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March XX, 2018 Page 7A iReporter Continued from Front Monroe County EMS was already on the scene trying to contain the fire, said Cook. But it was ruled a total loss. Thankfidly, John Ethan Smith of High Falls was driving on Hwy. 42 to his job at Utility Partners, the city's water plant operator, when he saw the smoke in his rearview mirror. He told the Reporter he turned around and went to the home, then threw a large rock through the door to make sure no one was trapped inside. When he did, Singletary's chihuahua, "Rocky", sprinted out of the burning home and was saved. Singletary's niece Charity Ingle said the fire has been very hard on her uncle but said he is doing OK. She said she's thankfitl to Smith for saving the dog that meant so much to him. It's not Singletary's first setback from a motorcycle. He was in a bad motorcycle wreck in September 2016 that broke multiple bones and required lots of expen- sive medical care. THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2018 Continued from Front after so many years of not having commercial growth. That's what I ran on, because commer- cial growth keeps the tax burden off of property owners:' The county has already issued a building permit after IDI submitted plans to the county for the 715,000 square foot distribution center, with future plans to add 228,000 square feet. The plans call for 259 spaces for tractor trailer rigs and 154 loading dock doors, with future expansion plans calling for more than 216 ad- ditional tractor trailer spaces. Emami said he doesn't think any company would invest that kind of money without being committed to the project. He said "without question" the warehouse would be the biggest building in Monroe County even before its Phase 2 expansion. County officials said they've heard that the company wants to be operational by Septem- ber. But Brent Meyer; construction superinten- dent for Conlan, told the Reporter he antici- pates construction taking about eight months. Meyer noted that he feels at home leading the project since he's from Monroe County, Wisconsin. '~. little warmer here though" laughed Meyer. the Monroe County Sher- mit in Sea Island, the Tour iff's Office since 1986. Dur- de Georgia Bicycle Race, Continued from Front ing his 32 years of experi- and a Tri-state operation almost every area of the ence, he has worked as a with Florida, Georgia and Sheriff's Office - from radio operator, patrol depu- South Carolina to eradicate radio operator and jailer ty, and as a member of the cocaine dealers. to the Criminal Interdic- 55/65 Enforcement TaskFreeman has earned tion Unit and S.W.A.T. Force, D.U.I. Enforcement numerous awards over the Team Commander. I have Task Force, the Criminal years for his work in law completed over 3500 hours Interdiction Unit and the enforcement, including, the of law enforcement train- S.W.A.T. Team. He worked Medal of Valor from the ing hours and graduated his way up from DeputyNational Sheriff's Associa- from Georgia Basic Law Sherh'fto Captain and tion. Enforcement Training and has served as the S.W A.T Brad is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Team Commander. Monroe Academy, earned These experiences along Freeman has completed a BA from Mercer Univer- with going toe to toe with over 3500 hours of EO.S.T. sity, and a graduate of the some of the worst criminals Training and has earned Georgia Basic Law En- give methe unmatched the following P.O.S.T.forcement Mandate Train- experience to take the certifications: Manage- ing and the Federal Bureau Sheriff's Office to the next rial, Field Training Officer, of Investigation National level and put a stop to those General Instructor, Fire- Academy, GBI Special who threaten our families, arms Instructor, and Speed Agent Appointment, and 5 I look forward to working Detection Instructor. He Certificates of Recommen- tirelessly to earn the trust has also been entrusted dations from the Monroe and support of the people with numerous special County Sheriff's Office. of Monroe County in the assignments, including, He is married to Janet months ahead;' continued security for the Atlanta Jenkins Freeman, and they Freeman. Summer Olympics in 1996, are the proud parents of Freeman has served in the G-8 Economic Sum- Morgan, Will and Wes. Let's prepare students to succeed in College, Trade Schools, Military, and the Work Force! Lifetime Monroe County resident 1996 graduate from Mary Persons CGTC graduate Conservative Married over 18 years with 5 children Local business owner for 10 years 2016 Small Business of the Year recipient 2017 Businessman of the Year recipient 2016 Leadership Monroe Graduate Development Authority Board Member Active church member for 10 years Active member of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Kiwanis Club member Supporter of Local Clubs and Organizations for our Youths Volunteer: Baseball coach/assistant coach, Middle School Sunday School Teacher, Choosing the Best, Boys and Girls Club, and Cat In The Hat You can count on me to be an accountable, dependable, and accessible board member. NIML ImJmll