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June 12, 2019

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June12, iI orter Well shootfire, we had nary a drop of rain in a scorching hot May, and then here comes June with four straight days of rain. And tonight we' re supposed to get down around 55 degrees tonight. Seems like Mother Nature is offher meds. Speaking of things we can't control, the state of Georgia has ORDERED the city to close the railroad crossing on Indian Springs Drive next to Bryant's Collision. That despite the city saying loud and clear we want that crossing open. They say you can't fight City Hall, but City Hall can't fight the state of Georgia and Norfolk Southern railroad. So next time the train is blocking Lee Street because the engineer is getting Taco Bell, just remember why you can't take a shortcut to get around itI Page 3A Forsyth has given the all clear on its water system following a water main break near the Russellville water treatment plant on Sunday. The break occurred about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, sending a geyser of the city~ drinking water high into the sky (at left) in the woods off Sharpe Street, resulting in low pressure for customers on the west side of the city from downtown to MLK Drive and Hwys. 83 and 42 South. Anyone with low pressure was advised to boil water before drinking or cooking. City crews went to work to f'0c the break as soon as they became aware of it. Mayor Eric Wilson asked water customers to use as little water as possible during the crisis. Fortunately the city enjoyed heavy rains the preceding hNO days. Citizens were warned that without their help conserving there was a threat of a total water outage. By Tuesday water operations were back to normal. (Photo courtesy Eric Wilson) ! e live in Jackson, but when my 6-year-old daughter Trinity Marshall was attacked by a vicious pit bill, I took her to Monroe County Hospital. I know they offer great care. They exceeded even my high expectations. As soon as we came in the door, nurses were tending to my little girl to patch her up. She had to return regularly after that to have a rabies shot every few days. But Monroe County Hospital made it easy. Every time we went, we were taken straight back through the door and were seen immediately. Trinity hates getting a shot but the nurses used good humor and kindness make her more comfortable. The cherry on top was when we returned for her last rabies shot. When the nurses and staff figured out it was her birthday, they bought birthday gifts and got her a cake to celebrate her last shot. The experience was amazing. They treated her like a queen. When she later got strep throat, we took her to Monroe County Hospital again and the staff remembered her and gave her that same great care. - Heather Tew 88 Martin Luther King Jr Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 ~: : G) NavicentHeakh Partner