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Students Portray Book Characters -3/! NobJ Mad L 0a _;I)!2. i'!h ,?,[,UNTV Z ERUI ['E ?[.?][;if T i [:T([:N GA I 7 ). :] -[[ ' (f nsvil The Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 Iominated of Year T -SA PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 49 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2003 8 PAGES 1 SECTION .50 ta Arrives Saturday in Christmas Parade Santa Claus will arrive in Saturday, Dec. 6. via horse and car- gansville's "Holly Christmas Parade," which will at 5 p.m. organizers are still more folks to sign up the parade. "We'll take (partici- ,000 :olen Home Hogansville man's night, Nov. 28 and 000 in cash, along I other items was taken, to a police report. Johnny Lockard, the department's investi- said that George h's residence was bur- about 7:45 p.m. r and that Walter Cupe subsequently arrested with burglary. . at 1315 East Main next door to the store, The investiga- said there was no more available about t burglary as of Monday, 1. In separate and unrelat- , police reports *Two car tags were stolen vehicles at Bobby Joe ,'s lot at 405 Oak Hogansville. A report said that told police that out looking at the cars lot and the tags were That incident was Nov. 29, accord- to a'police report. Perhaps not coincidental- car tags went on sale Dec. 1. .On Nov. 28, Richard T. who lives at 100 Blue in Hogaiasville, I police that he went to bed night before with $100 in b dollar bills under his pil- on a couch and that the was missing the next He told police that a man POLICE, Page 2A were held for Jane Gross 75. She had in Hogansville since Deaths, 8A pants) up until the last day," said Toni Striblin, one of the Christmas Parade organizers. "If they show up on Saturday decorated, we'll put them in," she said. Line-up for the parade will begin at 4 p.m. at Hogansville Elementary. Judging of the floats will begin at 4:15 and the parade proper will begin at 5 o'clock. Judging the floats this year will be Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner, Tax' Commissioner Gary Wood and former LaGrange Alumni President Barry Bennett. People and organizations wish- ing to enter floats, antique cars or other displays in the parade should call Striblin at 706-637-4959, 706- 637-4100 or 706-302-6453. After Santa arrives in a horse- drawn carriage, he will be available to meet children at the pavilion in Calvin Hipp Memorial Park, near downtown Hogansville. Horse and carriage rides for people attending the parade will.be available for $10 each. Entire fam- ilies are being urged t'o turn out early in order to find the best view- ing Spots along the parade route. One of the parade organizers said that "in particular, churches are asked to participate" in the parade., Striblin said on Tuesday that she has seven floats already entered, about the same number of antique and specialty cars, the Callaway Highway School Marching Band, the Stars and Stripes Twirlers, and Honor Guards from the Hogansville Police Department and the Troup County Fire Department, along with various other entrants. Ray Cheatham, a long-time Hogansville businessman, will be the parade's grand marshall. Face By Clint Claybrook CHRISTMAS THEME - Santa is shown 'arriving' at Johnson and Debbie Walker's home on East Main Street in Hogansville 'in the top photo. Below, a tradi- tional manger scene graces their front yard. The couple enjoys decorat- ing at Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and Halloween, Debbie said, in part for their four grandchildren. Charges Of Drugs Raid on Power Plant Road Leads to Seizure of 'Ice' i$.,-i residence. By JOHN KUYKENDALL Agents executed the search warrant at the resi- :" ', '!., T,gat/svilte,opte.. azzd while there attar- are facing drug charges after the Troup County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Power Plant Road on Monday, Dec. 1. "These arrests were the result of an investigation by drug agents in our depart- ment," said Troup County Sheriff Donny Turnei'. "Our department had received information that drugs were possibly being sold from the residence." Accorditig to Turner, a search warrant was obtained for the residence and an investigation began. "During the investiga- tion, agents learned that two people were on their way" to the residence to make a deliv- ery of "-Ice" form of metham- phetamine.(meth)." Turner noted that agents had prior knowledge that the couple that was to make the drop at the residence had been distributing meth at the ple Dodge Neon arrived at the location that was occu- pied by a white male and female. ACCORDING to police reports, the female exited the car and approached the front door of the residence. "When the female was met at the door by drug agents, she began to back away. After a brief struggle, the woman threw her pocket book to the floor and a Crown Royal bag fell out of it." Investigators found eight bags of "ice" weighing approximately 23 grams inside the bag, two glass smoking pipes and U.S. cur- rency totaling $2,193 was taken from the woman's purse. All the items were con- fiscated by investigators. The woman, and her hus- band were both taken into custody at this point. See ARRESTS, Page 2A Back on Track, Officials Report CLINT CLAYBROOK Huntcliff Subdivision, which has known by different names over several years it has been in the plan- stage, is back on track under that John Arnold I Main Street Communities back in That was the message this week Mayor Wilson St. Clair after the Planning Commission last Wednesday, Nov. 26, a "side-yard setback" that will the way for builders to get down By CUnt Claybrook SIMPLER NAME-The development coming behind this entrance-way will now be just Huntcliff Subdivision. to work. The City Council approved that vari- ance at a Monday night meeting. Once known as the Villages of Huntcliff and possibly other names, the subdivision; when completely built-out will include some 400 new homes that will range in price from about $120,000 to $130,000, according to City Councilman Jack Leidner. St. Clair, in a written press release, said the property was zoned for a mobile home park back in the 1970s, then became entangled in a dispute between owners C. H. Butcher and local devel- oper John Arnold, as a result of which Arnold was forced out in the 1990s. See HUNTCLIFF, Page 2A By Clint Claybrook HEAVY WORK - Rumors have been rampant about the reason for this earth moving work on Highway 54 in Hogansville, but none of them were accurate, said a bull- dozer operator at the scene on Monday afternoon. Considerable drainage work is being done just to make the site more attractive to potential buyers, he said.