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Meanwhile, the Troup High dents will  March 14, 2002. members this Friday, High School playoff games at the "Students and staff members School game is scheduled for 6:00 The make-up day forstaffmenl 14th. Georgia Dome, the Troup County will want to attend the games." p.m. bets will be March 15, 2002. L Cops Seek Gunm00, Robbers RFIST-HAND - Callaway High Students found that nothing brings history alive better than an actual excursion into the wild. Reality Project-ing 'Live Repo00_s' Make Civil War Studies Vivid at Callaway By Elena Dye In all my many differ- ent history classes, we have studied the Civil War and slavery and things involved with it. but never like this. Our whole class was given the chance to choose an event that meant some- thing to them to do a proj- ect. We had a slave planta- tion that would show how slaves would escape to the Underground Railroad with the help of its leader Harriet Tubman. We saw what a day in the life of a Confederate soldier was like and all the supplies that they would carry onto the battlefields with them in their knapsacks. We saw students using a type of signaling called "Semaphore  in which flags were used between armies to send messages, direc- tions or commands. Sqme of our students decided to do only posters or'reports on their person or Went, but they were excellent and informing as well. Wl-e I went around tak- ing pictures, I saw students truly coming into character and making these projects extremely captivating and wonderful and also an excit- ing experience for all who were able to see it, or be in the live reports. I went around collecting quotes from classes that had come to see the presenta- tions and people who were in it and this is what the peo- ple who participated in it had to say about what they learned in researching and doing them. "If you can experience something you can understand and relate to it better," said senior Adam Pike. It was easier to grasp the concept of how things went in those times and during those events while participating in these living reports," said junior Anthony Chontos. "Being able to do these living reports shows how differ- ent things were back then to howthey are now and how much people suffered for all the things that they believed in and how they were willing to fight for their rights," said junior Kowalski Patterson. "We believe that the other stu- dents really took a lot of information away and that they probably understood it a whole lot better than ever before," said juniors Torrance Stephens and Keithia Boykin. Here are some quotes and thoughts from some of the students who walked through the reporfs. It taught me a lot of things that I didn't know before this activity," said Ashley Smith. "It was an awesome display of American history, it really brought the Civil War back to life, all the period cos- tumes and re-enactments provided a veritable cornu- copia of information," said junior Holly Smith. "It was a great experience and an even better way of getting students to enjoy learning,  said junior Jamie Rife. I asked some teachers about their students' reac- tions to the reports and most replied that their students have requested to be part of the next one if we do more and even asking could they do a living history report. mmtd Photo NEW PERSPECTWE. Studies did a wide variety of projects to learn more about the Civil War, studying everything from the Undergound Railroad to knapsacks. Troup County Sheriff Donny Turner says that deputies received a call at approximately 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning about a person being shot at the Chevron Store on West Point Road. Upon arrival, deputies found the store clerk, Daniel Cantrell lying in the dtwway of the business with a gun shot wound to his hip. According to the clerk, three black males wearing ski masks came into the store and went behind the counter where they took an undeter- mined amount of money from the cash registers. One of the males then shot Cantrell before leaving the busine.s. Anyone with any inlbr- mation is asked to call the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. Crimestoppers Will Pay $500 The Board of" Directors for Troup County Crime Stoppers met Thursday night and approved three rewards totaling $350.00. The caller with code num- ber 5803 gave sheriff's inves- tigators information about the sale of drugs, which led to four people being arrest- ed. This caller was given a $100.00 reward. Caller with code number 5906 also gave sheriffs investigators infor- mation about the sale of drugs where one person was arrest- ed. This caller was given a $50.00 reward. The caller with code number 5923 gave LaGrange Police information about the sale of drugs where an arrest was made and a large amount of drugs were removed fi'om the streets. This caller was given a $200.00 reward. All callers should call 812- 1000 again to receive infor- mation on how to pick up their reward. The Crime Stoppers Board has approved a $100.00 reward for information lead- ing to the arrest of the per- son(s) responsible for the theft of six (6) lawn mowers and a paint sprayer from Traylor's Pawn and Jewelry at 107 Alexander Strut. This theft occurred October 29th. Anyone with informa- tion should call Crime Stoppers at 812-1000. Editor J. Dan Stout Found Dead at Home The community and newspaper people across West Georgia are mourning the loss of J. Dan Stout Stout, the newly-promot- ed associate editor of the Hogansville Home News, was found dead at his home in Manchester early Tuesday afternoon. He had recently been put in charge of news gathering for the Home News and had become a familiar face at city council meetings, foot- ball games and civic events in HogansviJle. He also helped with dis- tribution of the newspaper at locations in the Hogansville area. Stout also touched the community in another way: he portrayed Santa Claus in Hogansville's annual Christmas parade, although a recent illness prompted him to get fellow staff member Bryan Geter to fill in for this year's celebration a week ago. Stout had also worked in a variety of capacities with other newspapers in the Star Mercury operation of Grimes Publications. He had a varied career, also working in the insurance business and operating a car- nival ride. Stout is survived by a father, two sisters, a son, a daughter and one grandson. Funeral arrangements were expected to be announced later. J. Dan out