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June 13, R orter Page 3A Canada was not a na, tion until 1867. Prior to that is was called British North America and they did burn d~n Wash- ington, DC Trump was 100% correct, votes: 8 is one of several organizations working with Facebook to help identify and la- bel false stories flagged by readers on the social media network, Snopes and Face'ok lean heavily tothe left. Do not trust them! votes: 6 USA 46~000 suicides per yea/, 1,000,000 abortions per year, 42,000 auto deaths per year, yet our LIBERAL me- dia and politicians and lawyers are coming for your firearms. America has been fundamentally transformed, votes: 6 I don't understand why people are so upset at Will Davis. It defies logic. Will Davis hasn't molest- ed any children, hasn't hired any child molest- ers. All he has done is to inform people, and thus to help make the schools safer, votes: 6 rrn so very proud of our President. He has done something no other Presi- dent has ever done. He stands up for America & he~ not afraid to go up against anyone that threa~ns us. rm sore that idiot in High Falls will have some more lies To spew out against PRESI- DEN TRUMP! votes: 6 The head honcho @ Amazon Bezos is the biggest commie out there and supports illegals im- migrating for cheap jobs. Big payoffs to come try and turn GA Blue. votes: 5 Jeffrey Scott Kirscheh- mann recently registered his firearm in California. He is or was a FARMER. Now, he is a prisoner. AmeriCa had betL ter WAKE UP! Liberals are coming after you! votes: 5 I wish MCSO would pay as much attention to tailgaters qs they do for speeders. Tailgating is a pathological problem around here. votes: 4 ~Facts matter, Whoopie wore a "nasty woman" t-shirt that someone phofoshopped with an anti-Trump overlay. Snopes is a good place to check for what is a lie or not. votes: 3 Forsyth,Country Club Area KGAFORSY7 needs to calibrate their equipment. They are 13 degrees hotter than the rest of Forsyth. Global Burning! LOL votes: 3 Yeah, Right promote NEVER has there been so much Chaos in OUR Own Country! votes: 3 Bill Maher #fakenews votes: 2 '1 think one way you get rid of T~'ump is a crash- ing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts peo- ple, but it's either root for a recession or you lose your democracy: Bill Maher - June 9, 2018 (LIBERAL) votes: 1 Who is Shackleford that was sworn as interim Sheriff? A Retired Rail- road Police Chief? No LE experience af all? This was and is a travesty to all Deputies and Retired who weren't given a chance, votes: 1 By Richard Dumas forsyfh@mymc~nef Georgia House District 141 candidate Gary Bechtel received endorsements from three Monroe County politicians on Thursday, May 31. Todd Tolbert, who was defeated in the four-man Republican House District 141 primary on May 22, pledged his support for Bechtel in a Facebook Live video filmed outside the Monroe County Court- house on May 31. Joining Tolbert in showing support for Bechtel were two Mon- roe County commissioners, John Ambrose and George Emami. Bechtel, a Macon real estate agent who served on the Bibb County school board and Bibb County commission, will face Ma- con real estate broker Dale Washbum, a former Jones County commissioner, in the July 24 Republican primary run-off. Tolbert said he has known Bechtel for more than 20 years and at one point advised Bechtel not to run for Bibb County school board. Tolbert joked that Bechtel ignored his advice and the move ultimately started his political career. Tolbert said campaigning against his longtime friend was comparable to "playing golf with a good friend:' and said if elected Bechtel has vowed to listen to Tolbert and his other constituents. Ambrose, who previously supported Tolbert, said he pledged his endorse- ment for Bechtel because of the candidate's support of the second amendment. House district 141 candidate Gary Bechtel (center), pictured" with wife Laura, received public support for his candidacy in the July 24 run-off election from Monroe County citi- zens (left to right) Tyler Wood, George Emami, Todd Tolbert and John Ambrose outside the Monroe County Courthouse on May 31. Tolbert was one of four Republican challengers for the House seat vacated by the retirement of Allen Peake. (Photo/Richard Dumas) Emami, who also previous- and Emami for their sup- ly supported Tolbert, said port, saying he's fortunate he knows Bechtel well from to have two county corn- the real estate business and missioners behind him said Bechtel's experience in who fight the same daily government and connec- battles Bechtel fought in tions he's made will prove Bibb County. critical. Bechtel said, "The scenery Bechtel thanked Ambrose may be a little different, but the challenges of represent- ing county government are the same all over the.state." Bechtel was accompa- nied by his wife Laura in the May 31 Facebook Live video, which Was filmed by Tolbert's son Connor. By Richard Dumas reclined in the driver's else, and the driver replied, forsyth@mymc~net seat in a prone position. "No I just want the pain to Thompson also noticed end and you can do it for Four Monroe County the driver appeared to be me now." The driver told deputies may have helped crying. When Thompson Thompson there were no save a life at High Falls asked the driver if he was weapons inside the car and State Park on May 23 when oka the driver first didn't gave Thompson permission they prayed with a Milled- respond so Thompson to search his car. geville man who had earlier urged the driver four times Thompson then ordered urged a deputy to shoot to turn offhis car ignition, the driver to exit the car him. which he eventually did. and asked him to tell him According to the inci- Thompson again asked what was troubling him. dent report, at about 5:15 the driver ifhe was okay, The driver didn't reveal p.m. on May 23, Cpt. Jeff and without speaking the anything to Thompson, Thompson of the Monroe driver raised his right hand and Monroe County depu- County Sheriff's Office was and motioned for Thomp- ties, Cpl. Jake Justice and patrolling on Little Towa- son to come closer. At that Sgts. Jarred Duncan and liga Road when a female - point, Thompson called for Willie Brown, arrived at the High Falls State Park camp- backup to respond quickly scene along with Monroe ground visitor reported to the scene. ThompsonCounty EMTs. EMTs then that a dark-colored Honda then moved to the driver's evaluated the driver and Accord had pulled into the side of the car about two determined there was no campground about five feet away from the driver medical reason to take the minutes earlier. The visitor at which point the driver driver to an emergency said she was concerned made eye contact with room. EMTs said the driver because the car's driver, a Thompson and said, "I told them he did not really Milledgeville man, ap- want you to take that gun want to die and regretted peared to be upset and had you are wearing and shoot asking Thompson to shoot a blank look on his face as me. I want you to kill me. him. he drove in. I want to die" Thompson EMTs then asked Thomp- Thompson then drove told the driver he was there son to decide whether the into the campground and to help him and not to hurt driver needed a mental found the car backed into a him and notified dispatch- evaluation, so Thompson parking space. He then ap- ers of a mental health situa- asked Justice to meet with proached the car's passen- Uon. Thompson then asked the driver. Justice spent ger side and saw the driver, the driver if he intended 15 to 20 minutes talking who had his eyes closed, to harm him or anyone to the driver, convincing him to tell him some ofwith him about his issues, the reasons why he was so which the driver thanked distraught. The driver then him for suggesting. Brown assured Justice that he was then led the group in a no longer suicidal. Thomp- prayer, and the driver was son then asked the driver released from the scene. if the deputies could pray 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 Thank You for Your Businessr. ~JmBmm~ l BI L~ke US On Facetm3ok ~ ~F.'i,~,~'R n. :. ~ ~:>: ~g~ i Monroe County Board of Education-- FY 2019 Budget Per O.C.G.A. 20-2-167, the Monroe County Board of Education presents the following anticipated budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1 to June 30). Public comment on the anticipated budget will be taken at the regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Fine Arts Center, 27 Brooklyn Avenue, and at a called meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m in the Conference Room at the Monroe County Education Center (former Monroe Academy), 433 Highway 41 South. Other State General Fund Funds (Pre K) Federal Funds Capital Projects Debt Servie PY Fund Balance Needed 1,2.82,774.00 6,125.00 1000 Local 22,981,000.00 500,000.00 4,080,000.00 3000 State 18,088,099.00 750,000.00 56,000.00 4000 Federal 70,000.00 3,421,000.00 5000 Transfer In 400,000.00 2,681,125.00 Total Revenue 42,421,873.00 750,000.00 3,977,000.00 4,486,125.00 2,681,125.00 1000 Instruction 26,314,340,00 750,000.00 1,183,731.00 500,000.00 2100 Pupil Services 1,430,769.00 i96,021.00 2210 Support Services 810,585.00 -510,205.00 2213 Instructional Professional Dev 17,142.00 2220 Media 761,934.00 2300 General Admin 1,221,860.00 13,901.00 2400 School Admin 3,309,486.00 2500 Business 452,448.00 2600 M&O 4,061,525.00 350,000~00 2700 Transportation 3,627,526.00 180,000.00 2800 Support/Central 31,400.00 3100 School Nutrition 2,156,000.00 4000 Capital Outlay 250,000.00 5000 Principal and Interest 525,000.00 5100 Transfer Out 400,000.00 2,681,125.00 Total Expenditures 42,421,873.00 750,000.00 3,977,000.00 4,486,125.00 0.00 0,00 0.00 0.00 2,681,125.00 2,681,125.00 0.00 Notes: Local Revenue estimates are based on 2017 tax digest figures; assumes no increase in millage rate. FY 19 federal program allotments not yet available; budgets will be amended when they are released State PreK funding is estimated; allotment not yet available from Georgia Bright from the Start