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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS P'p ' INGLES. SMARTSOURCE CVS SEARS WAL-MART ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4' ::i'ii ! Abundant Life.Ch, urch " "962 3 U L, ETTE"RD, FORSYTH, GA the Monroe County STILL JUST $ I IN RACKS USPS 997-84O Join the Discussions BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY Vol.48. No. 30 2 Sections, 20 Pages. Wednesday. July24,2019 By Diane Olidewell Like many others in Monroe County, members of Forsyth's Planning & Zoning Commission want to know when Zaxby's will be open for business. When owner Steven Stembridge replied they ex- pect to begin work on the building in mid-August, one member said, "No, no, I mean when will you be serving chicken?" See II BY'S Page 6A Owners say the Forsyth Zaxby's will look like the Barnesville Za- xby's, shown at left. (Photo~Walter Geiger/Barnesville Herald-Gazette) Te harg i it l Dante Krieger is escorted into the Monroe County courthouse on Friday to be formally charged with mur- der. (Photo/Richard Dumas) rde, 0 By Will Davis July 14 on Tingle Road made white undershirt and elastic- ~, r ) < his first appearance in court on waist khakis as he was formally Friday. charged with murder as an adult A 1 S-year-old from Covington A sullen-looking Dante Krieg- accused of killing his aunt on er wore a blue Polo-style shirt, See MURDER Page 6A AMBROSE EVANS fil By Richard Dumas Monroe County commissioner John Ambrose has filed an ethics complaint against commissioner Larry Evans for slander after Evans accused Ambrose of soliciting a county employee in a public spat on Thursday, July 18. Near the conclusion of Thursday's regular commission meeting, Ambrose suggested rotating which non-profits receive county funding, saying the county allocates funds to the same non-profits each year. But District 1 commissioner Larry Evans objected, saying he thinks Ambrose was alluding to the Hub- bard Mumni Association and adding the non-profits which receive county contributions serve a purpose. Ambrose said he was upset by a previous comment Evans made in which the District 1 commissioner said Ambrose doesn't care about county citizens. Ambrose said, "I care about them a See SLANDER Page 6A IIIU! !,l llll!lU !U !1 III The CuUoden Chevron store at the Hwy. 74 roundabout was forced to close to clean up last week after it was cited for 26 health violations, many related to rodents, roaches, flies and their droppings in the store, by a state inspector. The store hopes to reopen this week flit can pass inspection. Store owner Simon Yang said See CLOSED Page 6A The Culloden Chevron is closed for clean up after a state inspec- tor found rodents and insects inside.