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Page 2B July 25, 2018 Re orter The public is invited to attend a drop-in farewell party for former Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick on Saturday, Aug. 4. The event, which comes less than two months after Bittick exited after nearly 35 years as sheriff, will be held between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse. Bittick resigned from his position as sheriffin June to become U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April. Chief Deputy A1 Shackleford took over as interLrn sheriffin Bittick's stead, and a special election to replace Bittick will be held in November. Former Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Biffick will be honored for his service at a pubJic meet-and-greet at the Monroe County Courthouse on Saturday, Aug. 4. Biffick is pictured greeting Superior Court Judge Tommy Wilson prior to a 2014 court hearing. (File photo) By Richard Dumas fors)4h@mymcr.net Monroe County Commissioners unani- mously approved on Tuesday, July 10 a contract with the City of Forsyth to house City of Forsyth inmates at the Monroe County Jail. At the request of District 1 commissioner Larry Evans, commissioners agreed to increase the city's fee of housing city inmates from $35 per inmate per day to $45 per inmate per day. The contract also calls for the city to pay $15 per inmate for any prisoner delivered by the county to Monroe County Jail and all medi- United' Keith Harris, Pastor 40 Rumble Road Forsyth, GA 994 9282 ionsmarr.co 478- - www.mtz m i : (, (, r,r : Join Us for .COMING SUNDAY AUGUST 5, 2018 Guest Pastor: Rev. Claire Yoder SPECIAL WORSHIP TIME: :10:30am * No Sunday School * Fellowship Lunch will follow our worship iService. BBQ, Chicken and tea will be provided. Bring your favorite side dish to share. cal expenses incurred by city inmates would be paid by the city. The approved contract will expire at year's end. In other Board of Commissioners' news: Monroe County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, July 10 a contract with the City of Forsyth to provide animal control services for the City of Forsyth. The contract calls for the city to pay the county $7,500 for 2018 plus a $22 per animal charge for the capture/euthanization of any abandoned dogs caught within the city. Monroe County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10 extended an existing agreement with the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) that provides an inmate work detail for the county. The contract, which calls for the county to pay the DOC $39,500 annually, states that each work detail will have a maximum of 10 inmates with one full- time correctional officer. Each work detail will be provided for 10 hours, which includes transport time. Monroe County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10 autho- rized a referendum on the November ballot that would change the Sunday times for alcohol sales. If approved by referen- dum, Monroe County could change its Sunday sales starting time from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. Sales Tt e 2018 Mary Persons are six regular home High School football games this season and season is just around the the cost will be $54 per corner. Regular season season ticket. reserved seats/season Please see Mrs. Barbara tickets for home gamesDennis in the Mary Per- will go on sale starting sons High School front Monday, July 23. Thereoffice Monday - Friday, l w( NavicentHeakh ~'~,~|~ Everytbing abozit t. is all aboutyou. ~ Bariatric Support Group, 11 a.m Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Navicent Health, (840 Pine St. Suite 750, Macon), 478.633.5200 for information ll Prepared Childbirth Class, 9 a.m 478.633.BABY or www.navieenthealth.org/pages/beginnings- classes to register, $50.00 fee / prepayment required l Look Good, Feel Better, 6 p.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center Navicent Health 800 First Street Macon, 478.633.8537 for reservations 1 Prepared Childbirth Class (Monday series -August 6, 13, 20), 7 p.m 478.633.BABY or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings- classes to register, $50.00 fee / prepayment required ll Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health (3351 Northside Drive, Macon) 478.201.6500 for information ~Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m Wellness Center, Navicent Health (3797 Northside Drive, Macon), 478.633.6349 for information J Caxing for the Caregiver, a support group for family earegivers, 1 p.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.2020 for information Ribbons of Hope Support Group, Cancer 1 p.m. Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street Macon), 478.633.2020 for more information I Infant CPR Class, 6:30 478.633.BABY p.m or www.navieenthealth.org/pages/ beginnings-classes to register for this free class, please register one month prior to due date i Angioscreen, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m Vascular Institute, Navicent Health (320 Margie Drive, Warner Robins), 1.800.627.2393 for information ~ Chemotherapy Orientation Class, 10 a.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.8537 for reservations Prostate Cancer 101, 12 p.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.8537 for reservations Smoking Cessation Class, 6 p.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.2614 for information and registration ~The Pink Alliance breast cancer survivor group, 12 p.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.8537 for information and reservatiom Parkinson's Support Group, 2 p.m Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health (3351 Northside Drive, Macon), 478.201.6500 for details ~ALS Support Group, 10 a.m Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health (3351 Northside Drive, Macon), 404.636.9909 to register (required) Breasffeeding Class, 1 p.m 478.633.BABY or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/ beginnings-classes to register for this free class ~Art Therapy for Cancer Patients and Survivors, 1 p.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.8537 for information Stroke Support Group, 4 p.m Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health (3351 Northside Drive, Macon), 478.201.6500 for information llll Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, 6:30 p.m Rehabilitation Hospital, Navieent Health (3351 Northside Drive, Macon), 478.201.6500 for information Chemotherapy Orientation Class, 10 a.m Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health (800 First Street, Macon), 478.633.8537 for reservations would still end at mid- night on Sunday. Monroe County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10 extended an existing contract with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) to maintain the county's website. The contract calls for Monroe County to pay the MGRC a $1,260 annual maintenance cost. Monroe County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10 extended an existing agreement with the Georgia Department of Corrections (DOG) that provides an inmate work detail for the county. The contract, which calls for the county to pay the DOC $39,500 annually, states that each work detail will have a maximum of 10 inmates with one full- time correctional officer. Each work detail will be provided for 10 hours, which includes transport time. Monroe County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10 reap- pointed Chuck Benson to the Region 5 Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. Monroe County Fire/EM8 chief Matt Perry is also a member of the Council. Benson was re-appointed at Perry's request despite a letter from Region 5 EMS Council chairman Lee Oliver stating Benson had only attended 40 percent of the Council's meet- ings, below the 50 percent attendance threshold required of members. between the hours of 8day of the game at United a.m. and 3 p.m. to pur- Bank, and Persons Bank. chase your tickets. The ticket price will be Also, advance gen- $10. The price at the gate eral admission tickets will also be $10. for Mary Persons High MP will open its season School home football at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at games will be sold on the home against Gainesville. Cancer WellFit, 9 a.m Wellness Center, Navicent Health. Visit www.navicenthealth.org/service- center/the-wellness-centerrat-navicent-health for information. Eaot The Close Knit Bunch, 2 p.m Golden Opportunities at Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 478.757.7817 for information. Power Over Parkinson's, 9:30 a.m Wellness Center, Navicent Health. Visit www.navicenthealth.org/service-center/the-wellness- center-at-navicent-health for information. Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m Health Resource Center Library, Navicent Health, (877 Hemlock Street, Macon) The Card Sharks, 1 p.m Golden Opportunities at Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 478.757.7817 for information. SmartStart Cardiovascular Risk Reduction exercise and education program, reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke, call 478.633.9090 for more information. Wings Of Hope grief support for children and families, and Goodbye Too Soon grief support for mothers who have lost children, will meet at The Medical Center by appointment. 478.621.8328 for an appointment with a transitions counselor. al