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THIS WEEK'S lNSlDE DEALS SMARTSOURCE INGLES. CVS SEARS. P&G BRANDSAVER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE SEE PAGE 1C USPS997-840 Join the Discussions The clowns are coming, to Forsyth! SEE PAGE 8A STILL JUST $1 IN RACKS BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY No. 33 The Mary Persons' student section, the Dawg Pound, didn't let a monsoon impede their celebration of the Bulldogs' 42-0 thrashing of Gainesville on Friday night at Dan Pitts Stadium. MP opened its 2018 cam- paign with an offensive onslaught, putting up 35 points on the hapless Red Elephants in the first quarter alone. The game had to be suspended with five minutes left in the second quarter for more than an hour due to lightning. Play was resumed around 10 p.m. but a downpour continued. The teams were able to reach halftime, making the game results official. Down 42-0, Gainesville head coach Heath Webb, coaching his first game, said he had seen enough and the Red Elephants boarded their bus to return home with their trunks between their hind legs. The win marked MP's 600th in program victory. 4 Sections 28 Pages Wednesday. August 22, 2018 By Will pubhsher@myma:net Leaders of The Sanctuary Church in ]uliette say they're glad to dose an ugly chapter last week with the conviction of and 25-year prison sentence for a former youth worker who molested two teenage boys at his Lake Wildwood home. IlUTCHF.SON Monroe County native Jake "Jay" Hutcheson, 34, was given a 60-year sentence, 25 of it to serve in prison, after he was convicted of mo- lesting two boys during overnight stays at his home going back to 2009. Bibb County assistant district attomey Nancy Scott Malcor told the Reporter that the two victims testified in last week's 3-day trial See MOLESTATION Page 7A TO THE FAMILY Jeff Neider James Hampton NEW ERS, OF THE WEEK HA111S 6A u it Lt Ruth Evelyn Davis Geraldine O. Bell i Elizabeth Montford INKX MCR VENT. 3A Opinion & Letters 4A Sports 1B Community Calendar bD Church News 5D PuBlic Record 4B w m w u i m m t Wreck wipes out 25 feet at Tiff Rain is partially blamed for eight wrecks on 1-75 in Monroe County on Sunday that left drivers stuck in traffic for hours. The worst accident was a five- car pileup on 1-75 north near the Hwy. 18 exit that required one driver, a Hapeville woman, to be taken to the hospital by helicopter. Monroe County Sgt. Ricky Davis said it wasn't the severity of her injuries that warranted the Lifeflight chopper, but the scarcity of ambulances after so many drivers were injured. The woman had broken her femur and a helicopter was called in simply because there were no more local ambulances to take her, said Davis. In one of the eight wrecks on Sunday (above), a Warner Robins woman took out 25 feet of the fence between Frontage Road and the interstate in front of Tift College at around 2:23 p.m. on Sunday. The driver, Kaitlyn Overmire, 25, of Warner Robins, was southbound when she lost control of her 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport, which hydroplaned on the wet road, overturned and then struck the fence, according to the report by Forsyth officer Bruce Hughley. The DOT was notified about the fence. Overmire was taken to Navicent Health in Macon where she was treated and released. The wrecks blocked several lanes of traffic, and cars flooded Forsyth taking detour routes to get around the wrecks. (Special to the Reporter) l orter u season. c .O The Bulldogs took care of that in Friday, Aug. 24.0 7:30 p.m. resounding fashion in a 42-0 home Red Devil Stadium Tickets: $10 thrashing of AAA GainesviUelast ,c el co -" Friday resulted in the esteemed MP ]l!i![l[J ilJ! !JJ!JJi 1] (available at United Bank). programs 600th victory. With lotsof positive momentum on the Dogs side, Ut 'ToW llN ' MP will look to start the season 2-0 for Aug. 25, 2017 MP 28, Jackson 7 the first time since 2015 with a road win i PREDICTION: The Bulldogs have won five straight at Red Devil Stadium on Friday night. i JJJ[J[!J][ It !J! !J! [J JJJ : matchups with the Red Devils. since Mary Person 41, Jackson 10 2013, and sixth-year Jacksonhead See BRAWL Page 6A Riva ry or rout? MP seeks 6th straight win over Jackson By Richard Dumas Unlike the past two seasons, the Mary Persons Bulldogs will not be enter- ing Friday nights rivalry contest with Jackson in search of its first win of the tl MP quarterback J.T. Hortage threw for two touch- downs in last year's 28-7 win over Jackson.