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May 24, 2001     The Hogansville Herald
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PAGE 2A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - MAY 24, 2001 ar ar c WOMAN DIES IN CAR CRASH - Latikka Shavette Baldwin-Holmes, 22, of Manchester lost her life in a Friday auto accident near the Odessadale Community in Meriwether County when the car she was driving collided with a Ford F-350 pickup. Woman Dies in Odessadale Wreck By Bryan Geter PICKUP DAMAGED- The pickup in the above photograph was pulling a horse trailer at the time of the accident. By Bryan Geter A Manchester woman died from Luries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident in the Odessadale CommuniW in western Meriwether County Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. According to reports filed at Georgia State Patrol Post 34 in Manchester, Latikka Shavette Baldwin-Holmes, 22, of Pershing Street in Manchester, failed to yield at the stop sign located at the intersection of the Odessa Road and Georgia Highwayl09 and collided with a Ford F-350 truck pulling a horse trail- er which was driven by Gloria Jean Howard, 51, of Franklin. According to the report, the front of Howard's truck collided with the driver's side door of the Mazda causing the car to travel approximately 176 feet across all lanes of Highway 109 before coming to its final rest in a private drive on the northside of the highway. After impact, the report states Howard's truck traveled approximately 115 feet and came to rest in a ditch on the north side of the highway. Baldwin-Holmes was taken to West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange by Meriwether CounW EMS where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Howard had visible injuries but required no medical attentior The horse trailer overturned injur- ing the horse and a local veterinarian was called to the scene to end the horse's life. No citations have been issued in the incident. Manchester state troopers investi- gated the accident and were assisted by both the LaGrange Post of the Georgia State Patrol and Meriwether County SheTiff's Depm-tment. ....... no contract. no credit check. no deposit. CELWLARON II GRIFFIN MANCHESTER THOMASTON 1303 West Taylor St. 1140 Warm Springs Hw, 103 Jeff Davis Rd. 770-412-9100 706-846-2012 706-648-9100 Mon,- Fri. 9:00-6:00 Mon.- Fri. 9:00-6:00 Mon,- Fri. 9:00-6:00 Sat. 10:00-3:00 Sat. 10:00-3:00 Sat. 10:00-3:00 A PRICE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION Company * Listed on the New York Stock Exchange - symbol PR Restw:clions, laxes, and her f may appl),  stores for details. State Patr-I 18 May Die Holiday Vg, ! Despite recent increases in gasoline prices, traffic over the Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be heavy. Colonel George Ellis, GSP Commander, said the Georgia State Patrol is predicting 18 fatalities, 700 injuries and 2,312 traffic crash- es on Georgia roads during the 78-hour holiday periocL "Memorial Day weekend is the start of the summer travel season in Georgia and past expe- rience has shown that traffic will be heavy," Colonel Ellis said. "Although the price of gasoline has risen, motor vehicle travel remains high with no reason to believe we will see a decrease in traffic over the holiday week- end." The holiday period begins at 6 pan. on Friday, May 25 and continues until midnight, Memorial Day. Georgia State Troopers will be concentrating their enforce- ment efforts throughout holiday patrols on the major factors that contribute to fatal traffic crash- es each holiday period: speed, impaired drivers, and people not wearing a seat belt. Every avail- able State Trooper will be on patrol Friday and Monday, the heaviest travel days of the holi- day period. '"troopers will not only be patrolling the interstates, but the state and county roads as welL" the Colonel said. "Last year, there were no fatalities on Georgia interstates during the 78- hour period. The commander tioned travelers that Day is the be deadly month 30 percent of' ities occur. "This is an I ly our roads and the best while traveling seat belt," he said. The Georgia State l be participating in C.A.R.E., or Combined Reduction Effort, to awareness of the dan roads during the Operation C.A.R.E. is an: tional effort by law officers to ty through high Colonel Ellis also motorists that or Ticket began in the eight Law Kentucky to Florida ducting high patrols Last year Memorial Day Georgia recorded 2 651 injuries and 12 those killed, only one wearing a seat belt. Day was 27 in 1969, the t Memorial Day was the holiday I0 in 1979. 'Affair on the Festival Set 00'or If you're looking for fine art, great food, and excellent local entertainment, the Affair on the Square is coming June 9-10. If beautiful hydrangeas are what you seek, you'll he in the right place since the Hydrangea Festival wild place Juneg-10as the to the celebration LaGrange France and the the Lafayette Statue Square, which took February. At Kaleidoscope, the Square is one of the door fine art festivals ha! of Georgia. This year first time Square will join the offer a great weekend ties for all ages. from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., from throughout the No longer j as it was when it bega the fair will again be Lafayette Square in than 10,000 people are ed to visit the event. to the festival is free. Bring the whole Kaleidoscope, there enjoyable activities for c too! The Children's Beautiful, will again art activities for ages. Local good food round out Kaleidoscope, Square is an outreach of the Chattahoochee Museum. communities since Thanks to our of ON Brakes Front End Repah" Alignment Mufflers Ball 202