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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS iN G L E S S M A R T S 0 U R C E ,C V S T R A C T 0 R S U P P L Y ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the Monroe County USPS997-840 Join the Discussions STILL JUST $1 IN RACKS BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY Vol. 48 No. 24 4 Sections, 2A Pages Wednesday. June 12,2019 By Richard Dumas A High Falls man is charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide after the sheriff's office said he was using his phone when he caused, a fatal wreck on High Falls Road on April 27. Timothy"T.l? Turner III, 24, was also cited for failure to maintain lane and distracted driving after turn- ing himself in to authorities on June 9. Monroe County Sgt. Kevin W'dliams told the Reporter that the sheriff's office has a program that tells them the operations being used on a phone at certain times and dates. That evidence led to the citation for using a cell phone during the fatal wreck. Wdliams would not say whether Turner was texting or on a phone call at the time of the wreck. Williams said Turner only admitted to using the phone after the wreck, but said the evidence showed otherwise. But he said Turn- er has been cooperative. Nancy Skinner, 68, of High Falls, was on her way to her nursing job at Monroe County Hospital when her Nissar sedan was struck head-on by a Jeep Cherokee driven by Turner at about 6:40 a.m. on April 27. Turner told paramedics on scene that he had gotten something in his eye and when he looked up he saw headlights coming at him. Williams determined that- Turner had crossed over the center line and hit Skinners car. Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene while Turner was taken to the hospital with TURNER minor injuries. Williams said they have retumed Turner's phone to him. Turner was released on Sunday on a $5,000 bond. Georgi s law against cell phone use while driving went into effect about one year ago, July 1, 2018. Lashuna Ussery of the sheriff's office said deputies have issued 91 citations for texting and driving in Monroe County so far in 2019. Quinton Calloway, Monroe County's Father of the Year, shown with his wife layah and TJ. (Photo/Will Davis) When doctors told Quinton Calloway will receive dad-sized Calloway of Forsyth that he and gift certificates to Minori's Italian his wife La Toya may never be Ristorante on the Forsyth Square, able to have kids of their own, El Tejado Mexican Restaurant that didn't stop him from coaching and Walmart. Here's the winning T-ball and being a father figure nomination to kids around Monroe County. So when he found out in January man I have chosen to 2011 that he was going to be a nominate for Monroe daddy after all, he cried tears of County's Father of the joy. Eight years later, the Callo- Year is none other than ways have two children now and my wonderful husband, Quinton Mrs. Calloway's nomination for Calloway (Also known as Coach her husband as Father of the Year Q to our community children). won him that honor. He's a dad Words cannot begin to describe not only to his two children, but to the love and pride he has for not many more in Forsyth. "I always only our children, but our "com- hear him say that it is his goal to munity children" as well. make sure every child knows that I love seeing the joy in my they can succeed in whatever they children's eyes when they hear decide to do," wrote Mrs. Calloway. the turn of the key in the door, LaToya and their children Ma- as they wait to see their hero standing on the other side. With loud screams and open arms, they yell, "Daddy! Daddy!" as he scoops them up and gives them the biggest hugs and kisses he can muster up. You see, their hero doesn't rear a cape, (although sometimes I think he should), but works tire- lessly to make sure he can make all their dreams come true. My husband and I were friends many years before we even start- ing dating, so I've always known he had a heart for children. But I think his heart grew even bigger in January ot"2011. It was the year we found out that we were going See FATHER Page 7A il II By' Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.nef The GDOT ordered Forsyth last week to dose the railroad crossing at Indian Springs Drive despite city council's efforts to keep it open. After the city heard from citizens who wanted the crossing to stay open, it denied Norfolk Southern's petition to close the crossing on Feb. 5. But Norfolk Southern appealed to GDOT. GDOT evaluated the crossing and "determines that it is reason- ably necessary to eliminate the crossing in the interest of public safety and hereby orders the clo- sure and the physical removal of See CROSSING Page 7A This 2014 wreck at the Indian Springs Drive crossing led to a lawsuit. The DOT has now ordered the crossing closed. (File photo) By Diane Olidewell ter held its Grand Opening All went perfectly for in December 2018. Noelani's mother, Ebony The ObGyne Birth Center Maddox, and father, Forsyth had its first " for Natural Deliveries was Quinton Brown. They ar- [!!![! II1!!!!!! I] planned delivery in over only the third birth center rived at the Birth Center at 30 years at 1:42 p.m. on in Georgia when it opened; 10:20 a.m. and were guided Wednesday, June 5 as little the others are in Savannah through labor by midwife Noelani Brown enteredand Atlanta. Its deliveries Ashley Marshall, assistant the world at the ObGyne are by midwife, and it only Kimberly Holderfield and ][J[JJ!!!J!JJJ[[i [1! Ill j[6 accepts low riskpregnan- doula Chelsea Oan etree. 6 Birth Center, across from Monroe County Hospitalcies. It provides a relaxed, They praised the way mom Ebony Maddox and Quinton Brown with their new baby on Martin Luther King Jr. pleasant atmosphere where handled labor d delivery Noelani Ja-Lia LaShay Brown, the first planned birth in Drive. The new Birth Cen- family members can be , . 3 Forsyth in 30 years. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) nearby during delivery. See .BABY Page 7A ? "'t