Hope House director Bud Jones (pictured, left) recently received the Adult Education Contributor of the Year Award at the state conference of the Alabama Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education. Jones and the Hope House received the award for sustained efforts over 12 years to assist county residents in furthering their education by attending Wallace State GED classes at Hope House, and by providing an annual scholarship for a GED graduate to attend Wallace State. In recent months he has been working on a program to provide support to students registered at Wallace State-Oneonta.

-Ron Gholson