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See Basketball -i "a Schedules Page 5A Serving the HogansviUe-GrantviUe Area Since 1944 I VOL. 69. NO. 50 HOGANSVILLE. GEORGIA- THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011 8 PAGES 1 SECTION - 1 INSERT 50c i THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - Callaway High Sch~ol Physical Science students wrapped up the semester with project-based learn- ing. Pictured are Mrs. Wiggins' 5th period physical science students with their air rockets. Students constructed the rockets from paper and launched them with pressurized air from an air compressor. Their goal was to design and build a rocket with the least air resistance so it would travel the greatest distance when launched. The winning rocket traveled over 173 ft. Great Job Cavaliers!! Charges-Made, By JOHN KUYKENDALL given to area police departments. ~ Two women, one "The women were from Pine Mountain, stopped in Troup County, ~: have been arrested on where they were, shoplifting charges incharged with felony ~, three counties and on a shoplifting, but during felony charge in the investigation it was Manchester. learned the women had According to Chief taken items from stores Gray Couch of the in Manchester and Manchester Police Greenville as well," : Department, two women Couch said. entered the Pine "Assistant Chief t Mountain Dollar BobbyRodgers wasnoti- General on Saturday, fied by Troup County~ : Dec, 3 and were that the women had~ observed shoplifting initems taken from the o the store. Manchester and When the women Greenville stores and left, the police were con- tags were still on the ~i! tacted and a look out for items. "; the vehicle .the women were traveling in was See Theft, Page 2A . The new, improved a nd extended roadway i :_.lSnown in its construction stage as the South I opens for traffic on Dec. 19. ! "After the road opens, it'no longer will the South Loop but will go by its official i me of Pegasus Parkway and honoraria Chips Moman Highway, said Troup ounty Engineer James Emery. It's a day he looks forward to'. WhenEmery f "; ined Troup County's Roads and Engineering i:_.oDepartment in 2004, the South Loop project was roughly six months into the design phase. As head of the department, Emery has pushed the project along, navigating piles of paperwork, schematics and spreadsheets as the $35.6 million project unfolded. A Dec. 19 grand opening ceremony will feature brief comments by county and-state I ALMOST READY - The new Pegasus J officials and will include music paying trib- ute to LaGrange native and legendary music ] Parkway/Chips Moman Highway opens t producer Chips Moman, for whom the newl- to thepublic Dec. 19. Reviewing final plans [ highway is named, l-at the new railroad bridge near the t | Parkway's intersection with Roartoke Road | ,, PARTNERING with the Georgia are, from left, Tony' Riol ardso :Of | dDepartment of Transportation, TroupJ Geor mentofTransportatJon, BJ!t I -?' ounty's fiscal contribution to the project J Hollo ofC,W.Matthews Contracting Troup | "was approximately $2.3 million, according [:County'Engineer James Emery and Troup J to Emery. The bulk of the undertaking, includ- all of zts second phase, was funded wxth [ ederal stimulus monies through the Industrial Drive,"saidEmery. ,;, Mnerioan Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "It's concrete so it won't require mainte- "In the beginning stages, Troup Countynance to the paving surface for a very long xpended $2.3 million, with most of that ini- time." [ zial expense used to develop design plans and A DUAL purpose for the connector road, # onduct environmental impact studies," said he added, is for the industrial, retail and res- ! :/IYoup County Manager Mike Dobbs. idential development potential it allows. "In looking back, the approximate 6.5 per- "It opens up property for industrial devel- : cent of the total project that we funded was opment, such as Sewon," he said. Construction was divided into two phas- es after the 2006 announcement that Kia Motors would build its first North American plant in Troup County, according to Emery. i;:well worth spending from our SPLOST and ,igeneral budget to achieve this." The new 6.1 mile road connects i /hitesville Road (near McDonald's) to Roanoke Road (near Picnic Basket), enabling :; an alternative route to west LaGrange and jndustrial parks there. About half of the road within LaGrange city limits, half in unin- : porporated Troup County. "The road provides new connectivity and new transportation route from east to west, i south of LaGrange, to allow traffic to bypass relieve congestion on down- streets, Vernon Street and Lukken "THAT produced an urgent need to open up this land for industrial development and therefore we broke the project into two phas- es with the first phase one that we could deliv- er early," he said. See ROAD, Page 2A By Angela Ahmed SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW - National Art Honor Society students at Callaway High School are taking old books and creating works of art. TOP, black and white pages along with colored pages have been used to create a form that is open to interpretation. Is it a fan, or sunburst, or something else? BO'I-TOM, a giraffe grazes from among the branches of a tree, and both came from pages out of old books. By ANDY KOBER A display of altered books is being fea- tured at Blue Train Books and some of the artists will be present Friday evening with their works. Clint Robinson, teacher at Callaway High School, reports that students in the National Art Honor Society have taken old books and altered them, creating unique works of art. The works of art are currently on dis- play at Blue Train Books in Hogansville. They are scheduled to remain on display until mid-January. A special exhibition will be held Friday, Dec. 16, at Blue Train Books with some of the students present. The special exhibition will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Blue Train Books, along with Hogansville Coffee Club and William and Mary Antiques, are located at the corner of East Main Street and College Avenue. For more information about the exhi- bition, call Blue Train Books at 706-637- 9555. ! starting Commerce Ave (next to Freds) $ 399 IMOi .-Sat. 9am-6pm 17o6-885-o88o