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4--HOGANSVILLE HERALDnTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1999 Wilburn Orville Jones, 86, of Hogansville, died Saturday, Febru- ary 6, 1999 at the Florence Hand Home in LaGrange. The funeral service was con- ducted at "11 a.m. Tuesday, February 9 in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Charles Ritter and the Reverend Rance Sprayberry officiated and in- terment was in Myrtle Hill Cem- etery in Hogansville. Pallbearers were Hunter Gordon, Michael Hammock, Peter Van Leeawen, Donald Noose, Jack Leidner, and Jean Demarrias. Mr. Jones was born Septemr 4, 1912 in Sardis, Texas, son of the late Joseph Benjamin Jones and the late Sarah Fausett Jones. He spent most of his life in Dallas, Texas and retired in 1974 as vice president and director of Vinson Supply ompany in Dal- las. He was a founding member of Glen Oaks United Methodist Church in Desoto, Texas, W ,h=re he was very Wilburn O. Jones active until he moved to Hogansville in 1988. At the time of his death, he was a member of the First United Mthodist Church of Hogansville and was a member of the Hogansville Kiwanis Club. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Lorinne Garvin Jones, and a grandson, Ed- ward (Chip) Jones. Survivors include one son, Dr. R. Wayne Jones of Hogansville; one daughter, Mrs. Charlyne McMullin of Kennesaw; three sisters, Mrs. Irma Blanche Mauldin of Waxahachie, Texas, Mrs. Lou Willie Priour of Corpus Christie, Texas, and Mrs. Elizabeth McG inn of Santa Ana, ali- fornia; one brother, Eugene Jones of Maybank, Texas; one grandson, Rob- err Hunter Gordon of Kennesaw; and two great-grandsons, Robert Monroe Gordon and Matthew Alexander Gordon, both of Kennesaw. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Hogansville Eleme FIRST GRADE STAR READERS from Ms. O'Donnell's class are Randy Bailey, Ja'kila Brimidge, Joseph Freese, Latisha Mitchem and Justin Williamson. The winners from Ms. Pitts' class are Shakeria Glanton and Kiera Rhodes. Jakevian Rosser was the winner from Ms. Morrow's class. de; oloaYotuhu>,el,.ssw you m the ,2 Happy anniversary wishes to We call out to our heavenly Father in faith, knowing He can do what we could never do. The answer may not be dramatic, it could simply be giv- ing us slrensth to make it to tomor- row. Whatever the case, we can pray as David did, "Save, Lord, may the King answer us when we call." Psalm 20:9 For answered prayer, we thank you, Lord; We know you're always there To hear us when we call on You; We're grateful for Your care. J,D.D. God's help is only a prayer away. Sunday morning service was our Focus 2 service on a 4 part. series. Today was on Prosperity. John 3:2, "Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Sunday evening Bro. Hill's message was, "Where Is GOd Not", Psalm 139:1- Eddie and Becky Williamson and Mike and Judy Thomaston. REVIVAL - February 21st - 24th with Johnnie Williamson. The 21st service begins at 6 p.m.; 22nd thru 24th, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome! God Is Always There At times you reach the bottom Of sorrow and despair, And know not where to turn for aid To help your burdens bear. There's always One who's stand- ing by At any hour of day, To be your closest friend and guide And help your fears allay. One who will comfort and sustain And always understand, And give you faith and inner strength And lend a helping hand. Look forward to each newborn day With courage born anew, And bear in mind God's always there To help you see it through. --Harold F. Mohn Pvt. Drews Completes Basic Training Marine PvL Patrick L. Drews, son of Patricia M. Drews of Hogansville, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Drews successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to chal- lenge new Marine recruits both physi- cally and mentally. Drews and fello, recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calis- thenics, In addition to the physical conditioning program, he spent nu- merous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learn- ing first aid, "uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksman- ship, hand-to-hand combat and as- sorted weapons training. They per- formed close order drill and oper- ated as a small infantry unit during field training. Drews and other recruits also re- ceived instruction on the Marine Corps' core values -- honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and profes- sional conduct. Drews and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort, problem solv- ing evolution which culminated with an emotional ceremony in which the recruits were presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were addressed as "Marines" for the first time since boot camp began. Drews joins 41,000 men and women who will enter the Marine Corps this year from all over the country. He is a 1998 graduate of Callaway High School. LaGrange College To Hold Science Fiction Conference LaGrange College will host"Slip- stream 2: Science Fiction and Be- yond", a celebration of science fic- tion/fantasy literature and its effects on music, dance, fdm, painting, pho- tography and other modes of litera- ture on Saturday, February 27 at Lamar Dodd Art Center. Featured sci-fi authors include Bruce Sterling, Mary Doria Russell, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Bishop and Bret Cox. The conference is sponsored by the English Department and costs $10 per person. The board of directors of the Geor- gia Humanities Council has ap- proved a grant of nearly $10,000 to LaGrange College for the confer- ence. The project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Hu- manities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assem- bly. The conference is a celebration of science fiction and fantasy literature as it affects contemporary culture, including such areas as religion, phi- losophy, sociology and other modes of literature. Sterling will speak on "What is Slipstream?" at 9 a.m., fol- lowed by Russell at 10a.m.,DiFilippo at 11 a.m. and a question and answer session at 11:45 a.m. Featured writ- ere will hold a panel discussion at 2 p.m., and a question and answer ses- sion and book-signing will wrap up the conference at 4 p.m, To help kick off the Saturday fes- tivities, a showing of the box office hit "Armageddon" will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 in the Alumni Ballroom of the Calla- way Student Center. Dr. John Wil- liams, assistant professor of English, will introduce the film. THIRD GRADE STAR READERS are Lacy Chapman, Casey Flournoy, Lakeisha Gates, Cynthia Jones, Daneon Kight, Laura Stitcher and Carmen Wheelus in Ms. Hendrix's class. Josh Aldridge, Amber Free- man and Jacqulin Grier from Ms. Teaver's class and Jakila Moss in Ms. Westbrook's class. Over 125,000 Georgia Homes With A POWER CLASSIFIED For Only $49oo 20 Words-- All Over 20 s2 per word Call 846-3188 For Details i BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES FEBRUARY 11 Jeb Howington, Jerico Glanton, Stuart Lee, Peggy Wheelous. FEBRUARY 12 Andrew Strickland, Betty Hammett, Dana Baker, David Noles, Donna Baker, Jamie Rogers, Lewis Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Helton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffeth, and Mr. and Mrs. Tillman White, anniver- sary. FEBRUARY 13 Hazel Freeman, Joan Willimns. Mary Waldrop;Nicholas Sinns, Scot- tie Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Howington, anniversary. FEBRUARY 14 Evelyn Higgins, Tina Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Pruitt, and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bonner, anniversary. FEBRUARY 15 Arlene Saunders, Brian Borders, Gall Searels, Joseph Keith, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hammett, anniversary. FEBRUARY 16 France Birdsong, Hannah Seymour, Inez Hanson,Odessa Kent. FEBRUARY 17 Casey Phillips, Drew Crawford, John D. Yarbrough, Letha H. Stroud, Ralph P. Parham, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Prescott, anniversary. For Comments 111 Write: | Jill Hogansville Herald [ lit P.O. Box 426 l II[ Hogansville, GA 30230 J '. ,  J. o ntary Star Read WINNERS IN THE SECOND GRADE are Sara Austin, Cody Dani Heather Richardson, Chaderian Rosser. Jazz Williamson is the her from Ms. Everett's class. Rob Dukes is the winner from Holstun's class and Roderica Brock is the winner in Ms. hicks' FIFTH GRADE STAR READERS in Mr. Stollar's class are Over Cameron, Brandy Driver, Matthew Gaddy, Jasmine Hildebrant, sica Pope, Alan Petter, Holly S'pradlin, Cory O'Neal, Chelsey Reyr and Patrick Williarnson. tn Ms. Mclntosh's class are Heather Ashley Nelson, Melissa Pope, Ayana Ransom and Shantreze and in Mr. Brazell's class are Savannah Beall, Alexis Parks, Rosser and Tearria Rutledge. --HER-I-- STATE OF GEORGIA, rOUP COUNTY TO THE HONORABLE ALLEN B. KEEBLE, JUDGE OF SOPERIOR COURT, COWETA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT: We, the members of the rroup County grand jury drawn and sworn for the February 1999 term,, respectfuliy make the following present- ments: We wish to express our appreciation to District Attorney Peter John Skandatakis, and all who assisted him in the preparation and presen- tation of the cases brought before us for action. We commend the District Attorney and his staff for their professionalism and attention to detail. Their presentaUons were invaluable in making our deosion. We also wish to thank Mr. Marion Carson, our bailiff, for his efficiency and support. We also thank Georgia Mountain Water for providing the water for grand jurors. We recommend that the commission rent, purchase or otherwise provide the grand jury room with a Georgia Mountain Water dispenser durir 9 sesions. We c3mmend law enforcement personnel, who came before us, whose dedication to duty deservesour support, encouragement, and sin- core thanks. We are impressed with their dem- onstrated diligence and competence. This grand jury conducted an inspection of the Troup County jail, Troup County courthouse and the Courthouse annex. We respectfully sub- mit the following finO',ngs: The Troup County jail is in need of additional cells The fac41dy must have one or two addi- tional prison pods in order to meet the needs of the county and to house persons awaiting trial, convicted county inmates and Convicted state inmatqs awaiting transfer to state facilities. We further find that the Troup County Sheriff's De- partment is in need of additional correctional officers to supervise persons awaiting trial and additional deputy sheriffs to patrol the county. We respectfully urge the county commissioners to study the needs of the sheriff's department and address the staffing problems as needed. We further find that the sheriff is ip need of at least one nurse tq work in the jail, and we respectfully request that this problem be ad- dressed in the future. This grand jury requests that the County provide proper funds to ad- equately acquire nuts os to attend to the medical need of inmates. Our peace officers are not equipped to dispense drt:gs to incarcerated persons. We further find that the staffing levels at the jail are insufficient particularly in the control room area durin{4 the evening shift We urge funding to add more off cers to patrol our county during peak times as required by the sheriff. This grand yr fh;ds that there is a need to have joven!u Lli 9 f ' :" il; [ 'oup County This wotild save c,w e; ;tt  :q/e!:i [;vqe anO n'loney in transFor:n( im',! ;ie" i):-. k ;m[l form from other counties Io "; r, ,3 [i;,L,iiy Lr Cr:Urt hearings We recofnme/,O {;le }'gOtJ;J (,CJQ[y commlssto(lefs lake Imme'diale &ilQn 1; b;N;v;e plans for con- struction of a juror,de ioiding facility to prevent our youth from beig loker to other counties for detention. During our inspection of the jail, itwas brought to our attention that there are state sentenced inmata in tne county jail who are awaiting transfer to the state system. The county is not adequately compensated by the State of Geor- gia for holding these inmates. "We, therefore, recommend either moving these inmates to a state prison or that the State reimburse the county for the actual cost of holding the inmate until his/her transfer to State custody. We urge the State of Georgia to address the problem of prison overcrowding. We also urge our Commissioners and sheriff's department to have a program that cooperates with the county school system to educate school age children about consequences of wrong choices -- for example: jail visits, information about penalties for crimes, and anti-drug and violence programs. The inspection of the courthouse and court- house annex leads lhs grand jury to make the following findings. We are orely disappointed in the Condition of the courthouse. We find that there is a need to have a maintenance crew, comprised of inmates, to clean and manage the " facilities daily. We, therefore, recommend that the commissioners hire a supervisor to watch over these inmates m order to insure that they clean and maintain the facilities on a daily bases. We find the courthouse to be in need of repair and for many of the rooms to be painted. We further find that the courthouse and courthouse annex are in need of major renova- tions. During our inspection, we found the lack of handicap aocessible rooms, restrooms and wait- ing areas. We also found dangerous and ex- posed wiring throughout the faC.ilities. We found numerous areas which can be considered haz- ardous to personnel using the courthouse due to the disrepair of the building. We further find that minimum standards of cleanliness and mainte- nance are n0t being kept up. We request that the courthouse and the annex be serviced at the same standard as the Troup County administra- lion building on Dallis Street. Our inspections revealed the need for additional space in the courthouse in order.for the public agencies to meet the needs of the citizens. The grand jury also finds that the heating and air conditioning unit in the courthouse is in need of replacement. We urge the county com- missioners to consider alternatives on how to address the problems in our courthouse. It =s evident that these problems will not solve them- selves and will continue to get worse ever time. We, therefore, recommend that the commis- sioners renovate the courthouse and build an additional building Io meet the needs of the agencies serving the public. We urge the com- rnissioners to adopt a reasonable plan to met the needs of the facilities at a reasonable cost. We recommend that the renovations of the court- house and the building of additional courthouse space be funded by a local option sales tax. We further urge the Commissioners to form a citi- zens advisory panel to meet with the commis- sioners concerning the building of a Courthouse and to address the needs and cost associated with such a facility. We finally urge the commission to start an education campaign to show all our county resi- dents the Condition of facilities and the need for new facilities to properly handle current and future requirements. Respectfully submitted, Edker P. Barnes, Jr., Foreperson Steven K. Kilgora, Clerk f-oreperson: Edker P. Barnes, Jr. Sloven K. Kilgore, Clerk Vance L. Cathey, Jr. Mary J. Crowder Homer Q. King William C. Whitlow, Jr. Samuel M. Jones Bonnell Cameron Mozelle Orinkard Raymond Gates Susan A. Brown Jill W. Kemp Samantha B. Stitcher Kevin L. Peterson Shelia M. Mitchell Cicily D. Boyd Freddie S. Foster, Sr. Steve R. Harrington Larry J. Dixon Diana L. Evans Elaine J. Davidson Jane S. Duskin Brian J. Alsobrook STATE OF GEORGIA, TROUP COUNTY The within presentments received i0 Court this the 3rd day of February, 1999 It is ordered that the within presentrn entered upon the minutes of the superio made a part thereof, and advertised as mended AND IT IS SO ORDERED, this the ; of February, 1999, Allen B. ] Judge of superl Troup County, ( (2:11) --HER-2 PUBMC NOTICE ANNOUNCEMFJ On January 8, 1999, two applicatiot flied with the Federal Communications CI sion, Washington, D.C. relating to Wl 720 kHz, and WZEG(FM) 98.1 MHz, Hog# Georgia: (1) an application for consent assignment of the station licenses fror LaGrange, L.L.C. to Citicaster. ("Citicastars"); and (2) an application I sent to the transfer of control of the lic the stations, following their assignr Cilicasters, from the Shareholders of Jac munloations, Inc. ("Jacor") to Clear ' Communications, Inc. (' Currently, die LaGrange, L.L.C., and bets homing 10% or greater Michael D. Easterly, Joseph G. sealer, Jill M. Brunalle and L.L.C. Citicastars is an indirect subsidiar A 10% or greater stockholder of Jaco Chilmark Fund L.P., which is Controlled/0 uel Zell and David Schults. The entities I which they exercise that control are ZC! Partnership, ZC Partnership, ZC, inc., C and the Samuel Zell Revocable Alexandel Rod Oammeyer, Joel Friedland, Greenberg, F. Marc Lasry, Robert Lawrence, Thomas Owens, Donald Phillips, Rosenberg, Shell Pamela Taylor, WIderotfer and Samuel Zell serve as and/or directors of one or more lions listed in this paragraph. or greater shareholder of Jacor. L. Lowry Mays, Mark Mays, Herbert Hill, Jr., Kenneth Wyker, David S. Houston Lane, IV, Dernetra C hycinskJ, Deborah Williams Hubbard, Alan Fald, BJ. McCombs trauss, John Williams and Kad EU! officers, directors and/or 10% or. holders of Clear Channel. Copies of these applications for public inspection during normal hours at the main studio located at Bridge (2:11,1S,25)