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THISWEEK’SINSIDEDEAst» SMARTSOURCE . FAMILY DOLLAR . INGLES - CVS . BADCOCK ""'l'lllIlIllIillllllIIllllIlIllIIllll|llIllIllllIllIllIIlll||lIlllIl|llIIllll|lIll|ill|llllllllllllllllllllllll ’81!!!” lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll TS FOR HOME DELIVERY - Vol. 47 o No. 32 I 5 Sections - 56 Pages - Wednesday - August 15, 2018 MONROE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Two passengers were hospital- ized after this wreck Thursday on l-75 north just south of the High Falls Road exit. By Will Davis Lt. Ricky Davis of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said that Spencer and his front seat pas- senger Kiandia Hoskins had seat belts on and were not seriously hurt. But the back seat passen— gers, Vernon Crawford and Patience Hill, did not and were publisher®mymcmet A passenger is in serious condition after he was ejected in a violent one-car wreck on 1-75 north on Thursday evening. D d Orlando Spencer was speeding A trucker's video northbound in a 2011 Honda eiected as the car overturned. camera captured Civic just south of High Falls Monroe County EMS tOOk the accident on Road when he slid from the far Crawford to Navicent, where he video. Scan ,he left lane to the shoulder, crow remains in serious condition in code with you, pr ing all three lanes, and then the lnFemiVe Care Emit- ' phone to see the - overturned five times. A trucker D a“? Said the dm’Fr has “Qt video. (Courtesy behind him captured the wreck been Clt-ed Yet bUt said the wreCk Monroe Counl'Y is still under investigation. mflANFORIIEVIDEO MONROE coumv TAXES Tomi County, BOE TOP hOld the line on property taxes _,B,y_Richa_rd Dumas _, 'County W,- Millage lérsyth©mymcn net on video at around 7:28 pm. Sheriff's Office) SEE PAGE SB WELCOME TO THE {FAMILY 7 y Brittany Godfrey Walter Calhoun 4 Tamika Johnson Gary Walker . medumio Nt‘wsus' CRiBERS OF THE WEEK While Bibb County weighs a big tax hike this week, Monroe County ‘ property owners learned they won’t have to pay higher property taxes in 2018 after county commissioners voted on ;: Tuesday, Aug. 7 to keep the same millagerate, 13.331 mills, as 2017. ‘ Two days later, the Monroe county “110.01 Monroe County chiet tax 130:“? 0118(1le?ng will; assessor Robert Gerhardt ax 8 rom . m s . . . . compiled this ranking .) Eghljgtigisgllje at the total property tax m ans that the Board of rates for area counties Q Ejucation will not have irom 20l7. While Monroe " ' ‘ r to hold any public hear- Countv’s rate won't 9° up, n—IE ings on the matter, Since County is considering the county did not roll another tax hike. Scout, who was nominated by her human Emily Garnett, was voted the Cutest Pet in Mon- bifikhlts taxes’ dz: couflty bl. h . H roe County. He wins a free Bath Package from the Paw Spa, 0 $50 gift card from Walmart w five?" con “at pu 1‘: earmgs‘ owever’ and a free photo shoot from Simple Pleasures Photography. Other top vote-getters were, commlssmners Could sun Clea to r011 baCk or even in second place, Lil Sweet from Kyle Wheeler, third place was Peanut from Marilyn Mc- lower taxes When a final VOte is ca“ on the millage Cranie, fourth place was Frankie from Jim Fletcher and fifth place was Sadie from Lauren Hickman. Readers cast more than 1,900 votes among 43 dil‘lerent pets in the lst Annual See TAXES Page 8 A PUbliC Record Cutest Pet in Monroe County contest. See all the nominees on page D6. Classified....... legals"; ..... .. MONROE COUNTY HOUSING “ Affordable housing in Monroe oun? County OKs expansion ot Weldon Rood subdivision planning “$50,000 homes By Richard Dumas property known as Weldon Farms from agricultural to residential in or- der to complete an unfinished 4l-acre A new Subdivision with homes in subdivision begun in 2005. The move the $150,000 to $175,000 pfice range would allow Wesley to have one;acre appears on its way to Weldon Road lots at the Site rather than the three- , , despite opposition from neighbor's. acre minimum lot 8128 reqtured in ag- _‘ Morwm3 County Commissioners ricultural. Wesley proposed 32 homes unanimously approved on Tuesday, at the location with a minimum home Aug. to re_zone a tract ofiweldon Size of feet. Monroe County zoning officer Anita Buice said the Weldon Farms subdivision was initially approved by commissioners in 2005 with 18 lots of Road for the purpose of a subdivision, i 3553 q 3 1‘ 15 5 overturning a previous denial by the Monroe County Planning 8: Zoning B ; " gfidfl Brian Wesley, (We about one acre each fronting Weldon -/»~Donough-based Meredith Homes, ‘ ' 7 ' ' ' ‘ 'Incl, urged commissioners to re-zone See HOMES ' Page 5A l 4; if t