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ZC. Pro jre e F A ion Z08 February 7, ZOI8 FOEWAF, P MONEOE ROBINS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION 64 Years in Business Robins Rnancial Credit Union opened it doors in Monroe County in. 2010, but it has been serving Middle Georgia.for over 60 years. During that time, Robins Financial Credit Union has grown to over $2A billion in assests and currently serves over 188,000 people. Robins Financial offers a full range of Snancial products and services. Come experience the credit union difference. Drop by 76 E Johnston Street and meet branch manager, India Crumpton. Call, click or come in today! 478.923.37731800.241.2405 76 East Johnston Street " ~ ~) Federally insured by NCUA. Contact the credit union fo bership details. GRESCO UTILITY SUPPLY, INC. 54 Years in Business Gresco is proud to have its Headquarters and Georgia Division located in Monroe County. Gresco has been in business for over 50 years and is ranked among the top ten electric utility distributors in the Nation. Gresco serves the industry from seven distribution centers in the southeast. Its headquarters facility is located in Forsyth at 1135 Rumble Road. For more information on all that Gresco has to offer, please call (478) 315-0850 or (800) 329-3421. 478-315-0850 800-32"9-3421 1135 Rumble Rd. Forsyth FLOWERS BY HELEN 53 Years in Business Flowers by Helen, located OW , on the squarein Forsyth, has been an intricate part of the Monroe County LI! community for over 50 Helen years! Angie Ellis pur- 'JU chased the business 17 years ago. Flowers by the expertise to design just Helen has everything you are looking for including fresh flowers, silk flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and a great selection of gifts. If you need a special flower arrangement to complement your home decor or flowers for any special occasion, then Angie and her staff have what you need. Flowers by Helen has consistently been voted "Best Flower Shop" by the readers of the Reporter in the newspa- per's annual Best of the Best contest. 478-994-2611 9 W. Johhston St. Forsyth DAIRY QUEEN RESTAURANT 53 Years in Business Dairy Queen is owned and operated by Ronnie and Laura Daniel. Ronnie's Uncle Jesse and Aunt Agnes Daniels first opened the Dairy Queen in 1965 as a walk-up restaurant located where the old Big Chic used to be on Tift College Drive. Daniels built a new location, complete with inside seating, a few blocks down the street in 1972. In 1990, Ronnie and Laura Daniel bought the restaurant and in July 2005, built a new loca- tion in front of Walmart at 200 N. Lee Street. Kyle Daniel joined the team in 2011 and serves as the general manager. 478-994-2560 200 N. Lee St. Forsyth SMAHA ORTHODONTICS 46 Years in Business Smaha Orthodontics has been in business for 46 years. They opened their first office in Macon in 1972. They also have an office in Warner Robins and they added a branch office in Forsyth in 2014. Smaha Orthodontics is the first Orthodontist office to open in For- syth and it has been a welcomed addition to the medical community. Smaha specializes in braces and Invisalign. Their doctors have over 50 years combined ex- perience and they invite you to call 478-743-9331 for a free consultation. Smaha Orthodontics in located in the Medical Complex at 120 N. Lee St. in Forsyth. ' 478-743-93.31 120 N. Lee St. Forsyth BUICE'S GARAGE, INC. 44 Years in Business Buice's Garage, Inc. was opened in 1974 by Eddie and Sandra Buice. The garage was located on Kimbell Street and on Brooklyn Avenue in Forsyth before moving to their current location on Hwy. 83 North in 1982. They specialize in truck repair and salvage and wrecker service. Buice's Garage has earned an outstanding reputation for fast, friendly, dependable service. Buices's Garage, Inc. is a family owned and operated business. 478-994-2335 Hwy. 83 North Forsyth STEVE OSBORNE STATE FARM 41 Years in Business Steve Osborne offers Monroe County custom- ers a full line of State Farm insurance products, including auto, health, home, life and a full line of financial services. In 1977 State Farm opened its doors for business in Forsyth. Eleven years later, in 1988, Steve took over the State Farm office located on MLK Jr. Drive. Steve's experience and expertise in the insur- ance field is a big plus for customers looking for the best product, price and service. Steve has won numerous awards over the years including being voted the "Best" Insur- ance Company/Agent by the readers of the Mon- roe County Reporter. 478-994-1041 80 MLK Jr. Dr. Forsyth HARVEY'S PLUMBING & IRRIGATION 41 Years in Business Morgan and Nancy Harvey founded Harvey's Plumb- ing & Irrigation, Inc. in 1977 out of their house. Office Manager Ansley Hunt says, "Our current office is in Bolingbroke however, we service the entire Central Georgia area? Nancy Harvey has retired, but Ansley Hunt (the Harvey's daughter), manages the office and supervises the day to day operations of the company. Harvey's Plumbing & Irri- gation, Inc. has the licenses and insurance to perform all types of plumbing and irrigation projects. With 41 years of experience, you can depend on Harvey's Plumbing & Irrigation for your new projects, remod- els, repairs or even "honey- dos". Call Morgan Harvey at 478-994-2803 for all your plumbing needs. 478-994-2803 5877 Highway 41 Bolingbroke, GA 31004 FLOYD'S COLLISION & MECHANICAL, INC. 41 Years in Business Floyd's Collision and Mechanical, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Charles E. Floyd, Sr. and is jointly owned and operated by him and his son, Ed Floyd. Floyd's offers three genera- tions of experience in auto body paint and repair and mechanical repairs. The shop is located at 198 Harold G. Clarke Pkwy. Floyd's Collision has been voted Best Body Shop and Auto- motive Repair numerous times by the readers of the Monroe County Reporter in Floyd's Collision and Mechanical, Inc. the Reporters annual Best of Monroe Contest: Ed Floyd: says, "We stand behind everything we do and we can handle your collision insurance claims too? For all minor & major mechanical work see Ed Floyd or call him at 478-994-1840. 478-9 4-1840 198 Harold G. Clarke Pkwy. Exit 185 Forsyth JOEL VINSON & ASSOCIATES 38 Years in Business Joel Vinson & Associates, Inc. is one of Monroe County's leading busi- nesses. The company specializes in forestry services, appraisal ser- vices, and real estate sales. Joel R.Vinson Sr. is the president of the com- pany and he has 38 )rears experience in his field of expertise. Joel is a mem- ber of the Association of Consulting Foresters, the Society of American For- esters & the GA Forestry Association. His company offers state-wide services. For more information M S~ JoelVinson & Associates, Inc. contact Joel at his email: Or call his office (478) 994-1078 or cell phone (478) 214-1851. His office is located on the square in Forsyth at 5 N. Lee Street. 478-994-1078 5 N. Lee St. Forsyth THE BUNN 37 Years in The Bunn Agency was started in 1981 by J.T. Bunn specializing in medical and life insur- ance and annuities. Bunn primarily operated out of his residence until 2002 when he moved into an office on E. Johnston Street. In 2003, he was joined by his son, Eric, who began offering in- surance for automobiles, boats, motorcycles and homes. The office later relocated to its current location at 12 East Main St in Forsyth The'Bunn Agency was voted Best AGENCY Business Insurance Agency and Eric Bunn was voted Best Insurance Agent in the Reporter's 2017 Best of the Best contest. 478-994-9751 12 East Main St. Forsyth WALKER CHIROPRACTIC CENTER 34 Years in Business Looking for a great chi- ropractor? Well, look no further than Dr. Steven Walker who owns and operates Walker Chiroprac- tic Center. Dr. Walker has credentials in physiological therapeutics and as a chi- ropractic sports physician. Dr. Walker has been serving Monroe County for over 26 years. He first opened his office in Forsyth in 1984 on a part-time basis because he was still running his office in Bamesville. After selling that office in 1987, he began to practice full-time in Forsyth. The Forsyth office is located CHIROPRACTIC CENTER at 255 Tilt College Drive with x-ray services available on premises. Dr. Walker has consistently been voted Best Chiropractor in the Reporters annual Best of Monroe contest. To schedule an appointment, call office manager Gwen Music at 478-994-1562. 478-994-1562 255 Tiff College Dr. Forsyth TOMMY CAMPBELL'S COLLISION 31 Years in Business Tommy Campbell's Collision Center, Inc. opened in June, 1987 and has been restoring damaged vehicles back to pre-loss condition ever since. "We at Camp- bell's Collision can do all insurance repairs and can assist you in the claims process. You have a choice on where to take your car. Don't let an insurance company 'tell you where to have your car repaired," said Tommy Campbell "We work for our custom- ers and give a lifetime warranty On all collision repair." Tommy Campbell's Collision Center is open Mon-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for all auto body and paint repairs, 4-wheel alignment, sus- pension, brakes and tires. Call Tommy Campbell's Collision Center, Inc. at 478-994-2134. 478-994'2134 6209 Hwy. 41 Bolingbroke . FORSYTH 31 Years Forsyth Feed & Seed has been operating at its same locatior s'mce July 1, 1987. Owners David and Julie White would like to thank all their customers. Forsyth Feed & Seed special- izes in Nutrena, Mid South, Southem States,Triple Crown, FRM and Godfrey's Feeds and many other brands along with fertilizer, lime, potting soil & topsoil. Forsyth Feed & Seed carries garden seeds, yard, pet and fence supplies, wheat and pine straw, bermuda hag alfalfa hay and Georgia Boots and Rocky Boots. t FEED&SEED in Business FORSYTH FEED & SEED They also sell Big Green Egg cookers and Yeti coolers and accessories: David & Julie encourage you to support local bus'messes. Forsyth Feed & Seed is located at 45 W. Johnston St Forsyth, Ga. Call 478-994-2991 for more information. 478-992-2991 45 W. Johnston St. Forsyth MONROE COUNTY MEMORIAL CHAPEL 30 Years in Business After 13 years with the Macon Police Depart- ment, Spanky Beck opened up Monroe County Memorial Chapel in July of 1988 with the help of Karl Hill and the Monroe County Bank. Beck honors the memory of deceased staff members including Ronnie Zellner, Cullen Herndon, Bennie Smarr, Edgar Pritchett, H. B. Gunnels, Ronnie Griffin and Ted Turnbow. Phyllis Beck is beautician, Dorothy Beck is busi- ness manager and Mark Goolsby, David Cox Monroe County Memorial Chapd "We Set the Standards that Others Follow" and Patricia Fountain are funeral directors and em- balmers. Beck says he has succeeded with the help of several assistants including Rev. Franklin Ethefidge, James Pritchett, Randy Inglett, Larry Thornton, Bryan Romine and Deane Comer. 478-994-4266 86 W. Main St. Forsyth t