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HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 PAGE 5-A AN D Savanlm__h Rose Shelton March 28, 2002 : Savannah Rose Shelton, infant daughter of David Lee Ann Watdrop Shelton, died March 28, at Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. The was conducted March 30 in the A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Hogansville. The Reverend Carl Calhoun and interment was in Calvary Baptist in Coweta County. In addition to her parents, survivors include two Shelton of HogansAlle and Kayla of Grantville; three brothers, Dakota Benjamin Shelton, and Blake Shelton, all ; grandparents, Patricia Olmstead of California and Ronald Olmstead of ; great grandparents, Betty Ann and Dorman of Stockbridge, Margaret and E.J. and Lillian Olmstead, all of Luthersville; two aunts, Tracy Shelton and Tiffany Swain. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Fth B. Waters December 13, 1898 - March 29, 2002 Mrs. Edith Blockman Waters, 103, of Pine morial service will be held at a later in Pound Ridge, New York with interment in Cemetery in Stamford, Connecticut. Mrs. Waters was born December 13, 1898 in , daughter of the late Albert Blockman and the late Nellie Canfield A resident of Georgia for the past two she retired as the owner and operator of a and was a member of Pound Ridge Church in Pound Ridge, New York. She wife of the late Carleton L. Waters. include one daughter, Mrs. Helen W. Mountain; two granddaughters, Mrs. of Pine Mountain and Mrs. Barbara of Pittsfield, New Hampshire; and one great- Aaron Lee of Pittsfield. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Dorothy A. Overby November 2, 1940 - March 30, 2002 Dorothy Arrington Overby, 61, of died March 30 at her home. The funer- was conducted April 1 in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home i Jl ..... :!Jl in Hogansville. The Reverend Johnny Williamson and Mrs. Joyce Corby officiated and interment was in the Franklin City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carlton Hannah, Jody Hannah, Jimmy Hannah, Sammy Beckom, Gene Smith, and Donnie Smith. Born November 2, 1940 in Heard County, Mrs. Overby lived in Hogansville and Franklin most of her life. She was employed as a waitress. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Thomasa and James Hickey of Franklin; one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Marcia Williamson of Senoia; a stepson, Robby Overby of Palmetto; her father, Harvey Arrington of Franklin; three sis- ters, Mrs. Josephine Stringer of Newnan, Mrs. Sara Padgett and Mrs. Mart Doyle Bagley, both of Lanett, Alabama; one brother, Edward Arrington of Newnan; five grandchildren; and one great-grand- child. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Joseph Christopher Thomas June I3, 1968 - March 30, 2002 Joseph Christopher (Chris) Thomas, 33, of LaGrange, died March 30 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. The funeral service was con- ducted April 1 in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Scott3' Fowler and the Reverend Jesse Sims officiated and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. Pallbearers were Shane Bates, Tim Wilkerson, Be Morgan, Austin Eley, Kyle Yates, Todd Reeves, and Joe Thompson. Mr. Thomas was born June 13,1968 in LaGrange. A resident of Troup County most of his life, he lived in Maquoketa, Iowa for three years before return- ing to LaGrange four months ago. He was a gradu- ate of Troup High School, attended Troup Tech, and was an auto body repair technician. He attended Springhill Baltist Church in 1Youp County. Survivors include his wife Jennifer Thomas of Maquoketa, Iowa; one daughter, Erin Thomas; one son, Christopher Thomas, Jr., both of LaGrange; his mother and stepfather, Sherry and James Purgason of LaGrange; his father and stepmother, Nancy and Joseph Thomas Ill, also of LaGrange; two broth- ers, Randall Chad Thomas of Opelika, Alabama and Jeff Thomas of LaGrange; his grandparents, Hazel and J.S. (Joe) Thomas, Jr. and Myra and Richard Weaver, all of LaGrange; and aunts and uncles. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. ,Rend Our Meetings DEAR EDITOR: In 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) initiated County Government Week as a way for coun- ties to enhance the public's awareness of the role that county government plays in their everyday lives. The week of April 7-13 more than 1,000 counties across the United States will participate in this event. Counties today are coming to real- ize that with greater economic and fis- cal challenges comes a greater respon- sibility in letting the public know about the challenges and how their money will be spent in the face of those challenges. The annual budget for Troup County last year was over 1 million and dur- ing the budgeting process only a very few people other than the commission- ers and staff attended the meetings to see how we were proposing to pay for the services provided. This is not unique to budget meetings, commission meet- ings on the whole are sparsely attended other than when a zoning issue is com- ing up. This situation is not unique to Troup County, it happens m counties "all around the country. Troup County has the advantage in that we are a small com- munity, but we still must find ways to improve the way we communicate with our constituents. We need newer inno- vative ways to inform you about the many valuable services that are provid- ed to you as a citizen and also encour- age you to be an active participant in the process. We have upgraded our official website (www.troupcountyga.org) to include a schedule of our meetings. We have also made available the agendas and minutes of these meetings. You can even look up property information as well, In the future we are hoping to include more information on our court system. The roughly 500 government employees work hard each day to serve the nearly 59,000 citizens of Troup County. In the past year, we have built a new facility to house our very suc- cessful Work Release Program. This pro- gram allows offenders to be punished yet still support their families. Other counties are using it as a model for sim- ilar programs in their communities. We built an addition to the Correctional Institute; this allows us to use more inmate labor to care for our parks, ceme- teries and roadways. The Public Defender's Office is a new program that helps us to manage the ever growing problem of indigent defense, and it may well be expanded to include juvenile and state court cases. Great strides have been made in our Solid Waste Management program, by : making the shift from the old compactor system to a very successful manned con- venience center system. We are constantly and consistently working to construct, upgrade and main- taln our system of roads and highways. Each year our budget allows funds for this purpose. Additionally, our Roads & Engineering Department has taken on major projects like the rebuilding of Callaway Church Road, which provides better access to the new Wahnart Distribution Center and the impending South Loop, which will be another sig- nificant enhancement to our transporta- tion system. Our Fire Department is well trained and prepared to meet the needs of our community. We have a well-organized jail system and our Parks and Recreation Department reaches out to thousands of our youth and senior citizens and will soon provide even greater opportunities community wide. The library and air- port are also vital community resources. And we are continuing to make invest- ments into the quality of West Point Lake so that it may atti its full potent, Troup County belongs to all of us, we share so many common goals and beliefs, let us all put forth our best effort by keeping informed about what's happen- ing and participating in the shaping of our future. 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