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PAGE 10-A HOGANSVIIJ HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2003 'Radio Show' Is Friday The Sons of Lafayette Male Choir, under the direction of Loren Pinkerman, and guest performers Anne Duraski, Ed Biggs and Kathy Nash will present an evening of family entertainment Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the new Troup High School Auditorium. "The Radio Show" will feature the Sons of Lafayette singing cowboy songs including "Cool Water", "The Old Chisholm Trail" and "Riders In The Sky" and a set of 1960s tunes ("I Get Around", "Fun, Fun, Fun" and "Earth Angel") which will have the audience singing and dancing in the aisles. In keeping with the cowboy theme in the first act, guests Anne Duraski, Ed Biggs and Kathy Nash will present a comic "horse opera" entitled "Sweet Baby From Pike", which is based on the American Folk Song of the same name. Biggs and Nash also will entertain with their rendition of the famous Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald duet "Indian Love Song" while Duraski and Pinkerman also will sing solos. A smaller ensemble from Sons of Lafayette will perform other pieces, and a Radio Host will handle the radio com- mercials and commentary. The audience is invited to get in the spirit and join in the fun by dressing in either cowboy or 60s clothing. State of Georgia, Troup County To the honorable Allen B. Keeble, Judge of Superior Court, Coweta Judicial Circuit: We, the members of the Troup County Grand Jury drawn and sworn for the November 2003 Term, respectfully make the fol- lowing presentments: We wish to express our appreciation to District Attorney Peter John Skandalakis and all who assisted him in the prepara- tion and presentation of the cases brought before us for action. We commend the District Attorney and his staff for their professional- ism and attention to detail. Their presentations were invaluable in making our decisions. We also wish to thank Mr. Marion Carson and Mr. Donald Neese, our bailiffs, for their assistance. We com- mend law enforcement per- sonnel, who came before us, whose dedication to duty deserves our support, encouragement, and sincere thanks. We are impressed with their demonstrated dili- gence and competence. This Grand Jury would also like to extend our grati- tude to the Honorable Judge Allen B. Keeble for his serv- ice and dedication to the judi- cial process. This Grand Jury was pre- sented an indictment for con- sideration which involved the disciplining of a student by a school administrator. The student was disciplined in accordance with the adopted policies and procedures of the Troup County School Board. After deliberating the evidence, this Grand Jury returned a No Bill as to that particular indictment. As a result of this case, this Grand Jury requested that someone associated with the Troup County School Board appear before this body to answer their ques- tions. We wish to thank Associate Superintendent, Ed Smith, for appearing before us to discuss the adopt- ed disciplinary policies of the Board and what action is being taken to ensure that an incident similar to the case submitted does not occur again. After discussing the case with Mr. Smith and consider- ing all the evidence before us, this Grand Jury makes the following recommendations to the elected members of the Troup County School Board and the Superintendent: We concur with the deci- sion to suspend corporal pun- ishment as a form of disci- plining students until further information is obtained by officials to determine if this matter is valid and/or an acceptable practice. If the elected members of the School Board do adopt corporal punishment as an acceptable method of last resort discipline, we urge them to do away with the "standard paddle" and take into consideration the differ- ent sizes and ages of all stu- dents in our system. This body is mindful that the elected members of the School Board are the ones responsible for educating our children and ensuring the safety of all our children in school. We are hopeful that the Board will review other school district disciplinary policies and consider all viable options before making a final decision regarding this matter. We further urge parents to become involved in this matter and make their feel- ings known to the elected school board members con- cerning the policy of corpo- ral punishment in the schools. We also heard testimony from law enforcement con- cerning certain child molestation cases. We urge all of our agencies to work closely together on these cases and further urge Department of Family and Children Services and Juvenile Court to examine their procedures/policies involving the placement of children into protective cus- tody. Board of Equalization Pursuant to the charge of the Court, this Grand Jury appoints Ms. Sibyl Single to the Board of Equalization, Regular Member First Board, to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2004, and expiring December 21, 2005. Mr. Lamar McKeen to the Board of Equalization, Regular Member - First Board, and to serve a three- year term beginning January 1, 2004, and expiring December 31, 2006. Mr. Stephen King to the Board of Equalization, Alternate Member, to serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2004, and expir- ing December 31, 2006. Bailiff and Grand Juror Fees This Grand Jury recom- mends to the Board of Commissioners that the bailiff fees remain at $70.00 per day and that the grand juror fees remain $35.00 per day. Respectfully Submitted, Bernice Thomas, Foreperson Deborah Edge, Clerk Foreperson: Bernice Thomas 1) Deborah Edge, Clerk 2) Robert S. Niedrach 3) Gordon M. Smith Jr. 4) Gerald A. Key II 5) Sabrina L. Zelaya 6) Eula Cotton 7) Helen R. Hunter 8) Kenneth L. Sebaugh 9) Todd Raponi 10) W.E. Rowden 11) Robert Halcomb 12) Maria Hull 13) Dr. Garnett Giesler Jr. 14) Kelly Durand 15) James W. Davidson 16) Dorothy L. Hazel 17) Ralph S. Duraski 18) Rebecca L. Weft 19) Richard D. Harris 20) Taletrius Stargill State of Georgia, Troup County The within presentments received in Open Court this the 4th day of November, 2003. It is ordered that the with- in presentments be entered upon the minutes of the Superior Court, made a part thereof, and advertised as recommended. And it is so ordered, this the 4th day of November, 2003. Allen B. Keeble Judge of Superior Court Troup County, Georgia " . f WORTHY OF HONOR - 2002-03 President Kenneth Jones, Ida Jones "Kappan of the Year 2002-03" and 04 President Jane Teaster. Jnl Delta Kappa Chapter Honors Ida The LaGrange Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International met Oct. 21 at Lamar Dodd Arts Center at LaGrange College with the president, Jane Teaster, presiding. Janet B. Solomon, vice president and program chair, introduced the keynote speakers, Dr. Quincy Brown and Dr. Linda Buchanan of LaGrange College, who presented a program on "Servant Leadership Today." Other program participants were PDK Moments, by Doris Davis; a book review given by Kenneth Jones - "Enlightened Leadership: Getting To The Heart Of Change" authored by Ed Oakley and Doug Krug; and a research report by Dr. Rose M. Wood, "The 'Why' Of Class Size: Student Behavior In Small Classes." Also, reports were given by LaFon Lawrence, secretary; Linda Wood, treasurer; and Jane Hollis, member- ship chair. Special guests, the Troup County Teachers of the Year, were recognized and presented certificates of appreci- ation for their service and dedication to education. Ida Jones was named "Kappan of the Year for 2002-03" by the LaGrange Area Chapter. A 1992 Charter of LaGrange Area Chapter, currently serving as historian served as Research Chair. She was initiated into University of West Georgia at CarroUton in 1981 and has Emeritus Membership in Phi Kappa Iiternational. The next chapter meeting is set l Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., in LaGrange College Dining Hall. This will ben dinner meeting reservations can be made by Linda Wood Hogansville Elementary Students Hono The following students were honored at Hogansville Elementary School for the second nine week period: Principal's List: 2nd Grade - Paul Jordan, Adam Kazmi, Jania Smith, Joshawa Lance, Shabreka Brown, Jatia Cameron, Ansley Burell, Jaquavis Grief, Audrey Barrett, Brooke bonneL Ethan Howington, Jacob Bedard, Christopher Cali, Victoria Dalton, Chase Freeman, Shanteria Glanton, Andrew Jackson, Kalea Johnson, Jenna Munger, Janeshia Pleasant, Haley Rickett, Allison Shaw, Nicholas Terrell, Quantavis Anderson, Heather Harper, Jamilah Parks, Raechel Pike, and Samantha Wandless. 3rd Grade - Chasity Boyd, Sierra Burston, Josh Osborn, Tyrell Tigner, Jessica Prophitt, Anthony Coggin, Lizzie Arrington, Beth Barrett, Luke Burruss, and Jared Cole. 4th Grade Brandon Jackson, Tyquadre Rosser, Meagan Richardson, Kaitlyn Gaddy, Kevin Stephens, Trae Gilham, Crystal Dozier, Dannielle Bonner, Jackalin Neese, Chandler Wilderson, and Gloria Leyva. Sth Grade - Caleb Drake, Payton Fretwell and Timothy Osborn. A/B Honor Roll Shania Rosser, Devin Brock, 2nd Grade - Keiauchane Zachary Hamblin, Maya Cameron, Kristyn Gaddy, Lance, Hunter Rollins, Dawson Holloway, Dalton Brianna Neese, Karley Reason, Jeremy Flournoy, Wandless, JaCorius Cousins, Caleb Hill, Marquis Cosby, Keion Ramson, MacKenzie Bridget Myers, Tiffany Scott, Jordan Bonner, Jones, Corion Stevens, David Andrianna Owens, Chaunta Hamblin, Kerigan Beasley, Dorsey, Dylan Blanchardand and Colby Freeman. Devin Bardgett. 3rd grade - Stephanie 1st Grade - Ashiea Sharp, Allen, Brandon White, Reeves Payne, Katlyn Nix, Haneisha Leslie, A.J. Cook, Olivia Leyna, Joshua Adrian Fomby, Ryan Kimbrell, Haley Hudgens, Fretwell, Taylor Martin, Joseph Fomby, Jessica Dustin Mitchell, Ashley Dollar, Josh Bartlett, Jordan Ream, and Dustin Steele. Coleman, Briannah Costner, 4th Grade- Tommy Bales, Kelvin Ector, Gracelyn Ashleigh Crowder, Damin Hawk, Tyler Lawson, Echols, Shanese Florence, Christopher Martin, Jeremy Michael-Devin Nix, Brandon Moore, TaQuoya Moses, Wheelus, DeVonte Cameron, Devin Scott, Lacy Yearwood, Zannesha Dixon, John Shamonica Brown, Kobie Gwizdak, Toree Hammond, Cook, AnnaDire, Christopher Wesley Hawk, Dakota Drake, Alexis Hardaway, Skipper, ShaNeece Hill, Claudia Massey, Brandon Tyeria Cameron, Kami Mattingly, Miguel Powers, Wheeler, Jake Wilson, Dwight Rhodes, Jacob Courtney Patterson, and Youngblood, LaBronze TaQuoyah Cameron. Zelaya, and Milezus Towns. 5thGrade-MelissaCoker, 2nd Grade - Quaneisha Matthew Brazil, Danni Alexander, Quantavis Jacobs, Megan Allen, Joshua Anderson, Heather Harper, Cook, River Stanley, and Christa Hudgen, Kristen Marina Wilkerson. Lease, William McGhee, RaechelPike, Jacob Bendard, Christopher Cali, Chase Perfect Attandance for Freeman, Harley Hall, the First Nine Weeks: Andrew Jackson, Kalea Johnson, Jenna Munger, Kindergarten- Phillip Nicholas Terrell, Brooke McMillan, Tyquavious Bonner, JatiaCameron, Colby Rosser, Keshona Terrell, Freeman, Jaquavis Grier, Ethan Howington, Jones, Adam Kazmi Martin, Jania Antraneshia Reed, 3rd Grade - Woodard, Anthony Jessica Prophitt, Burnham, Tyrell Tigner, Stephanie Allen, Browning, Georgia Alford Ryan Bowen, Jared Cole, A.J. Cook. Fretwell, Antonio Satastious Robinson, Vidal, Jeremy and Kathy Mitchell. 4th Grade Stephens, Darrius Crystal Dozier, C.J. Matthew Cooper, Hawk, Kierra Brown Tiffany Cole, Gwizdak, Ciara Matthew Walker, Jackson, Ricky JaQuincia Cameron, Cosby, Camille Raven Evans, Fannin, Payton Terrance Jackson, Law, John McKeehan Rosser, Sequ0yah Megan Allen, Cameron, Joshua Freiberg, Cody Kaneisha Russell, Staley, Marquis Jasmine Thrash. 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