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March 7, 2018 Page 7A Reporter Cityand county firefighters put out a blaze in a Milledge Circle home on Tuesday. Continued from page 1A care of the rest. Boyt and his wife Lori Anne Boyt, 48, of Barnesville, both said the one-year-old cat had just died last night. But Beck said it appeared to have been dead lon- ger than that. While Mr. Boyt showed remorse and said he was sorry about the animals, Mrs. Boyt became agi- tated and said she bought them a 13 lb. bag of food every Monday at Dollar General. When Beck noted that wasn't enough to feed all 17 dogs, she insisted she takes extra care of her animals. "Some of them are just old," said Mrs. Boyt. While the Boyts were arrested and charged with cruelty to ani- mals, a tow truck took the van to Monroe County Animal Control to unload the animals. Animal con- trol officer Becky Merritt said she was infuriated by the deplorable condition of the animals. "[ was just shocked," said Merritt. was disgusting. One of the worst things I've seen in a long time as far as animals." After inspecting the animals Monroe County Animal Control is looking for the person who dumped this dog in the dumpster near Forsyth Garden Apartments with severe cuts to its neck. veterinarian Dr. Kevin Smith said they should not be returned to their owners. As Merritt and othe officers tried to move the dogs to the ani- mal control kennel, three of the 17 got loose. Two were recovered but one is still loose, but hanging A Milledge Circle resident was able to run out of his house and avoid injury after his home caught fire on Tuesday. Forsyth and Monroe County fire fighters helped limit the damage to the home at 298 Milledge Circle. City and county fire fighters responded to the blaze around mid-day on Tuesday. Forsyth fire chief David Herndon said fire- fighters found a front room off the porch engulfed in flames and were able to put it out fairly quickly with damage confined to the living room. However the rest of the home has severe smoke and heat damage, said Herndon. The home's resident, who was unidentified at press time, was able to run to a neighbor's out at the shelter. Merritt said she found a home for the birds and all but five of the dogs have been placed in homes. Mr. Boyt was charged with sus- pended registration, driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance, cruelty to animals and aggravated cruelty to animals. Mrs. Boyt was charged with cru- elty to animals, aggravated cruelty to animals and she was wanted by another agency. While acknowledging the couple is having a hard time, Merritt said such cruelty to animals can't be overlooked. "You can't let that slide," said Merritt. ' They should've reached out for help." It wasn't the only recent case of cruelty to animals in Monroe County. A teenager found a mother and her 3-month-old puppy alive in the dumpster behind Forsyth Garden Apartments. The mother had an open cut all the way across her neck from an apparent chain. Both dogs.are being kept at the shelter and Merritt said they're very sweet. If anyone has information on who dumped the dogs, please call animal control at 994-7976. home to call for help when he noticed the fire, said Herndon. Herndon said he doesn't know what started the fire. He said the Red Cross has been called in to help the man who will have to leave the home. The Monroe County tax assessors office shows the home was owned by Alice Mae Grier. A non-profit organization dedicated to support cancer victims DESPERATELY NEEDS LIFT CHAIRS FOR CANCER VICTIMS WHO NEED THEM! Your donation is tax deductible Call Rod Harris at 678-462-3365 May God Bless You Continued from page 1A coach Bruce Miller, who retired at season's end. Miller Gainesville to the program's first-ever state championship in 2012 with future NFL star Deshaun Watson at quarterback and also took the Red Elephants to the state title game in 2009 with future Alabama star Blake Sims at quarterback. Despite winning just the lone state title, the Red Elephants have the third-most wins in GHSA history with 740 victories, trailing only Valdosta (910) and LaGrange (761). The Bulldogs and the Red Elephants have never met. MP will then travel to rival Jackson to continue their annual Backyard Brawl rivalry at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 before hosting Morrow at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. MP has dominated the Backyard Brawl in recent years, winning the last five meetings between the two programs. The Bulldogs have never faced Morrow, which went 5-5 in AAAAA in 2017. The Mustangs have strug- gled mightily since their last playoff appearance in 1998, compiling a 36-154 overall record over the last 19 seasons. Morrow won its lone state title in 1987 when it was led by future NFL standout Andre Hastings. The Bulldogs will then face yet another oppo- nent they have never before challenged when another state power, Lovett, visits Forsyth at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. Lovett, which went 7-5 in AAA in 2017, has won 456 games, 17 region state titles in its history, championships and two including n st recently state titles in its history, in 2009 under current including most recentlycoach Chad Campbell. in AA in 2013 when the In MP's last visit Lions were led by cur- to Fort Valley, the rent Penn State stand- Bulldogs suffered one of out Grant Haley. Since their most disappointing 2005, the Lions have defeats in program his- been coached by Mike tory, blowing a 19-point Muschamp, the brother fourth quarter lead in a of South Carolina head 20-19 defeat. coach Will Muschamp, After five straight who also led Lovett to Fridays of non-region the AA state champion- games, MP will have its ship game in 2007. first bye week on Friday, The Bulldogs will then Sept. 21 before hosting wrap up non-conference Spalding on Sept. 28 play with a road game in its Region 2-AAAA at Peach County at 8 opener. MP will then p.m. on Friday, Sept. travel to Upson:Lee on 14. MP has lost seven Oct. 5 before having straight meetings in the its second open date on series, including a 35-14 Oct. 12. MP will then home loss in 2017. Tl eplay at West Laurens on Trojans were a contro- Oct. 19 before wrapping versial AAA runner-up up the regular season last season, falling 10-6 with back-to-back home to Calhoun to complete region contests against a 13-2 campaign. Peach Perry on Oct, 26 and County has won three against Howard on Nov. . The Bulldogs have qualified for the AAAA. state semifinals in each of the past two seasons, losing each year to the eventual state cham- pion. MP will return up to 15 starters, including star quarterback J.T Hartage, from last year's 11-3 squad and could be the most talented team yet under seventh- year head coach Brian Nelson. one of your resolutions, would like to help you pay off your debt. Valid thru April 30th, 2018. 5% ** 0 One time 20 % off your entire balance can only be combined with the'foilowing promotions Online payment discount off entire balance (total disc.25%). 15% Early pay discount on full balance on accounts paid in full within 30 days. (Total discount can be combined up to 40%) Set up a new payment plan before April 30, 2018 and receive a one time 10% discount off entire balance **Offer not valid on existing payment plans. 3 Offer not valid on accounts h7 collection status.