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PAGE 2—A HOGANSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016 Deputies Find Skeletal Remains On December 14, Investigators with the Tl'oup County Sheriff's Office were notified that an individual walking on property behind a residence on Ike Davison ‘Rd in Troup County found «what appeared to human skeletal remains and cloth— ing. Once investigators arrived on scene they exam- WITH UR THANKS FOR YOUR TRUST Your confidence means everything to us. With best wishes for_a happy andtheallthy holiday 0 a . W. Luther Jones 310 Greenville Street LaGrange 706-884-6633 PePPe Just as it did on that first Christmas night. may the light of H's love inspire and t guide you throughout this ., . . holy season and beyond. For your belief in us. we feel truly blessed and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. nnlnt Putt Fundraiser Bucket (160)-51 0.00 Donation, Bag (240)-51500 Donation Box (1000)- $35.00 Donation ined the remains and believe they are that of an individual by the name of Leroy Hubbard, 87, who went miss- ing in May of 2015. The clothing found with the remains matches that of what he was last seen wear— ing the day of his disappear- ance. The location of the dis- covery is approximately 2.5 miles from where Mr. Hubbard was last seen. At the time of his disap- pearance, it was believed that he left walking in the early morning or late evening hours. The Troup County Sheriff's Office along with multiple other agencies con- ducted an intense search of the area for nearly a week with no sign of Mr. Hubbard. No foul play is suspected at this time, however the remains will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for further examination. Hummingbirds Waiting To Be Decorated for City By ANDY KOBER One of newly hired Hogansville City Planner Lynn Miller’s projects could be‘to get the Hummingbird Trail completed. As part of a cooperative effort to increase tourism in Hogansville, the LaGrange- Troup County Chamber of Commerce commissioned 15 large fiberglass humming— birds to be decorated and placed around the city. Manufactured by Cowpainters with the goal of being decorated by local and area artists, the giant hum- mingbirds were to be placed along a Hummingbird Ti'ail. Each spot was to haveanorig— inal story noting why the hummingbird was placed at that spot. “The hummingbirds will be a great addition to down- town Hogansville as they are used to emphasize our local landmarks,” reported Hummingbird Festival Chair Todd Pike in a Chamber pub- lication spotlighting Hogansville. “The Chamber is to be commended for what will surely be a highlight for Visitors.” That was in March 2016. FAST FORWARD to the end of 2016 and many of the hummingbirds remain undecorated and the Hummingbird Trail not com- pleted. . One of the decorate hummingbirds can be found overlooking the parking lot across from Hogansville City Hall. The Hummingbird Trail project, with accompanying brochure, was designed to create a walking trail in the downtown area while increasing tourism in Hogansville. ew Year’s Eve Singing ,: Saturday, December 3lst at 7:30 pm. 'r Singers will be..... Young Spirit, Richard and Ginny Nash, The Highlanders, God’s Anointed, Just Forgiven, and Robert Burnette. For More Information, Contact Pastor Bryan Geter, 706-573-7798 CREEKSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 1589 Stovall Road LaGrange, GA 30240 Biscuit Breakfast at 10 pm. Everyone 1S mv1ted. Merry Christmas from... JAMES WOODRUFF _ROUP COUNTY SHERIFF Photo Submitted CALLAWAY HIGH JROTC CADET OF THE MONTH '- It is with great pleasure that Callaway High School AFJROTC GA-20068 announces that Ira Rosencrants has been selected as Cadet of the Month for December 2016. She consistently demonstrated a great attitude, dedication, and school spirit. Pictured is Scott Rosencrants (father), Cadet Ira Rosencrants, and Mr. Laney (CHS Principal). Select Native Plants for Landscape By BRIAN MADDY There are many native plants that would look great in a landscape. Being native to Georgia, they tend be more winter hardy and resilient to tough weather conditions. What are some good suggestions to replace those ornamentals that didn’t make through the drought? Let’s look at what UGA recom-r mends. If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard, the buckeye family may be a good bet. The bottlebrush buckeye, the red buck- eye and the painted buckeye can be planted either as specimen plants or in small groups. All three prefer the shade as understory shrubs and produce wildlife loving brown, lustrous seeds. Native Americans considered the nuts as good luck charms. If you watch Ohio State Buckeye football, you can see many fans with buckeye necklaces. " Buckeyes are easily identifiable by their compound leaves. Leaves are palmate with five leaflets joined at the same point. Hummingbirds use the flowers heavily dur— ing their spring migration. The scarlet, tubu- lar flowers of the red buckeye are a favorite with the Ruby-Throated hummingbird. I ~ Buckeyes prefer rich moistSail,Wliererfms‘oiirCefi "Northern? , Bobwhite, . they get filtered shade. The bottlebrush'can be grown as a shrub border. I have two buck- eye specimens in my yard, a red buckeye that I grew from seed and a bottlebrush buckeye. They weathered the drought this past sum- mer. Note that the seeds and young foliage are toxic to humans and livestock. The devil’s walking stick is a wicked look- ing plant with a wicked name. They have huge rose-like thorns on their stems and in anoth- er time, would make an excellent self-defense weapon. They are upright, growing to about ten to fifteen feet with bi-pinnately compound leaves. Flowering in June and July they give a lacy white appearance with their terminal panicles. The devil’s walking stick produces showy pinkish-purple fruit from late sum- mer to fall. Songbirds such as the Wood Thrush, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Blue Jay, Eastern Bluebird and the White Throated Sparrow feast on the small fleshy fruit and seeds. Pollinators such as bees, wasps and the Tiger Swallowtail but- terfly are attracted as well. Red Fox, Striped Skunk and the Easter Chipmunk reportedly munch on the fruit, too. For a dramatic statement in a border or in a naturalistic setting, the American Beautyberry is hard to beat. This deciduous shrub grows best in full sun but also grows well along the margins of the woods. Flowering from June through August with light pink to lavender flowers that aren’t too showy but the intense purple color of the fruit makes for a dramatic statement. Plant in groups of three to seven for a spectacular effect. Over 40 species of songbirds consume the fruit of the beautyberry. The Gray Catbird, Purple Finch, Eastern Towhee as well as the American Robin, Northern Cardinal and the ‘ Brow "[Thrashér'g'fld’ck to thisnative food {Hindi} Lair} Opossum, 'Raccoon and 'the'i'Nine-Banded Armadillo are attracted to the American Beautyberry. During the next several months we will continue to investigate the advantages of native plants. Native plants offer a unique way of not only providing hardy plants but also preserving the natural Georgia land- scape. You can. find more information on native plants Jonline in the UGA extension bulletin 987, “Native Plants for Georgia.” Brian Maddy is the ANR Agent for 'Il’oup County Extension. The Troup County Extension office is located at 114 Church Street, LaGrange, GA. 30240 (706) 883—1675. Photo Submitted FLAG FOOTBALL FOR THE FIGHT The Troup County Parks Recreation'Youth Flag Football program did a fundraiser during the 2016 football season to help raise money to battle this terrible disease called ‘cancer’. Darryl Holsey, Parks Rec — Youth Flag Football Coordinator, and those team members who participated raised $1000 to donate to two local support and awareness groups to help in the fight: Breast Friends for Life and The Angel Ligon Foundation. In this picture, both groups are receiving a $500 check. Front Row: Lynn Howard and Shemika Reed. 2nd Row: Mary Ellen Bray, Tina Quiggle, Sherry Callaway, Kenisha Ward, and Charmian Stephens. 3rd Row: Darryl ' Holsey, Cajen Rhodes and Mr. Mrs. Knight. Newspaper Oflice Closed for Holiday TYib Newspapers Inc., publishers of The Manchester Star-Mercury, . Meriwether Vindicator, Harris County Journal, Talbotton New Era and Hogansville Herald, will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23 to allow employees to celebrate the Christmas holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, Dec. 26 at 8:30 am. Also, the newspaper office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30 for the New Year’s holi- day and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 2 at 8:30 am. ' ‘ We hope this does not inconvience our customers. For more information, you may contact the newspaper office by calling (706) 846- 3188. ' Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone from the Hogansville Herald!