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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2527 00-@0-00 SHAL.L TOWItPAPERS 2J7 W COTA ST SHELTON WA 98584-226.3 XED ADI: 303 23P 1 c .-- ~ .2 e. ORLD FAMILY DOLLAR CVS INGLES On the Porch 4A On the Outside Looking In SA Diamond on a roU page IB to the Family Mae Clements Alvin Crusan William Vanbeuning Brenda Melton David Thomas Kevin Powell James Purvis Ruth Cole Ryan Fosse Matt Morris Elizabeth Meeks NEW SUBSCt E OF THE WEEK Reverend Doctor Philip I. Veira Roy Wayne Mitchell Ronald'Ronnie' Bostick Corine Bowden Margaret A. McKinney Robert Graham Birch INI I,X MCRVENT. 3A Opinion & Letters 4A Sports 1B Community Calendar. 1C Church News 5C Public Record SB Classified 11) /egals 21) 1]![!IHI!!!!I]J IIU!!I!!I!IU!0!II the Monroe County Vol. 50 No. 9 USPS 997-840 5 Sections 56 Pages Wednesday March 7, 2018 MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Still Just $1 In Racks, But only 67 cents for Home Delivery Barnesville couple faces animal cruelty charges By Will Davis publisher@mymcr net A Barnesville couple faces animal cruelty charges after authori- ties found 17 dogs, a dead cat and five cocka- toos crammed into the Billy BoytLori Boyt minivan in which they lived during an 1-75 was "dis- traffic stop. gusted" by what he Sgt. Chad Beck pulled found inside. He dis- over a 1999 Honda covered the animals in Odyssey on 1-75 around the back where seats 11:34 a.m. on Friday, had been removed, with Feb. 23 for a traffic feces littering the entire violation. An incident van. Here's what else report said that Beck the report said: There was no food or water for the animals, and the dead cat was found inside a crate. The driver, Billy Eugene Boyt, 49, of BarnesviUe, told Beck that he was an.out:of- work forester, and he and his wife had fallen on hard times and were both addicted to metha- done. He said he only owned one of the dogs, a bulldog covered in sores, and his wife took See YUCK. Page 7A Monroe County deputies reported finding animal feces covering the back of this van as well as 23 dogs, birds and a dead cat. Deputies charged the couple inside with animal cruelty. (MCSO) MARY PERSONS FOOTBALL ELECTION 2018 By Richard Dumas The Mary Persons 2018 foot- ball season is still over five months away, but the Bulldogs this week unveiled their fall schedule. MP, which is expected to be ranked in the Top 5 of AAAA DATE OPPONENT Fri Aug 10 Southwest (Scrimmage) Fri. Aug. 17 Gainesville Fri. Aug. 24 @ Jackson Fri. Aug. 31 Morrow in the preseason polls, willFri. open its 2018 season at home Fri. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. Fri. 17 against perennial power Gainesville. Fri. The AAAAAA Red Elephants Fri. are coming off a disappoint- Fri. ing 4-7 season in the final Fri. Sept. 7 Lovett Sept. 14 @ Peach County Sept. 21 Open Sept. 28 Spalding* Oct. 5 @ Upson-Lee* Oct. 12 Open Oct. 19 @ West Laurens* campaign of longtime head Fri. Oct. 26 Perry* Fri. Nov. 2 Howard* See FOOTBALL. Page 7A * Region 2AAAA contests TIME 7p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. By Will Davis Some Monroe County School board incumbents will face opposition in the May 22 election. Long-time incumbent school board member Nolen Howard, cur- rently the chairman, has qualified for re-election in District 5 but he has a challengeY in Matt Morris. Morris will have five children in the school system in August. Howard works in the transportation industry. Meanwhile, another long-time incffmbent, board member Phil Walker, has qualified for District 3 as has his chal- lenger, Greg Head, owner of Head Heating and Air. Two other school board members facing re- election this year, Eva B'flderback (District 7) and J.P. Evans (District 1), had not qualified as of Tuesday but no chal- lengers have qualified for either post yet either. Meanwhile, in the races for Monroe County com- missioner, only District 3 commissioner John Ambrose has quali- fied. District 4 commis- sioner George Emami is expected to qualify later this week. No challenger has announced plans See ELECTION 4A