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Youngsters Graduate, Too -6,4 Whoa! Lewi00 - " &apos;Truth AboW | 4arships rded -lOA The "! Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 NO. 22 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA - THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003 10 PAGES 1 SECTION 1 INSERT 50 - ) -,,,:,,,.,,i i,i<  ,, ') ,, ]9: By Clint Claybrook THE ROLL-Willie H. Johnson, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, checks the honor roll of marea veterans who lost their lives in the nation's wars. , But Not Forgotten Turns Out for Hogansville Memorial Day Service It was a red white and day in Hogansville on as folks turned out Pay tribute to the court- men and women who ultimate price country-those who ght its wars and returned. A few dozen people out at Calvin Hipp t citizens who have died "s battles since World War I are memorial- marriedtotheformerCecile But Pete Maxwell, who Part of the ceremony involved adding the 41st name to that list, that of Maj. Henry Irvin Beall of the Army Air Corps. His was the first added since he War Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated in 1987. The major died in a B-26 Marauder bomber crash on March 4, 1944 at Mahaberry County Tyrone, Ireland. He was assigned to the Eighth Air Force and was had a son, Bill Beall who graduated from Hogansville High School in 1946 and is married to the former Joyce Hight of Hogansville. Maj. Beall also served during World War I. His remains were returned to Hogansville in 1948 and interred with military hon- ors in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Several people in the crowd looked up the names of relatives on the Veterans Memorial. the Army; including sever- al months in the China, Burma, India Theatre dur- ing World War Ii, didn't have to do that. His brother, Billy Joe was killed in the fighting in Korea and his older broth- er, Henry "Jack" Maxwell was a 13-year veteran who saw action in both World War II and Korea. The younger brother's See MEMORIAL, Page 2A Life00 e i 00hip Edwin Sadlin, widOw of for: mer American Legion st 152 Commander George N, SpradUn, wa officiy made a: life-time: of the organation: ; Memori 1 "  ==, - Ein men and ife- callofdu we proudly ute col'-our troops N. Thrower said as part of Jr.'s work town Hogansville: By Clint Claybrook VETERANS ALL- Frances Robinson, center, served as an Army nurse during World War II. She is flanked by two other Hogansville veter- ans. By Clint Claybrook EMCEE-Tommy Thrower, emcee of the Memorial. Day ceremonies in Hogansville speaks to the crows from under the new gaze- bo, which was built through the efforts of the local American Legion post. CLAYBROOK Was 1970 Death No Accident? District Attorney May Pursue Charges in Tra00:edy atWell By CLINT CLAYBROOK Speculation is strong in Hogansville that District Attorney Pete Skandalakis may bring charges in con- nection with what was orginally thought to have been an accidental death here almost 33 years ago. A law enforcement source, who asked not to be identified, said that the case was re-opened after a fami- ly member raised questions about the death of Gwendolyn M. Moore of Hogansville, who died on Aug. 4, 1970. Originally, her death was apparenty thought to have been an accident. , ."$upposed]yshe fetI down ' a well," Hogansville Police Chief Guy Sprad]m_ said. "But now some people are coming out and saying it was- n't an accident." Moore was 29 at the time of her death. Her body was exumed sometime within the last three weeks and sent to the GBI laboratory in Atlanta and has since been reinterred at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville, sources told the Hogansville Home News this week. Law enforcement offi- cers familiar with the case said it was apparently re- opened either after a relative of the victim raised questions about the woman's death cer- tificate or after another of her family members related details about the death which had not been previously dis- closed. A longtime Hogansville resident told this newspaper that there were "suspicions" about the case when the woman's body was found down in a well. "She had her purse (strap) still on her shoulder when she was brought up, like she was going out somewhere," that source said. The DA is reportedy going to take the case to a grand jury, another law enforcement officer said. Neither Skandalakis nor his investigator, who is work- ing the case, immediately returned phone calls seeking more information. Veteran J()0000u'nalist Joins Area Papers Clint Claybrook, a news- paper reporter and editor in Alabama and Georgia for the past 40 years, has moved his notebook and laptop comput- er to the Manchester office of Grimes Publications. Effective immediately, Claybrook will become asso- ciate editor for five weekly newspapers that cover the counties north and east of Columbus, including The Manchester Star-Mercury, The Harris County Journal, The Meriwether Vindicator, The Talbotton new Era and The Hogansville Home News. For the past year, Claybrook has been publish- er and editor of The Phenix Citizen and was previously a reporter for The Citizen. Claybrook has also been an editor and/or reporter on the Newnan Times-Herald, the Columbus Ledger- Enquirer, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Birmingham News and news- papers in Minnesota, Texas and Mississippi. He will still be available for special assign- Claybrook ments on The Phenix Citizen which is part of the Grimes Publications group. Millard Grimes, presi- dent and CEO, in announcing the change, praised Claybrook for his important role in helping The Citizen make the transition from its former owners, Mike and Jill Venable, and continue the strong news coverage which they achieved in their seven- year tenure. "This month is the first- year anniversary of our acquisition of The Citizen," Grimes noted, "and it is also See CLAYBROOK, Page 2A school's reckoning. Phillip Buchan, the 2003 Valedictorian was named Student of the Year and Jake Walls was declared the school's Citizen of The Year and announced as the winner of scholarships totaling $3,000. Buchan was also recognized for having the highest average in his class in math, science and social studies and was named the 2003 Star Student. Phillip is the son of Mitzi Buchan. Scholarships which he was awarded, not including any Hope Scholarship benefits, totaled some $23,000. Some other seniors with the announced value of scholarships they have been offered incl]aded: Dustin Moore, $17,400. Jim Bouie, $30,000; Joseph Brown, $30,000: LaShandra Atcherson, $20,000; Paul Whitten, $20,000 and Katie Waldrep, $8,000. Ricky Thrash was offered $48,000 in scholarships from Mercer Univeristy; $11,000 from the Clark Atlanta Alumni; $8,000 from Samford University and art Alpha Phi Alpha scholarship for $1,0oo. Karmarcha Martin; $18,500; Joshua King a U.S. Navy Scholarship worth $40,000. Caitlin Bruggeman was announced as the winner of a schol- arship valued at $82,000 from LaGrange College and two others totaling $1,000. Offerings to Brandon Thomas totaled $23,400; Jamie Rife was offered a Bellamon College Track Scholarship valued at $38,400 and Corey Czarnonycz was offered a full scholarship to Georgia State University valued at $30,000. Other awards to seniors includ- ed: Jake Walls, Georgia Secretary of State's Excellence in Citizenship Award; Ricky Thrash, Principal's Leadership Award Certificate of Merit; Lena Drake, Ancor of the Year Award. Jamie Rife and Jake Walls received the Wendy's High School Heisman Scholar Athlete Award and the Charles Hunsicker Award. Awards and Recognition on May S. doesn't include 32 Hope 9s that the schools sen- - earned, if they choose to of them. Hope for seniors have a 2,000, according to the High School seniors Scholarships worth more $480,000, according t y Graduates Earn $480,000+ in Scholarships