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Page 6A June 13, 2018 ,Reporter IN LOVING Ruth Z. Krysak August 29, 1935 - June 9, 2018 Macon - Ruth Z. Krysak passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery; 2617 Vinson Hwy, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Larry Letson officiated. Mrs. Krysak, the daughter of the late Wilhelm Hermann Zammert and Katharine Anna Elisabeth Zammert, was born August 29, 1935, in Germany. Her husband, William Joseph Krysak preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her children, Bill Krysak, Jr. (Susan) of Columbus, John Krysak (Linda) of Columbus, James Krysak (Debbie) of Juliette, Kathy Krysak of Waverly, Judy Tew of Columbus and Diana Hall (Dudley) of Forsyth; and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Heartland Hospice, 3312 Northside Drive, D250, Ma- con, Ga 31210. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of arrangements. Robert Lee Moore August 15, 1957 - May 30, 2018 Forsyth - Homegoing services for Robert Lee Moore were held Friday, June 8 at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Forsyth. Rev. Charles Dumas officiated. Burial was in Monroe Hill Memo- rial Gardens. Survivors include wife, Dolline Hogan Moore; children: Lee Anthony, Brandon, Jazmine, Brittany, Derrick, Quentin (Roselyn); brother Alvin (Barbara) Moore, nine grandchil- dren and a host of relatives and friends. Freeman Funeral Home in Forsyth was in charge of ar- rangements. Don Edwin Simpson March 11, 1943 - May 24, 2018 Forsyth - Don Edwin Simpson passed away Thurs- day, May 24, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Monroe Memorial Gardens, Rev. Doug Gilmer will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service at the graveside. Don, the son o/the late Clarence and Geneva Simp- son, was born March 11, 1943, in Cartersville, Ga. His wife, Carol Adsit Simpson, preceded him in death. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army, serving during Vietnam. Don is survived byhis children, Dan Simpson (Patsy) of Forsyth, Randy Simpson of Forsyth, Fred Simpson (Christina) of Forsyth, Cathie Davis (David) of l{4fl/ed- gevi e and Donna Simpson of Milledgeville; sister, . Angle Gilmer (Doug) of Cartersville; brother, Doug Simpson (Angie) of White and Gary Simpson (Dar- lene) of Cartersville; 12 grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Please visit to express tributes Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. Chad Allen Ryser November 16, 1980- June 1, 2018 Juliette - Chad Allen Ryser passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. A private memo- rial service will be held June 30,2018 for family and close friends. Chad, the son of Leslie Deen and David Ryser, was born Nov. 16, 1980. He attended Monroe County schools. RYSER He was employed with Boone Trucking Company. Along with his mother and father Chad is survived by his brother, Dave Ryser; step-mother, Lisa Ryser; wife, Sally Ryser and daughter, Taylor Ryser. Earnest Barkley Sr. Feb. 25, 1925- June 5, 2018 Forsyth - Funeral services for Mr. Earnest Barkley Sr. were Saturday, June 8 at Laodicea Baptist Church, Forsyth. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 53 Westbrook Road, Forsyth. Freeman Funeral Home in Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. R Since 1898 Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 3250 Vineville Ave Macon. CA 31208 LETTERSTO 0 Tothe Editor: Ga. The trout fishing is amazing here. 1" A "lre have moved from Keep doing what you do, Will. You're I /F rsyth t the Blue Ridge very talented. It s such a joy to witness a V V Mountains. but will person operating in their giftedness. You, continue to subscribe andhave certainly found yours. May God access the Reporter on-line. Thanks for continue to bless you and your precious the outstanding reporting on local news. family. I have felt "in the know" with the Monroe Gina-Dee Celestre County Reporter. We have downsized and now live on the river in McCaysville, McCaysville To the Editor: njoy the Reporter every week, I have to tell you that Nas a great article about the essay written by Rebekah Jenkins on inven- tor of Coca Cola. I read many newspapers, however, I especially enjoy my weekly Reporter. Cathy Gose Seymour Warner Robins ur To the Editor: After a couple of weeks of rain, the Backlot Players, the Monroe County His- torical Society, and the City of Forsyth Convention & Visitors Bureau decided the Living History Cemetery tour (held May 19 as part of a grant from the Georgia Humani- ties ) would be a "come rain or shine" event. For the first hour or so the rain stayed off, but that was not to be the case in the end. For those caught in the rain, they simply opened their umbrellas. More than 65 visitors toured the cemetery and heard stories from 12 of our dearly departed. There are not enough accolades for the Backlot Players that day or since. They truly exhibited the meaning of"The show must go on!" A huge thanks to those who brought our history to life: Rachel Garza, Howell Newton, Liam Spence, Wiley Crosby, David Gault, Michael Bittick, Marc Crandlemire, Matt Robichaux, Bill Calhoun, Kristi Calhoun, Judy Ja- cobs, and Dennis Smith. Our great appreciation goes to tour guides Hal- ey Thompson and Taylor Jordan who added that little something extra to each tour, assuring it was a unique and an enjoy- able experience for all. Special thanks to Joy and Dennis Smith, without whom the tours would not have been possible; and to Ralph Bass for his countless hours of research and scriptwrit- ing. What a generous and amazing group of people you are - thank you! Gilda Stanbery Forsyth Gilda Stanbery is the director o/the Forsyth Convention w Visitors Bureau. UNFAIR AND UNBALANCED by Marilyn Langford KoUdOs to Lt. Guy. Casey Cagle for speaking so rthrigh@, candidly, and ones@ regarding why he finally put his weight behind a piece of legislation he and Sen. Lindsey Tippins "had been beating to a pulp" for two years. Seldom, if ever, do we hear the real reason a bill is passed. We never hear first-hand how politics is the driving force behind bad legis- lation. Thanks to Casey Cagle, we got a guided tour of the swamp we call the Capitol Dome. THE GUIDE for our swamp tour is ]uliette's very own Clay Tippins, who was a candidate for Governor and an opponent of Casey Cagle in the Re- publican Primar After the Primary; Clay Tippins met with Cagle and recorded their conversation using his iPhone in his pocket. Clay was upset because Cagle had betrayed his uncle, State Senator Lindsey Tippins, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, by demanding that Senator Tippins approve the bill in committee. Sena- tor Tippins, feeling hurt and betrayed, resigned at the end of the session. THE LEGISLATION in question was the Student Scholarship Organi- zation's (SSO) tax credit, which raised the limit to $100 million dollars. This tax subsidy, a fancy word for school vouchers, is handed out to middle- class and upper-class families chosen by the schools now law thanks to Casey Cagle, has zero accountabil- ity, zero transparency; making this voucher system ripe for fraud. Most importantly, it takes away from Geor- gia's public schools. SO, CLAY Tippins met with Cagle with his iPhone recording it all, and it is appalling what Casey told him. ** I regret I cannot provide the entire transcript here, but you can go on- line and google Casey Cagle Tape and read the entire transcript for yourself. Warning, it will make your stomach churn if you are a Cagle supporter and a Kemp hater. CAGLE RELATED to Tippins that there was a group getting ready to give Hill $3 million and he had to have the SSO bill. He went on to explain that Hill was nearly out of money in his campaign and $3 mil- lion would make him formidable. Cagle: So, I just told Lindsey point-blank. I said, 'Lindsey, the SSO bill, I've got to have it. Cagle: It was bad, it was bad. Tippins: Why? You turned on him. And there are reasons for that. Why did you have to have it? Cagle: Exactly the reason I told Lindsey, that you need to listen to: It ain't about public policy. It's about (exple- tive) politics. There's a group that was getting ready to put $3 million behind Hunter Hill. Mr. Pro-Choice. I mean, Mr. Pro-Charters, Vouchers When questioned by Tippins what was keeping the group (The Walton Foundation) from giving money now to Kemp, here is the killer answer: Cagle: There's just no way they could back anybody else. No way. No way. And again, because they wanted that $100 million SSO (Student Scholarship Organizations tax credit). And, you know, and I was the only guy standing in the way. Is it bad public policy? Between you and me, it is. I can tell you how it is a thousand different ways. And, apparently justifying his betrayal of his friend, Sen. Tippins, he said the following: Cagle: And Lindsey, to his credit, which I love and I value, is a man of principle. And he's at a place in his life where, you know what, he doesn't give a (expletive), and he can go home and he'll be fine. He ain't look- ing for another race. That's what my Mama would call a "real scoundrel:' LOOK FOR more to come out about Casey Cagle, regarding "Me- Too" situations. There have long been rumors around the Capitol about his philandering. Even Erick Erickson wrote an article about this in 2009. In fact, there's lots of stories on-line. My favorite story is about the sec- retary who walked into Cagle's office and caught Cagle and a staffer in an awkward position. The staffer claimed she was "tyinghis shoes'under his desk. It is also no secret that Cagle likes to live high on the hog at taxpayer's expense. Just call it the Scott Pruitt Syndrome. CASEY CAGLE is the choice of Republicans in Monroe County. Perhaps those 530 people who voted for Kemp weren't as crazy as some thought. However, Kemp has stepped on Monroe County for 3,061 days. He is also incompetent. What ya gonna do? If you can get past the fact that Stacy Abrams is a woman, an African American, and worse yet, a Demo- crat, youshould take a look at her policies. You might like what you see. Marilyn Langford of High Falls writes about current events from the liberal perspective. Ernail her at rnari- lynlangford85@grnail, corn. l Serving Middle Georgia for Over 100 "~ars .~. ~. Designers & Manufactures of r=~"~-"'~ I' Marble. 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