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May porter Page 3A Stacey Abrams is call- inq for the removal of the mural on Stone Mountain. Look it up yourself if you don t believe me. votes: 11 on Mos- So if the Sheriff was a county employee, why did he get ta run for re- election? County policy double standards.'? Sick leave-banked & should be forfeited upon retirement. Annual leave-banked w/ option for payouf or extend time on the books for insur- ance purposes, votes: 5 Just because someone has "experience" at the Sheriff's Off'me doesn't qualify them to run it. We all know people who have had a iob a Iongtime. Doesn't mean they are cut out to run the place votes: 5 I am Monroe County born and raised and rm very proud of my voles for Obama and Hillary. votes: 5 Good grief! This banter between Will and whoever is getting old! Hit like if you are tired of hearing about the BOB votes: 5 Neo-Feminism is destroying this country! votes: 5 Deputies wanting to run for Sheriff have been required to resign their position as far back as the 1990k votes: 4 If Abrams is elected GA will become like ATL Cor- ruption will run rampant like in the ATL Mayors of- rice for the last 40* years. votes: 4 Anyone that has received a fine from a "Speed Camera" needs to f'~ht if, because the ticket is Unconstitutional. Ohio has to pay back $3,000,000 to its citizens. Rght for your rights, votes: 4 Oh yeah, let threaten the editor through a vent. Chicken!! votes: 4 Starbucks will see me ev- ery day around lunch-time for their bathroom services. What a strange way to HATE your real customers and ruin your stock value. votes: 4 I have been seeing the animal control truck riding around town on Saturday and Sunday. He's doing personal Iousines Such as at Walmart, Ingles and Freshway. Is this the way our tax dollars are spent? Come on county commis- sioners. Animal control or employee control? votes: 3 If you a RACI you make EVERYTHING a BLACK OR WHITE ISSUE. I was talking about the U.S. not BLACKS! votes: 3 Subtropical Storm Alberto was a dud and you could see the disappointment in liberal media and~ channels. They propped it up and it fizzled. Too early and Gulf water is too cool. votes: 3 V~len is the ~x~tball program going to get the same love that the Ene arts have? Our stadium needs upgrading, the bathrooms are embarrassing am~,~ other things! votes: 3 To sponsor a classroom, Call Will at (478 994-2358 Did I read that right?? Wanting some area restaurants to provide biscuits for poll workers? your buff up at 5 a.m. and make your owt I cook breakfast every morning before going tawork. You "older" people working lhe polls can too. votes: 3 Pictured left to right, at the memorial wall are council member and Melvin Lawrence. Gwendolyn King and granddaughter, Brooklyn Lipford, plant flowers in front of the wall at Forsyth City Cemetery in memory of their beloved Dexter King. With them is Gwendolyn's sister, Tammie Canton, LT, MSG, USNR Ret. By Diane Glidewell Tammie Pierson. Wilson newsC rn-mcnner said that a project that revitalizes the city and The City of Forsyth makes city property dedicated a memo- more attractive is a fit- rial to Council member ting memorial for King. Dexter King, who passed Gwendolyn King said away on March 20 from that she plans to place injuries sustained in an the head his automobile accident a grave site on August 4, few days earlier, at the which would have been Forsyth City Cemetery their ninth wedding on May 21. anniversary. The city has added Pierson, working with new landscaping to the Michael Glisson of the area surrounding the Forsyth Tree Board decorative brick wall and volunteers from beside the road entering Culloden and her ram- the cemetery, and plants ily, completed other selected by King's wife, landscaping around the Gwendolyn, were added wall in the days before to the planter at the wall dedicating the memorial in memory of King. to King. Gwendolyn King, her There are green shrubs sister Tammie Canton to the left and knock and granddaughter out roses in red and Brooklyn Lipford, white to the right, all planted the new flow- bedded in pine straw. ers and foliage with the The Tree Board bought assistance of Mayor two decorative willow Eric Wilson, council trees that were planted members Chris Hewett, m the grassy area in Melvin Lawrence and front of the wall. The Mike Dodd and Forsvth plants were purchased at Main Street coordinator Mossy Corner Nursery 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. "Ihank You for ] :mr Business! ,dlBWmi*~ l Mike Dodd, Canton, Lipford, King, Mayor Eric Wilson and council members Chris Hewett in Smarr. Pierson said that she would like to have more information on the wall. What she has been able to learn was that it was designed by landscape architect John Leon Hoffman in about the 1940's. Hoffman was well known for his work in designing Calloway Gardens and several notable projects in Macon, among other achievements including literary works. He lived from 1916-1992. There was once a foun- tain that sprang from the lion's head in the center of the brick wall. Pierson said she has not been able to learn who com- missioned the wall and whether it originally had any purpose other than to improve the look of the cemeterv. She would appreciate anyone who knows more about the history of the wall shar- Cemetery Tour held on ing it with the citv. May 19, with actors par- There are plans for traying 14 of the historic benches and perhaps individuals buried at the picnic tables at the newly Forsyth City Cemetery, landscaped site eventu- attracted about 50 people ally. Wilson said the and was well done. ~ ,~" ~ ~ "Local Award Winning Business serving Monroe County and surrounding areas since 2009" "Free House Cleaning to Anyone with Cancer FULLY INSURED & BONDED Professionally Ireb~d uniformed staff House Cleaning Pressure Washing Window Cleaning The Reporter recognizes its sponsors for its Newspapers in Education program. 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