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March ,We have excellent schools arkt teachers in Monroe County. Part of the reason is the excellent leadership qt the schools and board. . f votes: 26 Will Davis is my NEW fur votes: 21 !~.twO Of the candidates : BOE didn't even show 6p for Thursday night's fety b um, Wow, no" platf0rm atall since you didn} care enough to show up for safety? Or were you at home studying up on the Common core -- which my kids don} even learn? votes: 10 Once again Facebook proves that people have no backbone. What hap- pened to all you parents going to the Board of Education meeting and telling them off -- what a joke -- none of you there said a word!H So shut up complaining and adJng all bad a" on Facebook if you aren't going to back it up. votes: 7 Students, you need to inform Mr Finch that you will be leaving the school to protest the 60,000,000 abortions performed in the USA since 1970. votes: 6 NRA receives $0 tax dol- lars and kills O Planned Parenthood receives $500 Million/Year and murders 800 babies per day. Where is the Liberal media or Fox News.?.??.'??. votes: 5 People have lost common sense. It no longer exists in America. Death sentence for murders except abor- tion doctors, bridges faJhng, mass shootings with scared or NO law enforcement, where does it end? votes: 4 Forsyth author Karen Allen will host a book signing on Sat- urday at the Bluetick for her newest release. orter q Page 3A ,0 Karen Allen of Monroe County will hold a Book Signing for her latest book, "Little Miss Less- Than-Perfect: Why women dabble in the art of compari- son" this Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Bluetick Mer- cantile, 12 West Main Street (on the square). Copies of the new release will be available for $15. This is Allen's fifth book in less than two-and-a-half years. She has written three successful children's volumes featuring the Couth Fairy and also wrote "The One: In the Search for My Husband, I Found My Father;' All of the books O By Richard Dumas Monroe County human resources di- rector Janet Abbott revealed on Tuesday, March 20 that the county has received 38 applications for the newly-created as- sistant county manager/finance director position. Abbott said about a dozen of the ap- plicants meet the county's education and work experience preferences. Commis- sion chairman Greg Tapley credited new By Walter Geiger 7 at Grove St. Sullivan's family was irate upon learning of A former Barnesville Belvin's hiring in Spald- police officer who struck ing, insisting they had Jimmy-Carter used teen and killed a Forsyth man been promised he would students to overtake Ven- and a Barnesville man in never work in law enforce- ezuela and now the USA 2014 has lost his new job ment again or they would Democratic Party ~s using our American studentsto in law enforcement after never have agreed to overtake USA laws. Law- just a month, charges against him being lessness, votes: 4 Spalding County sheriff dropped. Darrell Dix reported last Sheriff Dix reviewed Bel- Thank you Will for inform- week that Terry Belvin has vin's file personally after ing me about the substitute resigned his post as a dep- coverage by the Herald teacher. I will be purchas- uty with his department Gazette, other media out- ng a subscription because after issues arose with his lets and the social media of it. votes: 4 background check, outcry that followed it. Belvin's hiring earlier He found discrepancies, After seeing what this year set offa firestorm including the fact Belvin everyone is paid in the of criticism. He was at was written up for another paper, I realized careers the wheel ofa Barnesville pursuit here in 2014 prior q construction pay more. patrol car on May 16, 2014 to the fatal incident. Dix Problematic for most be- cause you can't hide being when he hit and killed two then met with Belvin who lazy. votes: 3 pedestrians while running resigned, according to in excess of 90 mph. reports. Bring back Georgia Power The incident killed Additionally, Dix de- for electricity. Something Is Justen Shenard Sullivan moted his background in- nor Fight with billing. Bills of Barnesville on his 25th vestigator Todd Smith and are ridiculously higher than birthday and Quenton sent him back to the road normal and nobody knows Byrd, 21 of Forsyth. Adivision as a sergeant. Dix why. votes: 3 third pedestrian narrowly has also revamped the escaped death in the 1department's background Can we just get answersto a.m. incident.on Ga. Hwv. check procedures in the what the BOE candidates prioritize with regard to desired changes in the school system and what their vision is for 5 years from now? votes: 3 are available at Amazon. com. "The book took almost a year to write, and I had some amazing help along the way!" said Allen. "I asked my friend, Michele Fort, to be a guest au- thor in the book and am grateful for her voice and amazing gift to capture the reader with words. 'Little Miss Less-Than-Perfect: Why women dabble in the art of comparison" is a book for women that tackles why we, as women, struggle with comparison and how to have victory over that struggle. I felt like the Lord placed the idea for this book on my heart about eight years ago and I've just been waiting for the right time to write it, His time;' "I also asked many of my District 4 commissioner George Emami's suggestion that the county advertise the position on the website of the popular employment search engine Indeed with increasing the pool of applicants. Com- missioners also increased the pay to up to $75,000 per year. Commissioners tasked county manager Anita Buice and Emami with narrowing down the applicants before interviewing the finalists as a full board. Buice said applications will still be accepted through the end of April. wake of the Belvin fiasco, Depul y. Memorial precious friends to add a and I'm so thankful to have prayer at the end of each been a part of it. My prayer chapter which I think adds is that every woman would such a wonderful aspect to read this book and in do- the book as a whole" said ing so, learn something Allen. "The opportunity to that would change the write this bo.ok has been way they battle the urge to wonderful and humbling compare;' II :;i ilili i ;il; :;i; C ! qi ,'Local Award Winning Business serving Monroe County and surrounding areas since 2009" "Free House Cleaning to Anyone with Cancer" FULLY INSURED & BONDED [ Pr0tessl0nally trained uniformed staff House Cleaning Pressure Washing Window Cleaning (478) Michael Norris Scholarship Sore wish The Chamber Would sponsor a Shred Day soonl! Votes: 3 Jdiette Road going west f~0m Highway 87 is a death trap waiting to hdppen dt around 6 p:mi C@?s:and trucks g0Jng so fast they're crossing over thei line. SMH. 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