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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS b» SMARTSOURCE (2) - cvs . lNGLES ,AO MAKING NEWSPAPERS GREAT AGAI N USPS 997-840 o Vol. 49 - No.2 TILL JUST $1 IN RACKS Ric Monroe County | I BU MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 'l'm not gonna tolerate it’ ~ Deputy fired otter being accused oi buying Loriob in Butts County T ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY 4 Sections, 24 Pages Wednesday - January 8, 2020 By Will Davis Paul Stewart, 28, of Jackson, was very disappointed when Stewart had worked on publishefimymcn he, was arrested for possession he got the call from Butts patrol but became a school ' of Lortab on Friday morn- County sheriff Gary Long on resource officer this past Th Monroe Coun d ing during a traflic stop in Friday. summer at T.G. Scott E1- firedeafier being arregedeggty Butts County. Sheriff Brad “You fight so hard to get the ementary. drug Charges in Butts County Freeman said Stewart was public’s trust and somebody Freeman said Butts County on Friday had been with the wearing his Monroe County like this messes up and be- deputies were doing a drug sheriff’s office for Six years sheriff’s office baseball hat trays the trust of the commu— operation when they deter- most recently serving at TG. and SWAT T-shirt when he nity,” said Freeman. “It sets , , Scott Elemgntary school. was arrested. Freeman said he you back. See DEPUTY Page 7A STEWART Convicted killer with ‘Kiitye' Gray am Bowdoin v Nancy Dewitt elvey, Jr, 6 William Tingle ‘ 8 013505 same & David Holmes of Barnesville died after crashing this Ford Explorer last Tuesday, Dec. 3l. 5'. ALVA But Bornesville monk dies at Noviceni Health By Will IDavis publisher©mymctnet Several passing motorists stopped and tried to save a Barnesville man after he flipped his Ford Explorer sev- eral times on I-75 north near Johnstonville Road on Tues- day, Dec. 31. While they were able to regain a pulse, David Holmes, 36, of Barnesville, ultimately died three days later at Navicent Health. Holmes was heading north in the fast lane in a 2002 Ford Expedition when he veered across all four northbound lanes without signaling, left the roadway and rolled about 10 times on the shoulder just two miles north of the John- sonville Road exit. Holmes’ vehicle landed on its side. The accident happened around 11:30 am. on New Year’s Eve. Witness Lindsay Ancelet of Gainesville told the Reporter it seemed like the driver might have had a medical issue or been suicidal the way he screamed off the road at more than 90 mph. She said a para- medic driving southbound stopped and urged them to get a crowbar to pull Holmes out of the vehicle. Witnesses were able to bust open the sunroof and five of them pulled an unresponsive Holmes out of the vehicle and began CPR, with Monroe County EMS taking over after arriving just five minutes after the accident. They were able to regain a pulse and rushed Holmes to Navicent Health in about 30 minutes. Holmes was kept alive on a ventilator for three days but perished on Friday, Jan. 3. 4.5 cl"; :31» big cash on way to big fight ” Monroe County deputies arrested two Savannah men, including one fresh off a 0-yearsentence for manslaughter, after finding $20,000 cash in their vehicle fol- ' lowing a 123 mph chase on I-75 on Dec. ‘ 28 Deputy Jaleel Brown tried to stop a Nis- san Maxima on I-75 north near the Lee Street exit after learning the car’s oWner had a suspended license, but the driver sped up to 123 mph and was switching lanes without a signal. The driver finally stopped around mile marker 191 and Brown held him at gun- point as he approached the vehicle. An off-duty Bibb County deputy arrived and helped hold the suspects at gunpoint and they were able to handcuff the suspects. The owner of the car, Jernard Williams, 29, of Savannah, had a long criminal history and had just been released from prison for manslaughter in 2017, while the driver, Bernard Carter, 27, of Savan— nah, was wanted for violating his proba- tion also had a long history of criminal charges. Deputies found more than $20,000 in cash but nothing illegal in the vehicle. Asked why they had so much cash, Wil— liams said he works for a waste manage- ment company. Asked if had a paystub, Williams produced one that said he was paid $600. Carter said he worked with his family’s construction business and said they were taking the money to place bets at the Davis vs. Gamboa lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena See KILLER -‘ Page 7A MONROE COUNTY GROWTH Homes begun in Juliette Commons subdivision A developer has begun build- ing the first seven homes in the new Juliette Commons subdivi— sion off Juliette Road in Forsyth. Hughston Homes obtained seven permits from the Forsyth— Monroe County Building Department in late December to build homes ranging from 2,378 to 3,600 square feet. The new subdivision is located off of Frontage and Juliette Road, behind the Hampton Inn, near KOA Campground. The subdivi- sion, which includes 80 lots total, had been abandoned by a previ- ous developer who went broke paved, water and sewer pipes are laid, underground electric lines are in place and 96 lots are ‘ surveyed. When he told city council about his plans last year, de- veloper Edgar Hughston said he has 47 years in the business. His company is located near Columbus and has built homes in Newnan, Warner Robins and Perry. The company’s website shows it has built houses in Ten- nessee, Alabama and Georgia. He said his company intends to build homes on the 96 lots and Hughston Homes is marketing homes like this for its new subdivision under way in Forsyth, Juliette Commoef, located off Frontage Road. On ' i . I I in2006. However, streets are a 487~916264 a ,See SUBDIVISION - Page 7A ‘1‘ 3“ Y,