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Page 6A August 22, 2018 RepOrter IN LOVING Ruth Evelyn Forsyth - Ruth Evelyn Davis of Forsyth passed away on Aug. 14,2018 at the age of 93. She born in Verna, Fla. to Lena Hill and Arthur Lee Davis, Sr. on JuneS, 1925, She moved with her family to Ludowici as a young child and graduated from Long County High School along with her best friend and brother, Junior. She worked at Camp Stewart in Hines. ville during World War II and greatly enjoyed getting to know young people from all around the country. She completed one year of college at the University of Georgia in Athens, then returned to South Georgia. Ruth married Lloyd Ernest Strickland on Sept. 5, 1959 in Ridgeland, S.C. They made their home in Ludowici until his death in 2007. At that time, she moved to Forsyth to be near her son and grandchil- dren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son, Lloyd Ernest Strickland Jr. (Mary Ellen), grandchildren Lloyd Ernest "Ernie" Strickland III and Magdalene "Meg" Strickland as well as two sisters June Griffin (Doug) of Chatsworth and Sue Gore (Ronnie) of Wellborn, Fla. Ruth was a member of Ludowici United Method- ist Church and later Day@ring Presbyterian Church. She loved her church and her family and was a great example of godliness in her life and commitment to Scripture. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 17 at Day- spring Presbyterian Church. Pastor David Martin offi- ciated. Burial was private in Harmony United Method- ist Church Cemete . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Day- spring Presbyterian Church, 1045 Hwy 41 South, Forsyth GA 31029. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel had charge of ar- rangements. Geraldine Ogletree Bell July 25, 1945 - Aug. 12, 2018 ForsYth - Funeral services for Mrs.Geraldine Ogle- tree Bell were held Saturday; Aug. 18 at the Tessie Hall Baptist Church, Forsyth. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. Survivors include husband, Emmitt Bell Jr; children, Nikita Bell and Terry Ogletree; father Elijah Ogletree Sr; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; siblings V'trginia Lyons and Elijah Ogletree Jr; and a host of other relatives and friends. Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. Elizabeth Montford Dec. Z1934 - Aug. 12, 2018 Forsyth - Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Cham- bliss Montford were held Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Williams Chapel A.M.E. Church, Forsyth. Burial was in the Jeff Moore Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Shawn Montford; grand- son Sean Thomas Montford; sister, Julia Bell Hill and a host of relatives and friends. Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. BARNESVILLE MARBLE & GRANITEC, OMPAN]" I Serving Middle Georgia for Over 100 Years C<'t,tlll I|li . t;llll SULLIVAN i|L"i" " i lll I I Ullr' M ;bl<< n, lo: i TOLL FREE 1-800-377-9341 1-770-358-1470 ~*~'~f ~ Railroad & Main St. Baraesville, GA Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 3250 Vineville Ave.i MaconI GA 31208 C A Canton man is in jail after Monroe County deputies helped end a chase on Sunday that started in Henry County at speeds of 130 mph. Monroe County deputies Thomas Haskins and Kirk Seckinger were notified at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 that Henry and Butts depu- ties were chasing a black 2005 Audi A4 on 1-75 south toward Monroe County. The deputies THOMPSON set up spike strips to deflate Haskins tapped theback of the Audi the suspect's tires near the sending it offthe road to a stop near Lee Street. exit. The suspect struck the spike strips with all four tires and the front of the vehicle began dragging, sending up huge sparks. Haskins joined the chase and the Audi took the Lee Street exit and turned right onto Lee Street Extension. With no traffic around, the Days Inn. The driver was iden- tified as Austin Thompson, 26, of Canton. He will be charged with flee- hag an officer, failure to maintain lane,' damaging the roadway and failure to exercise care. Thompson was taken to Henry County Jail where he faces charges for obstruction, possession of drugs, fleeing police, reckless driving and speeding, their season opener last touchdowns, including a top offensive weapon is Continued from Front Friday. According to the six-yard, game-winning left-handed, dual-threat Henry Herald, Locust TD run by Zach Harvey quarterback Dequarius Grove sprinted out to a late in the third quarter, for Johnson, but MP's defense coach Dary Myricks has yet 35-0 halftime lead against a 14-7 win. In 2017, MP handled Johnson a year to defeat the Bulldogs. MP'S Jackson last Friday, with easily handled Jackson 28-7ago, limiting him to 37 recent success mirrors the Wildcats' quarterback R.J. behind a pair of touchdown yards passing on 5 of 18 rivalry's history with MP McDaniel throwing a pair passes from J.T. Hartage completions and 27 yards dominating the all-time of first-half touchdown to Rashad Hughley as well rushing on 9 carries. series with the Red Devils, passes. Locust Groves de- as a pair of rushing touch-IfMP wins on Friday, winning 56 of 75 meetings, fense also generated a pairdowns by Ladondre Buck- Dogs' head coach Brian MP-Jackson is also the of scores on a Logan Smith ner. The Red Devils, who Nelson would become the most-played rivalry in el- fumble recovery in the didn't have a first down second winningest head ther program's history with end zone and a Renarldo until midway through the coach in program history MP having met up with the Smith 30-yard interception third quarter, didn't score in with 64 victories, trail- Red Devils 22 more times return, respectively, the contest until there were ing only Dan Pitts' record than its next-most frequent However, the last time just 23 seconds remaining total of 346. Mary Persons' rival, Manchester. MP traveled to Red Devil when backup quarterback annual pep rally, Gold MP will be a decisive fa- Hill in 2016, the contest Josh Scott connected with Rush, will be held the night vorite against Jackson after came down to the wan- receiver Daryan Ingrain on before the Jackson game at the Red Devils fell 42-6 at ing seconds. The Bulldogs a 14-yard touchdown. 6 p.m. on Thursday at Dan AAAAA Locust Grove in scored a pair of second-half Arguably, Jackson's Pitts Stadium. UNFAIR AND UNBALANCED by Marilyn Langford O :' rian Kemp has been Georgia's Secretary of State (SOS) for years. Many departments come under the purview of the SOS; Corporations, Occupa- tional Licensing, Securities, Charities and Elections. While not to belittle the other divisions, the Elections Division is the most important because without a dependable, safe, secure vot- ing system, the foundation of our democracy is threatened. Brian Kemp has been a miser- able failure in managing our elections pro- cess and now, he wants to be our Governor. BRIAN KEMP spent the past eight years preparing for his ultimate goal, that of running for Governor. Straight out of the gate, he began taking steps to suppress the voting rights of blacks and other minori- oppressive voter laws. He purged 160,000 voters from active voter rolls simply because they moved o an- other location in the same county. In 2015 Kemp's office sent out personal data on 6 million voters to 12 organizations on discs. He blamed it on a clerical error. He performed investigations into voter registration and turn-out efforts fo- cused on mi- nority voters, despite no evidence to do so. Kemp conducted a criminal investigation against his now oppo- nent, Sta- cey Abrams' new Georgia Project aimed at registering minorities. Of the 87,000 registration forms, only 53 were found to have irregu- larities. He refused to even register 40,000. He could have bought new voter sys- tems with the money he has squandered on defending ties. He supported the Voter lawsuits. He actually made ID law. He fought for very this statement, Voter regis- ,'vvv vvv vv vvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvl Your kindness is a blessing, thoughtful, helpful, kind, always nice and sharing too. The family of the late Ionia Renee Herring is thankful that Jesus showed His love for us through the thoughtfulness of people like you. As we were going through this difficult time, we say thank you to each of you, for you were there to help us make it through. Thank you to Freeman Funeral Home staff for all your kind assistance. The road ahead may get rough sometimes but we are grateful that we have the shoulders of friends and family you to lean on. Keep us forever in your thoughts and prayers. The family of Tonla R. Herring ~ A A A A A A A A A AA A A^AA A A A A AA A A A A A A A h A A A The Leon Goodrum Foundation Rick Cantrell 478-992-704; LAND CLEARING/FORESTRYMULCHIN6 BRUSH MOWING / RIGHT OF WAYS/BOUNDARY LINES NO DEBRIS TO HAUL OFF / NO BURNING / ECO FRIENDLY Beginning September 15, 2018 & continuing through April 20, 2019. Every first & third Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Hardin Library Building, Tift College Students from 1st - 12th grade. Contact Mr. Rodney Stewart, 478-954-8609 tration efforts were threat- ening Republican control in Georgia:' Preserving our right to vote is not a parti- san issue, Mr. Kemp. IN TOTAL, Kemp canceled 372,242 registered voters. With population in Georgia booming, there are less registered voters now than in 2010. Speak- ingto a group of his donors behind closed doors, Kemp said, "Registering all these minority voters that are out there if they can do that, they can win these elec- tions:' KEMP HAS to have every vote that he can get outside of Atlanta to win. As of the 2010 census there were 54% blacks in Atlanta. The number has grown since then. Kemp is depending on rural Georgia to pull him over the finish line first. That is why he has to suppress every black or minority vote that he can. It was revealed last week that Brian Kemp has contracted with one of his associates, Mike Malone, to go around the counties and advise on polling places to dose. He refused to say how much he was making or who was paying him. He later said he was checking on American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. When asked if he tried to find alternate polling places, he said, "I wasn't hired to do that:' (Re- minds me of that commer- cial where the dentist tells the man he has the worse cavity he's ever seen but he's not a fixer.) Ten counties with high black populations have already been visited by Malone and they heeded his advice to close certain polling places. Those coun- ties are Bibb, Muscogee, Morgan, Lowndes, Evans, Telfair, Charlton, Green, Tift, Webster and Ran- dolph. I suppose North Georgia doesn't have voters with disabilities. IN RANDOLPH, where there are 62.5% blacks, 35% whites, and 2.42% other, Malone (on Kemp's behalf) called for the closing of seven of the nine precincts. That would essentially dis- enfranchise a large percent- age of black voters. Many have no automobiles and it would require a 30-mile round trip to vote. Do you see the pattern? WHILE IT is not alaw, it is customary for a state official to resign their current office ffthey are the nominee for another office. Kemp has declined to resign as SOS. The fact that Kemp is still Suppre Ing the vote is p cularl)r egre- gious since he*is6 ei'g eing ! the election in which he is a candidate. : :':';~:" KEMP HAS ignored the vulnerabilities of our voting machines. He has been told they are suscep- tible to Russian hacking. He denies this. I guess he figures that if Trump won in 2016, why would he want to change anything with the machines, especially since he is on the ballot. These are the same machines used in 2016 and they have not been examined forensi- cally. I fear my vote may not count in November. A SECRETARY of State should not serve just the members of his party, whether it is Democrats or Republicans. Or, like Kemp, the office should not be used to tip the scales in his own favor. Our election process is sacred and should not be used as a political tool. A SOS should be as non-partisan as one can be. JOHN BARROW is running for SOS. He will restore our confidence in our election systems and treat every voter's registra- tion form with respect and not throw it out because of party affdiation, race, or color. John Barrow has the stature of one worthy to be our Secretary of State. Plus, he said at the Blue Bridge Society last week he would expedite a decision on the county boundary line. Kemp has not issued a decision on the county line since 2011. Monroe Cotmty should stop him from making one now since he is a lame duck on the ballot. Let's wait for a more honest and fair SOS, and then we can live better with what- ever decision he makes. Marilyn Langford of High Falls gives the left-sided perspective on the news for the Reporter.