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2018M August 15, 2018 sfiRCI’WDI‘tCI‘ Page 53 Gainesville sportswriter reports an MP opponeriti ated great players every year and seemed to reload the next season. Even though Gainesville is in a slight lull for producing high-level However, after back-to-back losing seasons, even Miller thought it was time for players to hear a new voice. Webb’s track record is phe- sham Central, too. Coach Webb has said he’s gonna play a couple different guys in the first couple games at QB, then likely settle on with a bit more clarity about who the best players on the team are. Given Persons’ tradition, I would assume that most fans in The Reporter enjoyed an e-mail Division—I athletes, I would not nomenal as a head coach, turning one for the region schedule, start- this area have some familiarity I, Q and about this week’s MP- expect that to last too long. It’s just Winder—Barrow one of the worst ing in September. with your school, but probably not ’ Gainesville football showdown the nature of high school sports. programs in the state before his everyone. with Gainesville Timessports edi— Also the demographic shift of the arrival — into a perennial playoff 4. Gainesville’s basketball team tor Bill Murphy. Below are the Re— student population has been a contender. Webb is a high energy won the state title. Are some of those 6. What did observers learn about porters questions followed factor. The Red Elephants guy who has a hand in every aspect good athletes playing football that Gainesville in the scrimmage loss to by Murphy’s responses: play in Class 6A, but with of the game. He’s the kind of coach Mary Persons should be worried North Hall? a school that is more than who players will run through a about? 1. Gainesville has a great 50 percent Hispanic, it brick wall for. After he spoke at our I think it’s clear from the scrim— history and reputation, but cuts into the number of Hall County Football Media Day The Red Elephants were runner— mage that the Red Elephants are seems to have fallen ofi since male athletes who grew a couple weeks ago, I told coach up last year in Class 6A for boys really searching for an offensive i the 2012 state title. What up following football and Webb jokingly that he had me basketball, losing the champion- identity. They are young, but have :5 happened? wanting to play. Realisti- ready to play. That’s how inspiring shipgame to Langston Hughes. several talented young running MUM" cally, Gainesville is playing he is. He’ll do wonderful things at Gainesville’s 2018 basketball team backs who saw a decent amount of ‘g Between about 2004—2013, with a roster size compa- Gainesville, but it will take time. was almost exclusively seniors, so playing time in 2017, along with a g the Red Elephants had a rable to most 3A or 4A those guys have moved on to play solid offensive line. Coach Webb, continual run of amazing athletes, programs. 3. Last year’s quarterback trans- at the college level. during the otfseason, moved one most notably Deshaun Watson, ferred to another school, how badly of his top returning defensive line- who quarterbacked the 2012 team 2. What are fans saying about the did that hurt? 5. Do the Gainesville fans and men, Carlos Loredo, to center. He’s to a landslide win in the state new head coach Heath Webb? Was community have much to say about taken on a leadership role. Coach championship game. During that he a popular choice? Definitely losing Tre’ Luttrell at playing Mary Persons, since the Webb has put a premium on put- ,_ time, they had four players who quarterback to Habersham Central teams have never met? Have they ting his best big guys on the Offeri— are currently on NFL rosters, along Heath Webb has been a very was a big loss. He’s a very good even heard of our school? sive line. Even though Gainesville with Blake Sims at quarterback, popular pick for the Gainesville team leader and all-around great plays in a six-team Region 8-6A, it who went on to start for two years job. Bruce Miller did a remarkable kid Luttrell also has a very strong I think it’s fair to say that Mary will realistically be battling for one at Alabama. Gainesville has always job as Gainesville coach, taking arm. His father, Stan, was defensive Persons should win this game. Red of the bottom playoff spots at the had great athletes, but during the program to the playoffs all 16 coordinator at Gainesville but has Elephants’ best-case scenario is to end of the regular season. For the ‘ that decade, or so, they gradu- years he was with the program. since taken a position at Haber- come out of the game in Forsyth Red Elephants, 5-5 is a very realis- tic expectation. Dacula and Lanier are certainly the top programs in this region, followed by Haber—‘ sham Central. ‘ Mercer single game football tickets go on sale Wednesda Stadium. L~ Group Ticket packages (20-plus tickets purchased) start at $5 for general admis-_ sion and $10 for reserved seating. Fans are encouraged to call (478) 301-5212.».for - more information about Group Ticket purchases and further onvfield experi-m . ences. ‘ including Jacksonville, The Citadel and Western Carolina. In addition to single-game tickets going on sale Wednesday, 2018 season tickets and Group Ticket packages are available as well. Season tickets (starting at $100 for all five home games) are the best way to secure the best seats in Five Star start at $15 per seat for general admis- sion and $20 for reserved seating. Four of the five teams that visit Five Star Stadium in 2018 are Southern Con— ference foes, including Furman, which reached the FCS Playoffs last season. The Bears earned wins against three of its 2018 home opponents last season, hris :uit '- ball’s five home games in 2018 go on ' Single—game tickets for Mercer foot— sale on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 am. through the Mercer Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets online at tick- or by calling the Mercer Ticket Office at (478) 301-5470. Single— , ,' game tickets for the Bears’ home contests CounlY reieCls rezoning for heating and air Iousin which was seconded by a: By Richard Dumas Zion Presbyterian Church, office building as well as ing approved again 10 years 'brose’s motion todeny#Was forsyfh@mymcfinef so he could re-locate his build a 5,000 square-foot from now when Mr. Hays District 4 commissioner approved 5-0. heating and air company warehouse at the site to decides it’s time for him to George Emami. . :r Monroe County Com, there. Hays had also re- house filters and other retire and move on. And he District 1 commissioner : ’ j 1 '" missioners rejected plans to quested a conditional use small parts and to conduct sells it and the next person Larry Evans said he was A ‘ 3 convert a HW 37 church variance in agriculture for classroom training. wants to put something in favor of allowing the ie- f S g _‘ M W3 into a heating and air busi_ the heating and busmess West Rivermist Court else there. . . Whats to stop zoning and said he didnt Heating NC, Inc. e , , fiess. ‘ to operate at the Site. resrdent Jeff McClure, who things from snowball- think it would cause any m... Commissioners unani, ‘ Monroe County zoning . has lived near the proposed ing downhill on us at this noise issues. We Service All Brands of Heating . mously denied on Tuesday, officer Anita Buice said the site for about 15 years, said point? We moved into However, commission Air Conditioning Units * g Aug. 7 a request to rezone church is being sold, and he supported a 2008 condi- that portion of the county chairman Greg Tapley said Serving Monroe County ‘8. t i from residential to agficul_ Hays has a contract to buy tional use variance to allow because we always felt the he was adamantly opposed Surrounding Areas for 0V6! 40 years Mal a nearly 10%ch HWY the property contingent for the church but said he commercial development to re-zoning the tract for a Free Estimates 87 tract in order to convert upon approval of his re- was adamantly opposed wasn’t going to touch us. warehouse, saying he was Financing mar/able d a church building into' an zoning request. to another rezoning for a There’s not the infrastruc- only in favor of a church at Juiiefie M ._ pm“, GA be . Office and training facility . Hays said his fam- warehouse. ture there.” the site because of its close 478419445127 , Cal Hays of Macombased, ily’s company has been in “It’s not conducive with District 3 commissioner proximity to the adjacent Ga’Regw 401419 , . ,r: Hays service, LLC urged operation since 1945 and the adjacent properties,” John Ambrose, who rep- Rivermist subdivision. “fix . . 31,; commissioners to rezone a currently has 23 employees. McClure said. “If this ap— resents the area where the After about 20 minutes fryer g, _, . 9.93_acre tract at 7219 HW He proposed transforming plication is approved now, warehouse would be built, of discussion, Tapley then ‘ .7 r 3,7, the former location of the church to a corporate what’s keeping it from be- then motioned to deny, called for a vote, and Am- ; , - The Leon Goodrum Foundation re 5 County gives kudos to new state house rep Tutoring Program ,n g Beginning September 15, 2018 Sr continuing ,._- By Richard Dumas news; to grant him a variance in agriculture through April 20, 2019. Every first 8rthird 5 V forsyfh©mymcmei since the subdivided tract would be Saturday from 9 am. until 12 noon. ‘ o Monroe County Commissioners smaller than the minimum three ' p _ ‘ _ n Monroe County Commissioners will allow a Rumble Road resident to r acres. Jones said his family intends to Hardin ler ar Buudmg’ Tlft (3011386 campus 3". recognized newly—elected Georgia split a five-acre tract in half for the re-locate to the site while his in~laws Students from lst ~12th grade. 1 House District 141 representative purposes of building two new homes are expected to build a home on the 5, C Dale Washburn at their Tuesday, Aug. at the site. subdivided tract. : meeting. Terri Wilson urged commissioners No one was opposed to Jones’ It The Republican Washburn, who to grant her a variance in agriculture request. However, District 3 commis- lt ~ . received 61 percent of the vote in a since the subdivided tracts would sioner John Ambrose asked Jones to r -. July 24 run-off election against Gary be smaller than the minimum three a room full of laughter: “Are you sure >3 Bechtel, told commissioners: “It’s an acres and would have less road front— you want your in-laws living with nd “2 honor for me to represent Monroe age than the required 150 feet. Wilson you?” 3- L County, and I am looking forward to told commissioners the new tracts Jones smiled and replied, “I’ve got a m p . v working with all of you. And I’m hon- would each have a separate home and really good set.” .. ored to have the support of the people a separate septic system. Commission chairman Greg Tapley 1 a ., and I’m honored to be elected here. No one was opposed to Wilson’s then asked Jones: “Are they here to- u ,' And I look forward to being visible request, and the measure was unani- ni t?””to which Jones answer, “They Forsyth-based Christian Rad i0 It u in the community and being here for mously approved by commrssroners. are not. i . i ‘ you if you ever need me.” The Monroe County Planning 8: District 4 commrssroner George Monroe County commission chajr- Zoning Board previously approved by Emami then said to more laughs: “If Est. -, man Greg Tapley said Washburn a 3-0 vote Wilson’s request on July 30, ' you want us to turn it down, now is proved by attending Forsyth city but commissioners had the final say the time.” council and Monroe County com- on Aug. 7. Commissioners then unanimously. mission meetings on back-to-back approved the measure. nights that he’s serious about being 0 Monroe County Commissioners The Monroe County Planning 8: active in the Monroe County com- will allow a Hwy. 74 landowner to Zoning Board previously approved by munity. subdivide one acre out of a 60-acre a 3-0 vote Jones’ request on July 30, . tract. but commissioners had the final say td In other Board of Commissioners Michael Jones urged commissioners ’ on Aug. 7. l ed ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS. &Statefarmm 2: “fax ' Audit - Bookkeeping ‘ IRS Reprcscmm ion 12 E' JOhnSton Street :: ' Forsyth, GA 31029 0 T Certified Public Accountants V j : . . 68 NorthJaCkson Street Forsyth N V Charhe@ ForsythGAlnsurancecom. ,e 3' X (p) 478—994-1320 - (t) 478.994.3102 Auto - Home - Life HOPKINS l(iii?ASSOCIATES Mummwhm Serving Forsyt/zfiir more than 40 years! - Long Term Care - Medicare Supplement - Vehicle Loans Mortgages Call for a quote today! 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