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7he only +ime you hould look I ack +o how -ar you've come! THE NONROE COUNTY REPORTER // / HiG+orical PerGpec iveG Monroe Coun+y BuGineGGeG ): m CASTLEBERRY DRUG COMPANY 130 Years in Business Castleberry Drug Company began in 1888 as a drug store owned by Dr. O.C. Collins; Oliver Morse bought the store in 1910. Upon his death, his brother-in- law, Ashley Phinazee ran the store. In 1930 Jeptha Castleberry became a partner and it became Phinazee-Castleberry Drug Co. When Jeptha died, the Castleberry family took over the Lee Street store. A new store was built at 67 N. Lee Street in January 1974. In 2018 the pharmacy was sold tO to Jonathan Marquess. Although Castleberry has a new owner, customers enjoy the same great service and a friendly staff is al- ways ready to assist with any pharmacy needs. 478-994-2051 67 N. Lee St. Forsyth HAYGOOD, LYNCH, HARRIS, MELTON & WATSON, LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW 124 Years in Business Haygood, Lynch, Harris, Melton & Watson, LLP is Forsyth's preeminent law firm, dating back to the 1890S. The firm carries the l~ighest rating given by the Martindale-Hub- bell Bar Register and provides a wide range of legal services. Charles B. Haygood, Jr who retired in 2018 after 50 years of practice (since 1968), was Senior Partner. Larry P. Lynch, who also retired in 2018 prac- ticed with the firm for 46 years (since 1972), The remaining parmers, Robert L. Harris for 35 years (since 1984), C. Robert Melton has practiced for 45 years (since 1974) and Molly H. Watson has practiced HAY6001 L I)H&RRI& WAT 0N for 21 years (since 1998). The law firm has a wealthoflegal experience. Located in the boyhood home of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Clarke, the firm is located at 87 North Lee Street in Forsyth and can be reached at 478-994-5171. 478-994-5171 87 N. Lee St. Forsyth UNITED BANK 1 14 Years United Bank was founded in 1905. On July 31, 2014, history was made when Monroe County Bank merged with United in Business Bank. United offers " two branches in Monroe a wide range of per, County: 1 East sonal banking products, Street in Forsyth and . .:: including mortgages and 10788Estes Road, investments. Another Bolingbroke, Please convenient service is United Bank's "Teller Now" Bankers can speak with a live teller at any of the bank's interactive teller machines from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m 7 days a week! United Bank has visitthe bank's website! at or:- call 478-994-1000; After hours, call 770-567-7211. 475q 94. lO00: i i ;:i 1 E Main SL, Forsyth ;,~ i-: PERSONS BANKING COMPANY 109 Years in Business Persons Banking Company was chartered and co-founded on March 9, 1910 by brothers Robert Turner Persons and George Ogden Persons under the name of The Farmers Bank. The bank was originally located on the corner of North Jackson and West Johnston Streets where the Forsyth City Hall is currently located. Banking operations were moved to the current N. Lee St. location in 1968, and has operated continu- ously in Monroe County PERSONS Banking Company since 1910. Persons Banking Company is proud to be the only bank that still holds a charter based in Monroe County. The Persons family is very excited about the future and opportunities in Monroe County. Please visit our website at www. personsbankingcompany. com or call our toll-free number at 877-753-9224. 4784 4-5146 88 N. Lee St. Forsyth 1ST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL 78 Years in Business Since 1941, 1st Franklin st Financial Corporation has Frankhn had one goal to serve Flnancial the financial needs of its friends and neighbors with the respect and personal Financial has consistently service they deserve. 1st been voted the Best Place Franklin Financial provides To Borrow Money in the short-term personal loans Reporters annual Best of as low as $300 with terms the Best contest. Branch to fit any budget. Manager David Davis and Unlike the fluctuating his friendly staff are happy terms of credit cards and to assist you with any loan the exorbitant rates of pay- inquiries. Call 478-994- day lenders, 1st Franklin 9911 or visit the Forsyth Financial provides personal officeat 109D Patrol Road. loans that have a fixed interest rate throughout the 478-994-9911 life, of the loan. 1st Franklin 109D Patrol Rd Forsyth INGRAM 90 Years i ENTITLES n Business Your Hometown 130 Years of Fastl Friendly Ingram Entities, Inc. subsid- iaries have been organized in GA s'mce 1929. The company has been in the land business for over 87 years, over the last two decades the company has transitioned to a residen- tial, commercial, and multi- family property management compan)n Ingrain Entities has developed residential subdi- visions in Monroe County & several commercial projects in middle Georgia. The company has residential and commercial property management in Forsyth and the Middle Georgia area including Ingram Center, 50 rental houses, and 3 res- taurants. This year Ingram Entities is looking forward to building houses in Creekside Subdivision, Loft apartments on the square and Forsyth Station Senior Community in or . Please visit their website at Pictured I/R: Dianne Chigges,Sales Associate Tanya Edwards, Pharmacy Tech Jonathan Marquess, Pharmacist Valerie Born, Pharmacist Jep Castleberry, Pharmacist Dusti Deatoni Office Manager 478-475-6901 478-475-6916 6 E. Johnston St Forsyth BonnieHam Pharmacy Tech Otis Ingrain: 478-475-6901 . : Fast Friendly Service/. Fu" Medical SuPplies STARR HEATING & A/C, INC 70 Years in Business Joe and Virginia Starr started a sheet metal business on Juliette Road in 1949. J. C. Starr as- sumed operation of the business in 1967 offering heating and air condition- ing services. With J.C's leadership, expertise and dedication to customer service, Starr Heating and A/C, Inc. has been honored with numerous awards over the years. The company has been voted the Best Heating & Air Company on more than one occasion in the Reporter's Best of the Best Heating & A/C, Ine. i Drive Thru Pharmacy Window. Unique Gifts Old Fashion Soda Fountain contest and has also been the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Best Small Business award. The company has been a Carrier dealer for 50 years & serves the Middle Georgia area offering superb heating & air services, sales and service. 478-994-6127 Juliette Rd.- Forsyth , I Jonathan Marquess, RPH, Owner Jep Castleberry, RPH Valerie Born, RPH CASTLEBERRY DRUG COMPANY 67 N Lee St Forsyth GA 478-994-2051 Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m Sat 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Closed Sunday & Holidays Medicare, Medicaid and Most Insurance }ccepted