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December 6, 2001

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Athletes? Young. ;lassified - Page 4 Style Page 6 Deals - Pages 7-9 th Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area 58, NO. 49 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2001 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Train-Car Collision >, ! i SPIRIT - Riders on the Hogansville Elementary Christmas Train had a great time waving to the and filling the evening with a colorful presentation. cially Christmas! Yule Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season 'J. In Stota An enthusiastic crowd turned Friday night to enjoy s annual Christmas First were the Police Cars and sirens and behind them was guard and our flag. The children of Hogansville the celebration of The spirit of and Patriotism for the The Hogansville parade not only Christmas but the real American Leslie Gaddy of Hogansvflle overheard telling her ehil- to " Clap for the Fireman Everyone seemed to have a cheer or wave of a flag the Police and Fireman. .Ray Cheatman served as the of Parade Grand The Callaway High School Band was many times " The Best Ever." The Shriner's Club of was there with clowns funny cars. year's winner of the float was Kids Kountry Center of HogansviUe. Linda Marcus was thrilled won the trophy. First Place  big business was First 1 in small business -learts Day Care Luthersville. The second place small busi- was Diane Allen Day Care. VARIETY- HogansvUle's Christmas Parade offered something for everyone and includ- ed a wide range of floats and displays. Top Photo: Mixing Patriotism with the Yuletide Season seems better than ever this year. Left: Area pageant winners were decked out in their best to greet the crowd. Bottom: youth groups provided some of the most enthusi- astic parade marchers, proving that Christmas may be for kids, but it's also for everyone else, too. THE BELL STILL RedS ; q-IO TRULY Kills Man By J. Dan Stout A Grantville man died Friday in a collision between a compact pickup and a CSX train. The accident occurred near the intersection of Georgia Highway 100 and U.S. Highway 29 North. Herman Buford Evans was pronounced dead at the scene by the Troup County Coronor. The train conductor and other witnesses said they saw no attempt by the truck driv- er to stop at the Johnson Street crossing. The accident occurred Friday at 1:30 pm. and was investigated by Lt. Guy Spradlin and other members of the Hogansville Police Department, The damaged truck was taken to Samples wrecker yard. No charges have been filed. The CSX train was ot)el ating on the tracks f0rmetly owned by the Atlanta & Wesl Point Railroad, which was absorbed into the CSX group in the 1980s. The rail line has actually seen an incre&se in train traf fic since then, partly due to a new intermodal facilily in Fairburn, and partly due to a new cutoff uack in l.aGrange. In recent months, the Hogansville Recorder's Court has regularly fined tit izens for trying to go around lowered crossing gates. "A train hitting a car or pickup truck is abom the same as your car hitting a empty Coke can on the road,' said noted area railroad expert Dave Payne. Obituary, Page 6-A Santa and His Wife Visit Here Sunday Jolly Old St. Nicholas- aka Santa Claus - will visit down- town Grantville on December 9 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Though Santa is very busy this time ofyear, he agreed to make a special appearance in order to get last minute requests from the children of Grantville and the surrounding area. As anadded treat, Mrs. Claus will accotapany Santa on his visit. Grantville's Community Choir will pro- vide Holiday caroling along Main Strot while Santamakes his rounds at participating shops, includ- ing The Rosary Angel Shop, June's Florist and Gifts and Bonnie Castle Antiques. "We're very excitedthat Santa is coming," said Connie Cebulski, co-owner/manager of the Rosary Angel Shop on Main Street. "And we hope that lots of families will comeout and join in the fun. It's really an old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere-- without the has- sle of traffic and crowds." From l:00 - 5:00 p.m., Bonnie Castle Bed & Breakfast will host it's annu- al Holiday Open House. The grand Victorian home at the corner of Main Street and Post Street in downtown Grantville is only open to the public duringth is annual event. The Open House is spon sored by Grantville's HistoricPreservation Commission and a donation of $5.00 per person ks request- edwith all proceeds benefit ing the Grantville Auditorium Restoration Fund.An array of delicious complimentary refresh- ments will be served, For more information call 770-583-3090. THE STAR -In addition to this Sunday in Grantville, Santa has already made an appearance at the Hogansville Christmas Parade, where experts were shocked to notice he bears an uncanny resemblance to local journalist Bryan Geter. Stout plu- and abandon plans ' votes. first item of new business Hogansville City Council night dealt with the Ci/y's the last meeting a motion requesting that the City do the necessary work to back to a Majority Rule 'than the present plurality. City to Keep Plurality Elections What a fference a few weeks makes. Councilmember Jimmy Jackson noted, "I want to be sure we make evez3,'tldnR fair." He found that the additional elections that the majority system would call for would cost $3,000. The maJority rule might require "districts," which Jackson felt would divide the city. City Attorney Daniel W. Lee pointed out that the Plurality method would withstand attacks in court. Also, the election law could be changed by ordinance or by chang- ing the city's charter. The vote was three to two in favor of no change. Jackson, Crocker and Leidner in favor. Dorrough and Harris against. Jack Leider was sworn in for Council Post No. 4. He was narrowly elected over Thomas Pike. The seat was former- ly held by Ezra Whitmore , who resigned from the council last sum- met. The City had recently lost a police patrol car. It was heaveily damaged by col- lision and was a constructive total loss. The available insurance will pay $15,000 and the City will be respon- sible for balance of a new vehicle. The best replacement bid was $19,800. Councilmember Harris asked that the City Manager's car along with the Police Chief's have identi- fication marking. The front door of City Hall is now ADA approved. Early returns on the City's Budget are reported to tre favor able. The November Hogansville Police Department Report show's 349 calls for service and 11 misde- meanor arrests. There were only two felony arrest and 23 traffic citations, Other Police items: escorts 57, accident reports 6, incident reportds 56, and 22 assists for other agencies. []