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~August 7, Page 3A JRC orter Well y'all see what happened. Last week this newspaper reminded Mary Persons students that they have to wear shoes in school this year because, as we always say, this isn't Butts County. A few days later, Butts County dumps 10,OOO gallons of sewage in the Towaliga River right before it flows into High Falls Lake, and eventually into my back yard, here in Monroe County. Towaliga Tina says she ain't even gonna eat the bream I'm catching off my dock on the river. Was it an accident? A coincidence? Hmmmmm. Well, we'll have to settle this little spat on the field on Aug. 30, the home opener for our Bulldogs. I don't suppose we'll have quite the beat-down of those rascally Red Devils as we did last year. Our 2018 team was pretty special and most of those guys are gone. But coach Brian Nelson seems al- ways to find a way to have his boys ready to play. Speaking of that, the Reporter is working on its Pigskin Preview, the biggest and best pre-season guide to Mary Persons football. Find it in the Aug. 21 edition. Looking around town, it appears the Zaxby's ain't messing around. There've been a lot of fits, starts and stops of work on that property the past two years, but construction now appears to be fulll speed ahead both on the chicken place and the gas station, Papa John's, Huddle House, Moe's next door. Maybe when they're done y'all will quit complaining that Forsyth doesn't have enough eating places. Nah, that'll never happen. By Richard Dumas tried to get the dogs off of his goat was bleeding profusely from its Santillan then took both dogs. but one of the dogs turned and neck and nose. Paul's wife, Julie, Deputies later found the dogs' lunged at him, knocking him to was standing over the goat with male owner, Luc Truman, at a Monroe County deputies shot the ground. He said the dog that a towel and holding pressure Sutton Road home and told him and killed a dog that attacked a lunged at him then ran out of the around its neck. what had happened. Truman said goat at a Hwy. 83 North home on pen while the other dog contin- Miller then found the first dog his dogs had run off the previous July 28. ued to hold on to his goat's neck. on another part of Paul's property day and he had been unable to According to a report, at about Paul said he then grabbed aand secured the dog inside of a find them. 8 a.m Keith Paul of Hwy. 83 told tool and swung at the other dog, separate pen. Monroe CountyJulie Paul said they took Rosie Monroe County deputies Willie who stopped biting his goat. Paul Animal Services employee Carlos to veterinarian Dr. Jeff Davis Barldey and Miller that two dogs then trapped the other dog inside Santillan tried to corral the first at Plantation Centre Animal attacked his pet goat Rosie. Paul, a separate part of the pen, away dog with a pole, but the dog Hospital in Macon and he was who appeared shaken, was sweat- from the goat. He said neither instead growled and showed able to patch her up. Paul said she ing and short of breath. Paul said dog had any identification,its teeth at him. q-he dog then feels bad for the neighbors whose he arrived home and heard his Barkley then saw a tan and charged abruptly at Miller, who dog was killed but said she sees goat squealing. He said he then white dog with blood around its shot at the dog. After the dog was God's care in the outcome. Paul saw two dogs holding his goat neck lying inside the pen. He also hit once, it continued in Barkley's said if her husband hadn't gotten to the ground inside of his goat's saw the goat had several punc- direction, so Barkley also shot at home at that time, Rosie probably pen. Paul said he immediately ture wounds around its neck and the dog, striking it again,would've been killed. e | e t vot si 6 Hunter Benson, 478-283-2861,fors your cupivo : 5 :~ ii i~II! i~ ii!~ ii~ !i!!~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 17 minion ofa ~ian, i i iii ~ ~ i i ! i ~ ~ Cro ve l ealty Tasha Hogan, Realtor Cell: 404-431-4656 Office: 770-775-1800 * Fax: 678-235-5935 Email: Serving Primarily Monroe, Bibb, Butts, Lamar, Spalding, Henry and Clayton Counties A Whitesburg woman holds her 3-year-old son Carson after they were in a wreck on Hwy. 87 north on Friday, July 26. The woman, Kimber- ly Fordman, 27, of Whites- burg, told deputy Nicolas Ortiz that she was headed north when the vehicle in front of her stopped to turn left and she failed to stop in time. Fordman struck the back end of the 2015 Dodge Challenger driven by Linda Crawford, 66, of Musella. No serious injuries were reported. 41 k A white 2004 Toyota Sequoia was severely damaged as a result of a one-vehicle crash on Hwy. 41 South on July 30. 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