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SHOUT receives award! % Always house! The !! Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 r the PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 -6A VOL. 66, NO. 50 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 12 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 Water Outage Frustrates Residents , By ANDY KOBER A water outage last week- end resulted in some point- ed comments made to and by council members during Monday's city council meet- ing. Theresa Strickland addressed the council com- plaining about the water out- age and that notice had not been made to some residents. When she realized the water was off on Sunday, Ms. Strickland reported contact- ing the Hogansville Police Department and learned the outage had been scheduled for maintenance. She was reportedly told the water was turned off at 10 a.m. and serv- ice was to be restored by noon. However, it was nearly S p.m. before water service resumed. "Please let us know," Ms. Strickland said regarding future interruptions of serv- ice. COUNCIL member Thomas Pike reported receiving "several calls". See WATER Page 2A Luthersville ............. - .. ............. .,. Photo By At'O'i( {R IT S COLD - BI in &fvodte anket, stx-year old Jessie Bruce enjoys vls'Tng wr h Santa after the Chiistmas Pgrade in Hogansville. Jessie is the daughter Of Richard Bruce and Terry Taylor. Temperatures in Hogansville last Saturday were;making many think of the NOrth Pole. See Christmas Parade photos inside this edition. 2hristmas P.r00do Christmas Parade Brightens Downtown The Luthersville Christ- mas Parade will begin at noon, Saturday, Dec. 12. Again this year, the famous Budweiser Clydes- dale horses will be featured in the parade. The Luthersville Christ- mas Parade is organized by Ms. Murphy and sponsored by Patriots Corner Mart and the LuthersviUe Social Club By ANDY KOBER With cold temperatures and ,scattered reports of early morning snow flurries and sleet, Hogansville area resi- dents wereready for the Christmas Season last Saturday. In addition t0 retail bus- Photo By ANDY KOBER ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS -Anne Miller, 7, looks to be whispering her Christmas list to Santa. Anne met Santa during his visit to Nick's Pizzeria in Grantviile on Thursday, December 3. The daughter of Daniel and Paula Miller, Anne suffered a recent injury that resulted in her using crutches. The Millers reside just outside of Luthersvitle. nesses being open and offer- ing a large number of unique gifts at excellent prices, Saturday's activities began with the Christmas Bazaar. From hats to handmade jewelry, and even locally pro- duced honey, the Bazaar included a number of choice items. Operating at the same time, Community Bank and Trust had a refreshment stand on the sidewalk in front of the Georgia Room. The hot chocolate and sweet treats were especially welcome as people braved the cold tem- peratures. In addition, a number of cakes, cookies and other delectable delights were being sold in the Georgia Room with the funds raised benefiting the Hogansville Downtown Development Authority. At noon, First United Methodist Church opened its door for the yearly display of miniature Nativity Scenes. Many people have enjoyed the Nativity Scenes, many of which are hand- crafted, and come from a variety of countries. THE HIGHUGHT of the day was the annual Hogansville Christmas Parade. Previously held in the evening, this year the parade was moved to 2 p.m. Parade participants included a mix of those that have been present in past years and new entries. The most anticipated part of the Christmas Parade this year was the return of Santa and Mrs. Claus to the home of Ron and Betty Galloway, where they greetedchildren. For years, after the parade Santa would spend time at the Galloway home, but in 2008 this part of the parade was moved inside a business: The result was that few children visited Santa. Back at the .Galloway home, numerous children took time to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus was sponsored by United Bank, with Kevin Wegienka presenting a treat to eachchild. THE CELEBRATION of the Christmas Season contin- ues with a variety of activi- ties in various churches in and around Hogansville. Most notably, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, First United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Living Christmas Card display. This unique Christmas event features giant-sized Christmas Cards with live actors and actresses as part of See CELEBRATE Page 2A Construction Of Walkin-g "l'rail Delayed By ANDY KOBER The long anticipated and much delayed Tower Trail proj- ect has been delayed yet again. A bid opening organized by Precision Planning, the engi- neering firm that designed the Tower Trail project, was held on Monday, November 30, and the results were not good. Despite the current economic climate with some con- struction companies having limited work available, only two companies offered bids on the project. Keeble Construction, Inc. of LaGrange, offered a bid of $187,490 on the project. The low bid was offered by Cline Service Corporation, of Columbus, in the amount of $184,500. The low bid was nearly double what the project was antic- ipated to cost. The Tower Trail project is being funded by a $100,000 grant from the Georgia Recreational Trails Program and $24,000 in matching funds from the Hogansville Charitable Trust. But this is well short of the low bid of $184,500. City officials have not accepted either bid. Possible options could include: Cutting parts of the project to reduce the cost; Having city employees perform more of the work to amuLr00e Photo By ANDY KOBER OH CHRISTMAS TREE - A toy train circles the Christmas Tree that helps bring joy and happiness to those visiting the Hogansville Senior Center. Have you done a great job of decorating your home for the Holiday Season? The Hogansville Home News will feature some of these deco- rated 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 email should contain the name of the homeowner 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.