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VOL. 74, NO. 51 College Street Repairs May Begin in January By ANDY KOBER Last week, Hogansville City Manager James Woods said that final repairs to the washout on College Street will likely be done after Jan. 1. College Street, along with a number of other streets in Hogansville, were damaged by the December 2015 flood- ing. A temporary repair of College Street was made THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN ITEMS - Th items recovered when law enforcement officials Harris County, Troup County and LaGrange Police Department searched a home in LaGrange. This solved a number of burglaries that had taken place in Coweta, Harris, Meriwether and Troup counties. OGANSVILLE HERALD 3-8 Serving the Hogansville-Grantvifle Area Since 1944 prior to the Hummingbird Festival. Woods said that material for the repair ‘ had been ordered, along with materi- als for repairs to other flood- damaged streets in the city, but that repairs would not begin until the materials arrived. Muchof the funding for repairs is being provided by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Other .‘15 Dodgr- Ram 1500 Quad Cab, 39,181 miles, Stock #3591 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA cduriesy Troup County Sheriff’s Department ese items shown were among THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016 PAGES - 1 SECTION Car Burglary Ring Busted By ANDY KOBER Cops work better when they work togeth- er. Just ask four 'Il‘oup County residents who are facing multiple charges involving bur- glarizing cars in Coweta, Harris, Meriwether, and ’Il'oup counties. _ All four counties recently encountered a rash of car burglaries, with many taking place . around Thanksgiving. The burglars canvassed neighborhoods and subdivisions during overnight hours checking cars. They were testing to see if car doors had been left unlocked and if so they would enter the car and take whatever they found of interest. The list of stolen items included guns, jewelry, cash, electronic devices and more. Law enforcement officers in the four counties were conducting investigations, but the lead that broke open the case was devel- oped by LaGrange Police Department Detective Brian Brown and involving shar— ing information regarding a suspicious per- son. g The LaGrange Police Department, Harris COunty Sheriff’s Office, and Troup County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a suspect’s'home located in Troup County. A large number of items found as a result of the search warrant were allegedly taken during thefts and burglaries in the four coun- ties. Included among the items recovered were compound bows, guns, gym bags, wal- lets, cell phones, and other items. Those so far arrested in connections with the thefts and burglaries have been Quintavious Gray, Dorothy Lawrence, Tecory Daniels and Tyrone Gray. All four are from the LaGrange area. It is anticipated that some or all four could be facing charges in the other counties as well as the investigation continues. By Andy Kober NEW FACE IN CITY HALL Lynn Miller has accepted the position of City Planner for Hogansville. Just hired last week, she started work immediately. Miller is shown stand- ing in from of large hummingbird forms that have yet to be decorated and placed around . agte of the Library grand funding will come from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue. Among the materials needed area 48—inch sec- tions of pipe for repairs to Green Street. The repairs to Church Street, near the Hogansville Senior Center, which is a more extensive project, are also expected to begin in January. By Andy Kober RIBBON CUTTING AT NEW LIBRARY- Mayor Bill Stankiewicz and State Senator Josh McKoon cut. the ribbon at the new Hogansville Public Library. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony' had to be moved indoors last Tuesday. Complete cover- opening ceremonies and more photos on page 5-A. ‘15 Nissan Altima 4 cyl., auto. 38,317 Miles, Silver Stock # 3556 tOWl'l . HoganSville Hires City Planner By ANDY KOBER Just days after the coun- cil approved hiring a person for the position, Lynn Miller was hired as the City Planner for Hogansville. A Certified Planner pre- viously employed by Chatt- Flint Regional Commission and then by Three Rivers RDC, Miller brings extensive experience to the position. She has also worked for the city of Carrollton. Prior to accepting the position in Hogansville, Miller already had some experience in the city and developed what she called, “an affinity for Hogansville.” “I do really like Hogansville,” Miller said. It is anticipated that much of the responsibilities of a City Planner, which had been performed by City Manager ’ Downtown James Woods and others in city hall, will be shifted to Miller and she is already mov- ing to accept that responsi- bility. Miller noted that she will immediately begin working with the Historic Preservation Council and Development Authority. The Historic Preservation District in Hogansville currently includes a swath along Main Street from East Boyd Road west to the area of Brooks Road, and from the intersec- tion of College Street and Johnson Street to 'I‘aliaferro. The rough boundary lines are actually narrow corridors. Miller noted the bound— aries of the Historic Preservation District are fluid and can be changed. She explained the purpose of hav- 2014 Nissan Sentra 4 Cyl, auto 30,379 miles,black, Stock #3539 ing such a district is to main- tain historic visual appeal, increase tourism and the possibility of obtaining fund- ing help for historic projects. Woods anticipates that Miller’s experience in grant writing and historic preser- vation will benefit the city. The Downtown Development Authority is scheduled to meet next week. Part of the City Planner position involves working with the city’s Planning and Zoning Committee, along with other city committees and authorities. Woods said that part of Miller’s responsibilities will be‘coordinating efforts with her counterparts in LaGrange and West Point. He expects her to be heavi— ly involved in the Lake Jimmy Jackson project.