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PAGE 2 - HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - JANUARY 13, 2000 Crime Stoppers Approve Rewards The Board of Directors for Troup County CrimeStoppers approved two rewards worth one hundred dollars at their monthly meeting Thursday night. The Board also received the annual statistics for 1999. The two rewards were for caller codes number 473 and 4743 and both callers will receive fifty dollars. Both callers should now call the Hogansville Happemgs Jessica Pridgen Earns Bachelor of Arts Degree Jessica Gray Pridgen of Greenville received a bachelor of arts degree in religion at LaGrange College Fall quarter.' She is the daughter of Nancy Gray. A four-year liberal arts col- lege affiliated with The United Methodist Church, LaGrange College offers 25 baccalaure- ate degrees and master's pro- grams in business administra- tion and education It is the old- est independent institution of higher learning in Georgia and has an enrollment of about 1,000 students Cancer Society Prig College Scholarships The American Cancer Society has announced that it will be providing college schol- arship opportunities for chil- dren with a history of cancer again thi yea[ ...... Establ.ishext in 1999 by the American Cancer Society, Southeast Division Inc., the scholarship program is desig- nated to provide young cancer survivors with the opportuni- ty to reach their academic potential and career dreams by earning a college degree. All scholarships are award- ed at the discretion of the American Cancer Society's vol- unteer college scholarship committee based on the stu- dent's financial need, academ- ic performance, community service and leadership. Priority is given to previous American Cancer Society scholarship recipients for scholarship renewals. The scholarship award is renew- able with sustoined academic performance and worth $1,000 toward tuition per year. Crime Stoppers line again at 812-1000 to receive information about how to pick up their rewards. DURING THE MONTH of December, forty-four calls came in to the Crime Stoppers line. "lkvelve of those calls were referred to the Troup County Sheriff's Office, thirty-one went to the LaGrange Police Department and one was given to an agency in Virginia. Twenty-nine of the calls were in reference to illegal drug activity, seven gave infor- mation on people wanted on out- standing warrants and the rest dealt with other crimes such as theft and forgery. DURING 1999, seven hun- dred and eighty-six calls were placed to the Crime Stoppers line. Thirty-one of those calls were approved for rewards totaling two thousand, seven hundred dollars Fifty-two percent of the calls in 1999 were in reference to illegal drug activity, twenty- two percent involved warrants and four percent each dealt with theft, burglary and rob- bery. THE CRIME STOPPERS Organization is a non-profit group that depends on commu- nity and business contributions to make cash pay-outs. The Board of Directors is made up of local citizens and meets the first Thursday of each month at the LaGrange Police Department. The public is invit- ed to attend the meetings. Leads Being Sought in Callaway High Theft Investigators with the Troup county Sheriff's Office are asking for leads in recent theft at Callaway High School. The theft occurred some- time between the evening hours of December 21 and the morning hours of December 22. Taken in the burglary were several two way radios and charges along with head sets, stop watches and a number of thirty-three cent stamps. Read and use The Hogansville Home News Classifieds! i LOOK FOR THE BIG RED ARROW TO FIND THE CELLULAR PLAN THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU. congratulations! you've found the big red arrow! A PRK'E ('()MML NICAT|ON% C()RP()RAIION Compan 3 * I.i,tcd on the Amerk'an Stock Ixchanc-,mbol PR 35 roaming in GA. FL, AL- S(, NC, TN only. "'Add $5 for an additional celtutar line feature ood for the first 3 months ot set'vii e Add $ feaiLues OO[y apply to $I rate plan. Offer expires 3/I/00. Certain resthctions appty ' ,'' areement required. New activations oNy. See store to[ detaits. MILLENNIUM TICKETS ON SALE JAN. 00AM !3 ANNUAL MAKE IT TO THE LINE 4MILER i  & l-MII CllN RUN ANNUAL POLAR DIP AT HIGH NOON By Deborah Smith/Staff MILESTONE CROSSED - Dr. Luke Gill and his wife, Duffey, pose in front of the sign marking the Millennium Event where Gill corn- plated 2,000 miles of daily walking. The Gills are Iongtime resi- dents of the Manchester area and Luke is a professor of criminal justice at LaGrange College. Dr. Luke Gill Crosses Milestone on Millennium A Manchester area resi- dent, Dr. Luke "Buzzy" Gill decided last year that he needed to make some changes in his life. Gill, who is a semi-retired professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work at LaGrange College, did not like the results of a routine physical where the doctor used the term "obese" when recording his findings. LIKE MANY OTHER middle aged Americans, Gill's lifestyle and eating habits had resulteff.in,,t4e addition of body fat around his mid-section, making him a prime candidate for heart disease and other associated health problems. He decid- ed to give up a few of his favorite, but not-so-healthy, food choices and began a pro- gram of daily walking. Gill's wife, Duffey, a Meriwether County Board of Education employee, said she is particularly proud of his commitment to daily exercise. "He never missed a day, no matter how bad the weather was or what we were doing. He made up his mind to do this and he stuck with it." Gill started logging the miles in a pocket notebook and realized he would be approaching the 2,000 mile mark somewhere near the end of the year 1999. It was then that he and his wife and a group of friends decided to make a millennium event out of their walking. HE AND DUFFEY were about to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary on December 31st, his 60th birthday was approaching in January 2000, and he would become a Grandpa for the first time in January of 2000. The Gills and three other couples traveled to Perdido . Key Florida, which means "Lost Island", where they entered a Millennium Marathon Run. It was .around midnight that Gill crossed the 2,000 mile mark on his own per- sonal record, and began what promises to be a great new year. GILL'S RESOLVE TO begin his daily walking exer- cise and modified eating pro- gram has resulted in a total of 65 pounds lost, improved cardio vascular function, and just overall feeling great! He plans to continue the daily walking and is now looking forward to his new role as a grandfather, know- ing he will soon be retiring in the best shape of his life. Make Your Mark on Millennium. Plant Trees NOKIA C()'N N FA'r]'I N( J Pt!OPI.Y Ten free flowering trees will be given to each person who joins the Arbor Day foundation during January 2000. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's efforts to support tree planti- ng to commemorate the new millennium. THE TEN TREES are 2 White Flowering Dogwoods, 2 Flowering Crabapples, 2 Flowering Pears, 2 Washington Hawthorns, and 2 American Redbuds. "These compact trees were selected for planting in large or small spaces," John is an ideal way for fami = do something personal a itive to make the beginr the new century and th millennium," Rosenow a THE TREES WI shipped postpaid at theiuary time for planting beryAz February 1 and May 3 and enclosed planting instruP h E The six to twelve inch tr guaranteed to grow or thd!uary be replaced free of chararo a Members also receiv- scription to the Found bimonthly publication, uary es Day, and The Tree Bool .- rl B, reformation about tree thex Rosenow, the foundation'spres- ng and care. ident, said. "They will give your To become a memberuar  home the beauty of lovely pink, Foundation and to recei-ho__l--a white, and yellow flowers -- and free trees, send a $10 COv e L, also provide winter berries and tions to TEN FREE FLO ' nest)rag sites for songbirds. ING TREES, National Planting these trees -- Day Foundation, 100 |f. which will beautify your home Avenue, Nebraska Cit1T. and community for decades -- 68410, by January 31, 20 ' Links Plan Smorgasb Of Prayer for January 'tr serves as a chain of friesh and service here and abres m major focus of the chaplnt, l the past year has been th dre: Marrow Program. The cler: links with other organiztn L The LaGrange Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will observe the annual Smorgasbord of Prayer January 23, 2000 at 3 p.m. The service will be held at Rust Chapel United Methodist Church in Greenville, the Reverend Cortez Golphin, Pastor. The purpose of the service is to spend time offering prayers for all conditions of humankind. This will enable us to focus on those issues which impact our lives on the local, national and international lev- els. Local community leaders are to participate on the pro- gram as well as citizens throughout the area. This pro- gram ties in with Human Relations Day and is part of the International Trends and Services Facet of The Links, Incorporated. This organiza- tion is a unit of the internation- al Links, Incorporated and such as Jack and Jill of An R9 - to assist those who need a 're ing hand, especially child EI The president of theivill organizations is Mrs. An ial a Greene of LaGrange.!rb International Facet is c ],e by Mrs. Alice Malcol fat I Grantville. Members , f Meriwether County t de include Links Mabel Mi t- Mary Anderson, Gerry're Washington and Anne W L[LJ The public is invittvfl: ] attend the program ar] aan reception which foltew :r- further informati6rr,-rn contact Mrs. Greene at 70(P K, 1679 or Mrs. Malcolm aed ee 583-2660. In addition, any[. ste within the area will be !: -k. rr to supply information abort: service. '", t Motorists Should Cautious of Deer.00. Seeing a deer on the side of the road is not uncommon in Georgia. In 1998,there were more than 49,000 deer/car collisions statewide. "Many of the counties that have a high number of deer/car collisions also are some of the fastest growing counties in And Near Roadwa00d Georgia Increased develoe:dt brings more roads and peop what once was deer habitat, n WRD Senior Wildlife Biol,. a] Nick Nicholson. s. Coweta County had the r est number of deer/car collSra 50G 100 5' Long 24-hour Additional Nights & Anytime Distance Roadside line** Weekends Minutes & 35' cents Assistance Roaming* & Cellular Minutes Insurance GR.IFFiN 1303 West Taylor St. (770) 412-9100 MANCHESTER 1140 Warm Springs Hwy. (706) 846-2012 in 1998 Hunters help control th herd through regulated hu] " seasons and harvest set by  This method is highly eff, in rural areas of Georgia. I. "In areas where there is es e( population of deer, there are e( de precautions that motonst de take to help avoid haia. ,, st deer/car collision, I: Nicholson. Motorists can reduce d chance of hitting a deer blg lowing these guidelines, p a Reduce speed in ,a known to have a lot of deer. n Slow down if a deer is n: ted on the road shoulder. De ] unpredictable and may r c. front of the vehicle, especial/ag night. Deer often travel in m If one crosses in front of you. down the car, another deer l is not far behincL Thepeaktimesofdeerr ment are late evening, night early morning. Watch road ders closely in areas where are a lot of deer during  5 hours. ] Deer may use road sho more during early spring and summer when natural food in short supply. Edges along  ( sides, clover and grass are aO tive foods when natural !." crossings. Drivers shouldbe{ to caution from Mid-Oc [| through December. For more informatio deer/car collisions, contaI closest WRD Game Manag I Section or call (770) 918-64111