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Page 2A a orter July 11, 2018 By Diane Glidewell On June 4 Priscilla Caldwell became the new program coordinator for the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. That means she will be responsible for coordinating all of the planning and details that go into making the For- sythia Festival, Hometown Holidays Parade and other signature events sponsored by the Chamber. She will Local Business e also help Chamber Pr-esi- dent/CEO Cheri Sparks with other activities to serve its business members and keep the area attrac- tive to new businesses. Caldwell comes to the Chamber from a position as an analyst with Geor- gia Department of Cor- rections in Jackson. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Gordon State College and has applied for a Masters program in Financial Planning at the Univer- 4 .( sity of Georgia. She has worked with fundraising and various events in other positions and is looking forward to taking on the large Forsythia Festival. "I love serving the com- munity" said Caldwell. "It's always been a passion." She has already begun to work on the Forsythia Fes- tival, which will take place on March 9 and 10 next year. Caldwell attended the Forsythia Festival with her 12-year-old son last year. His favorite part was the Cattlemen's Association ribeye steak sandwiches. "We really enjoyed it" she said. Caldwell also has a 9-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter. The children, Preston, Chan- dler and Rose, keep her free time busy with hiking, swimming and kayaking, among other activities. She said that the three are very different but have a lot of fun doing things to- gether. They are all excited about moving to Monroe County, even though they will be coming from Pike County and changing schools. The older children attended K.B. Sutton Ele- mentary previously, which left a positive impression. "It's a great community" said Caldwell, citing the many stores and service Two sharp new additions for the Chamber: Priscilla Caldwell, Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Com- merce's new program coor- dinator, holds the new 'Big Scissors' that the Chamber uses for ribbon cuttings. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) options available and the easy access to other ameni- ties by way of 1-75. "It's almost a perfect setting." She has been getting to know the members of the Chamber board and de- scribed them as a "terrific group of people" Caldwell said she wants to learn more about Mon- roe County and about all the Chamber does so that she can find more ways to be a part of it. She looks forward to occasions to use the new 'big scissors' that the Chamber just ac- quired for ribbon cuttings at new businesses and facilities. Free Estimates: Paint Stain Monroe County begins advertising in this week's Reporter an auction of properties for unpaid taxes. Tax commissioner Loft Andrews is advertising 18 parcels tryingto coUect more than $52,000 in unpaid taxes over the next four weeks. The notice, each week as taxpayers settle up, is found in the C section. One of the delinquent properties is me Car u- sel House assisted living center at 173 South Lee Street, which owes $9,134 in property taxes dating back to 2014. Carousel House manager Jennifer Hunter said she's working 19N. On the Forsyth Clothing & Accessories for Women & Girls Jewelry Shoes r Purses Scarves Gifts & More[ We are expanding our Forsyth storel Greater selection of clothing & accessorlesl Our Macon store at 6255 Zebulon Rd, Suite 210 is closing July 31st. Shop Now for Great Bar with the bank to get it handled and said the debt will be paid bet re the auction. The delinquent properties are scheduled to be auctioned off on the courthouse steps at ]'he 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Bidding opens at the amount of taxes bwed on the property. Buyers must bring certified funds or cash to buy the delin- quent properties, and pay a $12 recording fee. Under the law, buyers aren't able to touch the property for 366 days after the auction, giving the property owner a year to re-claim it. Howev- er, to reclaim the property, Carousel House. the original property owner would have to pay 120 per- cent of what the buyer paid, said Andrews. Andrews has said she doesn't act on properties unless they're delinquent for more than one year. The last tax sale was held in March. For more information on the tax sale call the tax commissioners office at 994-7020. i i~, ; m m o Development Authority Board Member for 18 months, attended 18 out of 19 meetings, proves I'm DEPENDABLE. o My FOCUS will be to encourage college bound students and help get students ready for the workforce, , COMMON SENSE will be used in approving future employment and will strive to keep our schools safe, o I can actually be NON-BIASlD because I have no family members employed or enrolled in our schools, o rm engaged in our COMMUNITY: Active Church, Chamber, and Kiwanis Member, Youth Volunteer, Supporter of Several Youth Organizations and Clubs, I want to represent ALL citizens of Monroe County: Students, Parents, Staff, and Tax Payers! Development AuthorityOn Students Board Member Become Workforce Ready Will Not Send A Fox Into The Chicken House No Family Employed Or Enrolled In Our Schools llAI Actively Engaged In Several Organizations ql