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} 9" @ i, iON Mt , linger.Hill \ Dedica ted to the UDbuilding and A dvancemen t of Clinch Coun tv .............................. "The Pine ten ter of the South" NUMBER 19 HOMERVILI,E 31634 CLINCH COUNTY, GEORGIA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1990 $11.55 INt~tD~'. COUNTY $13.65 OUTSIDE COUNTY er mm # AIR FORCE BASE, GA.--Nathaniel Baker, facility manager, puts a nail in the wall a donated by the Homerviile Chamber Also on hand are Col. Mark H. Peter- 347th Medical Group commander. Chamber Fall To Charlton @ es Dr. Charles Allen Joins Gainesville Hospital lfl. f Tim member Carolyn Brooks (left) and professional photo- grapher Kathryn PoppeH. The picture was donated to aid in the hospital's renovation program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sgt. fan Tolman). @ Paul Higbee Named To Who's Who Lauren Harris Named To Who's who Dr. William H. Murdy, Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Oxford College ATLANTA--State and tax standing timber works He said timber should county tax authorities a hardship on timber not be considered real pro- would be constitutionally land owners and is a threat petty like houses or barns barred from imposing a to Georgia's economy. He and taxed annually, but property tax on standing said it discourages farm- should instead be consi- , trees under a measure ers from planting trees and dered agricultural crop. -6 introduced by Sen. Ed warned that Georgia is now Perry pointed out that Perry of Nashville. harvesting more pine only 400,000 acres of tim- Perry's resolution, if timber than is being plant- bar will be planted in passed by the Senate and ed. Georgia this year compared House and approved by State forestry officials to 603,000 just two years Dr. Charles Allen Georgia voters on the No- say approximately one- ago whicl~ set a world Internal Medicine vember general electionthird of Georgia's counties record and that a decline Gastroenterology ballot, would exempt have already implemented in timber production could standing trees from thethe new tax rule and have serious consequen- GAINESVILLE, GA.-- annual advaloremproperty that in some cases pro- ces. Forestry is a major Dr. Charles Allen has joined the Gastroentero- tax. perty taxes on timberland $10 billion a year industry logy Association of Gaines- The legislation was in- have tripled, in Georgia and provides troduced in response to a "Timber that is still more than80,00Ojobs. ville at Northeast Georgia highly controversial State growing should not be The Senate is expected Medical Center. " Revenue Department rul-taxed because it has no to consider a bill to restrict Dr. Allen is a member of ing that standing timber real value," said Perry. the taxation of timber on the American Medical should be subject to the "And the taxation of stand- Monday, but Perry noted Association, the American Society of Gastrointesti- yearly ad valorem tax re- ing timber could force that his proposal, if passed, nal Endoscopy, and the gardless of its age andmany growers out of would be stronger by writ- American Gastroentero- size and that it should be business." ing the prohibition into the taxed in a separate care- State Constitution. logicaI Society. He is board certified in internal medi- gory from the land. cine and gastroenterology. Perry said the plan ~ Church Of God Revival Dr. Allen graduated Fire Season Remain from the Medical College of Georgia and completed Several Weeks his internal medicine Rains Help internship at Memorial Medical Center in Savan- Prevent nah. He also completed a of Emery University, fellowship in gastroenter- Clinch County High daynight, announced that Paul N. elegy at Wilford Hall Uni- Forest Fires Panthers and The Pantherettes corn- Higbee is one of 25 stu- ted States Air Force Medi- Recent rains have pre- rettes played host pletely dominated the game dents from Oxford College cal Center in San Ante- vented the usual winter who has been selected to nio, TX. 2-A South Sub- with their rebounding and Who's Who Among Stu- Dr. Allen was born in outbreak of forest wild- tournaments this held the Lady Wildcats to dents in American Ju- Homerville and attended fires in many sections of ~ekend. 6 of 27 shots from the nior Colleges. Selection high school there to the the state, but the Georgia pursuit of the cove- field. itle, the Pantherettes The Panthers, however, to Who's Who is based on 10th grade. He is the son Forestry Commission has on Charlton County's fell short of victory as they academic achievement, of former Clinch Memorial warned that low humidi- n Maidens and han- lost a heartbreaker to service to the community, Hospital Administrator ties and high winds can- leadership in extracurri- C.J. (Jimmy) Allen and ties and high winds can defeated them 77-36. Charlton County's Indians, cular activities and poten- Helen Gilley Allen, and the quickly dry out the wood- Clinch girls led the 63-60. game behind the Clinch's boys experienc- tial for continued success, grandson of Mrs. A. W. lands, and again create a ag of Tara Williamsed a poor shooting night, Paul, the son of Mr. and Gilley of Homerville. He fire potential. PUmped in 23 pointsbut showed lots of spunk Mrs. Paul Higbee of He ...... graduated from Coffee Several weeks remain in bauren rtarrls, grano-.. ........ the current fire season be- ~e night. Tamrny Pus- fighting their way back, merville, is a 1988 graduate uouney tilgn ~cnool. daughter of Roselle Kear, ........... fore spring brings green Contributed 12 and and giving up the victory of Clinch County High son and daughter of Char-~,, And Mrs Steedle vegetation to ease the Vi had 10. by only 3 points. School. He is currently les and Ann Harris of Val '; ;- " " threat, Commission offi- ~a JOhes was Charl- Leading scorer for the a sophomore~ at Oxford dosta, Ga. was recently zved Nice Letter cials said. They ask all re- high scorer with 16 Clinch team was Greg College of Emery Univer- nominated to Who's Who ...... - . .. sidents to report wildfire ~. Kinlaw with 24 points. Fred sity. Oxford College, lo ...... - Mr. anu rdrs.a. T. etmong American rJlgn promptly through the the second Clinch Edmonds had 15 points cated in Oxford, Georgia, School Students She is a Steedley ofFargo recez- of the night, the Pan-for the night, is a two-year division of , . , . red the following letter statewide dispatch system. sophomore nonor s~uuen~ ............ According to Commis- got off to a slow Joe Hagins was Charl- Emery University in At ............. from me tman oz me um- a~ upen mole t~nnstlan .......... stun guidelines for the sys- by fi~:~lly recovered ton's high scorer with 18 lanta. School inValdosta, Ga. verslzy oz r mrma t~ouege She plays the piano, and of Education. tern, persons should still call their nearest county recently competed in theMr. and Mrs. J. T. Steedley forestry unit. The system Sr. High All-State Piano provides a 24-hour-a-day competition at Clayton Rt. 1 Box 148 instant contact with the State College. Fargo, Ga. 31631 Commission, thus alerting On February 3rd she au- Dear Mr. & Mrs. Steedley, firefighters when neces- ditioned for the Governor' s On behalf of the faculty sary during non-working Honors Program in piano, of the College of Education, hours and on weekends. also at Clayton State I wish to congratulate you Commission officials said College. On March 4th, on the fine academic per- the new statewide standar- Lauren, along with Neal formance of your daughter, dized system offers vast Wanchope, a VSC Jr. Rose, during Fall Semester improvements in effective- from Tifton, Ga. will pre- 1989. Her achievement re- hess for public reporting sent a recital of classical cord of 3.75 on Dean's and safety for firefighters piano music at First List is one of which you responding to such reports. Baptist Church, Valdosta, can be proud. Persons reporting a wild- Ga. at3:00p.m. Please accept my best fire are urged ~to be pre- Neal was a winner in wishes for her continued pared to give sufficient di- the college level All-State success, rections to the dispatcher Piano competition at Sincerely, for directing firefighters Clayton State College. David C. Smith to the scene. For further Both Neal and Lauren Dean information on the dis- are students of Dr. Larry patch system, residents Scully, Valdosta State Rose is married to should call their nearest College music professor. Wayne Williams and they county forestry unit. have one daughter, Sara. Homerville Housing Authority Board Briefs Commodity Distribution Concerted Services, Inc. has announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture surplus commodities will be distributed to eligible By Steve Bennett Executive Director The Homerville Housing Authority held a regular area residents beginning Board of February 20, 1990. The commodities will be dis- tributed at 604 E. Dame Ave. from 8:30 a.m. un- til 3:00 p.m. Any household whose income is below the guide- Commissioners meeting on February 13, 1990 and upon roll call the following were present: Chairperson Margaret {Peg) Blitch, Vice Chair- man Marvin Smith, Com- missioner Lonnie Spates, Commissioner Carl H. Shell and Commissioner W. C. McMillian. The following was discussed: 1) The Board of Com- missioners approved the minutes of the January 1990 meeting with no cor- rections or additions. 2) The Executive Direc- tor and Board of Commis- sioners discussed the De- linquent Accounts. 3. Casual Labor for Ad- ministration purposes was approved by the Board of Commissioners. 4) The Director advised the Board of his appoint- ment by President Tidwell to the Georgia Association i cap. Applications will be done and commodities distribu- ted the same day. If any questions please call 487- 2445. of Housing and Redevelop- ment Authorities Inc. 5) The Commissioners discussed the St. Peters- burg Commissioners Conference. City News Rev. Freddy and Sussett Edwards The Homerville Church Sunday service begins of God will begin Revival at 11:00 a.m., Sunday February 25 through March night service at 6:30 p.m. 4. The Ray. Freddy Ed- Thursday thru Saturday wards will be the evangelist services begin nightly at for the week, with wife7:30p.m. Sussett ministering in mu- Everyone is welcome to sic. attend. Bennett Appointed To GAHRA Commissioner Committee Steve Bennett, Execdtive in Georgia. He is the Director of the Homerville youngest Executwe Direc- Housing Authority, has tor to be apointed to ser- been appointed to serve a ve in a Commissioners four-year term as Commis- capacity with GAHRA. His stoner on the Georgia concern and support will Association of Housing be a great asset to GAHRA and Redevelopment Au- and Public Housing. thorities, Inc. according to We're proud to have Mr. Mrs. Margaret Tidwell, Bennett aboard GAHRA." President of GAHRA. said Mrs. Tidwell. "Mr. Bennett is a vital Bennett will represent part of the Public Hous- the Homerville Housing ing Industry in Georgia. Authority at the 1990 Steve has made his post- Annual Public Housing tive stand for Public Authorities Directors Housing very evidentAssociation in Nash- among the other PHA's villa, Tenn. in June of this year. TREE PLANTERS Forest landowners plant about 2.3 billion seedlings per year, covering more than three million acres, say foresters with the University of Geor- gia Extension Service. ment to the RDC Revolv- ing Loan Fund. 7) Discussed the need for improved maintenance at the cemetery. 8) Discussed the pro- gress made in the local campaign to make mer- chants aware of the serious- ness of selling beer to mi- nors, Free Trees Foster Smith, Clinch County Forest Ranger, advises that the Clinch County Forestry Unit will be giving away free trees on a first come, first ser- ve basis Thursday, Febru- ary 22nd from 9:00 a.m. un- till all trees have been given away. Anyone desiring any information on these trees may call the Georgia Fores- try Commission at 487- 5358 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Schedule Of Meetings CONFERENCE ROOM f Slash Pine Electric Membership Corp, Feb. 26 pm(closed) Alcoholics Anonymous Alnon Feb. 27 p.m ......... Narcotics Anonymous March 2 p.m ....... Alcoholics Anonymous All AA meetings begin at 8:00 p.m. PHONE NO. 24 HOURS A DAY 487-5201 Our Answering Service in Waycross will answer after Office Hours for emergencies Published by Slash Pine EMC as a public service :'~st the Lanier points followed by Teddy 'Bulldogs 72-63. Parrishwith Sing At Edmonds led all The Clinch Panthers and scorers with 19 Pantherettes will advance Argyle Church Greg Kinlaw had to the Region tournament Sims 12. at South Georgia College in Of God Cameron was Douglas this Friday night. r's high scorer with The Pantherettes will face 2-A North Sub-RegionThe Argyle Church of Saturday Runner-up Atkinson God will have a gospel Edwards' Panth- County. sing Saturday, February cruised to a victory The Pantherswill face24, at 7:30 p.m. with County' s Lady 2-A North Sub-Region the Heaven Echoes and 77-59 to claim the Champions,Nicholls Red-otherlocaltalent. South Subregion skins also at South Georgia Everyone is cordially here Satur- College in Douglas. invited to attend. own More scenes similar to Panther Den Playground. the best way to get thepeople can accomplish needed materials transpor- whatever goal is set. And ted to the playground site. the building of Panther People are figuring how. Den is certainly no excep- tion. So very many people have already been instru- mental in seeing that this project become a reality for the area's young peo- ple. But even more are needed. There is something that everyone can do during Construction Days. Boards need to be cut and sand- many cups and plates will be needed as well as what types of food. Others are contacting helpers for child care. Still others are trying to collect the last finan- cial donations so that the cost and expenses will be covered once the play- ground is completed on March 18. It has been proven in the past that Clinch County r0 (Reported) there are only nine- remaining be- COnstruction of the facility gets And already are happen- Confinmmed To Page area at Homerville School playground will will soon %p- ?ood-size trees ! using phone busy planm g lines listed below is eligi- ble to receive these fbods. Applicant must know the total household income. Self declaration of income is acceptable. USDA Commodity Program Income Guidelines Household Income Size (Must be below these amounts) 1 $7,774 2 10,426 3 13,078 4 15,730 5 18,382 6 21,034 7 23,186 8 26,338 Add an additional $2,652.00 for each addi- tional family member. USDA' s Emergency Food Assistance Pro- gram is available to all eligible recipients regard- less of race, cOlor, national origin, age, sox or hand]- By Carol Chambers The Homerville City Council and Mayor Bill Forbes held a regular meet- ing February 1 at City Hall. " Mayor and Council: 1) Approved additional fencing at the recreation park to discourage van- dalism. 2) Approved an ease- ment to Southern Bell un- der the street in front of the Homerville United Metho- dist Church. 3) Accepted a deed from the school board for the middle school property and approved the transfer of this property to the State Board of Corrections. 4) Accepted a low bid for a new street sweeper from the Aaplex Company. 5) Accepted a low bid for a Peeples Ford 6610 Ford tractor with a 20 foot hydraulic boom mower Terrain King. ' 6) Approved a pay- I I t 1