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April 18, 2018 Page 5B iR Orter O By Richard Dumas f prsyth@mymcr.net The MP girls track squad placed a disappointing ieourth in the region at palding on Monday after ,apmring back-to-back Re- gion 2-AAAA titles in 2016 2017. The Lady Dogs one individual cham- l i" no in Precious Gaines, v ho took first place in the shot put. :MP totaled 101 points to t ish behind third-place est Laurens' total of 120 goints. Howard was the gion meet champion frith 174 points, followed by second-place Spalding with 131 points. Perry and Upson-Lee finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Howard's India Turk won the individual award for capturing the most indi- vidual points at the region meet. Full region meet results and times were unavailable at presstime. Additional region meet coverage will be available in the April 25 Reporter. MP head coach David Carey said he'd never seen cold, windy conditions like those on Monday in any previous region meet during his distinguished coaching career. Carey said, "Never like this. This is the first time rve ever experienced this type of weather on the final day of track." In its final tuneup before the Region 2-AAAA cham- pionship meet, the MP gifts placed third with 90 points in a six-team competition at FPD on Wednesday. Stratford Academy was the boys champion with a total of 150 points, followed by home FPD with 140 points. Other teams partici- pating in order of highest to lowest finish included: John Milledge, Mount de Sales and Tattnall Square. MP had two individual champions at FPD with Precious Gaines taking first place in the shot put with a heave of 31 feet, i inch and Cheyla Tafella finishing first in the pole vault with a vault of 8 feet. Also, MP's No. 1 4 x 400-meter relay team captured first place no By Richard Dumas forsyth@mymcr.net The Monroe County Middle School boys and girls track squads wrapped up their seasons at the area championship meet at Spalding on Saturday. While the Monroe County boys did not have any top-three finishers, several Monroe County girls accomplished the feat. Monroe County's Camp- bbll Brown was the girls individual champion of both the 100 meters and 200 meters. Brown also an- chored the champion girls 4 x 100-meter relay team along with Annaya Barkley, Amya Webb and Alyssa Green. Also, Monroe County's Jaliyah Johnson finished as the runner-up in the 800 meters. In a four-team meet at Stratford Academy on March 22, the Monroe County Middle School boys and gifts track teams had numerous top-three finishers. / O O MFs Precious Gaines was the lone Lady Dog to capture an" individual region title in 2018, winning the shot put title. Gaines will next move on to the AAAA state sectional meet in Columbus on Saturday, April 28. (Photo/Richard Dumas) with a time of 4 minutes, 25 and sixth in the 300-me- seconds, ter hurdles with a time of Other MP girls athletes 57.2 seconds, Nicole Grier, who scored points at who placed fifth in the the FPD meet included: 300-meter hurdles with Courtney Whafle); who a time of 55.54 seconds, placed second in the 100 Destiny Middleton, who meters with a time of 13.13 placed fourth in the long seconds, Alvina Shannon, jump with a leap of 15 feet, who placed third in the 100 4 inches, Daizha Outlaw, meters with a time of 13.25 who placed fifth in the long seconds and fourth in the jump with a leap of 15 feet, 200 meters with a time of 1 inch, and Erin Hampton, 29.08 seconds, Tysheeka who placed second in the Hart, who placed third in discus with a throw of 80 the 200 meters with a time feet, 5 inches. Also, MP's of 28.14 seconds, Saman- No. 2 4 x 100-meter relay tha Walton, who placed team placed second with a seventh in the 400 meters time of 52.93 seconds. with a time of 1 minute, The Mary Persons 11 seconds, Carrie Neal, varsity girls track team who placed fifth in the 800 will next compete at 10 meters with a time of 3 a.m. on Saturday, April minutes, 1 second, Stormie 28 in the GHSA AAAA Martin, who placed fifth state sectional competi- in the 1,600 meters with tion at Kinnett Stadium a time of 6 minutes, 50 in Columbus. Athletes seconds, Rilyn McKal- from Regions 1-AAAA, lip, who placed fourth in 2-AAAA, 5-AAAA and the 3,200 meters with a 6-AAAA willsquare offfor time of 15 minutes, 14 spots in the AAAA state seconds, Kaylee Gordon, finals to be contested at who placed seventh in the Valhalla Stadium in Rome 100-meter hurdles with from May 10-12. a time of 20.13 seconds 1 l On the boys side, D.J. Martinez finished in first place in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters as well as in the long jump and was also a member of the victorious 4 x 100-me- ter relay team. Monroe County also took first place in the 4 x 400-meter relay while Tre Walker captured the 400-meter race. Other boys high finishers in- cluded: Cam Casser, who placed third in the 100-me- ter hurdles, Brandon Alford, who placed third in the 200 meters, Jackson Campbell, who placed third in the 400 meters, and Walker, who placed second in the long jump. As for the gifts, Brown took first place in both the 100 and 200-meter races and was a member of the victorious 4 x 100-meter relay team. Monroe County also finished first in the who placed second in the high jump, Aniyah Barkley, who placed second in the 100 meters, Tenley Pelis- sier, who placed third in the 100-meter hurdles and Meredith Leverett, who placed third in the 800 me- ters. Also, Monroe County had a runner-up finish in the 4 x 100-meter relay and a third place finish in the 4 x 400-meter relay. Other participants at the March 22 meet included: Stratford Academy, GMC and Southland Academy. Looking for answers Pregnancy Support 4.400 meterre1 race i Other gifts high finishers st included: Zora Bigham, ' 478-994-3173 who placed third in the Men, Tue & Thu 10:00 a.m.-4,30 p.m. long jump, Niah Bigham,' .rn0,r0e ,ntyptegna,eycenler.0r0 NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION GEORGIA, MONROE Monroe County Board of Elections, SUPERINTENDENT and County, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT: f OF ELECTIONS for the above State WHEREAS, in the 2010 Georgia General Assembly, the House and Senate passed House Bill 277, known as the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, to provide 12 special tax districts across the State and to provide for a special district transportation sales and use tax in such special districts; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Code Section 48-8-243 of the Transportation I vest- ment Act of 2010, the Middle Georgia special district Roundtable; of which Monroe County is a part, officially approved a Final Investment List to be funded through the special district transporta- tion sales and use tax; and WHEREAS, the special one percent (1%) Sales and: use tax will not exceed a projected revenue genera on amount of $637,746,847 for the Middle Georgia special district, and shall not exceed ten (10) years in duration commencing October 1,2018 and WHEREAS, Seventy-Five percent (75%) of the projected revenue generation amount will fund the approved Final Investment List of the Middle Georgia special tax district and Twenty- Five pe(cent (25%) of the projected revenue generation amount will be directly dis buted to the cities and counties of the Middle Georgia special tax district by formula for local transportation uses; and WHEREAS, the Middle Georgia Roundtable has made a resolution to the Superin- tendents of Election of the Middle Georgia special tax district, as specified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated 48-8-244, to notify the election superintendent to issue the call for election for the purpose of submitting to the electors of the county the question of whether such sales and use tax shall be granted for approval or rejection; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Code Section 48-8-244, the election results will be tabulated per district and if more than one-half of the votes cast throughout the special distdct are in favor of levying the tax, then the tax will be levied in said special district as specified; and WHEREAS, the Final Investment List to be undertaken and completed utilizing 75% of the projected revenue generation amount in the Middle Georgia special tax district are as follows: County Baldwin Baldwin Baldwin Baldwin Crawford Crawford C rawfo rd C rawfo rd Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Macon-Blbb Macon-Blbb Macon-Blbb Mac0n-Blbb Macon-Bibb Macon.Bibb Mac0n-Blbb Macon-Blbb Macon-Blbb Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Peach Peach Peach Peach Peach Pulaski Pulaski Putnam Putnam Putnam Twlggs Twiggs Twiggs Twlggs Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Wilkinson Project Name Kings Road Safety Enhancements Log Cabin Road Widening Widen and Resurface North Jefferson Street Widen and Resurface Dunlap Road East Agency Street Resurfacing construct Passing Lanes on US Highway 80 E Pave Matthews Road Sandy Point Resurfacing Collins Avenue Sidewalk Addition Perry Houston County Airport Terminal Expansion Perry Houston County Airport Hangers SR 247 widening from SR96 to the SR 247 Spur St. Patrick's Drive Extension US 41/SR 11 widening from SR96 to SR 247C 247C widening and operational inprovements from US 41 to Carl Vinson parkway Bridge Replacement on Folendore Road at Comissioner Creek Chehaw Creek Bridge Replacement Pave Old Highway 18 Construct Griswoldville Industrial Park Rail Spur . Henderson Road Resurfacing Safety Improvements to SR 49 rail road Crossing (733415H) Tucker'Road Bridge Replacement Construct 7th Street Truck Route Design and Right of Way Acquisition of Sardis Church Road Extension to 1-16 Resurface Riggins Mill Road from Emery Highway to the Twiggs County Line Resurface Upper River Road from the Jones County Line to Clinton Road Wesleyan ,Drive, Bowman Boulevard and Bowman Road Intersection Improvements Transit Capital Acquisition Bass Road Widening: 1-75, Bowman Road to New Forsyth Road ' Bass Road Widening: Bowman Road to near Westchester Drive Bridge Replacement on Johnstonville Road at Rocky West Main Sidewalk connection Study of Fors~h truck bypass Indian Springs/L.Carey Bittick Drive/GPSTC Intersection Improvement "Widening and Resurfacing Montipelier Road and Thornton Road Woodland Drive Radius Improvement Chapman Road Widening Taylors Mill Road Resurfacing Construction of SR 49 Conn. Extension to SR96 SR 96 Widening from CR 107/Fire Tower Rd to CR 83/Housers Mill Road Passin~l Lanes SR 247 Sidewalk construction on SR24 Sidewalk construction on SR24 Harmony Road Safety Improvements SR 96 Eatonton NE Bypass and Roundabout Williams Road Widening and Paving Sidewalk Construction on Highway 80 SR 96 Widening (I-16 to SR 87/US 231 Widening (Thompson Mill Road to SR 87/US 23 Resurface Allen Avenue Hwy 57/01d 441 Intersection Improvements Resurface Pinebluff Drive Resurface Vinson Road Resurface Shepherd Street Resurface Papermill Road Gordon Mclntyre Road Full Depth Base Reclamation NOW, THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY VIRTUE OF O.C.G.A 48.-8-244 AND O.C.G.A 21-2-540, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: (1) That a call for a special one percent (1%) sales and use tax in the Middle Georgia special tax district, of which Monroe County is a part, in an amount not to exceed $637,746,847 and for a period of time not to exceed ten (10) years duration commencing October 1, 2018 subject to the approval of the voters of said special tax district is hereby issued. (2) That said Special Election shall be held on May 22, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; that all persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on April 24, 2018. (3) That the question to be put before the voters of Monroe County, as part of the middle Georgia special tax district, shall be placed on the ballot and read as follows: SAMPLE BALLOT Shall Monroe County's Iransportation system and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of b'ansportation projects and programs for a period of ten years? (YES) (NO) I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of this office at the Monroe County Board of Elections, 38 W. Main Street, February 2, 2018.