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1B July 24, 2019 Around Monroe County Forsyth Juliette High Falls Bolingbroke Culloden Smarr UPCOMING EVENTS IN MONROE COUNTY Calendar items run free of charge as a community service each week as space allows. Mail items for the Commun@ Calendar to Diane Ghdewell at by 8 a.m. on Monday. July 24 Galac Gamer's Day at the Ubrary The Children's Program for Thursday, July 24 presented by Monroe County Library is Galac- tic Gamer's Day. There will be video games galore. The program is at 11 a.m. at Monroe County Clubhouse. Help promote ~Convention & Visitor's Bureau will film a video that will appear in all Georgia Visitor Infor- mation Centers, Explore Georgia, the Forsyth Vis- itor Center and on other local agencies' websites on Wednesday, July 24. Volunteers are needed to be models and extras in the:video, Riming will begin at High Falls State Park around 8 a.m. and then move to Juliette. Volunteers will be treated to lunch at the Whistle Stop Cat6. Email gstanbery@cJtyof- for details. The afternoon filming will start around 1:15 p.m. and Will be at Country Club Park, the Train Depots and around the Square. Extras/models will be treated to dinner. Email gstanbery@cityof- for details. This should be great fun for everyone! July 25 nualWK Farmers' Market North Central Healih District (NCHD) will host its annual farmers' mar- ket for participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program at Monroe By Diane Glidewell Forsyth's Cassandra Cox is the new extemal affairs manager for Georgia Power in the Southwest region, following the retirement of Theresa Robinson. Cassandra will serve as a liaison with government officials, business and community leaders advocating Georgia Powers position on key issues. She has worked with Georgia Power for 28 years, most recently as a key account manager working one-on-one with customers and then" projects. She began her career with Georgia Power shortly after she graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991 and accepted a position with the customer ser- vice center in Macon. Cassandra worked in accounting and billing in Atlanta for five years, making the commute from her home in Monroe County. She returned to the Macon center of operations 18 years ago and worked with Georgia Powers large industrial and commercial accounts as she and her husband, Stephen, raised their three sons. Austin is now 22, Dalton is 19 and Dillon, who is a senior at First Presbyterian Day School this year, will be 17 in August. Cassandra moved to Monroe County when she was 13 and has called it home ever since. She grad- uated from Monroe Academy, and her parents, Marvin and Saralyn Carr, still live in Forsyth. Stephen also grew up in Monroe County, and his family still lives nearby, too. Cassandra said that settling in Forsyth to raise their family was an easy decision for her and Stephen. . Cassandra's territory as an ac- count manager extended to Dublin, Columbus and Americus. As exter- nal affairs manager, her responsibil- ities will encompass all the way to Valdosta, but she will concentrate on Bibb, Monroe and Jones coun- ties because of how much these counties have going on, especially because of their proximity to 1-75. She said she enjoyed her duties as a e Pictured is Cassandra Cox with her Austin, Cassandra and Dillon. key account manager because there was always a new project, and she enjoyed working with her custom- Cassandra Cox ers on then" projects. Most recently she worked with colleges and uni- versifies and the hospital segment, particularly on energy efficiency in new buildings. There was always something new and different, and she worked as part of the team to e very sports-oriented husband and sons. Left to find the best solutions. Now Cassandra will work with the whole community. She is look- ing forward to getting to know leaders in the communities she will serve and working with Georgia Powers charitable giving in those communities. ".The neatest thing is being able to give back now ' she said. "Georgia Powers motto is, citizen wher- ever we serve:' She said her job is to be a partner in helping the communities grow, to help businesses make themselves better. One way that Georgia Power works with communities is in coordinating response to severe weather. Cassandra will be part of developing those plans, such as working with the local govem- ments and other utilities to have staging areas ready for trucks, even ifthose trucks are headed to work in other locations. Cassandra has worked with the Heart of Georgia Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization over the last year, and is looking forward to working with other such groups e right are Dalton, Stephen, with the goal of improving com- munities. She said Big Brothers, Big Sisters was a good fit for her as her own sons are growing up. Monroe County has joined Cas- sandra and her family in cheering for her oldest son, Austin, in his successful baseball career at Mercer University and now as a profes- sional player with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (a feeder team for the Kansas City Royals). He was re- cently picked for the All Star team. She said she attends his games whenever she can and will be busy attending Dillon's football games this fall. "With three boys, I follow sports," she said. "It keeps me busy:' Georgia Power also keeps her busy. She is eager to share the many career opportunities available with Georgia Power for engineers, ac- countants, linemen, chemists, land managers, billing specialists and many more. "This job is exciting for me now, reconnecting with some of the people I've known" said Cassandra. "Georgia Power works with every- body in economic development:' County Health Depart- ment, 106 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Forsyth on Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This is one of the 14 annual WIC farmers' markets presented by NCHD in its 13-county district. Each farmer's market will offer free fruits and veg- etables for WIC partici- pants. Supphes are lim- ited, SO the market will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. WIC participants, or their designated alternates, must bring their WIC ID card t6 take advantage of these free markets. Attendees of the markets not enrolled in WIC may purchase fresh produce from vendors. See CALENDAR Page 4B Just one day after Mon- roe County offered more tax breaks and cash to land another distribution warehouse on 83, the unnamed company chose another location for the new project. "This happens" said Bo Gregory, president of the Monroe County Develop- ment Authority. The company on Wednes- day; July 10 chose a location on 1-85 over Monroe Coun- ty, said Gregory. Hesaid they may not even know the identity of the company until it begins construction. On Tuesday, July 9, the county's development authority had extended a 10- year tax break offer made in May to 20 years for what it City of Culloden RO. Box 38 Culloden, GA 31016 For General ElecUon for the City of Culloden Notice is hereby given that the governing authority of the City of Culloden has set the following dates for the filing of candidacy of persons seeking election in the general election for the City of Culloden that shall be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. For the Office of Alderman (3-Positions) 2 Year Term Starting Monday, August 19 thru August 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. each of the 3 days. The City of Culloden has set the qualifying fee at $10.00 per persons wishing to seek office for these positions. Filing of notice of candidacy must be made in 15erson at the City Hall with the clerk during the times and dates specified. Council of the City of Culloden was calling Project Fireball. The authority also offered $50,000 in cash up front. The company had begun the process of re-zoning a 130-acre tract for the ware- house. It's unclear whether that rezoning will still go forward. On a more positive note, 109 aality from ;I Tractor in the World! G&M Enterprise Westgate Plaza BarnesviUe, GA 30214 358-3572 478-994-9950 Locally Owned & Operated 1367 Hwy 41 South, Suite C, Forsyth, GA 31029 the authority is hoping soon to finalize so-called Project X, which would bring 130 jobs to a new refrigerated warehouse in Smart next purchase of $30 or more! 19 N. Lee Street (On the Square) Forsyth 16 East Johnson St. Forsyth, GA 31029 AUTO HOME LIFE LONG-TERM CARE DISABILITY Rick Owens (478) 994-1515 (478) 742-7966 rick.owens@countryfinanciai.corn to the Five Below site. The authority has offered that project a lO-year tax break as well, and it's expected to close soon. 478-992-8371 M-F 10-6 Sat 9-5. Sun 1-5 Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you (478) 992-8326 24-Hour Emergency Service