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December 14, 2000

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A . resolution honoring Jennings was read by ttousing Authority Chairman Thomas Thrower Thrower stated Jennings strived to provide the best housing conditions possible to those less fortunate and will forever be remembered by those whose lives he touched. Jessie Sims, who has served as Director of the Hogansville Housing Authority for 19 years and is expected to retire at the end of December, said Jennings will be greatly missed by the Authority. Brenda Sims, who has been with the authority for 10 years, will assume the director's duties beginning January 1, 2001. Wreck Claims By Frances Robinson IBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD - Hogansville's Mayor Wilson St. Clair (left) cuts the ribbon during the festivities Saturday at Jennings Homes. The homes have been dedicated in the memory of Rev. J.C. Jennings, who served as Commissioner of Housing Authority for many years. Jennings' nephew, James Jennings of Atlanta, and relative Carrie Hall of Camden, help Mayor St. Clair cut the ribbon. By Frances Robinson REMEMBERED - Thomas Thrower, Chairman of the Hogansville Housing Authority (center) reads a resolution honoring enning s at a ribbon cutting ceremony held at Jennings Homes which will stand for years to come in Jennings' memory. t as Commissioner of the Hogansville Housing Authority for many years.Pictured left to right are: James Jennings (J.C. nepheW); Carrie Hall also a relative Charles Maxwell, board member, Hogansville Wilson St. Clair; Thrower; and Housing DireCt Jessie Sims. All are intently listening as Thrower reads a resolution honoring Jennings. Lives of Four By Bryan Geter Four people were killed in a Thursday, December 7th auto accident in Newton County. A former Hogansville resi- dent remains in critical, but sta- ble condition, after being injured in the two-car accident on Walnut Grove Road. Rose L. Kent Bone, 61, was flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta vrhere she has underwent three surgeries and still has at least two others to go, according to a fam- ily member. THE CRASH CLAIMED four lives including Bone's daughter, Linda Kay Fowler, 36, a mother of three and the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the acci- dent, a Dodge Intrepid. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, Phillip V. Morse, 21, of Forest Park was driving a Toyota Corolla and traveling southbound on Hwy 138 when he crossed the centerline and struck Folwer's vehicle head-on as she was travelling north bound. The trooper who wrote the report, speculated that Morse may have been attempting to pass another vehicle when he struck the Fowler vehicle. Morse and passenger Derrick Minott, 23, of College Park both were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another passenger, Kenard Sales, 19 died later at Walton Medical Center. FOWLER DIED 24 hours later at Grady Memorial Hospital. She was buried Sunday at the Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington. Fowler is survived by three children, Kellie, Mack and Jacob; her parents, Coley and Rose Bone; two sisters, Cindy Shetter and Rebecca Bone; and one brother, Jay Bone; and numerous other family members and friends. Fowler was a lifelong resident of Walton County and a 1982 grad- uate of Logansville High School. She was employed by Design Packaging in Lithonia. Grant Will Help Crime Victims Governor Roy Barnes is award- ing $84,688 in grant funds to the Coweta Judicial Circuit. The grant will help victims of crime in Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup Counties through a victim witness assistance program. 'q'his project will not only pro- vide assistance to innocent victims of crime, but it will also serve to improve public confidence in our criminal justice system," said Governor Barnes. The grant is part of the 2000 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Progrmn. The federal government awards the funds to Georgia for distribu- tion to state/local governments and non-profit organizations. The VOCA Grant Progranl is administered by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), which recently became a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). "This exceptional grant pro- gram is in its 1Sth year, and this year will provide nearly $10 mil- lion to more than 140 programs throughout Georgia," said newly appointed CACC Director Gale Buckner. The purpose of VOCA grants is to support victims of crime by restxmding to their emotkxml needs, assisting them in stabilizing theh" lives, and helping them to partici- pate in the criminal justice system.