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Page 2A May 1, 2019 /R orter e By Diane Glkiewell Forth-Monroe Courlty Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting for Mid Georgia Turf Solu- tions at its home office on 1193 Edge Road in Monroe County on April 24. Mid Georgia Turf Solutions is owned by Matt Pippin and Doug Langer, and they are ready to take care of every- thing you need to give your home or business a beautiful lawn you can be proud of throughout the year. Middle Georgia Tuff Solutions takes care of weed control, fertilizing, aeration, ant control and flea and tick eradication. Based cen- trally in Monroe County, the company serves from South Atlanta to Perry (north to south) and from Peachtree City to Eatonton (west to east). For a good example of their work, check out the grounds of the Monroe County Recreation Depart- ment complex offHighway 42 North. Mid Georgia Tuff Solutions has been taking care of the ball fields and surrounding land for about two years. It has also taken care of the grounds at Wes- leyan College and maintains a soccer field in Macon. However, the majority of Mid Georgia Tuff Solution clients are homeowners who want their residential yards looking as good as their homes. "We want to keep your lawn for you. We serve about 900 customers from this shop," said Pippin, who has been in the lawn care business for 20 years. "We're really blessed to run a busi- ness from Monroe County, .and,our business is grow- nag. Monroe County commis- sioners recently discontin- ued tick spraying as a county service, but Mid Georgia Tuff Solutions is ready to fill Matt Pippin, left, and Doug Langer hold the scissors to cut the ribbon for Mid Georgia Turf are surrounded by supporters from Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. in the need. For $35 each, it will spray three times (April, June, August) to control ticks and fleas so that you can enjoy being outside without fighting these pests. Langer said Mid Georgia Turf Solutiono io capable of doing anything outside needed to maintain a prop- erty: weed control, fertil- izing, insect control, tree and shrub care, getting fungus out of grass, fighting cinch bugs and army worms. Langer has been fanning in Monroe County since 1995 and has been active with Monroe County Farm Bureau over the years. He became interested in horticulture in high school, pursued a degree in college, went into farming, then into the chemical business and has now come back to working with his first love of plants and nature. He said that as much as you think you know about plants/ grasses and their growth and challenges, Mother Nature always has the final say and you have to adjust to her. Solutions on April 24. They The heavy rainfall of the last two years is a good example. "We are always trying to stay one step ahead;' said Langer. "We will answer any type of questions; we provide information for free as a service." love for you to join our family and let us keep your yard," said Pippin, a Monroe County native. "Our business is to help pro- mote growth. A good-look- ing lawn sells the property." For more information about Mid Georgia Tuff Solutions, call 478-992-5705 or visit the website at www. Storage Fmlllty Over 20,000 Sq, Ft 24 Hr Security 51 Weft Adaml Street Forwth, Georgia 31029 Tolbe4 offers cash prizes; essays due May 9 tl Monroe County will celebrate Founders Day the week of May 13 - 17, and for the seventh year in a row, residents can win big prizes by submitting an essay on the topic, "What I love m innln Spartina 449, Scout, Canoe, Lilly Pulitzer Inis, Erimish Bracelets, John Wind Peepers, Jellycat, Mudpie, Tyler Candles CeCe Caldwell's Paints And much morel ales '" ** 48 N. Jackson Street GA 31029 Mon- Fri: 11 am- 5 pm Sat 11am 4pm . .ocaFFy Owned&-' Operated" about Monroe County". The essays are due at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Monroe County residents Todd and Stacy Tolbert, owners of Tolbert & As- sociates, an insurance and financial planning firm, are offering $700 in cash prizes for the "What I love about living in Monroe County" essay contest. Judges will name a first and second place in two categories, youth (up to 18) and adult (over 18). Essays must be at least 400 words and may be emailed to pub-, faxed to 994-2359 or mailed to The 2018 essay winners won $700 in prizes. P.O. Box 795, Forsyth, GA 31029. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The winning essays will be published in the May 15 edition, along with Founders Day information including specials offered by local businesses en- couraging Monroe County residents to shop at home. The county will celebrate its 198th birthday this year as it was created by the Georgia legislature on May 15, 1821. Charges likely in fatal wreck on Sat. Charges are likely in the fatal, head-on wreck on High Falls Road that killed a Monroe County Hospital nurse early Sat- urday morning. Nancy Skinner, 68, of High Falls, was on her way to work when her Nissan sedan was struck head-on by a Jeep Chero- Your Home Senior Care 478-994-9535 105 Martin Luther King Dr Forsyth, GA 31029 SKINNER kee driven by Timo- thy Turner of For- syth. The accident happened around 6:40 a.m. Turner told paramed- ics that he had gotten something in his eye and when he looked up he saw headlights coming at him. Monroe County deputy Kevin Williams deter- mined that Turner had crossed over the line and struck Skinner, who died at the scene. Turner was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Crystal Trusty, an LPN in the emergency room with Skinner, said her co- workers are devastated. "She was a great person and great nurse;' said Trusty. "She was a nurse for over 45 years so she was very knowledgeable and confident. She spent her life taking care of other people." Trusty said Skinner brought them Dunkin' Donuts every morning and showed her the ropes when she joined the hos- pital six years ago. Sadly, Trusty said that Skinner had already lost her husband and their only son. Sheriff Brad Freeman said it's the third fatality on Monroe County roads in 2019. Now accepting New Clients for services. Personal care services and companion/home management services. Personal Care Assistants Our Certified Nursing Assistants are here to assist you or a loved one wth activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation, assistance with eating and even household chores. Our mission: =Helping you or your loved one remain independent at homel" Vist our website at