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Page 4B Reporter June 13, 2018 By Richard Dumas forsyth@mymcr.nef Two Monroe County jail inmates were each charged with disorderly conduct on May 25 after they allegedly fought in the jail dorm two days earlier. Jaquavious High, 23, of Forsyth, and Michael Boswell, 27, of Newnan, each face disorderly con- duct charges while a third inmate, Phillip Miley, 45, of Jackson, was also charged with obstruction for his role in the fight. According to the inci- dent report, on May 23, two Monroe County Jail inmates, identified as High and Boswell, got into a fight on D-Block. Monroe County Jail Officer Ramsey responded to the right, but by the time he arrived the dox that he fell out of bed. ally hit him, instigating the camera so the right could fight had ended. Boswell When Ruiz asked Boswell fight. High said Boswell put occur. Ruiz then saw Miley received medical treatment again on May 25 about the him in some kind of hold speaking with Boswell, who on site and was placed in incident, Boswell started and then bit his finger. High was in the corner of the bed lockdown while High was laughing and said he didn't said he then struck Boswell area. The video showed Bo- taken to Monroe County want to get anyone in in the head while trying swell hit High several times, Hospital for treatment, trouble, to get him to let go of his causing him nearly to fall to Monroe County Sgt. Ruiz then met with High finger, the ground. The video then Daniel Ruiz met with who said Boswell was try- Ruiz then viewed the jail showed High lunge forward Boswell, who said he didrl't ing to strong arm him and surveillance video and saw as the fight continued be- know what had happened, pick a fight. High said he a third inmate, identified hind the blanket. The fight Boswell earlier told Monroe kept telling Boswell to chill as Miley, hang up a blanket then stopped when Ramsey County Sgt. Gwen Mad- out, but Boswell eventu- to obstruct the view of the entered the area. By Richard Dumas Monroe County commis- donation conunitments for Nottingham, Brook & Pen- compared with 2017. MCH of Monroe County unani- forsyth@mymcr.net sion chairman Greg Tapley 2018 and said with the pre- nington (NBP) Engineers assistant chief financial mously approved on May to head up the donation vious $10,000 cap removed, Inc. to provide engineering officer Todd Cox said this 22 to buy a new walk-in The Hospital Authority process. Instead, Tolbert one individual taxpayer has for the upcoming renova- includes a 17.3 percent rise freezer for the MonrOe of Monroe County unani- said on May 22 that Tapley already allocated $90,000 tions to Monroe Countyin operating revenue in County Hospital kitchen. mously approved on May has been too busy to lead for MCH in 2018. Ware Hospital (MCH). 2018. MCH CEO Lorraine 22 to extend its existing re- the donation recruitment added that these state tax Tim Slocum, Navicent So far in 2018, Cox Smith said the freezer lationship with the Georgia and suggested that MCHdonations can also be Health Vice President of repotted a $193,000 operat- will cost just over $30,000 Heart Hospital Program. continue using Georgiadeducted on federal tax System Support Services, ing loss, compared to an to buy with the funds to Georgia Heart will Heart in 2018. returns as charitable dona- said engineering is ex- operating loss of $637,000 pay for it coming out of continue leading Monroe MCH chief financial of- tions, pected to take six weeks to at the same time last year. SPLOST. Smith said the County Hospital's (MCH) ricer Judy Ware noted that "You make money on this complete. Cox said with non-oper- hospital's current walk-in recruiting efforts to find the recently-passed Geor- process" Ware said. ating revenues, including freezer is a 1976 version persons willing to donate gia House Bill 769 will now Monroe County the county's contribution, and has been leaking onto their state taxes as a means allow donors to receive a In other Hospital Author- Hospital (MCH) leadersand Georgia Heart collec- the floor. of helping MCH. Hospital 100 percent tax credit for ity news: announced on May 22 that tions factored in, MCH has In addition, Smith said Authority chairman Todd state tax donations to rural the facility's gross revenue achieved a positive operat- MCH intends to order a Tolbert proposed earlier hospitals instead of just 90 The Hospital Authority is up 15 percent through ing margin of $919,000new panic button system this year terminating its percent as allowed in 2017. of Monroe County unani- the first seven months of through April. for hospital security as part contract with Georgia Ware said MCH has thusmously approved on Maythe 2018 fiscal year, which of an updated Emergency Heart in favor of allowing far received $837,000 in 22 to hire Macon-basedbegan on Oct. 1, 2017, The Hospital Authority Management Plan. ance and cancelled registra- son noticed the passenger in a government matter, traveling recklessly on 1-75 in park before it rolled out tion. The male driver, who did not have several tattoos Meanwhile, the driver was North. A 9-1-1 caller said into traffic. The driver told G0ntinued from 3B said he didn't have a license, that the man inthe photo also charged with affixing a the car had hit a guardrail Fitzgerald he takes Hy- said the car belonged to his possessed. When Thomp-license plate in an attempt and continued northbound drocodone pills for nerve g q" c clcged male passenger. Dispatch- son asked the passenger to conceal identity, having while failing to maintain pain and pulled four white giving false ers determined the driver's about the photo, he replied, no insurance and driving lane. Fitzgerald stopped the tablets from his pocket. The nan dal -of- license was suspended and "It's me. I've been work- while license suspended, car near mile marker 183, driver said he last took the in 1-75 S, stop he had a parole warrant for ing in the sun" Thompson and the male driver, whose pills before he went to bed robbery. Dep. Miller then then took the driver to the Driver charged speech was slurred, said he at about 6 p.m. the previ- A 38-year-old white asked the passenger for Monroe County Jail while with DUI after didn't realize he had been ous day. The driver then Rockmart man was arrested his ID, but the passenger Dep. Nicholas Ortiz took weaving. Fitzgerald saw failed several field sobriety and charged with failure said he didn't have one. the passenger to the jail. Sift. hitting guardrai[ fresh damage on the car tests, including lifting his to maintain lane after a The passenger instead gave Gwen Maddox then finger- on 1-75 North consistent with having hit leg up and down repeat- traffic stop on 1-75 South Miller a fake name andprinted the passenger and a guardrail, but the driver edly during the one-leg on June 1. At about 10 a.m date of birth that did not determined his real identity A 72-year-old white denied hitting anything, stand test. Fitzgerald then CpI. John Thompson saw a come back on file. He then and that he had a parole Macon man was arrestedThe driver, who was having took the driver to Monroe silver 1998 Honda Accord gave Miller a social security violation of robbery and a and charged with DU! after a hard time balancing, then County Hospital, where he failing to maintain its lane number, which turned up failure to appear warrant a traffic stop on 1-75 North got out of his car to inspect gave a blood sample, before on 1-75 South near mile a man with a suspendedfor possession of metham- on June 1. At about 5:15 the damage at which point taking him to the Monroe marker 187. Dispatchers license. Dispatchers seni phetamine. The passenger, a.m Dep. Perry Fitzgerald the car, which was not in County Jail, where he was notified Thompson the car's Miller a photo of the man, a 46-year-old white Aragon was notified by dispatch- park, began to roll forward, also charged with failure to tag came back to a blue but the photo did not look man, was then charged ers of a blue 1995 Cadillac Fitzgerald then got into the maintain lane and striking Acura with no valid insur- like the passenger. Thomp- with giving false statements Deville without a taillight driver's seat and put the car a fixed object. "l.ml Award Winning Business serving Monroe County and surrounding areas since 2009" "Free House Clewing to k~y~e with Cancer" J FUEL( INSURED & BONDED Profe~o.ally trained uniformed staff House Cleaning * Pressure Washing, Window Oeaning | By Caitlin Bennett Jackson, Monroe County Extension Coordinator On June 1 Monroe County 4-Hbrs traveled to Athens to compete at the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest. Dairy Quiz Bowl is a challenging double elimination contest that tests youth's knowledge in all aspects of dairy produc- tion. Questions asked dur- ing the contest ranged from cow health, dairy econom- ics, milking practices, for- age and feed, calf manage- ment and many more. Monroe County 4-H Junior Team placed second overall in the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest. Team members were: Team Captain Marlee Coffman, Megan McLeod, Emma McLeod and Aaron Wiggins. Austin Wiggins served as a teen leader and assisted the team in preparing for the contest. The team was coached by County Agent Caitlin Ben- nett Jackson. In preparation for the Dairy Quiz Bowl contest Monroe County 4-Hers visited WDairy in Madison County where they toured the farm with owner/op- erator Carol Williams and Pictured left is the Monroe County 4-H Junior Team at the State Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest. The team includes Captain Marlee Coffman, Megan McLeod, Emma McLeod and Aaron Wiggins. Austin Wiggins, second from right; assisted the team as a teen leader. were treated to a special inside look at their carousel milk parlor. 4-Hers also toured the UGA Dairy in Athens where they learned about calf management and were able to handle calves. ! Forsyth-Monroe County Rotarians heard about the ins and outs of the film industry from their very own Paul Sinor. Sinor, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, has authored eight produced screenplays, five published novels and one book on screen writing. This year his novel "Dancing In The Dark" is a finalist for Georgia Author of the year. Find all of Sinor's work on his website www.paulsinorbooks.com. Paul Sinor, author/Rotarian, left, with Rotary president Barbara Dean.