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Nativity Scenes at' New ADc 303 First UMC! * Pap; " er ' l ends for SmallTo~nPaper s 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE S~ -2A SEATTLE IdA 98136-1208 o -/B PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 Formerly The Hogansville Herald Ser ing the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 VOL. 66, NO. 49 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2009 12 PAGES 2 SECTIONS 50 By ANDY KOBER activities on Saturday, begin- Festival of Trees, along with at Community Bank and ning with Winterfest at 10 baked goods, cookbooks, gifts Trust. Hogansville will be the a.m. and refreshments will be Atthe same time, a site of numerous Christmas As part of Winterfest, a found in the Georgia RoomChristmas Bazaar will be held indoors at 205 Main Street, in the downtown area. The Bazaar is reported to. include a variety of arts and crafts, many localiy pro- duced. A very few booth spots remain available and can be rented by calling Mary at 706- 637-9497, or Maria at 706-637- 8887. BEGINNING at noon and lasting until 3 p.m First United Methodist Church will be featuring Nativity dis- plays. Hundreds of miniature Nativities will be exhibited throughout the church. This is an annual event sponsored by First United Methodist Church. THE "LET them Eat Cake" children's cake contest will be held noon to 5 p.m, in the Royal Arts Center with winners to be announced at 2 p.m. There will be a silent auction of cakes with the win- ners announced at 4 p.rh. THE HOGANSVILLE Christmas Parade is sched- uled to begin at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at Hogansville Elementary School and wind through the downtown area, Groups or individuals still interested in being a part of the parade should contact Tammy Bilbo at Community Bank and Trust, 706-637-6544, immediately. After the parade, Children will be able to visit with Santa Claus at Ron Galloway's home. ' " ' r i . Photo ByANDY KOBER READY FOR A VISIT For seven years, Ron and Betty! Galloway allowed children to visit Santa Claus on the deck of their home after the annual Christmas Parade in Hogansville. Last year, Santa moved to another different location and few children found him. But after Saturday's parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be back at the Galloway house, located at 601 East Main Street. In addition, United Bank will be providing treats for those children that visit with Santa. Christmas wreaths and other decorations adorn the Galloway yard, including one giant wreath made from a trampoline frame. By ANDY KOBER Work could begin soon on the long-anticipated Tower Trail Project. The Tower Trail will begin at the city amphitheater at Hogansville Elementary School, wind past the old Hines Company water tower, and end on Oak Street near the city's water plant. While the straight line dis- tance is only about a quarter- mile, a number of switch- backs and bends will result in a walking trail about ahalf. mile long. Since the first grant for the project was .formally announced, the Tower Trail Project has been besieged with several problems, most notably involving donations of small parcels of private property for the trail. While the property own- ers were willing to donate the bits of land, state officials stepped in, requiring each bit See TRAIL Page 2A By ANI)Y KOBER many cars. Russell Road is a narrow Weeks after Russell Road road, mainly single lane. was prepared for paving, the Without a minimal right-of- road remains as way, the state LARP program Hogansville's last dirt street, would not fund paving the "We are waiting for the road. road to dry out," said city Paving dirt streets, and manger Bill Stankiewicz last repaying streets in poor con- Monday. dition, was included in the last Serving few residents, Special Purpose Local Option Russell Road had fallen into Sales Tax referendum. a serious state of disrepair. As with a number of the Potholes and washouts in city's other paving projects, the roadbed made navigating the road treacherous for See PAVINGPage2A Photo By ANDY KOBER SIGN OF THE SEASON - Alan Bowyer was spotted hang- ing Christmas lights on the front of Born Again Antiques last Monday morning. The downtown area is extremely festive, especially in the evening when all of the lights are shining bright, By ANDY KOBER Have you done a great job of decorating your home for the Holiday Season? The Hogansville HomeNews will feature some of these decorated homes. Email a digital photo of your decorated home to andykober@hotmail.com To be considered for publica- tion, the photo should be 8 inches wide at 300 dpi or high- er. The photo must be attached as a .jpg image and not embedded in the email. The emall should contain the name of the homeown- er and the street address of the home. If the family is featured in the photo, include the names of each person. The staff will select a photo or two tO feature each week. UNDER PRESSURE - Dionate sack but arrived just after the ball the ball in the top right corner of for game details. Photo By BOBBY LANE Rosser (4)-goes for the had been released. Note the photo. See page 1 B