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August l4, 2 0 Page 3A A “degree” hanging on the wall simply says a person was agood student. It doesn't guarantee that the person it belongs to can ettectively apply what they supposedly learned. votes: 9' In reference to the idiot that Wants my ritle. The 2A is not about hunting, it pro~ iects us from a tyrannical ‘ government. votes: 7 “ Time to outlaw assault rifles. They are used to hurt people, not deer No one “needs” an assault rifle. votes: 6 The crossing guard at The Middle School needs to get out at her car and do her job before backs up. You told the lady she could not turn lett and to go make a u-tum. When” " I she did what you said you j yelled at her tor making the u-turn. You were rude and unprofessional. votes: 6 2A guy, aren't you ador- able! You really believe' your little gun could defend against the U5. Army/ Navy/Marines, etc.? Or even the local lees? So de‘ Iusional, could be excused as a mental illness. voles: 5 I'm already a codger. Now get off my grass so I can enjoy my Ensure! votes: Sorry, Obama told me to cling to my guns and reli- gion. l'd hate to disappoint ” your hero. votes: 4 a Well, it “need? is a quali~ tier tor being allowed the freedom to own something then we should outlaw . : Corvettes, video games, and lots of other things. The intringement ot \ abiding citizen's rights is just wrong. Let's go‘atter some at YOUR rights and see how you like that. votes: 4 Mass shootings? Its the GUNS stupid!!! votes: 4 Your rifle wouldn't stand a chance against the govern- - merit. They would take you out with a grenade betore , you were able to tire a shot. votes: 4 Sad to hear another teenager committed suicide after being bullied. votes: Having a DEGREE is the ONLY way that WE can COMPETE with you and sometimes that doesn't help! votes: 2 Anti-2A guy, who do you plan on sendingth come try to take my FAs? votes: 2 . Must be nice to get to use a Monroe County Fire Dept. truck to run personal errands. like dropyour dog off at the groomers. votes: 2 Dropping ott the turbaby- ' at the groomers into dounty vehicle? Did you ever think they might be on their way into work or maybe on call 24/7? Where’s your beet with the one who drives , a county car home to the Cordele area dally‘or is he your secret man?‘votes: 2 It's a shame-the, media has to report a as sui- cide. The tamin is already in enough pain but to see or hear that is unbearablon Votes: 2 I ,_ . L lma Marines in tactical gear to take your ‘AR 2. Butt‘irst they'll toss tear gas oisyou. voteer Why doestthe softball“ v town require students-to, sell rattle ticketsbe'tore iryr ‘ 0°"? *Wsfi. Gills ' ~ selling those. GREEDlvotes: l l \J 'g 9. borough said Bibb County once the court had ruled, 13 merely trying to “ash his which happened Aug. 5. work He is shown with his public Scarborough has offered relations director, Monroe to testify publicly and an— County native Tess Ham- swer any questions from mock back in April, Raflensperger about his ‘ sources and methods. Scarborough reiterated that promise to Raffensperger when the new secretary of state spoke to ' the Forsyth-Monroe County Kiwanis Club in April. At that ‘to Bibb County’s dissection. ‘ Boston butts tor tomily fire ily lost everything in a house fire on July 29. A fundraiser ' name and order. A golftournament is also being held on TOWALIGA TOM 332: : Well you‘ve got to hand it to the Monroe County big wigs. They waited until the hottest week at the year to an- nounce that they had landed a new industry lsee the tront pagel, a refrigerated warehouse. I don't know about you, but who's gonna oppose a refrigerated warehouse in Monroe County when it's TOO degrees outside’.2 I mean I'm pretty set with my retirement check, but I may go work there myself since Towaliga Tina won't let me put the thermostat below 74 degrees. It I can make money AND enjoy 40 degree temperatures all day, well sign me up! Speaking of the heat, I leel sorry tor them boys on the Mary Persons tootball team right now going at it in the heat. Coach Brian Nelson has already done a good job tamping down expectations otter we lost almost the whole team to graduation from last year. Macon sports radio host Bill Shanks asked Nellie what he's doing to adjust to having so few experienced players starting. “We're working on the punt team a LOT!" joked Nelson. Or was he joking? Guess we'll find out starting this Friday night With a scrimmage against Southwest. One thing we already lound out in this week's edition is that our local governments are NOT raising taxes. I repeat, not raising taxes. Hey we’re pretty tough on our local politicos, deservedly so, but let's not torget to give them plaudits when they live 'within their means without taking even more out at our wallets. Bravo! Two hoSpitalized in l-75 collision A Florida couple was hospitalized with minor in- juries atter their blue truck sustained major dam- age on Tuesday around ll :30 am. on l-75 south just north of the split with l-475. Monroe County deputy Peyton Henderson said 0 GMC driven by Tennessee Westwood, 7T, of Missouri, was trying to re-enter trattic trom the rest area when it got tangled up with a tractor trailer driven by John Atkinson, 72, of Georgia. That caused them to brake hard and Thomas Cervantes, 67, at Florida ran into the back of the tractor trailer Cervantes and his wite were taken to the hospital with mi- nor injuries. Two lanes ot I-75 south were blocked as trattic backed up to Rumble Road. Commissioners OK slight cut in property taxes By Richard Dumas more in property taxes than ing was previously slated millage rate of 13.331 mills County resident ‘zi torsyth©mymcmet in 2018 thanks to about a for Tuesday, Aug. 20 but in 2018, a minuscule tax home valued at $200,000 $60 million increase in the was moved to Thursday, hike due to a slight digest and a $12,000 Homestead For the second straight county tax digest. She said Aug. 22 in order to comply increase. exemption would pay about year, Monroe County Com- commissioners are project- with a state requirement Under the proposed 2019 $903 in county prOperty missioners will not raise ed to receive about $18.78 that a final millage cannot millage rate, a Monroe taxes. property taxes. million in property taxes at be set until seven days after ' At the recommendation the rollback rate. the millage advertisement ’ : ‘ :7 of county finance officer Because commissioners ran in the legal organ. The N lg C I" Lorri Robinson, com- did not raise the millage Reporter published the I , l )R A l .) l I: I ()I )A missioners unanimously rate, public hearings are not five-year millage history ad , , approved on Tuesday, Aug. required. Commissioners in its Wednesday, Aug. I4 AUTO Home ' Llfe- MedICaré Supplements 6 to set the county’s 2019 are expected to set their edition. #5.“ 2.019 "in; Cancer ' Disability tentative millage rate at final millage at their next Commissioners raised v , the rollback rate, 13,291 regular meeting at 9 am. on property taxes by one mill ;' M b de m ' mills. The tentative mill- Thursday, Aug. 22. Com- in both 2015 and 2016 V0 notability e CY, age amount is a .04 mill miSSioners can still reduce before a one-and-a-half— I?“ ‘ Agents LT. Bunn & Eric Bunn reduction from 2018 when the final milla e but cannot mill hike in 2017. Commis- ‘ ' . the county’s millage rate set the final mijage any sioners then maintained a 12 East Main Street - Fors h, GA o (478) 994-9751 was 13.331 mills. Robinson higher than the advertised said the 2019 rollback mill- tentative millage of 13.291 age will enable the county mills. to collect about $728,000 ‘ Their next regular meet- sv. ,“W V ’51. N 1 FORD Ar i... n (1;. c , EXPERTS IN ADULT PEDIATRIC ALLERGY, Asia... 8., lMMUNOLOGY A1 l..:ingibrri.1\llei‘gy. we create individualized imminent, jil'émsio help you; County line ruling sends caseto newSOS New secretary of state Brad 1 l Ralfensperger has his first . chance to live up to his prom- I ise to resolve the ancient Monroe-Bibb line dispute after the Georgia Supreme Court issued yet another rul— ing in the case on Aug. 5. The court refused on Aug. 5 to entertain county line surveyor Terry Scarborough’s appeal of a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling saying that the secretary of state can force him to testify in the dispute. Scarborough has long argued that he was hired by the state to survey the line, and that he’s not a Witness in a coun- Brad Rattens er er ri ht, room that can be SubjeCtefi to told a Forsyth afdiencge in Spbpoena and cross examma‘ April that he would decide tion from Bibb County Scar- g‘ci hack to enjoying the day We {rum unset allergies. :isiiiinu.‘ hay“ toner,” food allergies, eye antennas. skin ‘alyiergicsrzmrl more. VOTED BEST ALLERGIST New secretary ot state the \county line dispute talk. Raffensperger said he would resolve the issue once the court rules. Scarborough Said he’s happy to help and talk to Raffensperger one on one about his survey. However, he said that no matter what the court rules, he will invoke his fifth amendment right to say nothing before he’ll subject himself Monroe. County deputy Kevin Williams and his fam- SERVING MIDDLE GEGRGIA WITH 5 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS MACHN l WARNER “33le I FiDRfiYTi‘i l (SR/2H MlLiEUGEVtLLE LhngtordAilergymom l 478.787.4723 is being started to help raise money for them to get back on their feet. Jamie Stewart Barr is offering to cook'his famous Boston Butts for the cause at $35 each. Orders need to be turned in by Thursday, Aug. 15. The butts can be picked up at the River Forest kiddie pool on Saturday, Aug. 17 between 1-4 p.m. Text (770) 634-0972 with your Monday, Aug. 26 at River Forest.