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VIDEO: Dedication Ceremony Held for the Lawhorne Memorial Intersection on May 30

Intersection of SR 400 at Settingdown Circle to be dedicated on May 30

A dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, May 30, to name the intersection of SR 400 and Settingdown Circle as the Lawhorne Memorial Intersection, in honor of three adolescents killed at the intersection in a 1998 car accident. Photos from the dedication ceremony are available here:

Kristi Jayne (18), Tabbatha Rene' (15) and Karolyn "Karri" Marie Lawhorne (14) died in a car accident on May 17, 1998, at the intersection in northern Forsyth County, located north of the Settingdown Road intersection on SR 400.

Watch the full ceremony:

“To be able to honor the memory of these bright, young ladies that were taken too soon in a tragic accident, is important for the Lawhorne family but also for us as a community,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Mills.

“Kristi, Tabbatha and Karri each left a shining impression on those around them during their lives through their faith, the sports they played and the friendships they had. We were honored to work with the Lawhorne family, and our state delegation, to bring this memorial to the community and it is my hope that it will serve as a reminder to all of how precious life truly is and what a blessing it is.”

The dedication ceremony will feature remarks made by Commissioner Mills, state officials and other community members. The event follows the recent passing of Georgia House of Representatives Resolution 1118, which authorized the Georgia Department of Transportation to erect and maintain appropriate signs dedicating the Lawhorne Memorial Intersection.

The resolution was signed by Rep. Brent Cox (28th), Rep. Rick Jasperse (11th), Rep. Lauren McDonald (26th), Rep. Todd Jones (25th), and Rep. Carter Barrett (24th) among others.

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony which will be held at the site of the memorial sign, on the west side of SR 400 along Settingdown Circle.

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