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\ ~˘~ ~0"~ ..\\~ \,~ ~'0"~ ,, qring Began Tuesday, March 20 . . . Time Changes Sunday, April 1 . . . Easter Sunday, April 15 "qp Dedicated to the Upbuilding and Advancement of Clinch County .............................. ,,The Pine Center of the Sn,,th" NUMBER 23 I __ I tlOMERVILLE 31634 ~LINCH COUNTY, GEORGIA I THURSDAY, MARCH 22.1990 $11.55 LNSIDECOUNTY $13.55 OUTSIDE COUNTY ,. Grand Jury " "No Bills" jr (Reported) .. though this was their first is again running construction job in Georgia, Clinch County. they certainly received a Panther Den Play- good taste of "southern construction of- hospitality." From the began Wednesday, country's famous bar-b- 14 at 8:00 a.m., and que, to a room in a gracious completed Sunday, lady's home, to the deter- 18 at 9:30 p.m. Themination of folks with days have been power drill in one hand the sounds of and chocolate chip cookie tools, hammers, in the other, these two a few tears, friend- young men saw the true and gasps Panther spirit at its best. The sighs The work and efforts Wonder came with of so very many people just what can be are what made Panther with boards, nails,Den a reality for the young and a set of plans,people. The playground results--fantastic,committee and the young Den. people truly appreciate Clinton and Scott all tha has been done. are the two con- Some true meanings for consultants from "Panther Power" were Leathers & Co. shown this past week. N.Y., who over- Those were the ones in and directed the play rain gear Saturday, the 's construction.A-f- teachers who are now con- sidered skilled at drilling, Sirmans The case of George A. those who shoveled and Sirmans involving the spread gravel, those who charge of misappropriat- cooked and served the ing two utility poles went meals and those who kept before the Clinch Superior child care so parents could Court Grand Jury this work outside. Panthersweek. The Grand Jury are also those who came returned a "No Bill" deci- from 70 miles away to alan, or failure to indict volunteer, those who cook- Sirmans for trial. ed sweet treats and more Sirmans had previously sweet treats, those who said that the charges ag- loaned materials, and those ainst him were based on a who served colas. Panthers misunderstanding. The ini- are also those who listened tial action against him by WBTY radio, donatedreceived much publicity money, and allowed em-because he holds the elec- ployees to work at the con- tive offices of County Com- struction site. Panthers are missioner and Chairman also those with tired eyes, of the Commissioners. sore muscles, aching backs, and happy smiles. Most of Student Exchan all, Panthers are the child- ren who have so patiently With Germany waited for Panther Den. Thank you for everything that everyone has done to- Planned ward this project. Only with your help has this project been possible. aldosta Daily Times) start clapping and ap- bill that plauding," Lee said. keep the state's Fargo residents have school open ano- fought for the school for year awaits Gay. two years. Under Quality Frank Harris' signa- Basic Education, a state- law. mandated reform pack- Bill 411 passed age, funds were cut to Clinch County has re- ceived" an offer to partici- pate in an exchange with Hameln, Germany this summer. If the program is successfully organized, six students from Ham- eln, the famous town of the Pied Piper, will visit with families in Homerville for 2-3 weeks in July, and then six students from Homer- ville will return to Germany with them for a 2-3 week visit. Mrs. Ellice Martin is coordinating the program and is now asking for stu- dents (both high school and House and Sen- away from the of the recent legis- session on March to it was an in the same as the bill granting the 000 needed to keep of Fargo Elemen- open for ano- W~unexpected ren attend the school, opponents fiat th-one of whom would have to was a dead issue,"travel 50 miles each way Sen. Ed Perry, whofrom his home in the eke- Clinch among fenokee Swamp to attend counties. "There the Homerville school if those that were in- Fargo's school closed. )n the issue dying in Fargo children would have COmmittee process-- to travel approximately don't want any ex-one hour each way on the to the rules." 32-mile daily trip to Homer- said he downplay- ville.' amendment to the Perry told The Times that the Senate to school officials shouldn't passage. Rep. depend on similar legisla- who also tive rescue nest year. Clinch County, "{It's opponents) are not Valdosta Daily going to let this happen be proposed the next year," he said. "But House. I' m not saying I'm not introduced by going to try." on the subject had "died" earlier in Band Boosters he said. Henry Meeting Date Clinch County Superintendent Change Lee were guarded- about the The Band Boosters will Monday. meet April 3 at 7:30 p.m. waiting until at the High School band signs it to room. smaller schools in the in- terest of consolidation. The Fargo school was Cardiac Arrest is a fes- denied sparsity grants tive special event to raise to contact her for more in- both this year and last by funds for the lifesaving formation. the State Department of programs of the American Coordinator from Ger- Education. The school was Heart Association. Through many is Mrs. Monika See- saved last year by the Gear- the event, prominent citi- gers-Peitzmeier who visit- gia legislature's allocation zens are "arrested" anded Homerville for 3 weeks of a $200,000 grant, spend a short time in ain the summer of 1988, and Fifty-eight local chikt- special jail until they pay, who hosted Mrs. Martin a predetermined bail. The in Hameln last summer as bail money, solicited from part of the Georgia State the "jailbird's" friends, Dept. of Education's tea- co-workers and businesscher exchange with Ger- associates is used to fund many. the AHA's research Students wishing to par- and education programs,ticipate would be responsi- Some of Clinch County' s ble for the cost of the round Rachel Johnston, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Johnston of Homerville and Dawn Jeffords, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jeffords of Homerville, along with Jana Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith of Folkston, proved that they are "tops in the world of twirling", when they were proclaimed "state champions" during the "1990 Open & Ga. CLINCH WINS AGAIN! State Twirling Champion-Novice Ga. State Fancy ships". Strut Champion" 10-12 Students of Alisa Petty year division; Dawn Jef- Williams the talented mis-fords "1990 Novice Ga. ses competed with over 150 State Fancy Strut Champ- twirlers from throughout ion" 7-9 year division and the state of Georgia. The Jana Smith "1990 Novice competition was held Ga. State Fancy Strut March 3rd in Stone Moun- Champion" & "1990 No- tain, Ga. Along with many vice Ga. State Solo Chum- awards in their individual plan" 16-20 year division. events, the girls were The three young ladies honored asfollows: attend "Alisa's School of Rachel Johnston - "1990 college) and families who - are interes d in being |eorgia Legislation's hosts or exchange students Impact On Education The Clinch Association of ginning at 3:30 p.m. Educators is sponsoring a Thursday, March 22. meeting for all educators Following the program in the county to discuss the CAE members will remain impact of the decisions for an important business made in the 1990 Georgia session to deal with the Sick legislative session. Mr. Leave Bank proposal and John Debrenik, a Gear- requirements for the CAE gia Association of Educa- Scholarship for a high tars' lobbyist for the re- school senior. cent session, will lead the CAE President Ken discussion, which will Jones and President-Elect take place at the Homer- Danny Ellis encourage all ville Elementary/Middle educators to attend this most law-abiding citizens trip airfare to Germany School Media Center, be- informative meeting. will be thrown behind and any spending money bars Friday, March 30 needed. Families who host at l:00p.m, to6:00p.m. German students would'!Farm Bnreau The American Heart take tt,em into their homes for the visit here. Prefer-: .~r.n0lAr.~nln.~ ~ | | |l Association has accused them of crimes against the ence for students wish- ~ V ~ If glm m'gw ~ w r, ,ww heart. These jailbirds will ing to participate will be Deadline Modeling & Baton" and perform with "Alisa ' s Starlette Twirlers". They, along with other Starlctte members will be competing within the next two months at competitions held in Jesup, Douglas and at the "Miss Majorette of Georgia" pageant to be held at Oglethorpe Univer- sity. dinners will also be avail- able from 11:30 to 6:00 p.m Come out and join the fun and help the Heart Association. {3-29) Methodist Women Observes "Call To Prayer And Self Denial" The organization of Uni- Women during the annual ted Methodist Women of event emphasize upon dif- the Homerville United ferent program projects, Methodist Church will which last year focused on hold its annual "call to "children". Men, as well prayer and self-denial" as the general public are observance on Thursdayinvited to attend. A special night, 7:30 in the church, offering will be taken for sanctuary. Emphasis will focus on "Hope for the Homeless". A program will be present- ed by Betty Gruver. Each year the United Methodist the worthy cause. The of- fering will help fund mis- sion projects in other coun- tries and in the United States. Oglethorpe Power Local Students Re ived Degrees At VSC VALDOSTA--Winter quarter ,212 In Clinch Co. Taxes Oglethorpe Power Car- Oglethorpe Power pro- poration paid $1,212 to vides electricity to 39 Elec- commencement Clinch County in 1989 ad tric Membership Corpora- be set free only if you help given to those who also them raise bail to donate to can serve as hosts. All of In order to recognize was held at Valdosta State valorem taxes. These funds tions (EMCs), including the AHA's research and the German students have outstanding high schoolCollege at I0:00 a.m. were part of the more than Slash Pine EMC, which set- community programs, studied English from four seniors who are interest- Wednesday, March 21 $20 million the corporation yes Clinch County. In connection with the to six years, and range in ~ ed in pursuing a career in in the Physical Education paid on its generation, EMCs supplied by Ogle- Jail and Bail,Bar-B-Q age from 15 to 18. agriculture, home econo- Complex. There were 301transmission and other fa- thorpe Power serve more Those interested in this mica or agri-business, the candidates for degrees this cilities throughout the than 2 million Georgians, in program should contact Georgia Farm Bureau is Winter. state, about 71 percent of the Mrs. Martin within the next offering four scholarships Dr. Hugh C. Bailey, state. week at 487-5366 (school) of $1,000 each. president of Valdosta State ' ' or 487-2591 (home)._ _ shipHalfwill°fbeeaChawardedSCh°lar'the conferredC°llege' presidedthe degrees.and Spring Rally Cancer Kick-0ff first year of college and He was assisted by Dr. Revival At Shiloh Church Mar. 26-30 half the second year Dennis L. Hale, faculty Antioch provided the student marshal and Arthur L. maintains a B average dur- Bostock Jr., registrar. ing the freshman year.Dr. Louie A. Brown, Baptist The funds are to be used vice-president for academic Supper-Meeting The American Cancer Society, Clinch County Unit, will have a cancer fund kick-off supper- Shiloh Congregational only for courses that are affairs announced the Carolyn Swinsou meeting next Monday Methodist Church will approved by the specified senior honors. Reporter night, March 26, at the begin revival services college's agriculturalPatricia M. Colson, pre- Antioch Baptist church Woman's Club in Homer- Monday, March 26 and or home economics depart- sident of VSC alumni will be having a Spring ville beginning at 7:00 continue through March ments, association, inducted the Rally beginning Wednes- o'clock. 30. Rev. David Price, pus- To be eligible for a graduates in the alumniday, March 21 and contin- All volunteer workers tar of the Homerville scholarship, a student must association, uing through Friday March and interested persons are Church of God will be the be planning to enter theThe Reverend Dwyn ,23. Services will be at urged to attend. Please guest speaker. University of Georgia sys- Mounger, Ph.D., of First 7:30 p.m. nightly, bring covered dish. Services will begin at tern or Berry College and Presbyterian Church, Guest speaker for Wed- 7:30 p.m. nightly. Special his or her family must be delivered the invocation nesday night was Rev. Ty- Homerville, Ga. singing will be had each a Farm Bureau member, and the benediction, son, Thursday night's Her husband, Edward, is night. Membership should haveMusic was provided by speaker will be Rev. Tal- the son of Edward R. and Rev. Keith Chauncey occurred before April I, Dr. Ruth Sisson, organ,madge Guess and Friday Thelma E. Thrift of 630 and the church member- 1989. and Dr. Kenneth P. Kirk, night, Rev. P. L. Robin- Barney St., Blackshear, ship extend a special in- Applications must be trumpet. Dr. David Lee son. Ga. • vitation to everyone to submitted to the Georgia Johnson led the audi- Everyone is cordially The sergeant is a 1980 attend. Farm Bureau main office ence in the college s alma invited to attend, graduate of Clinch County ..... in Macon by March 30, mater. All three are facul- High School, Homerville. Our driest state is Nevada. Its annual rainfall averages 8.8 inches. Gospel Sing At Zenith Baptist Church Lynn Barber, Ann Hughes, mother with plaque. Simbrah heifer, Lady Sunlight. gton razr m Valdosta and the Southeast Ga. Regional Fair in Douglas this past fall. He won prize money along with two first place ribbons, one second place, one third, a reserve cham- pion and grand champion heifer and a grand cham- pion bull. Lynn is the son of Harry and Ann Hughes of Manor. Barber continuedawarded a plaque' and year where he $500.00 from the Georgia year, winning . Brahman Association. cattle. Lynn Lynn and two students from of the Clinch hapter and his Lowndes Co. also won so- Jerry Bald- cond place in the Breed- ers Special at the state FI Simbrah hei-show. Sunlight, won Lynn also showed two Champion heiferheifers and a bull in the Junior State Okefenokee Fair in Way- Lynn was cross, the South Ga. Re- Applications are available tymembers. from any county Farm A reception for the de- ' Bureau office, gree recipients and their No more than four families, guests, and facul- applications may be sub- ty was given by the VSC mRted by a county. The 10 Alumni Association imme- finalists in the scholarship diately following the pro- A gospel sing at Zenithprogram must attend an gram. Baptist Church, 3 milesinterview and luncheon Local students that recei- north of Manor, will be held in Macon on May 12. The red degrees were: Melody Saturday, March 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Featured singers will be The Pilgrims of Hazel- hurst. Refreshments will be.served. John Mills, pastor, and the church membership invite everyone to attend. i i HH - J Iqll Musical At Prayer musical Saturday night at Garden Church 7:30 p.m. at Prayer Gar- den Church of God in Christ The Community Choir Everyone is invited to will be sponsoring a come out and praise the four state winners will be W. Fortner, Bachelor of announced at the lunch- General Studies Degree; eon. Mattie Lavada Smith, Since the state Farm Bu- Bachelor of Arts Degree reau started the scholar- and Mildred Stovall, ship program in 1959, it Master of Education has helped more than 100 Degree, all of Homerville. students with their college ..... , education. Lord. Thank You: Sis Shirley Moten Program Comm. Sis. Maxine Holloway Pres. Miss. Margaret King Schedule Of Meetings CONFERENCE .ROOM ! ! Slash Pine Electric Membership Corp. Mar. 26 pm(closed) Alcoholics Anonymous Alnon Mar. 27 p.m...' ..... Narcotics Anonymous Mar. 30 p.m ........... Al'coholi-cs Anonymous All AA meetings begin at 8:00 p.m. [ PHONE NO. 24 HOURS A DAY 487-5201I[ Our Answering Service in Waycross will answer I after Office Hours for emergencies | Published by ?l.ash Pine EMCas a publicse'vice I