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$2,S00 mlnlr-- UmRicl ttm, :gt ! ~.LL T-J=/,'r~.i -' ~ F'~F: C-~,iF'.~ r~.; / I" m J, . 2 ~ 7 "V'/E ST C OT :'. :--=."~ I|lhl ,hi| |." i,|II m i" :' the people of Talbot ty since By: FERN TIGNER : On February 15th, Talbot County resident and the longest serving Superior Court judge in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit was honored with a gracious celebration of retirement. Those in attendance to celebrate him and present gifts in honor of his service were: Pain Jordan - Wife; State Representative Debbie Buckner; Presenter for Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr.-Elaine Glimipsie; Talbotton's Mayor Tony !. mar; and Talbot County Superior Court Clerk Penny Mahone. Others attending in support and celebration were: Talbot County Court Board and employees; Talbot County Commission Board members; Talbot County School Board Members; See JUDGE, PAGE 2A By Kenlece Adams FORMER SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE HONORED - Retired Superior Court Judge Frank Jordan wsa honored with a retirement celebration last week. He's shown above with one of his gifts presented at the celebration. By Kenlece Adams CENTRAL HIGH'S STAR STUDENT HONORED - FlaMe Gillespie (right) presents JyAira Carter with a certificate of congressional honor for being named PAGE STAR Student. See more coverage Page 3A. PARTNERS-IN-EDUCATION SPONSORS INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDENT'S VISIT - Partners-In-Education (PIE) at .Central Elementary/High School sponsored the 2018 International Military Student's School visit last week. "F ictured above (left to right) are: Dr. Fenton Dixon, CPT. Brian Wilkinson, CPT. Joshua Dulany, CPT. Anthony Schuiva LT. Col. Roy Bolar. See coverage Page 5A. l GBI to Investigate By JOHN KUYKENDALL The body of a 20-year-old man from Waverly Hall was found in Laurel Lake at Oak Mountain Estates located between Waverly Hall and Shiloh on Tuesday morning, according to Talbot County Sheriff Bobby Gates, Sr. Sheriff Gates said he con- tacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the organization is handling the case. The man was identified as Cameron Roney of Waverly Hall. According to Special Agent in Charge, Fred Wimberly, of the Columbus GBI office, the Talbot County Sheriff's Office received a call around 8:44 a.m. Tuesday morning about a car being in: Laurel Lake. Fire and Rescue were: called to pull the 1991 Nissan 240 from the lake and once the vehicle was out of the: lake, Roney's body was dis-, covered. , Wimberly said it appeared the car had enterec the lake in the past 24 hours, but could not confirm that because an autopsy had not been performed on Roney. Roney's body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. Oak Mountain Estates is a subdivision located just off Highway 85 between Shiloh and Waverly Hall. The sub- division is located in Talbot County on the Harris County line. .S :Members of the Beta Ga nma Chapter of-Delta Gamma International, a professional teachers' organization, met February 10th at Greenville United Methodist Church. : . They were pleased to be joined by several invited guests, who attended in order to hear the speaker, Dr. Scott Rule, acting President of West Georgia Technical College. Attending were Dr. Tim Dixon, Superintendent of Meriwether County S hools, Thaddeus Jackson, Principal of Greenville High School, Charlene Glover, Mayor of Greenville, Buster McCoy, Chairman of the Me riwether County Commissioners, and Aaron Mabon, Member of the Board of Directors of West Georgia Technical College. After a brief business meeting, Dr. Rule gave an overview of Georgia's tech- college system and how the hools work together for the, good of the students. The Dual Enrollment Program, also known as Move On When Ready, has made great :;'::; strides in the last several : years. A recent study showed thatin collegeStUdentSlater.are succeedingThelocal ' :i , school systems and WGTC get FFE funding, and the stu- dents earn both Carnegie credits and college credit. Dr. Rule was proud that West Georgia Tech is Number 3 in the state with dual enroll- ment. Dr. Rule explained that there are jobs that pay very well and can lead to self employment, and we need to work with our youth to help them realize that some of the most available, and high pay- ing, jobs are those that don't seem glamorous. Our techni- cal colleges offer courses that lead to employment in these fields. Females are tak- ing advantage of our techni- cal colleges more than males. Two thirds of the students in each of the three schools in GUESTS ATTEND PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS ORGANIZATION MEETING - Guests at the Beta Gamma meet: our area are female, ing were (left to right) Aaron Mabon (member of the West Georgia Technical College Board of Directors), Thaddeus The next meeting will be Jackson (principal of Greenville High School), Dr. Scott Rule (acting president of West Georgia Technical College and held April 9th in Harris guest speaker), Meriwether County Commissioner Alfred "Buster" McCoy, Greenville Mayor Charlene GIover, and County. Meriwether County School Superintendent Dr. "l]m Dixon.