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PRSRT STD At) 1O U S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVIL t E, GA PERMIT NO 35 Official Legal,Organ, City of Hogansville Formerly The Hogansville Herald Mailed Each Week to 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grantville Area ur Arrested in up Drug Case Agents with the Troup Sheriff's Office Drug have arrested four peo- and are seeking a fifth shutting down another tethamphetamine lab y night, December IT WAS THE fifth for the Drug Unit in the last months and the largest bust so far, according to William Grizzard, head of the drug unit. TWENTY-NINE year old ephanie Delaine Breedlove ills of West Point and fifty- zear old Fred Estes Foster 'ette have both been ed with manufacturing lethamphetamine and pos- of methamphetamine. Twenty-seven year old Sanders Breedlove of was also charged with 'ssion of methampheta- Forty year old Edward Martin of Columbus was charged with possession of methamphetamine and pos- session of marijuana. A WARRANT HAS been issued for thirty-three year old Richard Allen Bills also of West Point charging him with possession of methampheta- mine, manufacturing methamphetamine and pos- session of a firearm during the commission of a crime. AGENTS SEIZED approx- imately one hundred and eleven grams of methamphet- amine from the residence in West Point, along with sever- al gallons of the drug in a raw stage of manufacture. "We had been working on this case for about a month," Sheriff Donny Turner says. "Our persistence paid off Wednesday night. Not only did we get about $11,000 of the finished product, but we got more of the substance in vary- ing stages of the cooking process." THE DRUG Enforcement Administration assisted with the execution of the search warrant and a hazmat team from Atlanta was called in to collect and dispose of the highly volatile chemicals used in the manufacturing process. "These subjects had quite a bit of meth cooking when we searched the residence," Turner says. "That makes it even more dangerous because of the process and the chem- icals used in that process. Some of the chemicals are deadly when mixed together. In some cases, meth labs such as these have been known to explode due to the chemical mixtures. The people cooking these drugs are probably not aware of what could happen." All four suspects arrested were being held in the qYoup County Jail Thursday morn- ing without bond. Law enforcement officers in the two state area are on the look- out for Richard Allen Bills. ,00iiiiiii!i!0000i I I Bryan Geter Sta# PLACE FLOAT - The first place and theme award for the 1999 Hogansville Christmas parade presented to Mrs. Janice's in Home Child Care. The theme was "Ring out the Old and Celebrate New" Bryan Geter/Staff PLACE FLOAT- The second place trophy for the 1999 Hogansville Christmas parade to Diane Allen's Day Care Center which is located on Green Street in Hogansvilie. i Bryan Geter/ Staff MARSHAL - Frances Robinson, a correspondent for The Hogansville Hometown News, the Grand Marshal for the Hogansville Christmas parade. Bryan Geter/ Staff LADY CAVALIERS STILL UNBEATEN - The Lady Cavaliers are 4-0 on the season and the CAVS are 3-1. For all the details, see Page 9. Hogansville City Court Cases The following cases were disposed of in City of Hogansville Recorder's Court: Juan C. Alvarez, driving on a suspended license, 10 days community service, 12 months probation, $1275 fine. Rocky Shale Bell, DUI, 24 hours in jail, credit for time served, 10 days community ser- vice, 12 months probation, $945 fine. Shane E. Brisky, driving the w2:ong way on a one way street, $76.50 fine. Tyrone K. Brooks, speeding in a school zone, issued ET.A. Karon E. Crews, driving without a license, issued F.T.A. Memory L. Freiberg, allow- ing an unlicensed person to drive, $217.50 fine. Larry W. Gaddy, driving with a suspended license, 10 days community service, 12 months probation, $1275 fine. Larry W. Gaddy, no proof of insurance, $425 fine. Joshua Steven Garrison, driving without a valid tag, con- tinued until January 13. Vance C. Gilbert, failure to stop for a stop sign, $155 fine and 6 months probation. Vance C. Gilbert, disorder- ly conduct, 5 days community service, 6 months probation, $415 fine. Jessie O'Neal Harmers, fail- ure to stop for a stop sign, con- tinued for three months. William Derrell Hollis, oper- ation of commercial ES.C. vehi- cle without a CDL, issued ET.A. Travis B. Hopson, DUI, 10 days community service, 12 months probation, $945 fine. Anna K. Hudson, driving without a valid tag, issued ET.A. Jesus Juarez, speeding, dri- ving without a license, and no proof 0o insurance, continued until Jaihary 13. Ricky Dale Knight, open container, and driving with a suspended license; bond for- feited. Jon Marvin IAndsey, no proof of insurance, $675 fine and 12 months probation. Jon Marvin Lindsey, expired tag, 12 months probation, $155 fine. Heather Lockard, disorder- ly conduct, 6 months probation, $155 fine. Lopez Diego Lopez, driving without a license and defective equipment, issued ET.A. Phillip Wayne McMillian, no proof of insurance, continued until January 13. Larrie N. Morgan, 'theft by shoplifting, 20 days communi- ty service, 12 months probation, $975 fine. Anthony Donald Parmer, driving without a valid tag, $76.50 fine. James L. Readon, DUI, dri- ving with a suspended license, weaving over the roadway, con- tinued until January 13. Josh Sherrer, driving on a suspended license, 60 days com- munity service, 12 months pro- bation, $3075 fine. Josh Sherrer, driving with- out a valid tag, $59.25 fine, 12 months probation. Russell Simpson, IIl, disre- garding a railroad crossing, 6 months probation, $91.50 fine. Jacob Joel Smith, no proof of insurance, bench warrant issued. Ben Edward Thomas, disor- derly conduct, continued until January 13. Jennie Tigner, child restraint, $38 fine. Donald A. Tony, disorderly conduct, 5 days community ser- vice, 6 months probation, $425 fine. Janet Lynn Whirr, reckless driving, continued until January 13. Gypsy C.Wright, no valid tag, warning, 3 days probation. Kathy J. Davis, speeding, $115 fine. Edgar Earl Harrington, dis- regarding a railroad crossing, $217.50 fine. Amy Michelle Williams, dis- regarding a stop sign, $76.50 fine. Amy Michelle Williams, no passing zone, $76.50 fine. Christopher Audergon, reckless driving, $735 fine. Bobby Joe Willoughby, dis- orderly conduct, 5 days com- munity service, 6 months pro- bation, $155 fine. Michell R. Willoughby, dis- orderly conduct, 6 months pro- bation. Must not have any con- tact in person, by phone, by third parties, or go within 100 yards of Bobby Joe Willoughby. Oxendine Offers Fire Safety Tips For the Holiday Season Atlanta Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine urges Georgians to keep safety in mind when dec- orating their homes for the hol- idays. "Decorations such as lights and candles can become fire hazards if not used with cau- tion," Commissioner Oxendine said. "Use common sense when decorating to avoid the possi- bility of a house fire." Commissioner Oxendine offers the following tips for ensuring a safe holiday: Christmas trees - Check the tree for fresh- ness. A dry tree is highly flam- mable. Use this test: Hold a branch about six inches from the tip and pull your hand toward the tip, allowing the branch to slip through your fin- gers. If the tree is fresh, very few green needles will come off. Also: Lift the tree off the ground and tap the stump on the ground. Again, very few needles should fall off. - Spray the tree with a fire- retardant coating. - Cut off the trunk of the tree about six inches from the end. - Place the tree in a stand designed not to tip over, and keep plenty of water in the stand. - Don't place the tree near a fireplace, television, vents or other heat source. - Consider having a live tree which can be replanted after the holidays, A living tree is much less flammable than a cut one. Holiday lights - Buy lights labeled by a test- ing laboratory and check annu- ally for frayed or damaged cords. On Christmas trees, use small lights which stay cool to the touch. - For outside decorations, use only outdoor lights. Never use indoor lights outside. - Always unplug all decora- tive lights before leaving the home or going to bed. - Don't overload electrical outlets. Use caution with exten- sion cords; make sure they're placed where they won't trip anyone. However, avoid run- ning extension cords under car- pet or rugs. - Make sure candles are a safe distance from the tree, cur- tains, furniture, and other flam- mable objects. Don't leave can- dles unattended. Fireplace safety Don't light fires while stockings are hanging on the fireplace. Never burn wrapping paper in the fireplace; it can flare up and ignite creosote deposits-in the flue.