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By Will Davis When is Tapley's 4 years up? New Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger told a Monroe County au- votes: 10 ' dience on Tuesday that he make a decision on the did nor r eive Monroe-Bibb line dispute when it reaches his desk from the Georgia Supreme what Court. Raffensperger, who won Cover Up?votes: 9 : a runoff against Democrat ' John Barrow in December, ; Looks like there is one spoke to the Forsyth-Mon- ~, angry, sad, emotionally roe County Kiwanis Club ' wrecked liberal posting and met with the Monroe '~ the same "stuff" on the County Elections Office on t~ r vent, Please take you Tuesday. !i OCD meds! vows: 9 Raffensperger devoted t" q Crazy Uncle Joe Biden most of his talktothe 31,000 new voting ma- has entered the race. chines the state is buying to The Dems will now replace machines that are begin to eat their own. votes: 7 now 17 years old. He said lawmakers heard testimony I pick up trash along the from Republicans, Demo- roadside for free be- crats and election workers cause of slobs who are around the state, and they too sorry to find a trash all generally agreed that can. I dofft charge any- the state should keep using body anything. You're touch-screen technol- welcome, votes: 5 ogy familiar to voters. But unlike the current voting I'm convinced that most machines, the new ones will of hiS ve t is written by print out a card that voters Will. He baits readers will then drop into a box with liberal/conservative to give better security and posts and is then forced allow for physical recounts to argue with himself if necessary, said Raffens- when nobody takes the perger. bait. votes: 5 Raffensperger said the state took bids for the Point of reference doesn't machines on April 23 and come into play? Some- will select a vendor soon so thing may be free to that the machines can be in the person that receives place before the presidential it but not to those that primary in nine months. have to pay for it. You "It's a big lift and we want understood the words to make sure we get it want to right" said Raffensperger. Raffensperger was asked about losing gubernatorial . candidate Stacey Abrams' animal continual complaints that right It's . It's :" which is to help the dogs i in your care. (Forget the cats. We know what Georgia disenfranchises voters and daims that's mhat cost her last year's election to Gov. Brian Kemp. Raffensperger said he welcomes constructive ideas to improve the voting system but said Georgia actually has record voter enrollment and had record turnout last year. i happens to them.) votes: 5 Buice milked the clock in comp time that was her pay due upon discharge. votes: 5 RepOrter "None of us like to lose" said Raffensperger. "But at some point you have to realize you lost the game and you might as well get off the field" Raffensperger also touted his effort to allow profes- sionals with licenses in other states to use them in Georgia and vice versa, a practice called reciprocity. Raffensperger said as a li- censed engineer he has that ability and he wants other professions that his office regulates, including nurses, to be able to do the same. With county-line sur- veyor Terry Scarborough and Rep. Robert Dickey (R- back to him, which is likely, he will do his job and make Musella) in the audience, Raffensperger said he can't say much about the long- time county-line dispute between Monroe and Bibb counties. That's because the issue of whether Raffens- perger has subpoena power to make Scarborough undergo cross-examination by Bibb County is still before the state Supreme Court. However he said if the court sends the dispute a decision. Raffensperger joked that it doesn't mean he wants to make a deci- sion, but said he would do so even if it makes one side angry. "My job is to call balls and strikes;' said Raffensperger. For his part, Scarborough offered to help Raffens- Page 3A Raffensperger also noted he was proud to be ac- companied by his commu- nications director, Forsyth native Tess Hammock. perger in any way he could to explain his survey. New Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, top right, meets Kiwanian Gary Hiller on Tuesday. Below, Raffensperger in front of the courthouse with his communications director, Forsyth native Tess Ham- mock, and the Reporter. Residential & Commercial We Service All Brands Honest & Reliable Service Licensed and Insured . Experience You Can Count On Locally Owned & Family Operated Financing Available Service Agreements Thank You for Your Business! LIR~ t,~ On F~IZ~bOOk ~ icmi~M~ewillg~ ?v~,f/. Hope the city uses the profits from the drinking cups to fix potholes and not on the new city hall. votes: 4 An unhinged leftist showed on the Vent about the same time Langford retired her column. Coincidence? Or just "Russian Collusion"? votes: 4 Federal Bureau of Inves- tigation (FBI) is changing to Federal Investigation Bureau (FIB). They have been telling judges lots of fibs. votes: 4 Jason Hi&man is amaz- ing and Will's writing was great, too. Con- gratulations, proud parents! The Dr. Sandra Hickman scholarship is a terrific idea. She was a true educator, votes: 4 New downtown drink- ing cup policy is very racist. Many people of color have and will be ticketed for brown bag drinks while walking around and whitey will get off scot free cause he has proper cup. votes: 4 People Of color can't get a proper cup? The problem with brown bag drinking is there's usually a bottle in the bag that could be used as a weapon. Safety, not racism, votes: 3 Did road crew kill on the : you Will. votes: 3 Former Mayor Jossey dies Patti Jossey Jr. served as mayor of Forsyth for 12 years, and the city honored him by dedicating the Paul H. Jossey Jr. Public Safety Complex, which was completed in 2005, to him. Jossey served in the Georgia Army National Guard for 43 years and reached the rank of Brigadier Gen- eral, with many honors, awards and medals along the way. Jossey passed away on Sunday, April 28 at the age of 87 after a brief illness. He grew up in Forsyth, graduated from Mary Persons and attended Gordon College and Mercer University. He was active in his hometown both before and after serving as mayor, being a well-known member of Forsyth United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Jaycees and attending the Kiwanis Club weekly until just shortly before his death. His three terms as mayor were from January 1992- December 2003, between May- ors Ralph Ogletree and Jimmy Pace. 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