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2nd Best Decision I Coy._..,.. _. ._._ Decoration Page4 ICheerleaders-Page711Winners. Pagel-B I iiii ii I III ii1'1 I iiii iiiii The "! Formerly The Hogansville Herald Received Each Week in 4,000 Homes in the Hogansville-Grant00le Area PRSRT STD AUTO U. S POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVtLLE, GA PERMIT NO, 35 NO. 51 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, DEC.20, 2001 14 PAGES* 2 SECTIONS * 50 Clu,'istmas Season Hectic for Police ZO0t CHOICE - What's the most popular Christmas in town? It's undoubtably the one being sent out sville Elementary, featuring some of the most fam,cetebdy . :one Building Demolition Geter Hogansville City voted unanimously night for a demoli- land and building is ' McKibben Funeral Inc, C. McKibben said the and remove the the public hear- de McKibben stated not habitable and be cost effective to it habitable- cost too much to it liveable," he said. Historical Society gave their for the demolition. other business, the voted unanimously to a home occuapation, service, at one opposed to the duringe public held prior to the re.g- board approved a permit at llS W. Street in the Historic for new consU-action : or altercation as r Thrash wants to put a new wails and a new in the building where room is locatetL Satterfield was Oty St. Clair and Jimmy Jackson on a committee to up with someone, to the West Point Lake Board. manager David said a councilmem- staffer of the city ser#e. served on this committee, but since he was elected to be on the council start- hag in Ja;nuary, another appointee is needed, Harris Aldrich stat- ed. The authority hasn't met since 1999, Aldrich said, but plans are to start in 2002. *The counoil at Aldri.h's request voted to give a half day off to city employees on New Year's Eve to give them a four-day off period. The employees already get Christmas and Christmas Eve off. They usually work a half day on New Year's Eve, Aldrich said. *Councilwoman Peggy Harris said those who serve on committees for the city should should not miss more than three consecutive meet- hags without just cause. She said if they do, then they should be replaced. Harris gave condolences on the unexpected death of the Home News Associate editor, J. Dan Stout. "Dan will be missed," she said. .Councilman Jimmy Jackson thanked the American Legion for their generosity for serving the policeman and firemen and council for a delicious dinner last Thursday. -Councilwoman Jean Crocker said the billboard sign placed near McDonald's across road from Key West Inn has to come down since no one came before the coun- cil to get permission. , Councilman Larry Dorrough said what applies to one must apply to all. *St. Clair thanked the city employees for their "good job" of putting up Christmas lights and decorations over the ,city. Robbery d Theft Increase By Bryan Getr With the "Christmas Swing" in full force, the Hogansville Police Department is busy working incidents involving shoplift- ing and burglary as well as theft by taking calls. Who would want to steal Santa's suit with only a few days before Christmas! Between Sunday night, December 9 and Monday morning December 10, someone took the Santa suit at the Waffle House at 1615 Bass Cross Roads. Christy Flournoy the suit including boots and hat was missing from the back room but was sure it was there when she left on Sunday evening. The suit's value is esti- mated at $125. Last Monday, Richard Wayne Massey, 28, of LuthersviUe was charged with theft by shoplifting after he ran out of Rite-Aid in Hogansville. Rite-Aid's Charlene Bruce came out of the store and said the alarm sounded as Massey left the store. He was apprehended about 200 yards from the store after an alert police officer, John Starnes, saw him leave. He was taken to the police station and "patted down" and four bottles of perfume was found on him valued at $90. A Grantville lady was arrested by the HPD on charges of theft by shoplift- ing on December 12. Piggly Wiggly Store Manager David Askew told police that he saw Gennise Pinson, 46, take two items out of the shopping cart and put them in her pocketbook. He said he watched as she took the items out of her pocket- book and put them on some boxes in the store. The items valued at $9.88 were tylenol and benadryl. See eRiE, Page 2A ii 8y Sty= C.,r ONLY RVE DAYS TO GO - Hogansville Communication Off'w, er Becky Cook is all smiles as she puts the "finishing touch" on the Christmas Tree at the police station. Now the HPD is waiting for Santa to arrive, just like everybne else in Hogansville. ........................... ._]ILIL J ............ _]/.__.l ..... /Jlll[I I II ......... IIIIII I I II Ir IIlHfi__ "-- " -  ---' City Heads Back to Plurality By Bryan Geter The first reading of an ordinance was heard by the Hogansville City Council Monday evening at the regu- lar council meeting that will verify the method of deter- mining the number of votes required for election to the office of mayor and council as a Plurality of the votes east and for other purposes. City Attorney Dan Lee election instead of the major- drew up the ordinance at the ity which means the winner request of the council at the has to get fifty percent plus last meeting stating the mayor and council confirm that the number of votes required for election to the office of Mayor and Council shall be plurality of the votes casts. The council voted to stay with the plurality method of voting, meaning that the top "vote-getter" would win the one vote in order to win. The council two weeks ago decided to stay with the plurality method by a 3-2 vote. "This is what the majori- ty of the council wanted," Lee said. *The second ,reading will be read at the next meeting. By Fnmc  SUPPORTING OUR HEROES - On Thursday, Dr 14 the American Legion hosted a dinner ng the police officers and firemen. Tommy Thrower presented a check in the amount of $1500.00 to Mrs. Barbara Hudson, Director of the American Red Cross for Troup County.