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I/ii~i~lllllll~iiiiilIl~llIl~ii~!iIll ~llll[iillIIIII lliiillltllltli~iii~!II!lli!iiii~i!llltlH / / t Tiffany Larrabee What I love about Mon- roe County is the people. I love the people that make up this beautiful and miraculous county. You are welcomed everywhere, congratulated profusely for every accomplishment and encouraged by all to try your best to achieve anything you can dream. It's a support system that not everyone has in their lives and it makes all the difference. I was lucky enough to have grown up here and I feel truly blessed by that. There is such a comradery and sense of pride with every person. I cheered in the stands of Bulldogs games, when we battled those Jackson Devils, I stayed up all night walking until my feet gave out at Relay for Life events and I remember shopping in that tiny Walmart that dosed by nine. There has been progress here, which has brought along a lot of changes, but still this county has remained the same at heart. This town contains so many memo- ries for me, as I know it does for many others. Generations of families have built their lives here and that is what makes this place shine so brightly. Monroe County is its own living time capsule. I love that in a place with twenty thousand (and growing) residents, it still feels like a small town. I love that when you "just want to run into the store for some milk" it takes you Q 0 forty-five minutes because you see an old teacher you had, or a friend that you've known since you were three and you get so caught up in talking that See LARRABEE Page 3C Hope Williams People associate Monroe County with many differ- ent things. Many think of it as the first county they drive through on their commute from Macon to Atlanta, and some people think of it as home to "The 7 Little Johnstons." I, however, think of Monroe County as home. When I moved to Monroe County in fourth grade, I thought my parents were cra . "There's no movie the- ater?" 10-year-old me was dumbfounded. Why would we move some- where.with no movie theater? Little did I know that moving here was one of the best things to ever happen to me. In many movies, we hear that living in small towns is a waste of po- tential and success is only achievable in big cities. Monroe County proves them wrong. I've received one of the best public educations available in the state of Georgia at Mon- roe County Schools. Also, small businesses prosper in Monroe County because of the community's constant support. One of the most charm- ing qualities of Monroe County is the consistent support and sense of fel- lowship that flows through the county like a river. Here, the biggest public outings are football games. It's bittersweet to see people from all over the county come root for the Bulldogs every Friday in the Fall. In any store, restaurant or church in Monroe County, I always find a friendly face. They ask about my family and school, and I always See WILLIAMS Page 3C i- r "PROVIDING UNIQUE BENEFIT SOL UTIONS & SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SER VICE" 1 Proud residents of Monroe County/ and loving it! Todd To~bert t S acy To!bert HEALTH. DENTAL VISION LIFE DISABILITY SUPPLEMENTAL INVESTMENTS Cross Blue Shle ! "aetllB" HUMANA: CO2 ENTRY VOTE MAY 22 by ~ rec, dm of t