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HoG:xsvmi tI_',I: NEWS - MaRc. 29, 2001 PA(}; 5 Miss Bessie V. Brown March 4, 1913 - March 19, 2001 |(t(;ANSVILI - Miss Bessie V. Brown, 88, of Hogansville, died }h 19 at the home of her great-niece in Hogansville. The funer- vice was conducted March 23 at Antioch Baptist Church in SVille. The Reverend Wesley Boatman, Mr. Roy Wright, and "evm Wegienka officiated and interment was in Ramah Baptist Jh Cemetery in Palmetto. lbearers were Kevin Wegienka, Kerry Wegienka, Keith e and nka. Charlie Wright, Brett Chapman, Greg Bailey, and George (-h ;, s Brown was born March 4, 1913 in Coweta County, daugh- i 00i00!ii i i " wittle t tett Brown of Livermore, California. and special great-nieces, Kim Shirah, Mrs. Amy Chapman, Mrs. Renea Bailey, and Mrs. rnUe Bonner, all of Hogansville. few me Claude A McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville charge of arrangements. L00'00GN C.E. Stevenson November 11, 1903 - March 26, 2001 SSEE, FLORIDA - C.E. Stevenson, 97, of Tallahassee, and a former resident of 11ogansville, died March 26 at Hospital in Tallahassee. The funeral sern'ice was conduct- the graveside in Myrtle Hill Cemete' in Hogansville, the Reverend John Mark Carpenter officiating. It. Stex enson was born November I1, 1903 in Hogansville, son late Edward and Luta Forbus Stevenson. He received an AB. from Oglethorpe UniversitL an M.A. degree from Peabody ',ge, and pursued post graduate studies at the University of Duke University, and the University of Minnesota. An in the Naval PreFlight Program during Vorld War I1, Mr. was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in the public )Is of Georgia for 17 years and served as Director of Guidance :iate Professor of Psycholog3" at North Georgia College years, retfl-ing in 1966. Stevenson was involved in church and civic activities, hav- a member of Lions and Kiwanis clubs, and having served Jeacon, Sunday School teacher, and church clerk. He lived in from 1980 until making his home in Tallahassee in 1992, member of the First Baptist Church of Hogansville. include a daughter and son-in-law, Gwendolyn and Norris; granddaughter, Linda Avant; two great-grandchil- , Lauren a Avant and Dale Avant, all of Tallahassee; and several s and nephews. rr he Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville charge of arrangements. Session Finally Over The 2001 session of the Georgia General Assembly ended at midnight, Wednesday, March 21, 2(K)l, in a circus-like atmos- phere. A Democrat Representative dehberately fili- bustered so that no vote could be taken on the video poker bill. (Reportedly, he has significant investments in video poker machines.) Welcome to the Georgia General Assembly. It will long be remembered as the ses- sion that changed the flag. Also there were modest accomplish- merits of the session not previ- ously repeated such as creation of the State Road and Toll Way Authority to significantly accel- erate the developmental highway system which includes US 27 pri- marily in the less populous areas of the state. The Governor received his first legislative set- back when his idea of raising the driving age in metro Atlanta failed. Unfortunately, I failed to get enough votes for my amendment to allow Troup County to enter the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNG- WPD) by a majority vote of the proposed members vs. The deci- sion of the Director who is also the Director of the EPD for the state. Some of us feel that neither he nor the Governor want Troup County in this because of the activist role that we have played so effectively in the Tri State Compact and the federal lawsuit. I also lost my amendment in re prioritizing supply so that it would not be considered until later. We are convinced that the Governor and most of the eighteen counties first and foremost want to con- tinue to supply increasing amounts of water to metro Atlanta. In my opinion, this should not be done until they correct water pollution, air pollution and the movement of traffic caused by uncontrolled growth. Last Friday I was listening to National Public Radio and heard an interview with Lt. Governor Mark Taylor. He was talking about the $800,000,000 we will spend to construct more class- rooms primarily to achieve small- er class size. He indicated that once this is completed the "results will jump off the charts." This is either the biggest selling job for a massive expenditure or one of the more naive comments I've herd in regard to public educa- tion. Hopefully most of us would agree that until we get responsi- ble parents in much greater num- bers, better curriculum, increase the competence of mediocre teachers, students who exercise personal responsibility by being drug and alcohol free, and sexu- ally pure students who strive for excellence,we can spend all of the money we want on smaller class sizes and the results will not improve much. The 2001 session did little to help in these areas. The 2001 legislative session may be remembered for what we did not do. We read of 200,000 cus- tomers facing the threat of their natural gas service being cut off because they couldn't afford the high bills. The legislature did lit- tle despite a bill to remove the sales tax on natural gas and propane that died in committee. Speaking of tax relief, with a bil- lion dollar surplus we gave very little of it back to the taxpayers. One exception was a continuing parade of sales tax exemptions. While I'm all for less taxes, the problem is that these exemptions only put a greater burden on the rest of us because government spending continues to go up. People are poor for many rea- sons. One of these is that they get involved with 'paycheck advance' loans, title pawns and loans from predatory lenders, etc. Also, video poker victimizes them, but ironically, the legislator who killed the bill has a dispropor- tionate number of poor con- stituents. While these unfair acts cry out for legislative relief, noth- ing of significance came out of this session. An innocent bill to add Latinos to the definition of minorities may be harbinger of a pendulum shift in public policy by the legislature. Already quotas, set aside and cer- tain affirmative action plans have been ruled unconstitutional. Now there appears to be a movement to move to more of a perform- ance basis for all regardless of race. Cynthia "Fucker, the black editor of the Atlanta Constitution, said: "If African-Americans are to continue progressing forward in the nation's economic main- stream, we need to start looking forward too...the heyday of black civil rights is over. It's time to let it go." I concur. Classified Bargains- Pages 2,3B ; ' z :;:;;- T&C Coun00 Store & C00'-0ut Restaurant 1276 Corinth Rd Hogansville 637-6685 (Fomby's Old Store) Mon-Thur 6 am. to 9 p,m Fd 6-10 Sat 7-10 Sunday 8-8 SHIRLEY'S PLACE ! 1339 East Main St., HogarLsville (Next to Elder's Store) 637-5900 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mort-Sat Eat4n or Carry Out ~ HOMEMADE BREAKFAST BISCUITS & TROPHIES. PLAQUES. GIFTS AWARDS MEDALS RIBBONS ,,,, -Seymour's - Engraving Co. 03 Highway 34 675-8558 II "Rusty" Yawn 141 Main St. LaGmn, GA 30240 Phone: 706-882-7205 Fax: 706-882-0944 he ttld av. i ! nt tN 706-637-9468 Beeper: 1-800-312-3229 637-8400 the BIG XTRA & H Bgna)tRS and Residential Remodeling Concrete Work Hester 706-884-2724 7:189 E. Main Street Hogansville, GA (706) 637-9001 For More Information LaGrange 706-884-2444 117 West Main Street Hogansville, GA 30230 James R. Thrash Funeral Director & Embalmer Bus: 637-8791 Home: 637-8436 pRzc.p!oN Auto uwoy h4e A m 706-884-9292 101 SERVICE PARK LN. ASE certified * 17 years experience ,, Foreign & Domestic Insurance claims wet- come Precision frame repair - Expert paint match guaranteed BASF refinish technology Written warranty tAqnd-shietd replacement Por mdows & lock  All work guaranteed t% "Oh the, Lor pleror of t y 'esty & on ty worwerful worEs, I wi me, dCCaTe." P,,oX,nx I#5:5 III i You are made for fellowship with God. Happiness is the union of ourselves with God, and whether we recognize it or not, men and women are incomplete without their daily time with Him. David told us while literally running for his life, "Seek peace and pursue it." He found his quiet center from his time with the Lord. Meditation on the Word of God is the foundation for strong and sustaining faith. Weekly Bible Trivia What wa= Eeau'e vocation ? (answer found in this week' scripture reding) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wed. Thurs. Friday Saturday Gen. Gen. Gen. Gen. Gen. Gen. Cn. 25:1-11 25:12-18 25:19-23 25:24-29 25:30-34 26:1-5 26:6-12 Williams Insurance The Hammett Building 301 Broom St. Suite 101 207 South ttwy 29 LaGrange, GA 30240 1 logansville, (;A 30230 Bus: 706-882-5567 Bus: 7fg&37-Gl Linda Fowler Mclissa ( adwell Claude A. McKiblmn & Sons Funerol Rome 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 Hot Eats, Cool Treats 307-A Hwy. 29 South Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-9953 flboO oral "ron@ Full Collisio Repair * Paint Matching lnmn'mace Claims Welcome Frame Straightening 24 Hou To.Mng AwlBaI 706.637-5277 HocjansviUe Re "l#glous Supplies go"" Laundry MATTHEW & Cleaners , :l,kgJ, ,00:' 24 Hr. Good Church Supplies Bibles Robes Sunday Neighbor Service 205 and 209 School Supphes * Hymnals Books Tapes 14 N LaFayette Sq East Main Street Gifts Cards * Plaq/les Complete I.aOrange Selection Resonable Prices 882-OO46 CAR. HOME. HEALTH. UFE MULTI-LINE LTD Kristies Cleaning Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8741 We Sell All Types of Tires II - Ill HUBBARD & SPINKS Parts - Serv/ce 1115 E. Mail1SL Phone: Hogansvitle, GA 30230 (,'06i 637-6379 BODY SHOP * GLASS SHOP * AUTO REPAIR QUALITY WORK IN RECORD TIME 1511 HAMILTON RD P.O. BOX 1171 LAGRANGE, GEORGIA 30241 (706) 884-1869 FARMERS SUPPLY 300 BACON STF, EI:7' LAGRANGE, GA 30240 gi} t tu';lvat rla  o w   ERIC REISINGER, President 706-884-3051 Attorney at Law 637-4558 Hogansville Pharmacy Phil Waldrop 300 Main Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8683 375 Hwy 100 HogansviUe 637-9753