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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS iN @ L S C V S h 0 W E S S M A R T S 0 U R C E- S E A R S W A h M A R T ~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ii~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~ the Monroe County STILL JUST $I IN RACKS USPS997-840 Joint.he Discussions BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY VoL 48 No. 26 4 Sections, 28 Pages Wednesday. June 26, 2019 17 report stomach virus after visiting High Falls Water Park Similar to Rock Eagle norovirus outbreak By Diane Glidewell Director Gina Smith and her staffchecked the water at all four attractions at the High Monroe County Health Falls Water Park and found Department confirmed 17 everything to be in compli- cases of illness within 24 ance. hours of visiting High Falls The Environmental Health Water Park on Tuesda); staffalso checked the con- June 11, Amber Erickson of cessions at the Water Slide the North Georgia Health and found no violations District told the Monroe that would have caused the County Board of Health illnesses. Erickson said the at its quarterly meeting, illnesses were gastrointes- Environmental Health See VIRUS pg 6A Michael Head, left, and Park Davis at the High Falls Water Park, where 17 people reported contracting a stomach virus according to the health department. (File photo) L A Texas man was hospitalized early Thursday morning after flipping his GMC Suburban on 1-75 south near the Tiff College Drive exit. Toby Herrera Jr. of Austin, Texas told Sgt. David Asbell that he thinks he fell asleep, causing him to overturn his vehicle, which landed upside down in the left-hand lane around 5:49 a.m. on Thursday, June 20. The roll shattered the Suburban's windows, sending papers all over the interstate. Monroe County EMS took Herrera to Navicent Health for treatment. He is expected to be OK. (Special to the Reporter) Jarrod Williams of High Falls was found guilty of obstruc- tion in court on Tuesday. By Richard Dumas on June 20, 2018. forsyfh@mymcnnet Monroe County Superior Court Judge Bill Fears sentenced Jarrod A High Falls man was sentenced to Douglas Williams, 31, to five years in five years in prison on Tuesday for at- prison with no chance of probation or tacking a Monroe County deputy while wielding a machete on High Falls Road See MACHETE page 7A tt It Deputies were looking for this suspect and two others who ap- peared to be breaking into autos at the home of Mark and Ashley Wooley in Weatherford Place off Hwy. 8Z The sus- pects' car was found and impounded. By Will Davis A rampage of thefts of guns from cars in Monroe County may be close to being solved. Monroe County deputies arrested two Forsyth teens for a spate of entering autos in the 42 area last week and are searching for three more suspects a homeowner caught trying to break into cars early Tuesday morning off Hwy. 87. See THEFTS pg 5A JONES ALFORD 0 Big c earance sa e begins Mon. The Forsyth Piggly Wig- gly is dosing its doors. "It's just not working" said district manager Carl Whitaker. "This town isn't big enough for three gro- cery stores." Whitaker said they'll close all day on Sunday, June 30 to prepare for a large clearance sale in the store's final 10 days before closing for good on July 4. The store's owner, lack- son-based Jones Petroleum, will continue to operate its gas station and Dunkin' Donuts. The grocery store had been a Freshway Mar- ket until last August when it re-branded as a Piggly Wiggly store. They added a deli and more recently certified angus beef in the meat department. However, competing against the big national brands of Walmart and Ingles was just too much to overcome. Whitaker did say that they're discussing perhaps re-opening a business in that location with a differ- ent emphasis, perhaps on meat, to try to find an un- tapped market in Forsyth. Whitaker told his about 20 employees the news on Friday. Some employees will be kept on at ]ones Petroleum's other existing businesses. See Piggly Wiggly's going out of business ad on page 8A. County to require $125 biz licenses. By Richard Dumas forsyfh@mymcr:nef Monroe County Com- missioners took a first step on Tuesday, June 18 in requiring county business licenses. County manager Jim Hedges with assistance from Susan Landfried and Sara Dusenberry of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) gave a proposal to commission- ers on ways to establish a business license program. Hedges said the purpose of See LICENSE pg 5A