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January 10, 2018

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January 10, 2018 Page 3A R orter www Hey B.O.C we are getting a petition signed right now. We want the board to fire thecurrent road superintendent and hire a decent educated person qualified for the job. vote~ 21 "The driver was taken to Navicent Medical center with minor injuries'Was the Monroe County Hos- pital ER closed? No one qualified to treat minor injuries? As a taxpayer I am paying extra to keep MCH open. So why aren't our EMTs using it? votes: 2O It's not just one in the Road Dept. It's A LOT.Take a look at how many have left He's g ng to get someone hurt. votes: 17 New year. Still looking for a finance director. County needs better manage- ment and finance repre- sentative, votes: 15 Good job.That's a joke. 5,000 sofa and not paying vendors. Still can't get paid for doing work for thecounty, votes: 15 Commbsioners office real!yneeds to stay Offthe vent.You make yourselves look like idiots. votes: 10 I am betting more of the sameon your #1 post TAKING BETS. votes: 10 Watch out, Bolingbroke, Smarr, and Culloden! Dollar General could be coming to your neighbor- hood next. It seems all cominissioners outside of District 3 believe Juliette needs two Dollar Generals.Thankyou, Mr. Ambrose, for voting no and listening to the majority of your constitu- ents. votes: 10 AND another Dollar GeneraI.WTG Zoning and Commissioners. You serve the citizens so welL NOT. votes: 9 Ms. Langford, the Berlin Wall kept good people in.TheTrump wall is designed to keep bad people out.The good can immigrate the legal way. votes: 9 Tapley gives a citizen award to an out-of- county citizen? What kind of shenanigans does this politician have in store for the next 3 years? votes: 8 All of you need to stay off the vent. You're all mak- ing the entire community look like idiots! votes: 8 Marchers sing together as they walk down West Main Street in Forsyth for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration in 2017; ! By Diane Glidewell square to Kynette United 27 years. As Lead Pastor They have two sons who Phillip A.M.E. Church. Methodist Church, at the of Wrights Grove Baptist help motivate Leonard to All are invited to gather corner of MLK Jr. DriveChurch, over the last be the leader God wantsat the Culloden Welcome Forsyth's Dr. Martin and Kynette St. seven years the church him to be. Center afterwards for Luther King Jr. Birthday A program at Kynette has experienced tremen-For more information the Annual One Mile Celebration Committee UMC will feature Pastordous growth evidenced in about the Dr. Martin Memorial March back to has again put together Henry D. I onard Sr. ofvarious areas. In addition Luther King Jr. Birthday St. Phi lip A.M.E. a full slate of act v - Wrights Grove Baptist to spiritual, physical and Celebration, call Bernice The special service ties to honor Dr. King Church in Forsyth as financial growth, Wrights Smith at 478-994-0428 there will feature Dr. and to bring together speaker. Follo ng the Grove has expanded its or W. James Green at Ritzel King of Mt. people from all walks of recognitions and message commitment to commu- 478-973-1743. All are Olive Baptist Church, life in Monroe County of the program, lunch nity outreach and civicwelcome. Financial con-Huntsville, Ala. bring- to remember his legacy will be available in the services. Leonard is also tributions to the eventing the message. Area and apply it to today and Kynette UMC fellowship the founder and serves on are appreciated, churches are invited to the future. The events hall. the board of directors for There will also be a join the historic celebra- on Monday, Jan. 15 will Leonard has used his Project Impact in Forsyth celebration of King's tion. For more informa- begin with a breakfast, ability to reveal God'sand Harvesting Total Birthday in the Culloden tion, contact Marilyn followed by the Annual word and bring to life Change, Inc. in Conyers. community on Monday, Smith at 478-957-1416. March/Parade at noon the scriptures to impact Leonard is married to Jan. 15. It will begin with from the courthouse people for change for over Lady Tiffany Leonard. breakfast at 8 a.m. at St. Monroe County school their paycheck that will school districts to par- teachers will be receiv- amount to about 3 per- cel out the money over ing a $580,000 bump in cent of their annual sal- the year as a raise, but their Monday, Jan. 15 ary. The buml will cost Monroe County has paychecks, the school system aboutinstead paid it in a one- The school system is $580,000 and will mostly time lump the past two giving all certified per- be funded by additionalyears for fear the funds sonnel an additional local state funds, according to may not be available the supplement that GOv. assistant superintendent following year, which Nathan Deal put in last Jackson Daniel. would then require a pay year's state budget. The Teachers got the same cut. average employee .will bump last January. The average Monroe see a one-time bump in Deal has encouraged County teacher's salary is HOW SOME MONROE COUNTY TEACHERS PLAN TO SPEND BIG CHECKS "It will be saved to go on a know!" vacation in the summer:' - Stacy Nash, TG Scott - Billy Stephens, MP teacher teacher and coach "1 have two children in col- lege, so I'll apply it to their "1 am planning on paying medical bills that we have incurred from [our daugh- ter] Emma's heart condi- To the vent that replied - tuition:' jealous road dept. - Christie Johnson, MP tion, and maybe going to employee, not at alljust teacher dinner with my hubby" a lot of angry taxpayers. vote~8 : Kay Bertram, TG Scott "My plan is to take it and teacher Instead oftrying to edu-pay off one of our debts so catethe people, Commis- we can get closer to being "We are either doing some II sioners should have been debt free That s boring I home improvement proj- educating themselves. Bibb county said no to DG in a rural area and so did Pike.Who were you representing? votes: 8 M4mday, January 2018 at 12 No