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Our daughter Jordan was killed by a drunk driver a year ago today. Right by the Columbia County Courthouse. Look at the curb just past Ronald Reagan Drive heading to the lake and you can still easily see the blue spray paint left by the accident investigators. A 42-year-old Georgia Power employee with a college degree and children who love him dearly was behind the wheel; a hard worker who was DSSDUHQWO\JRLQJWKURXJKVRPHGLIĂ€FXOWSHUVRQDOWLPHV+HKDGD%$&RIWKUHHKRXUVDIWHUWKHFROOLVLRQ+HKDGOHIW0DUJDULWD]RII-LPP\ '\HVV3DUNZD\DIHZPLQXWHVEHIRUHZKHUHKHKDGVSHQWRYHUWKUHHKRXUVGULQNLQJHDWLQJDQGVLQJLQJNDUDRNH+HZDVQŇ‹WVWRSSHGIURP driving as he left. There were only a few patrons left by then, along with the owner. Video shows him staggering to his truck. At one point he KDVWREUDFHKLPVHOIDJDLQVWDOLJKWSROHLQWKHSDUNLQJORWWRNHHSIURPWXPEOLQJRYHU$JDLQKHZDVQŇ‹WVWRSSHGIURPGULYLQJDVKHOHIW 3OHDVHGRQŇ‹WOHWREYLRXVO\GUXQNSHRSOHGULYH,I\RXDUHDIUDLGRIDQXQFRPIRUWDEOHFRQIURQWDWLRQWKLQNRIP\EDE\,IWKHLUSULGHJHWVLQWKH ZD\OHWWKHPNQRZ\RXDUHJRLQJWRFDOOWKHSROLFHWKHPLQXWHWKH\OHDYH,IVRPHRQHKDGEHHQVREROG-RUGDQZRXOGKDYHFHOHEUDWHGKHU 20th birthday July 23. And we would have rejoiced! 2XUOLYHVZHUHEOHVVHGE\-RUGDQ,IRQO\ZHKDGNQRZQZHŇ‹GRQO\JHW\HDUVRIKHU%XWZHGLGJHW\HDUVRIKHU+HUODXJKKHUVPLOH her “Jordanesque,â€? her everything. We are grateful for that. And as far as Lucky goes, he is forgiven. Jordan is survived by her mother, Jackie Rhodes White; father and stepmother Joe and Ashley Landrum White; and her brother and sister, /XFDVDQG/HQD:KLWH*UDQGSDUHQWV%LOO5KRGHVDQG'RQQD5KRGHV-LPDQG0DULRQ:KLWHKHUDXQWVDQGXQFOHVRQKHUPRWKHUŇ‹VVLGH.LP DQG3KLOOLS%RRVH%U\DQ5KRGHV.ULVWHQDQG1HLO&URVHDQG'DZQ&DQR+HUDXQWVDQGXQFOHVRQKHUIDWKHUŇ‹VVLGH/LQGDDQG$QG\'XUGHQ &ODLUH&DUVRQ*UHJ-RKQVRQDQG%REE\7KRPDVRQ+HUPDQ\FORVHFRXVLQV$VKOH\DQG(YDQ%URRNH%LOO\%UDQQRQ0LNH\$EE\=DF(OOD 2OLYLD7\VRQ6HEDVWLDQ0DWWDQG'UHZ


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