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Readers Respond Community Differs from Audubon Park In recent months it has been that the existence of a golf on the Opelika-Auburn proves that the Audubon Park )ment will not damage nsville's water reservoir. situations are very differ- The Audubon Park plan almost 4000 housing a 200-room hotel, 30-acre questrian facility, a 10-lane pool, 12 tennis courts, over 1 million square feet in business parks, almost 1/2 million square feet in commercial develop- ment, and 12 large billboards on the north expressway. This is extremely dense develop- ment on less than 1400 acres. Hogansville's water reservoir is 80 acres or less and is fed only by very small streams flowing through the area to be developed. The Grant National Course in Alabama is located on a very large tract of undeveloped wooded land. The Opelika reservoir is 600-acre Lake Saughahatche which is fed by a sizeable river. On the site there is NO housing, NO busi- ness, NO industrial or commer- cial development of any kind No development of this type is anticipated; indeed I was told that development is forbidden since the site is state-owned land and the project has been funded by the Alabama Retirement Systems. The Grand National is truly a beautiful place; readers should visit it. I did, and I came away sad that we cannot have one like it. In Hogansville we now do have good water which has not been polluted by cities upstream. Can we keep it or will it be depleted and destroyed by incoming development? Mildred S. Burdette Highest Population Ever? ' Editor:. Hogansville was incorporat- in 1870 and according to the records its highest pop- was 3886 in 1940. Iok around and judge for - this is a small corn- munity and in a lot of areas it may be necessary to move for- ward slowly and with caution. Unlike LaGrange and Newnan, Hogansville has never had the funds to put into place some things that would make a big surge of growth easy. When the Huntcliff Subdivision was presented to the city because of a zoning change the Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center was required to do a Antioch Baptist Church News by Jimmie Nell Robinson If you do not have a church home, we have a place for you Antioch. We have: Radio Broadcast, 9 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.; Children's 11 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., Sunday Evening, 6 p.m. AWANA Thursday, 7 8:15 p.m., Prayer Service,7 ).m. On November 9 the W.M.U. met at the Dolly build- 7 p.m. for their monthly siness meeting. Final plans the church-wide iving dinner on were made.There a good attendance for the pa;tiStg, , ,FyersJ?ne enjoyed the good food and fel- lowship. The monthly visit was made to Brian Center Health Care Home on Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m. The Tweenagers met on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at the Dolly building for their meeting. They enjoyed a covered dish supper and a "tacky" contest with plenty of fun and games The Candlelight Service on 1hesday, November 23 at 7 p.m. was attended by approximate- ly 100 people. This was a great service with several people giv- ing their personal testimonies. I f,_gou are interested in tak- ing a Bible course please sign the list on the bulletin board in the church. Virginia Williamson asked that those who are in the Christmas play please try to attend all practice sessions. This is very important. The time for practice will be announced at the I 1 a.m. serv- ice on Sunday. The sick and shut-ins who are in need of prayer are: Jessie Mae Hand, Rudolph White, Gwen Prescott, Bobbie Wright, Barry Jackson, Denise Beall and Marian Pike. We also extend our sympa- thy to the family of Rachel Yarborough at her recent dealh. Don Howell We have just completed the istration process for bas- and we are now in the ,rocess of scheduling games youth league basketball This season we have not the lse of the Hogansville School Gym due to ongoing school renovation. plan to use the old gym to year will play their games in the r Middle School Gym. Our 9-10 and 11-12 year olds )lay their games in the r High School gym. We this opportunity to thank " Happenings the Troup County School System for their generosity. We will have two teams in the 5-6 year old league. This league is co-ed and its objective is to teach the very basics of basketball. Our recreation staff will coach these teams. The goals are set at seven feet to allow these young boys and girls to learn the proper mechanics of shooting the ball. They are also taught basic techniques of dribbling and passing. Delphine Martin, Harold Leslie and Marty Houston will coach our two teams of 9-10 year old boys. These teams will compete among each other as well as playing teams from LaGrange. We have one team of 9-10 year old girls and one team in the 11-12 year old boys' league. Greg Smith will coach the boys' teams. These two leagues will compete against teams from LaGrange. We are looking forward to have an outstanding basketball season in the year 2000. Development of Regional Impact study. One of the conclusions of the study is as follows: "The devel- opment as proposed would approximately double the pop- ulation of Hogansville. Although no comments were received from the Troup County School System or the Troup County Fire Department, both of these departments would be impact- ed by the development. The res- idential areas of the develop- ment include moderate priced homes which would attract younger home buyers and at build out would add approxi- mately 750 - 1,000 students to the Troup County School System, also an increase of 500 homes would put a strain on the police department and fire pro- tection. The water and sewer system would be at capacity and Hogansville would have to con- sider an alternative water source and build another waste- water treatment facility to serve any future growth. Employment increases would be short term for the construction of the proj- ect. Any long term employment increases would be unskilled, .etail labor." This study should give you :toOmfor thoUght.Its conclusion especially about water and sewage are based not on hearsay, but rather on the volume of water we have and the amount of sewage our plant can handle. Hence, for future growth and/or subdivisions what can our alternative water source be and how much will it cost to get it? Also do we have adequate land to expand our sewage plant and how much will expansion cost? Maxine Clerke of The Troup County Board of will hold a special on Thursday, 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Mooty Bridge Road, ;e, GA for the purpose disciplinary appeal. llins to eak at uncheon U.S. Congressman Mac and John Lewis will at CAFI's annual Holiday on December 17, This annual event recog- nizes the dedicated and accom- plishments of the 182 employ- ees of this agency that provides a host of services to the com- munities of six counties. CAFI will celebrate its 33rd year of providing services to these communities. Both Congressman had tried to come to the event last year but their itineraries were full. Congressman Bob Barr spoke at the 1997 event. The luncheon is marked by employees who bring favorite homemade dish- es as well as traditional holiday dishes. Congressman John Lewis has also agreed to sign some of his books, "Walking With the Wind" which is in publication. His wife, Lillian Lewis, has stat- ed that she may bring a dish as well. Details of the book sign- ing will be made available to the public or may be obtained by calling the Central Office at 706- 884-2651. your 00tters to the Editor to: Hogtms00 Home News P.O, Box 426 Hogansville GA 30230 lifwz you DEEI00 OErllm SUTO LOANS DUE TO YOUR PAST CR|DIT HISTORY??? GOOD CREDIT, BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT???? CALL TODAY FOR A QUICK OVER THE PHONE QUALIFICATION. 706-882-1259 1-888-724-2277 TOLL FREE ATTENTION You May Qualify for a MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR!!! MEDICARE PAYS UP TO 80% of the cost of a new motorized wheelchair on approved claims. Secondary insurance and Medicaid very often picks up the rest. STROKES? MS? RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS? UNABLE TO PUSH SELF IN A MANUAL CHAIR? '; 7.i:/" : F! .... You may also qualify for the following:  Manual Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Cushions, Lift Seats, Diabetic Monitoring Supplies. CALL TODAY TOLL FREE!!I 1-888-293-3903 FOR HELP Ron & Lynn Arndt Patient Care Consultants Local phone number/fax 706-846-3903 CONCERNED HEALTHCARE "Doing What's Best for the Patient" Medicare, Medicaid, and Private insurance accepted. i BANI( AGREES TO LOANS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH BAD CREDIT! Columbus, GA. Becky Maloof, Chief loan officer at Bill Heard Oldsmobile & Cadillac, has excit- ing news for responsible people who, because of unfortunate cir- cumstances, have had to resolve overburdened indebtedness through alternative means. In- cluding Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcies, one or more volun- tary or involuntai T repossessions, Charge-offs, credit counseling and partial payment situations. A National lender has agreed to a pilot program that will extend a secondor even third chance to those who have a job and a sincere desire to repair their reputations and have need of a new or slightly used car, truck or van either for their family or a business venture. These are prime, in demand vehicles, that are either repos- sessed, overaged or a terminated lease situation. Loan Officers will be on hand at Bill Heard OIdsmobile's main location at 3615 N. Manchester Expressway just behind Bill heard Chevrolet until the end of the year. Best of all, cut rate financing will be offered to those whose credit would not normally meet such an arrangement at rates that banks usually reserve for their blue chip clients. Quoting Beck Maloof, "I cial low payments and even de- ferred payments for those on bud- get and needing a delay inpay- ment start up because of the impending holiday season. In some cases these payments are ridiculously low. When "Good people who have had Repossessions, Bankruptcies, charge-offs have limited time to rebuild credit:" can't imagine that anyone any- where who has strained credit would want to miss this chance to become associated with such a reputable national lender at a rate enerally set aside for 0nly the af- uent, and to seriously repair their credit standing. Paul Lucas, Representing the dealership, has arranged for spe- pressed for an example, Lucas replied, "Well, here is a'94 01ds Cutlass Ciera #980480-1. With $1 down payment to validate the transaction, your payments to be taken on would be $98.54 for 60 months at only 9.9% APR with a credit approval process that can take as httle as 20 minutes. An in- credibly low sale price of only $4450. Adding only tax, tag, title and WRA make this payment ar- rangement possible."Or, if a truck is your thing, then here is a '97 Chevy S-10 Pickup #980590-0. Again the $1 down to validate the deal and start making payments on a new bank contract of lust $159.89 for 72 months at the same low 9.9% APR with credit approval that may be arranged while you wait. Again, the low monthlypay- ment is possible because of the $8997 sale price adding only tax, tag and title. This offer is for you even if you have been recently turned down for auto credit or were unable to afford payments on a better vehicle. Shop as a cash buyer by getting pre-approval and actually find out how much the bank will advance you by calling Becky Maloof or Paul Lucas at 322-8881ORToU Free at 1-888-322-8881, 9am to 9pm. We look forward to seeing you at Bill Heard Oldsmobile & Cadillac. "PAID ADVERTISEMENT'