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The ects at Blalock Park and is trying coming, a new owner is renovat- of construction to expand the , There will also be improvements cafeteria can also be used for to keep up with weed-eating to ing the two story building on emergency room and make other on Charles Way so that traffic events, and the gym will be used keep the city looking good as North Jackson Street and he ap- improvements, such as a separate to T.G. Scott can move around by the Boys & Girls Club, Man- grasses grow around town and preciates George Emami's plans waiting room for healthier out- middle school traffic. It is a roe County Schools and Monroe in the cemetery. Miller has been for development in the city. patients. The hospital is working $400,000 project. Hickman said County Recreation Department. helping with the weed-eating for on plans to demolish some of the every commissioner contributed The large media center will be- the city herself and appreciates Commissioner Greg Tapleyold, unused buildings and one road money for the project, come the permanent site for the 'how hard it is. said commissioners had just at- water tower. Hickman said Phase 1 is to Monroe County Black History tended an Association of County pave all the parking lots. Phase 2, Museum. Forsyth Mayor Eric WilsonCommissioners of Georgia Gilda Stanbery and Kerri 'L which will take place in the stun- Hickman said planning will said Forsyth has set up an enter- conference, attending classes and Swearingen reported for the mar of 2020, is to add classrooms continue on sustaining the new tainment district that encompass- earning certification. They have Forsyth Convention & Visitors at the Banks Stephens middle uses for the Hubbard campus and es a block beyond the downtown almost $300,000 in road projects Bureau that it is distributing school campus and expand the setting up a timeline to get it all square. Customers will be able underway, plus water projects, new Forsyth maps created with cafeteria to serve more students, in place. to buy alcohol within the district They are replacing old water local artist Elizabeth Hickman. , "We will work on traffic before "I think this is fair to taxpayers;' and then carry it around the des- meters, working on a renew- They talked about the economic the building;' said Hickman. said Hickman. ignated area. Wilson said Forsyth able landfill and an audit of all impact tourism has on Monroe Hickman said the other part of Commissioner Larry Evans wants to have economic develop- buildings. They are bonding for County, saving each household the story is the developing plans thanked Hickman and the Board ment as a destination, including SPLOST projects and developing $256 per year and generating 300 for the Hubbard campus thatof Education for including the its three boutiques, Scoops Ice a list of projects for the Transpor- jobs in the community. They said housed the 6th grade until it was Hubbard Alumni AssociationCream Shop and a restaurant tation SPLOST referendum, the Georgia Trust Expedition determined that water damage and the community in planning with music. Commissioners are pleased Tour coming to Forsyth on June had made some of the buildings for the future use of the Hubbard Wilson said Forsyth is working with the work new finance officer 8 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportuY unsafe. Hickman unveiled plans campus, with landscape architect TSW to Lorri Robinson is doing for the nity to show offthe community that have developed for the Hub- "It will be utilized and will help develop a long-term plan for the county. The county is buying new to people from around the state. , bard middle school campus at the community," said Evans. "I'm city's six parks, including a dog equipment with SPLOST money, the Hubbard Alumni Association very proud:' park, amphitheater and frisbee including tractors, a backhoe, a State Representatives Robert Banquet on April 13. The coali- golf course. He thanked the new ambulance and an excavator. Dickey and Dale Washburn gave tion of community representa- Culloden Mayor Lynn Miller county for working with the city overviews of the recently com- tives will meet again after school said she is excited that Culloden on the development of the parks. Monroe County Hospital plated 2019 legislative session. is out to continue shaping those will soon dedicate the Edd Nor- He said Forsyth has revised its CEO Lorraine Smith said her They responded to a question , plans, ris Community Center. Among new city hall plans with a move to staffwas greatly affected by the about truck lanes being added , The front office, middle hall other amenities will be computers a new location and has asked its death of their co-worker, Nancy to 1-75. The project is still in :. and back hall of the campus will available for use. architects to come back with two Skinner, in an accident the pre- development phase, and not a lot be demolished as soon as pos- "It's amazing what all the cam- options on May 14. He expects it ceding Saturday morning. They of details are available. sible. Where they stand will be missioners did to make it hap- to take up to 24 months from the treated the person who caused built William Hubbard Park. The pen;' said Miller. "Norris was a bfd process to completion of city the nurse's death and went on One Monroe meetings are buildings to the right of that area major influence in the commu= hall. with their day. The hospital staff held each month there is a fifth will remain, and Monroe County nity." "We want something the cam-plans to find an appropriate way Tuesday. The next meeting will be Boys & Girls Club will continue She said CuUoden is choosing a munity will be proud of,' said to memorialize her. July 30. to meet there. There will be five spot for a new well since all of the Wilson. "We moved [city hall] Smith said Monroe County additional classrooms that can city's wells are on private property to free up parking and valuable Hospital has hosted the accredita- When IIIiiIII,il~lilHiliilIIIHiIIIiiiIMiiiIIU~l~i~iiIII~i!IlillHIUiIIIiiiII~ii /lli~iiUi, IIi~HliiUIlii!H iililililiii!liiiiiil iii VNiliiiii/~lllliill~Hilltiil likl 1989 one of four students chosen by of Gray and Donald Toms of YKK for a 12-day, all expense Milledgeville. Of 122 building permit ap- paid trip to Kurobe, Japan. The plications filed with Monroe Taffnall Square Academy stu- American Cancer Society's County in 1989, 114 are ap- dent was chosen for her essay. Relay for Lifo will begin at the proved, including 34 for mobile Mary Persons track at 6 p.m. homes and 56 for houses. Forsyth declares it Walter friday and end at noon on Forsyth approves 20 building Bramblett day on his 80th Saturday with fun, games, food birthday for his decades of and local entertainment. permits, work in Forsyth, his military service and his work on the Edgard Zaldua pleads guilty to Violent thunderstorms sweep through Forsyth and Monroe Forsyth Golf Club. first degree vehicular homicide, County between 2 and 3 a.m. one year to the day that Kelly on May 10 causing damage in U.S. District Court rules to Hill, 19, died in an accident on several areas, lift the injunction on the Ebon 1-475. property so that the 44-acre Dr. J. Ray Grant says cam- tract and the school may be Three men are indicted in the missioners response to the marketed. 2008 shooting and carjacking hospital's request for 1 to 1 1/4 of Zapareo Glover of Forsyth mills of tax money to support at the local Dairy Queen. a planned expansion project is short-sighted and will jeopar- dize the survival of the hospital. Commissioners suggest buying the old hospital building in lieu of levying millage. Asa Stuart retires from Forsyth as head of the street and sanitation department after 28 years with the city. Monroe County law enforce- ment officers surprise two men burglarizing a cabin on the Towaliga River and apprehend one of them. An armed robber steals the cash drawer from the Fast Foods store at 1-75 and High- way 42 North. City pools at Kynette Street and Country Club Drive are expected to open the Week of June 5. Lori Christina Ellis of Mary Persons is first place winner in Central Georgia EMC's annual essay contest, qualifying her for an all-expense paid Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Monroe Academy Mustangs girls track team sends three to state: April WiUingham (3rd in 200m, 6th in lOOm), Amy Peavy (4th in 3200m), Lisa Wil- liams (7th in 300m hurdles). 1999 Macon Technical Institue nomi- nates Gina Smith of Juliette (practical nursing), Pamela Reader of Forsyth (electron- ics) and Esha Patel of Forsyth (medical lab technology) for the 1999 GOAL award. Amber Jackson of Juliette is Monroe County Sheriff's Office uncovers an apparent large scale shoplifting ring after executing a search warrant on a Julieffe residence connected with a large quantity of crack cocaine seized from a vehicle. Ruth Smart receives her college degree at age 55, after 25 years of attending college classes. Forsyth's two public pools will open May 30 with a new pump at Country Club Drive, work done at Kynette and plenty of lifeguards available. Former Monroe County native Michael A. Johnson and family will be on the Oprah Winfrey Show, including wife, Meta; mother, Evelyn J. Smith; sister, LaWanda Smith; and cousin, Jehnnie Sylvain. The foursome of Larry Biles, Ronnie McMullen, John Morris and Gary White shoots a 19-under par to win the Mon- roe Academy Alumni Associa- tion golf tournament at Hickory Hill in Jackson. Betsy Stovall is valedictorian and Emily Neal salutatorian at Mary Persons. Katy Peters is valedictorian and Laurie Beth Taunton and Ginger Maddox are co-salutatorians at Monroe Academy. 2009 Forsyth's 148th Brigade Sup- port Battalion is treated to a special send-off parade before heading to Fort Afferbury, Ind. in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. Forsyth announces finalists for city manager: Greg Popham of Macon, Russell Thompson Monroe County water cus- tomers may see a $3/month increase to pay for $4]0,385 worth of new water meters. Monroe Academy tennis play- ers Robert Watson and Anne Krepps advance to state finals. Monroe Academy golfor Evan Jordan signs with Young Harris College. Phil Ham of Forsyth receives the Boy Scouts Silver Bea- ver award for his long time outstanding service to youth in Central Georgia. Dorothy Lundy is Mother of the Year. Her daughters are Leslie Phillips and Janet Massey. Forsyth State Trooper Tre Howard is wounded during a stand-off with a car-jacking suspect on 1-75. Monroe County Relay for Lifo raises more than $120,000. Better Hometown's Forsyth Alive series will bring a free commu- nity concert and street dance featuring the Grapevine band to the square on Friday. Monroe County Development Authority pulls out of a contract to buy the Clara Pippin 100-. acre tract next to the Recreation Department. Trophy Ford in Forsyth cel- ebrates its grand open Monroe County Memorial Chapel This look at what Monroe County residents were reading In the Reporter 30,20and lOyearsagothlsweekls hrought to you by We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266 Birthdays & I May 29 Nail Onstott Harper Murphy Rogers June 2 Justin & Brittany Rogers Donna Daniels June 5 , Dakota Drew May 30 June 3 Christy Wheeler Russell Lynch Brad Harris Kimbell Duckworth Holly Wangerin May 31 June 4 Daryl Pope Ke'Ambria Howard This week's birthdays and anniversaries are courtesy of Forsyth Lions Club calendar. To have your name added to the calendar, contact Virginia RemJck at 994-5426. Children's birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are published free of charge for . the community Email Diane GhdeweJ[ at with information and picture. Register online at www. or call 478- 994-7795for information. Monroe County Recreation Department is at 100 Dan Pitts Drive, Forsyth (off Highway 42 North) June 3-b (Mon.-Thurs.) Tennis Camp Grades 2-5, 9-10 a.m. Grades 6-10, 10-11 a.m. Instructors: Carla Maples, Whitney Maples Location: Mary Persons Tennis Complex Volleyball Camp Ages 10 & up, 3-5 p.m. Instructor: Stephanie Huff Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center June 3-5 Baseball Camp (There is a charge for this camp) Ages 7-14. Contact Mary Persons Coach Clae Mathis for times. Location: Mary Persons Baseball Complex June 10-13 Golf Camp Ages 8-15 (Limit of 20 participants) Instructor: James Green Location: Recreation Dept. Football Field June 17-20 Baton/Dance Camp Ages K-5th, 3:30-5 p.m. Instructor: Camille Walston Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center June 24-27 Tumbling/Dance Camp, Grades K-5th, 3:30-5 p.m. Instructor: Camille Walston Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center (There is a charge for this camp. Register at www. Contact Monroe County,i Recreation Department for details Location: Monroe County Recreation De- '.i:i/i partment Football Field) July 15-18 Cheerleading Camp, Science Camp, Grades Ages 6-12, 5:30:7 p.m. K-2nd, 10-11 a.m. I A ie H Instr Yv nstructor: nnorne uctor: onne & Cheer Dawgs Stroud Location: Monroe Co. Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Ce.nter Recreation Youth Center July 8-11 Softball Camp, All Youth age groups, 6-8 p.m. Instructor: Hannah Grossman Location: Mary Persons Softball Complex STEM Camp, Grades 3-5, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Instructors: Caitlin Greene & Kelley Sparks Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center July 8-12 CampABLE ($20 fee), Ages 5-21 (Special Needs Camp) Instructor: Elizabeth Holloway (Contact ehooloway416C ahoo. com for more informa- tion) Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center British Soccer Camp Karate Camp, Ages 3-6, 3-3:45 p.m. Ages 7-12, 3:45-4:30 p.m. instructor: Michael Brewster Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center July -25 Girls Basketball Camp, Ages 8-14, 3-5 p.m. Instructor: Lamon McElhaney Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center Boys Basketball Camp, Ages 8-14, 6-8 p.m. Instructor: Greg Nix Location: Monroe Co. Recreation Youth Center Football Camp TBA, Contact Recre- ation Department for information. t |