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News in Pictures -34 Stars of the Gridiron -00sA nsvill The Horn Formerly The Hogansville Herald Scraping the HogansviUe-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 3.5 59, NO. 49 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2002 12 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Figures Show Troup Jobless Rate Improving ROB RICHARDSON Latest figures show some in Troup's unemploy- rate. According to the Georgia of Labor, the Harris- )-Meriwether-Talbot area showed an average jobless rate of 4.6 percent for October, the same as in September. However, the region is in much better shape than it was a year ago, when it averaged a 5.6 percent unem- ployment rate in October of 2001. The area's numbers remain a lit- tle better than the statewide unem- ployment average, which was 4.7 percent in October, down from the 4.8 recorded for September. The state rate was 4.4 in October of 2001. Jobless rates improved in Harris and Troup. In Meriwether and Harris, the rates increased slightly. 'IYoup improved to a 4.8 percent rate in October from a 5.1 rate in September. In October of 2001, Troup had a 4.9 rate. Harris ..................... 2.7 Troup ......... , ....... ,....4.8 ............. 6.7 The lowest rate of the four local T ............ , ......... 4.5 counties during October was the 2.7 4-CoufltyAvg ......... 4.6 per cent recorded in Harris. down State.,,, ..... , ........... 4.7 from the 2.8 in Harris' revised a September figures. F.00.00es for Use 'BRYAN GETER Tuesday night during the the lifted some of the water restrictions at uest of City Manager Aldrich after he ed the council that the is full. The council decided to go to the odd/even days of and have Aldrich Water Superintendent 3uchanan to keep men- the reservoir closely. "It is prudent to go back the odd/even way," Mayor St. Clair stated, "let wash their cars water their flowers." In other business, Police Chief Guy coming concerning the in yards that has no or insurance. Spradlin acknowledged his officers made 24 in November. "They will appear before (Robert) Whatley in court," he said. In other business, the manimously to 2J WORKIN' FOR THE CITY - Willie Thomas (L) and Pete :: the tree leaves on Monday as the city gets ready f ChristmaS: Bottom "Hogansv, le city employee, John Wagner, trims thetreeson Min Slreetas he gets ready to hang the Christmas decorations. Arrested for Drugs on Highway 29 JOHN KUYKENDALL The Troup County Department arrest- two people on drug a traf- : stop on Highway 29 North i of HogansviHe t Wednesday, November 20. Deputy Scotty McRae patrolling along 29 North when he 1990 Lincoln was trouble maintaining I proper lane. "Due to the manner in the driving was weav- and the wet road condi- I decided to stop the vehicle," McRae wrote in his report. McRae stopped the vehi- cle just south of Hogansville at Hale Drive. "I noticed the occupants of the car moving around in the glove compartment of the car a great deal," McRae said. "Becauseofallthe movement and for safety reasons, I asked the driver to step out of the vehicle." Once the driver exited the vehicle, McRae observed the man trying to discard some- thing from his hand. A clos- look re',fled a plastic bag containing a small mnotmt of suspected methampheta- mine. When McRae discovered the suspected drugs, he called for back up. When a fellow officer arrived on the scene, McRae requested permission t search the car and the driv" er gave his permission for the search. A female passenger was asked to exit the vehicle to make the search easier. According to reports, when the woman exited the vehi- cle, she dropped two bags of suspected methampheta- mine. The search of the vehicle also uncovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic Beretta handgun and a small amount of suspected marijuana. Deputies later learned the pistol had been reported as stolen. Arrested and charged in the incident were: Christopher James Thomas, 30, of Newnan on charges of failure to main- tain proper lane, possession of suspected methampheta- mine, possession of suspect- ed marijuana and theft by receiving stolen property (handgun). * Sandra Louise Herrick, 31, of Union City on charges of possession of suspected methamphetamine.  Fn, noan THRILLING- Fifteen students a{ Hogansville Elementary School r. ently.went on a. limousine, dde to Golden Corral. These students sold 35 or more items on our fall Pro fund-ra=ser. Pureo, not in oroer, me winners are: Brianna Neese, Toree Hammond, Jackalin Neese, Shanese Florence, Cody King, Metissa Coker, Josh Bartlett, Alisha Bales, Paul Prescott, Luke Burruss, Will Williamson, Kalea Johnson, Tommy Bales, Alicia Bayles and Jessica Craven. , Full Load Handled By Judge By VAUNDA IVERY Judge Robert Whatley disposed of a large number of court cases in Hogansville Recorder's Court November 14th. ........... Charges ranged from dis- orderly conduct to carrying a concealed weapon. All Abdi was charged with speeding arid failure to Chapman was charged with having defective equipment and fined $76.50. *Bridgette Nicole Chapman was charged with driving while license is sus- pended. The case was contin- ued to January 9tb_ -Michael Donte Chrisp was fined $1,275.00 and sen- tenced to 12 months proba- tion for driving while his license is suspended. appear. His dyer,Ise ,Harold Parker Compher ,was, ....  - wvfinedaOfor fa ....... *Janice Ann Arnold was charged with seatbelt viola- tion and fined $15.00 on each charge. Jarvis J. Baldwin, charged with speeding 90/70, no license on person and no proof of insurance, had a bench warrant issued. *Tiffany Jurnae Bennett, charged with no license on person and operating a vehi- cle without a valid tag, failed to appear. *Shenika Latres Beasley was fined $115.00 for speed- ing 50/as. *Otis Craig Benefield was fined $221.50 for headlight required and failure to appear. oGloria Mactal Blackmon was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign and fined $76.50. Gerald Mark Bowie was fined $76.50 for disregarding a stop sign. *Horace Donald Brannon had a bench warrant issued for no proof of insurance and failure to appear. Jennifer Michelle Brewer was charged with speeding 96/70 and fined $1e8.00. *Hulett Burden was fined $38.00 for no proof of insur- ance. *Ronald Arthur Chancy, Jr., who was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, was ordered to attend Defensive Driving School by January 9th. *Christopher Brett to stop at a stop sign. *Dianna Shunta Cotton, who was charged with disre- garding a stop sign, was fined $76.50. *Kelly Lunell Clark was fined $76.50 for disregarding a stop sign. *Mindy Jo Clark, who was charged with seatbelt viola- tion, was fined $15.00. *Larry Donnell Cotton was charged with seatbelt violation and driving on a sus- pended license (third offense). The cases were con- tinued until December 12, *Roger Cotton was charged with failure to stop for a railroad crossing and fined $217.50. *Angela Lea Crews was charged with two counts of seatbelt violation and failure to appear. She was fined $175.00. *David L. Daniel was fined $76.50 for stop sign vio- lation. *William Christopher Deason, who was charged with speeding 85/70 and fail- ure to appear, was fined $145.00. Stephen Roderick Dixon was fined $200.00 for strobe light violation. *Antonio Escobal was charged with speeding 91/70 and failed to appear. .Jerry Lee Faulkner was fined $155.00 and sentenced to 12 months probation for a s couFrr, pa