORD! Students at Hogansville Elementary went all out to celebrate Book Week at the school. Top Photo: Teacher Janice Wearden chats with Jake Stephens, who did a commendable Harry Potter imper- sonation. Left Photo: Alicia Bayles chose a more traditional character to dress as, pick- ing Little Red Riding Hood. Bottom Photo: Caleb, Marina, Courtney and Dax of Mrs. Hart's second grade also dressed in a vari- ety of literary roles. Story and more photos, Page 2 IIII - I 25 Students Must Take Test Again Officials Throw Out Scores After Test Copies Disappear Arts test  ! validated nd iBfi' not scored. " Some 25 Callaway students will have to retake the state grad- uation test again after it was dis- covered that copies of it may have been seen in advance by students. The Troup County School System held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the Georgia High School Graduation testing irregularities at Caliaway High School. According to Callaway Principal Frank Parsons, three copies of the test disappeared and then reappeared prior to the administration of the test on Nov. 15-17. Dr. Roy Nichols,, Troup County School Superintendent, said the school system doesn't know what happened to the tests during the two day period. "There is no question, this is seri- ous business," he said. '%Ve want all students to be tested fairly." Callaway High and Troup School System officials investi- gated the irregularities and reported the incident, as required by law, to the Georgia Department of Education. AFTER THE investigation and conferring with the State Department of Education, Parsons said the scores of the Science and Social Studies tests which were administrated prior to the disappearance, will be accepted. Math and Language All Georgia High School Graduation retests given to absentees during the week of testing will be invalidated. The Troup County School System is developing a plan with the State Department to re- administer Math and Language Arts tests to those students whose tests were invalidated. An estimated 25 students were affected due to the irreg- ularities, according to Janet D. Bohannon, Secondary Curriculum Director. Nichols said most of the stu- dents affected are seniors who need to pass the test before they can graduate. He stated the Georgia Department of Education is guiding the system through the process. "After finding out about the incident, they would not score the tests," Nichols said. "They will probably require an inves- tigation." PARSONS and Callaway now have a more secure measure to keep this from happening again, Nichols said. Bohannon said to her knowl- edge, this has never happened in Troup County before. Nichols said he didn't know who is responsible and it would be "inappropriate to speculate." He said he didn't know what the punishment would be if a stu- dent was found to be responsible. iO BURKE - "No. I think have carded it on long ANITA WARMACK -"1 think enough is enough, Bush won. -le got more voles, It is ddicu- ous they keep going and Should AIGom continue to contest the Florida vote total? REGINA DEAN -"1 didn't vote because of mess like this." JANICE BEASLEY-"!  think :either one. Bush cr _Gore, i$ the man.for t j(il.  That is why I didn t vote." J.C, :DANIEL -"If the votes were counted correctly, the one with the most votes should be the winner." CAROLENA LYNCH. "Yes. I think Gore s contest since there are stiff uncounted votes."