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County to revisit conversation on funds for precinct in Hogansville

During Tuesday evening’s work session, the Troup County Board of Commissioners heard a request to allocate funds related to a second voting precinct in Hogansville.

Bill Stump, chairman of The Troup County Board of Elections and Registration, asked that the board pay $4,000 for required advertising for the second precinct, which will be St. Paul A.M.E. Church. 

Stump said the city of Hogansville has approved everything and will vote formally to approve the precinct in May.

A precinct at St. Paul A.M.E. Church has been discussed since the fall. 

“We need to be in the process of running our ads, so we can get everything ready for the November election,” Stump said. 

Hogansville’s original voting precinct is located at the Hogansville Public Library. 

The commission did not have a work session, so Board Chairman Patrick Crews suggested the commission discuss it at next week’s work session, which will be April 27.

In other business:

4 The Fields Golf Club, located at 257 S. Smith Rd, is looking for the opportunity to obtain a liquor license through the county. 

The business has had a beer and wine license since 2012. 

The Board of Commission decided to “ask for a referendum” and allow citizens to vote for alcohol to be distributed in the unincorporated county.  

4The commission voted to lift hiring freezes for the parks & recreation department, the public defender’s office and C&D Landfill.

4The commission voted to declare three fuel trucks from the LaGrange Callaway Airport and a 60 x 15.5 mobile home from Pyne Road Park surplus property for disposal. The three trucks will be sold on GovDeals and a member of the company doing the plumbing upgrades at Pyne Road Park has agreed to remove the mobile home from Pyne Road Park free of charge to Troup County.