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August 21, 21 9 www.MyMCR.net/vent See our MP Pigskin Preview, inside votes: 7 Russia, t completely un- someone else to tell you how to live every aspect of your life. votes: 6 way to do it. So how much am you willing to surrender for security? votes: 6 Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither lib- erty nor safety. B. Franklin. You're dismissed! vote 6 It is a fact that the man in Japan set the building on fire using an acc~ and killed 33 people. The point being that if you ban guns a person ird~t on h= ning people will still find a way to do it. I may be stupid, but rrn not an idiot. You can't legislate yourself into total safety. votes: 5 Looks like the killing arm of the Clintons made it into the jail cell of Jeffrey Epstein. votes: 5 I don't want free stuff. I affordable health- care for all and an even distribution of taxes instead of the middle class until they're struggling. The rich get richec The middle class get poorer. And the Yes.! is a And no, c ives aren't Unedu Trump cultists porter Page 3A t Well Towahga Tina and I are headed to Gainesvilb on Friday to see how the Bullpups do. That's right Bullpups. We'll have a lot of young 'uns on that field. Coach Nelson said them Gainesville boys will be a lot bigger than us. Hopefully our speed will overcome that. Did you know that Friday's game will be Mary Persons' only away game played on natural grass.'? The rest, Lovett, Spalding, Perry and Howard, will all be on fake grass. Bool I hate that stuff. Football was made to be played on God's green earth. Speaking of Mary Persons High School, reporter Diane Ghdewell tells us this week that they're getting new Wi-Fi over the holidays that will allow phones to work in the build- ing. Since it was built to withstand an F-5 tornado cell phones have never worked well inside the building. I guess teaching at MP is about to get a little harder as teachers compete with Instagram and Youtube for kids' attention. Meanwhile, my ole fishing buddy Don Daniel Js madder than Oprah Winfrey at a Weight Watchers meeting because some study showed that Forsyth has plenty of parking. Don's been saying for 30 years that there ain't nowhere to park in Forsyth. I just think Don doesn't like to walk more than 10 feet --- to anything. Mush, mush, Don, a little walk- ing won't kill ya! f Qualify by Friday to run for mayor, council Forsyth mayor Eric Wilson (above) qualified to run for re- election on Monday morning. Councilmen Melvin Lawrence and Greg Goolsby have also qualified to run again. The third incumbent up for re-election on city council, councilman John Howard, had not qualified by Tuesday but was expected to do so. Any city resident who wants to run for mayor or council must qualify by noon on Friday, Aug. 23 at the elections office on the first floor of the county administration building. The office is also open for qualifying from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Wilson is aiming to become the first mayor to be re-elected in a generation. Previous mayors John Howard, Tye Howard and Jimmy Pace have all failed to win re-election. C 405 A TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST IS AS RELIABLE AS THE TRANE THEY ARE College Street, Forsyth, GA INSTALLING. 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SOME OF OUR PROJECTS INCLUDE: SCHOLARSHIP in honor of Monroe Countians who made the ultimate sacrifice HOMEPORT home for homeless and transition veterans LADY VETERANS at Milledgeville Veterans Home FREEDOM FIDOS service providing no cost service dogs to veterans and first responders RUN FOR THE FALLEN GEORGIA STATE PATROL FORSYTH stuffed animals for children CHAIR OF HONOR in public places Local brothers and sisters who are deployed SEND DONATiONS TO ' Central Georgia Chapter Number 946 of the Vietnam Veterans of America Tax ID # 4-3147159, GA Non-Profit Corporation # 0468311 Vietnam Veterans of America Central Georgia 946 p.o. Box 1144, Forsyth, GA 31029 the cost, so they can ~the government "in case of tyranny," are the uneducated (and delu- sional) ones. votes: 4 You what uld much as insulin, votes: 4 Y'all really outdo your- selves on the vent with your regurgitation of ignorant opinions that you mistake for facts. I worry abc ut thls county. Thank- fully rm not from here and I don't The City Council of Forsyth hereby announces that the millage rate for the City will be set at a meeting to be held at Aldermen Hall, S W. Adams Street on the 3rd day of September, 2029, and pursuant to OCGA Section 48-5-32, hereby publishes the following presentation of the current year tax digest and levy along with the history of the tax digest and levy for the past five years. CURRENT 2019 TAX DIGEST AND 5 YEAR HISTORY OF LEVY YEAR 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Real & Personal 105,256,121 106,242,446 107,915,837 114,493,083 116,532,639 118,549,862 Motor Vehicles 2,461,130 2,041,590 1,594,760 Mobile Homes 80,969 - Timber- 100% Heavy Duty Equipment Gross Digest 105,256,121 106,242,446 107,915,837 111,950,984 114,491,049 116,955,102 Less M& O Exemptions 2,652,914 2,741,952 2,680,574 2,768,376 2,774,083 2,833,223 Net M & O Digest 102,603,207 103,500,494 104,124,153 109,182,608 111,716,966 114,121,879 Gross M&O Millage 350 3 3 3 3 3 Less Rollbacks Net M&O Millage 3.50 3 3 3 3 3 Net Taxes Levied 359,111 310,502 312,372 327,548 335,151 342,366