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IN :LOVING By Diane Glidewell salary. However, Dodd told the board that would not be in accordance with the Forsyth is using city city's agreement with the employees to add a driving board. range to the Forsyth Golf City Manager Jan]co Course where golfers will Hall said the only cost to hit off mats that simulate the city for the driving turf on a concrete pad. The range should be paying Kenneth C. Whitehead 5r. city is providing employees city employees for pouring to pour concrete, which concrete. ', June 10. 1938 - August 1Z 2019 willbeabout sixinches "I'm all for doingit, but deep, on the 100 foot long we need to do safety haz- Juliette - Kenneth Cleveland pad. ards on the sidewalks first" City workers Travis Huff, Steve Jones and Quintavious Lackey Whitehead, Sr. passed away Satur- Council member Mike said council member Julius help build a new driving range for the Forsyth golf course. da5 Aug. 17, 2019. Funeral ser- Dodd, the city's liaison to Stroud. vices were held Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Golf Course, said the Council unanimously He proposed a 1,500- lot of work, which should Monroe County Memorial Chapel cost to the city will be a approved the help on Aug. 2,000 square foot building be done before construct- with burial in Monroe Hills Memo- maximum of $2,000 and 5. The project began this to replace the pro shop, ing a new building. Board rial Gardens. Rev. Milton Bethune to the Golf Course Board week. offer a section for City of member Start Hickman officiated, about $1,500. Dodd said Meanwhile, at the Forsyth gift items, possibly said there needs to be more Kenneth, the son of the late the golf course pro has Downtown Development a location for golf course people playing the golf Robert Whitehead and Mary Bragg access to tournament Authority/Forsyth Mainmanagement and have course before it is feasible mats for the project at no Street meeting on Aug. 12, Whitehead, was born June 10, 1938, room for a sandwich shop to build a new pro shop. In- in Macon. He retired from the City WIIlTB4EAD cost. The club will furnish chair Otis Ingram asked for visitors to the city park gram said a sandwich shop concrete and expansionHall if the city would build as well as the golf course, could attract customers not of Macon Fire Department, as a boards. Dodd said the city's a pro shop-sandwich shop He suggested it be at the playing the course. Captain after 27 years of service. He was also owner agreement with the golf at the Forsyth Golf Course part of the golf course near Hall said she would and operator of Whitehead Gutters and was a veteran course is that the city will to improve the amenities at the splash pad and skate convey the suggestion to of the United States Army. Kenneth was a member of do in-kind work to main- the course and draw more park. Ingram proposed the city council. She Said it Gospel Tabernacle. He was a loving husband, father, rain the course, business, city fund construction and could be a part of the plan "Papa" and a devoted fireman. The city owns the course, "The city owns the golf DDA be in charge of the for the park that is being Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Peggy "Dee" but it is managed by acourse, and the pro shop is building, developed by TSW. She Whitehead of Juliette; children, Ken Whitehead of board of directors. Dodd lacking a few things" said Board member Kerr] noted that the entrance to Juliette, Keith (Abby) Whitehead of Washington, Mary said the course has hired Ingram. "We need a build- 1 will change with Lyn (David) McCuUough of Macon and Sarah (Joseph) a new superintendent and ing more representative of ing lot in that area needs a the new plan. Chambless of Byron; grandchildren, Katie (Ryan)Hunt, wants the city to pay his a city course" Chad (Ashley) Whitehead, Ryan Whitehead, Dave McCullough, Will whitehead, Benjamin McCullough, Jackson whitehead, Mary Grace Chambless, Rachel DDA members Grog Goolsby, Weswas expected to add 200 in the next Cone and Shirley Henderson weren't five years. Within a 10-minute drive Whitehead, Malachi Chambless, Lily McCullough,Continued from Front Sadie Chamhless; great grandchildren, Max white- present at the Aug. 12 meeting. Be- there were 10,372 people and it was head, Grady Hunt; Penelope Hunt, Davis Hunt, Banner ing designated as a state Rural Zone projected to be 10,833 within five years. Whitehead; and several nieces and nephews, of the Regional Commission presented provides incentives for economic The median income for households that news as part of their findings for development in the form of tax credits in the city limits is $27,596, but in Please visit a Downtown Strategic Plan they de- for businesses, the expanded 10-minute boundary it to express tributes, veloped for a Rural ZoneApplication Landfried said there is no connection rises to $40,706. When all of Monroe Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- to Forsyth's Downtown Development between federal opportunity zones and County is considered, it goes up to rangements. Authority. state rural zones; the state rural zones $50,666. Percent of residents under 18 Landfried compared Forsyth's 350 do not offer any grants, just tax credits, is increasing (shown at 29.4 in Forsyth) spaces to Eatonton, which has only 200 An example of the tax credits is that a while percent of residents over 65 is Edward M. Stokelin parking spaces even though it has three business that comes to downtown gets decreasing (shown at 17.2). parking lots near its downtown. "It's $3,700 in tax credit if it hires two or Housing in Forsyth is almost equally incredible [for Forsyth] to have that more employees. The Downtown Stra- split between renters and owner-occu- Mr. Edward "Stoke" M. Stoke- much parking with no parking lots ' tegic Plan can be used as information pied with 1,537 units having residents lin, 72, Of Forsyth passed away said Landfried. in other grant applications, especially and 267 units vacant. There are about Wednesday, Aug, 14, 2019. His The report said in the public corn- because it shows planning, i 2,715 jobs in the City of Forsyth, but services will be held Thursday, Aug. ments gathered for the Strategic Plan, Ingram asked if tlae plan would go only 190 people both live and work in 22 at 1 p.m Mt. Gerizim Church 'A number of participants said that to city council for final approval, /the city; about 2,525 come into the city of God Holiness, 1003 Fayetteville there was not enough parking the Jackson Said that was not heeded, Re, i towork while about 1,235 who live in Rd SE, Atlanta 30316. Elder Dr. square and wanted more parking in quirements are that a core team from the city leave it for their jobs. Amos L. Smith, Eulogist. Elder Mi- the downtown area. Others noted that the city support the application and According to the Georgia Depart- chad Smith, Officiating. Interment, it was difficult to park because spaces DDA members can be that core team ilient of Transportation daily traffic South-View Cemet Atlanta. STOKELIN were too narrow and not long enough ingram asked that the city's depart- counts at certain points, North .Lee Family will assemble at his son's to allow for trucks to park." sent heads be added to the core team Street just south of Railroad Avenue residence at 12 noon. Visitation will be at the church All of the 350 parking spaces ]dent]- since they will work with businesses coming into Forsyth has an average of fled are on-street except for the small coming to downtown. City Manager 12,500 vehicles each day. West Main on Wednesday, Aug, 19, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. He is survived lot at the corner of N. Lee Street and Jan]co Hall asked that Economic De- Street at North Church Street has an by his wife, Deborah; son, Brian, 3 grandsons; 3 sisters W. Adams St which is used primar- velopment Director Tammie Pierson average traffic count of 8,820 vehides, and a host of other relatives and friends. HOPE Funeral fly by city employees. Most are pull-in and Main Street Coordinator Monica North Jackson Street at West Main Home, 165 Carnegie P1, Fayetteville, GA 30214. (770) angle space with some parallel spaces Cordy also be added to the core team. near the square drops to 930 vehides 461-9222. on Adams, Chambers. Lee and Main Ingram asked that the Downtown Stra- while South Lee Street just south of Streets. There are handicapped spaces tegic Plan be presented to city council downtown past Brentwood'Place next to the courthouse and in front of because council wiU be interested in counts an average of 5,790 vehides Mac Belle Davis commercial buildings at the ends of the information it contains, daffy. May 23, ]959 -:August 12, 2019 blocks so that rampstobusinesses are The Strategic Plan includes informa- The report analyzes the types of accessible. All spaces are free and have tion on Forsyth's demographics and businesses in downtown and which Forsyth - Funeral services for Ms. Mac Belle Davis, no time limits, also information on the people/po- niches are over- or under-supplied. It DDA approved the draft of thetential customers within a 10-minute notes where there are vacant buildings 60, were held Sunday, Aug. 18 at Saint Paul A.M.E. Downtown Strategic Plan allowing the drive of downtown, based on 2017 and identifies only three buildings in Church, 571 Rumble Road, Forsyth. Burial was in the Rural Zone Application to go forward, data. The city had 4,026 people and downtown as blighted. Church Cemetery. Freeman Funeral Home, Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. 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