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Investigators with the Troup County g for any The owner told police that someone stole two J.L. Audio speakers valued at $800, a Kenwood amplifier valued at $450, A-1 clear tail lights valued at $200 and approximately 50 CDs valued at $1,000. INVESTIGATORS ALSO need the help of local citizens in solving a recent theft and forgery case. The incident occurred sometime between December 8-13. According to police reports, someone entered Industrial Contracting and Engineering on New Airport Road and stole 83 blank checks. As of December 14, at least 11 of the checks had been cashed. The checks were written on an account with Commercial Bank and Trust in LaGrange. If you have any tips about either of these crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. Your tips are confidential and if an arrest and conviction is made based on the tip, you are also eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Mayor Vetoes Flying J Plan ,f, ; By Bryan Geter ESSAY WINNERS - The D.A.R.E. Program essay winners were (I-r) Steven Banks, Bullock and Carmen Wheelus standing with Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner (I) Officer George Cotton. Program Cites Students By Bryan Geter Sixty-three Hogansville Elementary 5th graders received D,A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) diplomas Monday after successfully completing a 17 week course. D.A.R.E. Officer George Cotton of the Troup CounW Sheriff's Department taught the course. The students received T shirts and other good- ies along with their diplomas. Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner was on hand and gave a short speech. He was joined bY Assistant Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange, Brandon Brooks. Brooks told the students, "We are in a war on our streets." Cotton told the parents, "It is your respon- sibility after today to teach them not to do drugs. Your child will be approached by drug dealers in the future," he said. Former D.A.R.E. students, called "Role- ,, Winning Essays, Page 2 Models", Liza Dansby and Jennifer Jones, both of Callaway High School and Shavaskey Brown of LaGrange High School were also present. Fifth grade teacher Carl Stollar, Chuck Brazell and Gwen McIntosh were also recognized for their support of the D.A.R.E. program. TO EARN a diploma, each student is required to write an essay, "Taking a Stand." Ashley Bullock, Carmen Wheelus and Steven Banks were chosen as winners of the essay con- test. The winning essays are printed on Page 2 of this issue. Cotton thanked the businesses for support- ing the D.A.R.E. program. Those supporting the program include Arby's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Fatdaddy's, Chick-Fil-A, Long John Silvers, Golden Corral, Troup Trophies and Sports Cards and West Georgia Business Forms. ,,:@, By arlmn Ct EARN CERTIFICATES - Six Hogansville students, who received certificates from the D.A.R.E. Program, stands with Officer George Cotton as he "shows off" his new D.A.R.E. Car, a 1997 Ford Mustang.The students are Brandon Myers, Chris O'Neal,, Kimberly Thompson, Amber Freeman, Anjanette McDowell and Jason Hooten. (Not in order.) ormants Earn Rewards The Board of Directors for County Crime Stoppers Tuesday night and six rewards for a total for information that to six arrests. The caller with code num- 5255 gave Troup County Sheriff's Deputies information that led to an arrest on a war- rant for escape. That caller was approved for a $100.00 reward. The caller with 5325 gave Sheriff's Deputies information that led to an arrest and recov- ery of $30,000.00 in stolen equipment. The caller was approved for a $100.00 reward. The caller with code 5305 gave Sheriff's Deputies infor- mation that led to an arrest on a warrant for violation of pro- bation and was approved for a $50.00 reward. By Bryan Geter Hogansville Mayor Wilson St. Clair Monday night vetoed a 3-2 vote which would have .d yjg J to build a truck plaza on Highway 54 near 1-85, Councilman Ezra Whitmore made a motion to allow the truck plaza and Councilwoman Peggy Harris seconded the motion, with Councilman Jimmy Jackson also giving a nod to the motion. Councilman Larry Dorrough and Councilwoman Jean Crocker both cast no votes. The mayor has the right to veto the outcome of the vote, City Manager David Aldrich said, but the council can over- ride the veto by a 4-1 or 3-1 vote if they so desire. During a public hearing held prior to the council meeting, Kevin Gardner of Flying J out- lined plans being taken to protect a stream near the property. Gardner said according to USGS, the stream is an inter- mittent stream and not a peren- nial stream. "Hogansville chose USGS Quad Map in their ordinance," he said. Gardner said Flying J has proposed to put a pipe - 455 feet - on the edge of the parking lot to protect the stream. "Installing the pipe may be the best way to protect the stream," he said. "The best way is not to build on it, "St. Clair responded. "You might be right, but we plan to build and protect the stream," Gardner stated. Crocker asked how long the pipe was expected to last. Gardner assured her a con- crete joint pipe is not designed to leak. Whitmore said the same kind of pipe is working in other areas of the city. Gardner said rain water com- ing off highways has not been treated but people are drinking it. "All the water you are drink- ing is clean," he boasted. Local attorney and land owner Mack Reynolds said Flying J is trying to undermine the EPD. "Regardless of whether the stream is intermittent or peren- nial, it is going into our water supply," Reynolds said. After the vote, Reynolds said he was real pleased with the vote and the mayor's veto. Gardner said his company may challenge the legality of the mayor's decision. Novel Idea HOLIDAY COLOR - Book Week at Hogansville Elementary allowed students to dress as char- acters from their favorite literature, resulting in some interesting scenes. Top photo: Paul Prescott dout- does Jim Carrey as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Bottom: Meanwhile, Brandon Jackson posed as Cowboy Sam from Nine for California. I I I I I