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Page 6A May ], 2019 Reporter IN LOVING Hamilton Jossey, IARNG (RET.) BG Paul Hamilton Jossey Jr GaARNG Sunda);April 28, 2019. He was the son of Goggans Jossey and Paul Hamilton Jossey . he and his family moved to Forsyth i2 years old. He graduated from Mary School where he played football, and he )liege and Mercer University. theGA Army National Guard for 43 years. Over the years he received many honors, awards, ;and medals, one of the last being inducted into the National Guard Hall of Fame. ': He was a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church for many years, where he was very active. He was the Mayor of Forsyth for 12 years, was a char- ter member of the Jaycees and the Kiwanis Club and i was very active in his community. ', He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dr. Laurie I Ann Jossey. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Jane ;Bazemore Jossey, son, Paul Hamilton Jossey, III, (Joe), I daughter-in-law, Kathryn Ethridge Jossey (Kathy) ' of Elberton, grandsons, Brian Hamilton Jossey and Scott Daniel Jossey of Atlanta, granddaughter, Laurie Kathryn Jossey Truitt (Craig) and two great grandsons, Maxwell Andrew Truitt and James Hamilton Truitt of Elberton, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Forsyth United Methodist Church. Rev. Rick Maeser ,officiated, The family requests no flowers, but suggests dona- :;tions to Forsyth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box (Ken) Grant January 30, 1940- April 28, 2019 Robert Kendrick (Ken) Grant, loving husband, daddy, granddaddy and great granddaddy, uncle, brother and father-in-law, passed away surrounded by his family Sunday evening April 28, 2019 at the age of 79. Ken was bum in Griffin to the late Florrie Eugenia Swint Grant and Joseph Floyd Grant Jan. 30, 1940. Soon thereafter, his family moved to Milner where,ANt he lived the remainder of his life. He loved his wife and two daughters very much and his sons-in4aw and then grandchildren as they began coming along! He was known for his love of fishing, hunting, bird dogs, growing a garden which always included some Silver Queen corn, telling a joke or playing a joke and the Georgia Bulldogs. Ken graduated from Gordon Military College and the University of Georgia. There wasn't a Saturday during football season that we didn't have the Dawgs blasting on TV or on the radio with Larry Munson calling the play-by-play when there was a dove shoot to be taken care of on the same day. He was always known for some of his classic sayings including; ' An't it great to be a Georgia Bulldog", "Caledonia", "Alrightnhiya", "Have Mercy" and "Two Times' Ken worked for Life of Georgia for 35 years and was proud of that. He was always there to help at Swint's to make candy and was the one who invented the famous Sweet Dreams. After retiring from Life of Georgia he became the 3rd generation owner of Swint's Pecan Candies for many years, until his health began to fail, which no longer allowed him to continue the work ethic he had ALWAYS exuded. He was one of the most selfless and giving people on God's green earth. He didn't hesitate to do anything for anyone without ever once expect- 108, Forsyth, GA 31029. ing anything in return. If you didn't happen to come , Please visit by the house to be fed he would surely share with Ito express tributes, anyone in the neighborhood he thought may need ! Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- to be fed! He was always cooking for his family, friends and community. He was always known for : rangements, his barbequed chicken and gummy rice, homemade bbq sauce and was also known for his fish fits and his homemade hushpuppies. Ken was an asset to :Johnnie Allen Parker Sr. the community of Milner for many years and will November 9, 1939 - April 24, 20191 be sorely missed by many. He was preceded in death by his mama and daddy Forsyth - Johnnie Allen Parker Sr. passed away Florrie Eugenia Swint Grant and Joseph Floyd Grant, Jr.; brother, Swint Grant and special Unde Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Aliens wishes were to be William K. (Ink) Swint. cremated. Service and burial will be private. He is survived by his loving bride of 55 years Bev- i Allen, the son of the late Johnnie A. Parker and Eileen erly Napier Grant, daughter and son-in-law Natalie Williams Pippin, was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Forsyth. He Grant Nicholson and Rick Nicholson; and daughter was a retired contractor and was a veteran of the GA and son-in-law Valerie Grant Perkins and Brett Army National Guard. Perkins; Granddaughter Brittany Lane Prince and Survivors include, Velma Parker of Forsyth; children, Garrett Prince, Grandsons Cody Kendrick Nich- ' A1 Parker (Maria) of Lawrenceville and Andy Parker olson and Trenton Joe Nicholson; Granddaughter (Michelle) of Forsyth; sisters, Wanda Holland (Don) Keri Napier Perkins and newest Great Grand- daughter Alaya Monroe Prince, sister Frances Cato, : of Forsyth and Leighanne Young (Gerald) of McRae; nieces, nephews and a multitude of other family and i brothers, Larry Parker (Dianna) Of Lacrosse, Virginia great friends. i and Johnnie Parker, Jr. (ToMe) of Brownsville, Texas; The funeral will be held Wednesday, May 1, and four grandchildren 2019 at 12 pm at Milner Baptist Church in Milner, Georgia, with interment following in the Church Please visit to express tributes M41ar0e County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. : Alfred Smith, Jr. Jut,y, Z i954 - April 24, 2019 :d/~ li) For~: Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Smith Jr were held MOnday, April 29 in the Freeman Funeral Home Chapd, Forsyth, Burial was in Forsyth City Cemetery. Freeman Funeral Home, Forsyth was in charge of I arrangements. no like facebook,com/ 789 US-341 South mclmasktchn Barnesville, GA ~i04 I Bes| Since 1898 i!ii!ig!~ii!ii~i!!!i!~i~i~iii~i~ii~ii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii~!!i~!~i~!~iiiiii~iii~i:!iiiiiiii~i~i~iii~i~gi~i~iii!i~i~i!!!!~!~!~gi!i!~i~i~i!i~!i~i~iiiii~i~iiiiii~iiiiiii~iiiiiii LAR Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 I GA 31.208 3250 Vineville Ave. Cemete . In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Milner Baptist Church in memory and honor of Ken. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIn- tosh Rd, Griffin is in charge of arrangements. Please join the family and friends in honoring Ken Grant by visiting www.conner-westburyftmeral- and posting your tributes and memories. INTIMIDATE Continued from Front reference to her decision not to hire Evans' family member. Hedges also wrote that Evans told Jarrell she should have known the applicant was his niece and that she should have been given the job. Hedges wrote in the e-mail that the county had recent vacandes in both the purchasing and administrative departments, and both jobs were advertised both internally and extemally. Hedges stated Evans brought him two applications from his "friend", one for each vacant position, and he forwarded the applications on to county clerk Janet Abbott, who is also the county's human resources director. Hedges wrote that Jarrell, Abbott and county finance director Lorri Robinson interviewed sev- eral candidates for the purchasing job, including Evans' preferred candidate. After the interviews, Abbott and Robinson turned the final decision over to Jarrell, who selected another candidate, according to Hedges. Hedges wrote that at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jarrell went to the administrative office to tell Abbott what had just happened between she and Evans. Hedges wrote: "Janet encouraged Phyllis to talk to me. It took Janet sometime to calm Phyllis down and eventually, Phyllis and Janet came into my office. Without a doubt, Phyllis was emotion- ally upset to the point that she appeared to be shaking, and obviously very angry " In his e-mail Hedges notified the other four commissioners that Evans' behavior could poten- tially be deemed harassment by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Evans did not return a voice mail for comment. District 2 commissioner Eddie Rowland and chairman Greg Tapley each said the incident is still under investigation so they don't want to comment. A railroad retiree, Evans has represented District 1, induding much of the city of Forsyth, on the Monroe County commission for 32 years. He'll be up for re-election next year. JUST THE WAY IT IS by Sloan Oliver W aro remembers aghdadBob m the 2003 Imq ? Baghdad Bob (BB) was Saddam Hussein's propaganda minister. He held daily press briefings where he denied the reality of the situation. American Forces were kicking Iraqi butt yet Bob made com- pletely delusional statements such as, 'American soldiers are committing suicide because of the fierce Iraqi soldiers." Or "The Iraqi Air Force is driving the cowardly Americans out ofImq." BB was certifiably delusional. Nothing, I mean nothing, he said was tree. FAST FORWARD 12 to 15 years; Baghdad Bob has been reincarnated as news anchors for American mediacrats. (Medi- actors = the media + Democrats such as CNN, MSN- BC, NBC, ABC, CBS, NY Times, NPR, Washington Post, etc.) How do I know that BB was reincar- nated? I know be- cause everything the media reports about Tromp, the Russians, and the Mueller Report (MR) is false - Baghdad Bob told the media the Americans were defeated in Iraq, and now the media is say- ing Trump colluded. finned that the FBI did spy upon candidate Tromp. Additionally, Barr said "it's a Big Deal" to spy on a political opponent, especially when conducted by the full force of the federal government. SO, WHERE do we go from here? To answer that ques- tion, let's put the Trump-Russian hoax into context. Fast forward one year to May 2020. Would the media and the Dems be concerned if the Trump White House ordered the intelligence agencies to fab- ricate informa- EVERYTHING. The tion in order to media never sought frame De " mocrat thetmth;theysought 0/111/~]" nAiAatoe~ lAt;",1A to frame President th"e'Dem"'s d' ' the Trump, be . . media be con- aamnea. mce me has oeen cemed if President Trump used released, the meatas aeaus ons . - . that false information to obtain ana ues nave expanaea geometri call - warrants that allowed the FBI and Y" the Department of Justice to spy . . on Democrat candidates? Would OVER.TI-IEp t month, l.'ve the media be concemed if Trump oascussea me nnamgs n'om me . MR used the phony information and and some otthe t out r rst, the wireta s to la h -: - to ti -- " " p unc ,utvc - ra onal Americans, it was no u auon to aestrov me uemocrat surprise when theMueller lnves- ' d nominee, vve Know me answers tigafion (M.I) round NO evi ence to those questions. Rightfully so, OI IrUlTID COllusion. lnere was no .-. - --,', q- warns ana me meoaa wotuu De evmence Decause mere never was apoplectic and would scream for any collusion. econoa); me ivu investi "" in w -- " " gauons to me trump as an attempted coup, disguised White House and the origins of as an investigation, wi,th the goal the phony information used tod to name ana remove me presi- obtain the surveillance warrants dent. For 2+ years, a number of Yet, in the 2016 election, the " uneiectea government bureau-Obama White House (OWH) did crats (Brennan, Comey; Clapper, exactly as I described. The OWH McCabe, etc.) and politidans (Obama and Hillary) concocted a scheme of Tnunp-Russian collusion and waved around a phony document claiming it contained proof of said collu- sion. The irony is that the ones colluding with the Russians were the very ones claiming they had proof that Tromp colluded. Third, I proved that, for over two years, the Dems and the media openly lied. Nothing they've said about collusion or the investigation has been true, NOTHING. Next, I've called for an investigation into this entire fiasco. I demand to know who, what, when, and how the investigation began. Finally; just like Baghdad Bob, the media and the unelected bureaucrats have become more delusional as the weeks and months have gone by. Since the MR has been released, the mediacrats have been as crazy as the most delusional patient ever committed to the Milledgeville Mental Hospital, used false information to obtain warrants to spy on candidate Trump. Then, after the election, the OWH used the false infor- marion to start an investigation against President Tromp. Finally, the Dems and the media have become Baghdad Bob, and for almost three years have lied and made one delusional claim after another against the president. FUNNY HOW the same media who for years screamed "collu- sion" has said absolutely nothing about said governmental spying. Plus, for years, the media claimed the MR would prove that Trump colluded. So, when the report exonerated the president, and when it found zero evidence of collusion, the media is completely uncurious and unconcemed as to how and why the investigation started in the first place. Again, fake news is mostly stories that are ignored. LET'S DO another review. March 2017, six weeks after becoming president, President Trump tweeted, "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found, is McCarthyism!" Because it was Tromp, and because he accused Obama, he was mocked and belittled. Instead of investigating the possibility that Tromp might be correct, the mediacrats came to Obam defense. They called Trump crazy, delusional, a liar, etc. for claiming that he was spied upon. Next in 2018, there were more allegations that Obama authorized the FBI to spy on Trumps dection cam- paign. On CNN, James Clapper, former Director of National Intel- ligence, admitted that President Trump was spied on. Clapper even said that Trump should appreciate being spied upon and should thank the FBI because "the FBI was trying to protect him? Then, in March 2019 while under oath, Attorney General Barr con- I CAN'T imagine what future historians will write and think about the sheer idiocy of claims made by the Democrats and the media about Tnunp-Russian collusion. Years from now, people will ask, "How could otherwise intelligent people be so stupid to believe the lies told by Democrats and the media about Trump- Russian collusion?" Seeing how millions have fallen for a complete ruse, I'm beginning to understand how the German people were hoodwinked by Hitler. Remem- ber, Hitler mesmerized the Ger- mans, and Obama mesmerized the Democrats. History truly does repeat itself. WEEKLY THOUGHT: If you agree with the above, then contact Senators Isakson and Perdue. Tell them that you demand that Attorney General Barr investigate the Mueller Report. Sloan Oliver is a retired Army officer who lives in Monroe County. Email him at sloanoliver@ t