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January 9, 2019

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January 9, 2019 Page 5C iI orter 4 Forsyth congratulates officers Police Chief Eddie Harris introduced his newest officer, Shenita Bell, and congratuated Bruce Hughley on his promotion to corporal at the Jan. 7 Forsyth city council meeting. Hughley has been with Forsyth P.D. for nine years. Pictured, left to right, are council member Chris Hewett (who taught Hughley in 8th grade), Mayor Eric Wilson, Bell, Harris, Hughley. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) January 9 Katie Wheeler William F Merriff This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia Remick at 994-5426. January 110 January 11 Terry Drew Jr. Cambria Merriff Helen Williams Geme Monroe January 12 Elizabeth Wood Debbie Carter Emily Ling Maddox Whitehead Janum'y 14 Carl 8, Debbie Moore Barron Hamhn Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announce- ments are published free of charge for the community. EmaJl Diane Ghdewell at with information and picture. January 15 Peyton Quick Patricia Dumas Sally Hitt 1989 An American bald eagle and his mate, one of only about a dozen pairs known to be nesting in G~:~'gia, are spotted at a nest near Lake Julieffe by wildlife biologists Terry Johnson and Jim Oziec. Forsyth city council sets 1989 property taxes at the maximum 10 mills allowed by law. It is the first time in 10 years council has instituted a properly tax in the city. Monroe County~ continued participation in the Multi-County Narcotics Task Force is in ques- tion because of changes in manpower strength at Monroe County Shefiff For the frst time in almost a year the Highway 18 bridge at 1-75 is open again. Development Authority over the objections of Commissioner Harold Carlisle, who expresses the desire to replace all members of the .Authority that he can. Forsyth Presbyterian Church purchases the Parks house, formerly a boarding house, next door to the church and renovates it for ad- ditional Sunday school rooms, youth rooms and a fellowship hall. Jonathan Kerry Lindner displays his first hunt- ing conquest, a squirrel. nine men indicted in the Post Offx:e robberies in Bolingbroke, Smart and Milner are indicted on additional charges involving manufacturing and cashing payroll checks from Home Depot to Iouy firearms. Monroe County ends 1988 with 43.91 inches of rain, just over a haft-inch less than the aver- age. A fire destroys the Brooklyn Avenue home of F~erce Jenkins on a foggy New Year~ Eve. 2OO9 New granite markers move the Bibb-Monree County line about 1,000 feet to add land to Monroe. Taxes for a $200,000 home changed from Bibb to Monroe County would drop from $2,742 to $1,823. Members of the Bolingbreke Community Club place luminaries along the railroad tracks, carol for residents of two nursing homes, hold a party at the fire House and give out '1 love Bolingi:~" bumper stickers and buffons dur- ing their December meeting. Monroe County mourns the passing on New Year~ Eve of Harry Willingham, 94, a WWII veteran who retired from the National Guard as a Brigadier Geneal and was known as a friend ta Forsyth United Methodist Church and ]fie whole community. Three Monroe Academy players make the GISA football team: offensive lineman Shawn Bostick, lineba&er Clark Bowcock and kicker Ken Sage. Mary Persons Bulldogs win the Lamar County Chrislmas Classic Tournament. Lady Bulldogs finish in 3rd place. Forsyth cuts its 2009 budget to $14.4 million from $]6 million in 2008 and includes no raises for city employees. Superior Court Judge Tommy Wilson swears in receded sheriffs John Cary Bittick of Monroe, Gone Pope of Buffs and Joe Buice of Lamar together. All are legacy sheri;~s. Monroe County Tax Collectors Office gets checks from its four biggest tax ~, all public utilities with ownership in Plant Scherer, totaling $7.4 million. Lanesha Calloway, Sheila Wafts and Jennifer Jacobs admit defrauding taxpayers and agree to repay food stamp fraud by taking a monthly reduction in their food stamps. 1999 Friends, family and colleagues pack Monroe County Courthouse to wish Judge Ben Spear well upon his retirement. Karen P'dman unveils an oil painting of Spear. Morv'oe County Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Troop 51 and Pack 51, help re,dents recycle Christmas trees at the annual chipping day in the Walmart parking lot. Monroe County Sheriff~ Office gets a grant from the GBI for its own urinalysis machine, which will allow deputies to get results of a drug test almost immediately. Commissioners re-appoint ~ Ham to the Patsy Miller retires after 13 years as Monroe County Tax Commissioner. Winners of the Taylor House tree trimming con- test are 1st place Save A Pet, 2nd place Mark Stevens from William Hite Collection, 3rd place Dollar General. Scouts of Treop 51 help raise $1,400 for the family of fellow scout Hill Daniel. ]hey also attend Wi~-r Camp at Lawhem Scout Base in Molena. Three Mary Persons football players are honorable mention on the Macon Telegraph All-Middle Georgia team: Drew Coleman, Tevin Davis and Meshari Walton. This look al what Monroe CouMy residents wmm rlmding In tke Repoder 30, 29 and 10 years ago this week Is brougM te yea by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266 Monroe County a mwd from front Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at by Monday at 8 a.m. Calendar information Js published free of charge as space permits. Jan. 14 registration at 8 a.m. Agape Balloon Animals will Blue Bridge Society to meet be on hand to entertain the children. Registration The Blue Bridge Society will hold its first meeting is $25; volunteer and sponsorship opportunities of the new year on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at are available. Register at or the Forsyth Presbyterian Church Parish House, N. call Ke!ly Bourbon at 478-508-5867 or emaJl Jackson Street, Forsyth. Vickie Nickel, executive for more informa- director of Monroe County Family Connections tion. will be the speaker. All are welcome. Bumper Jacksons perform at FAC Sons of the .~m~rkan Revolution to The Bumper Jacksons will perform at Monroe County Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 19 The Ocmulgee Chapter Sons of the American at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on at the Board of Education office and monroe- Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Golden Corral Restaurant in Macon at 6:30 p.m. Come at 5:30 p.m. for dinner in the back room. Call 478-214-3715 for Jan. 21 more information. Culloden celebrates MLK Jr. Day Culloden will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jan. 15 Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21 beginning with a Family STEM Night for oil March from the Culloden Welcome Center to All Monroe County famJhes are invited to Family St. PhJlliJp A.M.E. Church at 9 a.m. The church STEM night on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at service will begin at 9:30 a.m Rev. Rufus What- Monroe County Fine Arts Center. Big Thinkers ley is the speaker. For more information, contact Science Exploration will be full of fun activities Marilyn Smith, coordinator, at (478) 957-1416. that support learning, and there will be a perfor- mance by the Big Thinkers Scientists. Jan. 22 DAR to meet Jan. 17 Lt. James Monroe DAR will hold its monthly 2rid Annual Volunteer ExFm meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Monroe County Family Connection Volunteer Conley Building (Depot). This month's historical Expo will be Thursday, Jen. 17 from 3-7 p.m. at program, "Yankee Doodle: History and Folklore," Monroe County Fine Arts Center. The purpose is will be presented by Rev. Steve Benneff. The to connect the energy and skills of volunteers in public is welcome. For more information, call the community with the organizations that need 478-954-0312. them, making Monroe County a better place for all of us. Thanks to Monroe County Board Jan. 26 of Education providing the venue, there will be r-, ll~-I~lughter Dance no cost for organizations recruiting volunteers or The Annual Father-Daughter Dance will be at sharing information However, call VickJe Nickel Hubbard Elementary School on Saturday, Jan. at 478-508-4134 or email familyconnection@ 26 from 7-9 p.m. Dress is Sunday best. Tickets at soon as possible to reserve are $10 and are available at United Bank, space. Southern Smiles and Middle Georgia Realty. Jan. 18 Jan. 28 Scrap Tire Amnesty Day Cooking with your Instal~t Lunch & Monroe County Recycle/Solid Waste Manage- L~=m ment will hold its 2nd Scrap Tire Day on Friday, Monroe County UGA Extension will present Jan. 18 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monroe County a Lunch 8, Learn en "Cooking with your Insta- residents (non-commerciql) can bring unlimited pot" on Monday, Jan. 28 at Monroe County small vehicle tires (no rims) at no charge to Clubhouse. Lunch will be provided. Registration Monroe County Landfill, 513 Strickland Loop fee Js $10, and RSVP Js required by Jan. 24. For East, Forsyth (four miles from Square en Hwy. 83 more information, call 478-994-7014 or email North). No large tires. For more information, call Dana Renaud at 478-992-5049. Jan. 30 Jan. 19 4-H Horse Judging Team 4th Anm~l Gunnar 5K 4-H Horse Judging Team will start practices on The 4th Annual Gunnar 5K road race will be Jan. 30 at 3:30 pm at the Extension/4-H Office. Saturday, Jan. ]9, starting and finishing at Paran Participation Js open to youth horse enthusiasts Baptist Church, 5691 Highway 42 North, For- in grades 4 through 12. Learn how to evaluate syth. Its purpose is to remember Gunnar Gifford horses under saddle and different disciplines and to raise awareness of Congenital I-,leart of riding. Youth do not need to own a horse to Defects. Funds raised benefit the Paran Baptist participate! Transportation from Monroe County Church Cemetery Fund. The Kids Fun Run starts public schools is available. Call 478-994-7014 at 9 a.m the 5K Run/Walk at 9:15 a.m and te sign up. Aleah Holden of Forsyth graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University dur- ing the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Holden earned a Bachdor of Business Administration in marketing and was one of 426 graduates. The commencement speaker was GSW alumnus and Americus native Brigadier General Thomas Carden Jr the Deputy Com- manding General of the Multinational Division South East, stationed in Bucharest, Romania. Brittany Green of Forsyth was named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville. She is a Fine Art Studio major with a minor in painting and is the daughter of Keith & Christi Green. Melissa White of Forsyth has been named to the Provost's List at Troy University for the Fall Semester/Term 2 of the 2018/2019 academic year. The Provost's List honors full-time under- graduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of at least 3.65. Georgia College, Milledgeville awarded degrees to the graduating dass of December 2018, including Catherine Dennis of Forsyth, William Edmiston of Forsyth, Haley Tidwell of Forsyth. Georgia College is the state's desig- nated public liberal arts universi~. t llnlrl i! i I ii i lUll IIIIIIIIIIIII t lllllllllll I IIIlllllll I I II I I II no I I I lnllllllll I lnllllll II I lUlllllllllll II II IIIIIIII II IIIIIIIIIII II II O I O I I IInOlllllllllllll II III IllllllllllllllllUllllllllllllll II II I I II II t l II II I I I I I I II II II II II l U l U l U II II IIIIIIIIII lUll Ill By Serenity Bland hristmas is finally here I've been waiting for a whole year! Here comes Santa Claus coming down the chimne)~ Reindeers paws dancing on our roof. In winter we all play in the snow. Snowflakes falling all around me and my family! Time for the presents and wonderftfl laughs and smiles! Merry Christmas we're all yelling for it is that time. A special gift will be there when we all wake! for the Monroe County School System StateFarm 281 Tiff College Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 478-992-9945 Hours: Monday - Fdday, 9 am - 5:30 pm I