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L i i : i the Monroe County STILL JUST $1 IN RACKS USPS 997-840 Join the Discussions BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HO/WE DELIVERY Vol. 47 No. 35 4 Sections 24 Pages Wednesday September 5, 2018 MONROE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE By Will Davis is being hailed for help- 1-75 on Sunday night. oubhsher@mymcr.ner ing talk a troubled teenage Deputy Kirk Seckinger girl out ofjumping offthe was patrolling on Sunday A Monroe County deputy Rumble Road bridge onto night when he took the Rumble Road exit off 1-75 noted a black Nissan south to check on the Murano parked on the convenience store there around 8 p.m. Seckinger See HOME Page 6A meet Sat. SEE PAGE IB TO THE FAMILY Anne Williams Arthur Farr Jeff Lan Wanda Hamrkk hie|lie Hughley II~nn~y Tucker NEW OF THEW ET< - By Will Davis The late pubiisher@mymcr.nef Cpl. Collin A young Forsyth mother who lost her Schaaff, Marine husband in a military plane crash last summer will receive a new mortgage-free home with much fanfare on UnionviUe Road Tuesday, Sept. 11. The entire community is invited to celebrate as the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation presents a home to Sarah Beth Schaaff. Created in memory of Ste- phen Siller, who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the Foundation has given mortgage-free homes to catastrophically injured ser- vice members for years. The Founda- tion; has recently started giving homes . Starfamilies, those that have lost a family member in service to the nation, and SchaaffwiU the first Gold Star recipient of a home. Schaaff's husband, Cpl. Collin See HOME Page 7A DIUkTHS 6A Curtis Gaines INDEX MCR VENT : 3A Opinion 8, Letters 4A By* Ric rd Dumas forsyth@mymcrnet The Mary Persons Bulldogs are expected to receive their stiffest test to date when perennial power Lovett visits Dan Pitts Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the first meeting between the programs. Lovett, which competes in champ, is in his 14th year at the school, leading it to the state semifinals five limes between 2006-13. However, the Lions have been bounced from the playoffs in the second round the past three seasons. The 2018 Lions are led by a pair of senior standouts, wide receiver/defensive back K.J. Wallace and tight end/ that while Lovett is 1-2 on the year, they've played good teams. He said the Lions are well-coached and sound fundamentally. "They don't beat them- selves ' said Nelson. "They're not the biggest team in the world, but they do things well." Nelson said he added Lovett to the schedule in his Pe-l rter !i ii Sports 1B AAA, enters Friday's contest linebacker Nick Jackson, quest to add more metro Commun coming offits first victory each AAA all-state sel -, Atlanta teams to help MP at Church NewL of the season, a 43-0 spank- tions a year ago. The 5 10, playoff time. ing ofAA B.E.S.T. Academy. 187-pound Wallace is the No. "It'll be a good test for us;' Public Record The Lions opened their 2018 33-ranked senior prospect in said Nelson. "My philosophy Classified campaign with a 24-21 road Georgia per is it's important to play those loss to AAA superpower and is committed to Notre teams around Atlanta to help Greater Atlanta Christian on Dame. Meanwhile, the 6 1, us down the road? "=" Aug. 17 before losing 40-20 225-pound Jackson is the No. MP is scheduled to travel to at Marist, one ofthe four 55-ranked senior prospect in Lovett in return nex,t, year. AAAA schools ranked ahead the state per The Mary Persons offense y, Sept. 7 o 7:30 pore. ! of onAu 24 andh o r rnDu anP,s *adumrJcke, '0 .Lovett has been one of the Northwestern and Vander- rage against Morrow Friday; states preeminent progr, ams bill piling up 62 points, justone (available at United Bank) almost from the schools At quarterback, the Lions point shy of the program inception in 1960. The Lions feature dual-threat junior single-game record. Senior LAST MEETING: ! !~ ~ have won 10 or more games Blaine McAllister, who quarterback J.T. Hartage has 20 times, reached the state passed for nearly 1,800 yards completed 74 percent ofhis N/A semifinals 12 times and and accounted for 28 total passess for 534 yards and five captured state championships touchdowns, induding 19touchdowns while senior PREDICTION: in 1970 and 2013. passing, as a sophomorertmning back Quen Wilson : Mary Persons 2Z Lovett 24 ! .0 .--" Lovett head coach Mike in 2017. The right-handed is averaging 11.9 yards per Muschamp, the older brother McAllister already has an carry for 382 rushing yards of South Carolina head man offer from N.C. State. and a whopping nine touch- Will Mus- Coach Brian Nelson saiddowns in just three games. 10 k the DEADLINE to subscribe for a to win 4 LEVEL UGA tickets