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July 24, i~i~ ~ ~,~:~ #~ ~ :'No one this an I vote was NOT Fed- eral policy update, as required BY LAW. It~ not the BOE's job to check for illegals. There are other agencies for that. The BOE did its job. votes: 20 I, for one, welcome il- legals to come to school registration. It'll be a nice I don't care if those kids are white, rich, poor, purple, gay, straight, etc. If they're here illegally, then they don't belong here or in our schools! votes: 17 Board members should be ashamed for not responsible for checking immigration status. If not you, who? votes: 14 Will Davis and Brian Nelson are still hot but the new hottie is Brad Freeman, votes: 13 The four board members you are referring to raised their entire family through our school sys- tem, which is more than you can say about the other board members. votes: 13 Monroe County's larg- est private employer, Plant Scherer, has a new manager. Mike Burroughs, a 30- year veteran of Southern Company, started as the new plant manager in June. He replaced Johnny Howze, who moved to a corporate vice president position over the supply chain after five years as manager. Burroughs is a Birming- ham native who's worked his way up in the power business since graduat- ing from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1990. He was most recently the manager of Southern Mike Burroughs Company's Plant Berry in Mobile, Ala. and previously managed Plant Yates in Newnan. Burroughs said he's proud to get the job at Plant Scher- er, calling it perhaps the biggest and best coal plant in the world. Burroughs said Plant Scherer is notable for being very economical, well run and for its recent environmental controls. To- gether they mean that Plant Scherer will be around for a while, said Burroughs. Burroughs will oversee 400 employees and also the project to close Plant Reporter Scherer's ash pond as it con- verts to dry ash disposal. Burroughs said he'll have four priorities as manager, 1) safety, 2) teamwork, 3) positive work environment and 4) compliance. He said under his lead- ership, Plant Scherer will continue to support and be involved in the Monroe County community and surrounding area, because that's where their employees live. As for Burroughs, he said he's not sure where he'll live yet, noting that he's basi- cally a gypsy living out of his truck right now. He still has a home in Pensacola where his grown daughter is a teacher. Burroughs' wife passed away last year. When he's not working, Burroughs said he has three favorite pastimes, bas- ketball, bicycling and the beach. Like his predeces- sor, Burroughs is also a big Page 3A college football fan. Unlike Howze though, who gradu- ated from the University of Alabama and is a huge Crimson Tide fan, Bur- roughs is an Auburn man. In fact, the first change Burroughs made after tak- ing over the plant manager's office was to paint over Howze's crimson walls. Burroughs said he's glad to be further north because it'll be easier for him to go see his nephew, T.]. Carter, a senior starting defen- sive end for the Kentucky Wildcats. ( , "Certified Roof Cleaning" GET RID OF: Black Streaks m uoss r'l Algae & Lichens Your largest investment is most likely your home, the roof is a large part of that. So, when it comes to protecting and maintaining it, trust the professio0a s at Gleam Power Washing! Out roof cleaning service includes a soft wash treatment that terminates all infestations and restores the look of your Shingle, Tile and Metal Roofs!!" , BEFORE AFTER Call or Text Gleam Power Washing today! Monday, July 29, 2019 5-8 pm Drop In 68 West Johnston St Forsyth, GA For our family, Scouting provides an opportunity for us to spend time together and make many fun memories camping, hiking, fishing, building and rac- ing Pinewood Derby cars, and traveling to learn about space or history. As a Scout, Grayson works on various adventures that allow him to build character and skills while having fun. Scouts has been a rewarding experience for our family - we have all enjoyed this journey and look forward to the new adventures ahead - Lisa Bellwin Vietnam Veterans of America is starting our annual fund raising, and we need your help. In order to meet our goals, we need your support. TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE We took an oath when very young to serve. We continue to serve our community and our brothers and sisters. All donations are used to support veterans and their families, active and reserve. We also give back to the community, by using and supporting local business. SOME OF OUR PROJECTS INCLUDE: SCHOLARSHIP in honor of Monroe Countians who made the ultimate sacrifice HOMEPORT home for homeless and transition veterans LADY VETERANS at Milledgeville Veterans Home FREEDOM FIDOS service providing no cost service dogs to veterans and RUN FOR THE FALLEN GEORGIA STATE PATROL FORSYTH stuffed animals for children CHAIR OF HONOR in public places Local brothers and sisters who are deployed first responders Georgiag46