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IIIISWEIK'SINSIDE DEALS D'I, FORSYTHIA FESTIVAL. SMARTSOURCE (2). CVS. INGLES DOLLAR GENERAL IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIit11111111111111111111 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIII III I111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIit1111111111111111111111 IIIIIIII 32 Page Special Guide to the 32nd annual festival INSIDE! the Monroe County STILL JUST $ I IN RACKS USPS 997-840 Join the Discussions BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY Vol. 48 No. 10 5 Sections, 60 Pages Wednesday March 6, 2019 Monroe Countians showed their op- position to low-in- come apartments last year, and now the developer has dropped its lawsuit over the rejection. (File photo) By Richard Dumas forsyth@mymcr.nef An Alabama developer who sued Monroe County Commissioners last year claiming discrimination has dropped !ts federal lawsuit. Attorneys representing Vantage Development, LLC, of Fyffe, Ala notified com- missioners in a two-page Jail. 24 civil filing that its complaint had been "dis- missed without prejudice" The document provided no See DROPPED Page 6A The new scoreboard in memory of Taylor Dell has been installed and was used for the first time on Monday in the JV games against Spalding, including an upset 1-0 win for the girls. The community is invited to attend the dedication of the new scoreboard at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 before the West Lauren~ boys game. By Will Davis pubhsher@mymcr.nef ~; L 7 :: The Mary Persons soccer program will dedicate the new Taylor Dell Memorial Scoreboard at Lancaster Field before the West Laurens boys game around 7 p.m. this Tues- day, March 12. In the works for years, the scoreboard is i ll[!![I IilH!!!Ill med eping memory of the former Bull- dog soccer player who died in an auto accident in 2014. 8 The son of JeffDell and Tracey Dell of Forsyth, Taylor died at the age of 20 in a J[JJ[ !J!J J I!J! [J!LJ one-car wrecl n the rain on 9 3 See DELL Page 7A Taylor Dell, No. 7, shown at Senior Night with family members Tracey Dell, Jeff Dell, Debbie Dell, Dawson Dell, Carly Dell and Ashlyn Dell. (File photo) SAT Mostly 69/59 March 9 Cloudy 20%d SUN Thunder- 74/49 March 10 storms 80%j OO0 Snow and tornadoes have already given Monroe County a wild weather week, and it appears this weekend's Forsythia Festival will have some of the same challenges on Sunday. The Forsythia Festival forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 69 de- grees and a 20.percent chance of rain on Sat- urday. But things look rougher on Sunday, with an 80 percent chance of rain and a high of 74 degrees. If that forecast proves correct, a big IF, it could indicate another record Sat- urday as festival-goers aim to avoid the rain on Sunday, which has become a Forsythia pattern in recent years. after tornadoes stop at Upson line The hills of Upson County may have once again spared Monroe County from a tornado on Sunday. Monroe County was put under a tornado warning on Sunday afternoon as a tornado that had wreaked disaster on Lee County, Ala. and then Talbotton, Ga. was steaming toward Culloden. But Monroe County Fire/ EMA Chief Matt Perry noted that as often happens, the undulating hills of Upson County sapped the tornado of its energy and Monroe County was spared. "We were very fortunate;' said Pe.rr)n Perry said in his years observing weather, the rare See TORNADOES Page 7A II