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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS iN a L E S C V S S E A R S 478-994-0515 GleamPowerWash.cOm mEmM, o ggmm lH, o LYII /II ID House Wash (Soft Wash). Driveways/Walkways Decks & Porches Brick Cleaning Pool Decks INSIDE On ~ Ou~i~e Lo~ng In 5A the Monroe County USPS 997-840 STILL JUST $1 IN RACKS BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY VoL 48 No. 36 4 Sections, 28 Pages Wednesday. September 4, 2019 County to review ]4-minute gap between arrival, remova host Cm SEE PAGE 5-6B By Will Davis and nesses last week concerned Reporter obtained the 911 Richard Dumas that county fire chief Matt tapes. County and city Perry was first on the scene firefighters were working Monroe County is con- of the fire but that the a house fire on Lee King sidering hiring an outside elderly residents inside, Road the night of Saturday, company to review its fire Morris and Virginia Adair, Aug. 17 when Strickland department's performance weren't pulled out until 14 Loop resident Laura Moore in the fatal Aug. 17 house minutes after his arrival, ac- called 911 around 9:48 p.m. fire on Stricldand Loop cording to a 911 log of the to say her neighbor's home amidst concerns about the call. Firefighters attempted was on fire. "Oh my gosh it response. CPR but the Adairs hadmakes my stomach hurt" Two county commission- already passed away. Moore is heard telling the ers and county manager After hearing concerns Jim Hedges met with wit- about the response, the See FIRE Page 6A City and county firefighters try to revive one of the bodies pulled from the fire on Aug. 17. (Photo/Monroe County EMS) Pkks Ns week hour Semm dChmm ns SEEPAGE 3-4B Kyle Hand Rhonda Phillips TO THE FAMILY NEW SUBSCRIBERS OF THE WEEK DEA111S *,6A Mary Marie Freeman Paulyne O'Hara Stokes John Alfred Ra~uemore ? - - b. !- --" e The Dawg Pound, the Mary Persons student section, celebrates a Bulldog touchdown during Friday night's thrilling 36-29 win over Jackson. It was MP's seventh straight victory over the Red Devils, andit came in dramatic fashion. Jackson came back from a 22-point deficit to tie it at 29 all late in the fourth quarter. On its ensuing drive, MP faced 4th and 1 with 29 seconds left when Rico Harden got loose on a 41 -yard touchdown. See game story page lB. (Photo/Will Davis) 6,7:30 p.m. Dan Pitts Stadium. Tickets: $10 (available at United Bank) LAST MEETING: !~ Aug. 31, 2018 .MP 62, Morrow 12 PREDICTION: Mary Persons 42 Morrow 20 / Malikk Harris (5) breaks up a Jackson Hail Mary to secure the 36-29 win for the Dogs on Friday. (Photo/Kim Holderfield) By Richard Dumas forsyth@myrncr net The Mary Persons Bulldogs will try to get back above .500 for the first time in 2019 with a home victory over Mor- row at Dan Pitts Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Bulldogs, 1-1, recorded a much- needed win last Friday, outlasting Jackson 36-29 in an instant classic. MP surrendered a 22-point, second-half lead as the rival Red Devils knotted the game at 29-29 late in the fourth quarter. However, MP responded, as it so often has under head coach Brian Nelson, answering Jackson's comeback with a 41-yard Rico Harden game- winning touchdown run on 4th-and-1 with just 19 seconds to play. See PREVIEW Page 6A