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What's Wrong With ThisPicture? -4,4  ************************* FOR ADC 303 CITY COUNTY SERVICE COMPANY 1201 CENTRAL AVE N TIFTON GA 31794-3969 COMP I "'--" "'ew Pet 310 2o Lsifleds 6-8A n The Formerly The Hogansville Herald Serving the Hogansville-Grantville Area Since 1944 PRSRT STD AUTO U. S. POSTAGE PAID HOGANSVILLE, GA PERMIT NO. 35 60, NO. 33 HOGANSVILLE, GEORGIA-THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2003 8 PAGES 1 SECTION 50 L L LI I ea Educators (2,tmcerned Or, State School Report fELLy BRYANT LOcal educators including ol boards, school administra- and faculty, parents and stu- in a state of confu- i last Tuesday night when the Department of Education ltus report on 1128 state that receive federal Title e funds. APproximately 40 % of these erMly funded schools did not t specifications and therefore in the dreaded "Needs Improvement" category. All area systems had some schools on the state's "Needs Improvement" list that was neces- sary under the federal No Child Left Behind School Reform Act signed by President Bush. Thi law gives parents the option of sending their children to higher performing schools in the same school district. A vast majority of the schools that failed to meet testing goals came from poor economic families. It has been proven their is a direct correlation between the economic welfare of a family and test scores a child makes. There were 298 schools that failed to make "adequate yearly progress" because they didn't meet that goal - although some of those schools probably wouldn't have made it academically anyway. The state uses scores from its curriculum exam - known as the CRCT - and the graduation test to determine if a school has made its testing goals. At least 50 percent of elemen- tary and middle school students must pass the math curriculum exam and at least 60 percent must pass the reading and language arts exams for a school to make "ade- quate yearly progress." Higher pass rates are required on the high school tests. Also, each school's student pop- ulation is broken down into sub- groups by race, economic status and other indicators. Each of those subgroups must also meet the same testing goals of the school will have failed to make "adequate yearly progress." Area school systems received mixed results from last Tuesday night's 2003 Title 1 Report of Adequate Yearly Progress. Six of twelve schools in Troup County system are classified in the needing improvement category. Marion County had Moss Primary and Tri-County High list- ed as needing improvement, Meriwether County had George Washington Elementary, Greenville Middle School and Manchester Middle School as needing improve- ment, Muscogee had 12 out of 27 See SCHOOLS, Page 2A Moore Indicted ; : ..... For 1970 Murder UP - Officials at Hogansville Elementary School are shown registering students in time for the Aug. 7 of classes at the school, which has 368 students, to date. mrollment: it CLINT CLAYBROOK School started at H0gansville ' - and other Troup County on Aug. 7. There are 368 stu - enrolled to date at Hogansville, Hazel Jackson, one of the school "so we're up" in enrollment. There Were 357 students at this time But officials expect even more stu- Jackson said. "We're just wait- url th rest of them." It is traditional that rural Georgia enrollment doesn't peak until the Labor Day holiday, which next month. ner are six new teachers and a " assistant principal at the school, said. Included in the enrollment are twen- 'Year-olds in Pre-K and 56 five-year s ia kindergarten. The new assistant principal is who drives 130 miles trip every day to get to her job from her'home in Stockbridge. She was at Garner-Newman Middle In LaGrange last year and at Street Elementary the year NOT JUST BOOKS - These youngsters fc und a le v fire engine with which to kill time :luring 'reg- tration day' at H gansville emer :ary School. Included in the enroll- ment are twenty 4- year-olds in Pre-K and 56 five-year olds in kinder- garten. The school's enrollment is expecte, I to rise tnt just after Labor Day. 62-Year-Old Hogansville Man Linked to First Wife's Death By CUNT CLAYBROOK A Hogansville man who was arrested several weeks ago and charged with mur- der in connection with the 1970 death of his wife- which was first thought to have been accidental - has been indict- ed by a Troup County grand jury. Marshall Moore was indicted on a charge of mal- ice murder on Aug. 4, exact- ly 33 years after his then-wife Gwendolyn Moore was found dead in a well on or near the couples property on Aug. 4, 1970 He has been - and remains free on $25,000 bond and was to appear for arraignment on Wednesday in Superior Court in LaGrange. MRS. MOORE'S DEATH was first written off as acci- dental and no charges were filed until early June after an eight-month investigation by District Attorney Pete Skandalakis' office that was triggered by Gwendolyn Moore's great niece who raised questions about the death certificate, authorities have said. Marshall Moore has con- tinued to live just outside Hogansville and had since remarried. His second wife arranged for his bond within hours of Moore's turning himself into Changes Announced by Star-Mercury puterized production, including pag- ination composition of pages on com- puter screens and the wider use of full or process color photographs and ads." KUYKENDALL, 46, lives in Shiloh and started his newspaper career with the Star-Mercury Publications (then Trib Publications) See PROMOTIONS, Page 2A Kuykendall, a long time at Star Mercury has been named pub- of  ; The Manchester Star- 'The Harris County Journal; ,ver ;ther Vindicator; The New Era and The Home News, effective week's editions. who has been serv- since 1999, succeeds as publisher, following earlier this month Ku -endall Lewis Goldston "We are fortunate to have some- one of Kuykendall's ability and expe- rience to assume this important posi- tion," said MiUard Grimes, president of Grimes Publications, which has operated the five newspapers since February 1999. "Johnny is a native of the area and has lived and worked here most of his life," Grimes added. "He not only is an exceptionalreporter and editor, after 33 years with the newspapers. Kuykendall will also continue in the but has been a leader in the conver- editor's position, sion of weekly newspapers to corn- the Troup County Sheriff's Department on June 5. Moore, now 62, is said to be in poor health, but some members of his first wife's family have continued to push the case, saying it is never too late to prosecute the man who allegedly killed their kinsman. Gwendolyn Moore's body was exhumed from a Hogansville cemetery in May and sent to the GBI lab in Atlanta for examination which, according to authori- ties, showed evidence of a severe beating not long before her death. A SPOKESMAN for the district attorney's office said it is unlikely that Moore will face trial "oefore the first of the year." The GBI examination, according to sources close to the investigation, showed that Gwendolyn Moore "suf- fered a very violent death" and raised questions about why her death didn't trigger charges earlier since there were initially conflicting reports and theories about how she died. The DA's office said the original arrest warrant for Moore, issued on June 4, came after interviews with family members, re-exami- nation of old case files, col- lection of certain documents and interviewing and re- interviewing witnesses." Services will be held today for Miss Thelma Nancy Trussell, 84, of Hogansville, who died Friday, August 8. A former timber manager, she was also active in the church. Details, Other Deaths, 5A