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Page 4C County Email calendar news to Diane Ghdewell at by Monday at 10 a.m. Calendar information is published free of charge as space permits Sept. 8 of the Titanic and a history of and awards for the top three in Book Signing for Lisa the experiences of the Wright age groups from 10 & under to Hensley brothers in Alabama in 1910. 61-plus. Registration for the 5K High Cotton Uptown, 48 N. Meetings are open to thebefore Sept. 7 is $20; late reg- Jackson Street, Forsyth will host public, istration is $25, and the Fun Run a Book Signing with Coffee & is $15. T-shirts are guaranteed Dessert for Lisa Hensley, local Sept. 11 to those who register by Sept. author of "Running Eyes Wide Fundraiser for 7. For more information, contact Shut" and execution director of John Barrow Colette Chambhss at Wrights Katlyn's Promise, on Saturday, There will be a fundraisJng Grove at 478-994-0707 or Sept. 8 from 1-3 p.m. For more event for Secretary of State 478-501-8217. information, call 478-993-7651. candidate John Barrow on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at Christ UMC Men have Forsyth has Community Ebbyz Bar & Grill, 1182 High- Chicken-que Yard Sale way 83, Forsyth. All are invited Christ United Methodist Church Forsyth Main Street will host to come meet the candidate. Men, 417 N. Frontage Road, a Community Yard Sale on Forsyth invite everyone to Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m.- Sept. 15 a Chicken-Q on Saturday, 12 noon on Jackson Street on Ribbon Cutting at Sept. 22 for some lip smack- the Square. 10' x 10' booths Idlewilde Event Center, ing pit-grilled chicken. Rain or are available for $5. All are Indian Springs State shine, pickup times are 11:30 invited to come sell, shop for Park a.m.-1 p.m. Purchase tickets now (available from most Christ treasures and enjoy seeing old Georgia Department of Natu- UMC members) to reserve your friends and meeting new ones ral Resources will host the Rib- meal. Meals can be purchased in downtown Forsyth. For more ben Cutting for the Idlewilde upon arrival based on avail- information, call 478-994-7747 Event Center at Indian Springs ability. The cost of one meal or visit mainstream.cityofforsyth. State Park, 678 Lake Clark is $9 and includes one-half net. Road, Flovilla on Saturday, chicken, slaw, chips, bread Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Speakers and tea or lemonade for those Antique Car Show to will include State Senator Burt who want to stay and eat with benefit Lamar County Jones, State Rep. Susan Holmes, us. For more information, call C.E.R.T. DNR Commissioner Mark Wil- 478-994-1232 or email Chris- An Antique Car Show to hams and State Parks Director benefit Lamar County CERT. Becky Kelley. Refreshments will will be Saturday, Sept 8 from be provided at the conclusion Art Walk in Ir,~rsyth 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lamar County of the program. Fine Arts Center, 100 Burnette Forsyth will hold "Footsteps Through Forsyth," a fall Art Walk Road, Barnesville. Registratbn is lst-12th grade Leon celebrating regional artisans $25 per vehicle. There will be Goodrum Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 trophies for first, second & third Tutoring Program a.m.-5 p.m. Artisans will display place and a $100 prize for 1st The Leon Goodrum Foundation and sell their work. There will place. There will be hamburg- Tutoring Program for 1st-12th be a sidewalk chalk contest for ers & hot dogs, a raffle and grade students will begin all ages from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For vendors. C.E.R.T. trains citizens Saturday, Sept. 15 to continue more information, contact The in emergency response. For through April 20 every first and Art Buff Studio at 478-993- more information, call 678-618- third Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 7525 or 8757 or 678-616-5246. noon at the Hardin Library Building on the Tiff College Sept. 8-9 Campus. Call Rodney Stewart Sept. 25 Lt. James Monroe DAR Annual Native American at 478-954-8609 for more Festival & PowWow at information to meet Indian Springs The Lt. James Monroe DAR will The 29th Annual Native Ameri- Sept. 21 meet at the Conley Building, can Festival and PowWow at Hubbard Elementary East Adams Street, Forsyth Indian Springs will be Saturday, Fall Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6 Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Hubbard Elementary School p.m. The speaker will be State Representative Robert Dickey, Sunday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m.-5 will have a Fall Festival on District 140. He will share the p.m. at the Indian Springs Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30-8:30 history of Dickey Farms in Mu- Hotel/Museum grounds. The p.m. There will be inflatables, a sella. The public is invited. Grand Entry is at noon each dunk tank, game booths, prizes, day. Notable Native Americans face painting, raffle baskets, will lead the festivities, including sand art, ice cream, dinner & Sept. 27 specialty dances and hand snack concessions. Everyone is Chamber of Commie drum competition. There will be welcome. Member Appreciation story telling, Native American Forsyth-Monroe County Cham- regalia and dance, traditional Sept. 22 ber of Commerce will cel- music, arts & crafts, vendors High Fells State Park ebrate its members with a luau and exhibitors, food booths and Triathlon in Margaritaville on Thursday, tours of the museum. Admission The High Falls State Park Triath- Sept. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chamber, 10 W. Cham- is $5, proceeds benefit the Ion (3 mi. trail run, 14 mi. road bets Street, Forsyth. Wear that Butts County Historical Society. bike and 1 mi. lake paddle) favorite Hawaiian shirt, listen to For more information, contact will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at music, play a round of cornhole Trina Mansfield at 770-655- 8 a.m. Entry is $50 plus $15 if and enjoy food and friends. 5905 or trinamansfield@gmail, you need to rent a kayak. Entry The event is free for Chamber corn increases to $70 on Sept. 1 members, but registration is and registration ends Sept. 19. needed: 478-994-9239 or Sept. 10 Email Joe Reed at ]preed57@ events@forsyth-monroechamber Author to speak to for an entry form or Historical Society stop by High Falls State Park, com. Dr. Juhe Hedgepeth Williams, 76 High Falls Park Dr Jackson, author of the recently pub- GA 30233 to register. Sept. 29 hshed "Three Not-So-Ordinary SAT Prep Boot Camp Joes," will speak to Monroe Mission Possible 5K/Fun Monroe County Library, 62 W MainStreet, Forsyth will County Historical Society on Run host SAT Prep Boot Camp on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Wrights Grove Baptist Church/ Saturday, Sept. 29 beginning the Conley Building, its stone Unity in the Community Tour at 10 a.m. Call 478-994-7025 depot, on East Adams Street in will host the Mission Possible Forsyth. Williams, a journalism 5K/Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. or stop by to register The $25 registration fee includes four professor at Samford University, 22. It begins and ends at Mary hours of instruction by current shows in her most recent work Persons High School, 300and retired certified educators. a relationship between Joseph Montpeher Ave Forsyth. The Breakfast and lunch will be Addison, Joseph Addison Turner, 5K begins at 8 a.m the Fun provided. and Joel Chandler Harris in the Run at 8:30 a.m. Half of the formation of Southern litera- proceeds and donations will go ture. Other works by Williams to Monroe County Habitat for include the story of her great Humanity. There will be awards uncle who survived the sinking for top overall male and female Car + Home: See me tbr Car and Home Insurance and save. $ teFarm LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE: PnJvidi~*g Insurance and Financial Services Oct. 2 Ferst Readers of Monroe County to meet Ferst Readers of Monroe County (formerly known as Monroe Reads) will meet at 4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Monroe County Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and the first Tuesday of each month. Anyone who Js interested in the literacy of Monroe County's children is invited to come and learn more about Monroe Reads. Heating & A/C, Inc. Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe County & Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing Available J lette Rd. Fmyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.Reg.CU 40141g turn to the September 5, 2018 Sept. & 2Oll Sonof Jason & Tina Ward t Sept. S Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Lisa Matthews Mary Ellen Strickland Gracie Jackson Mathis Young Linda Sosebee Susan Watson Ronnie & Laura Daniel Jimmy Copeland Dn Grover Tyner Sept. 11 Sept. 6 Travis Elsberry James McGhee Sept. 9 Dr Darryl J. Lee Glenn Willoughby Haylee Davis Jeanette Maddox Clay Garnto Colton Perkins Wesley Ham Jeaneen Wilhngham Rachel Boone David J. Pinholster Frances Sparks Dianne Grant Bobby Floyd Donnie & Lynn J. Elsberry Bettye Whitmire Sept. 7 kaverne Merritt This week's birthdays and Chris Ivey anniversaries are courtesy of Angela Watson Forsyth Lions Club calendar. Hunter Sherman To have your name added to Mr. & Mrs. Lee Perkins the calendar, contact Virginia Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Thomp Remick at 994-5426. Sept. i9 Juhe Bazemore Wyatt Steele Jimmy & Tina Webb ChJldreds birthday notices through age 12 and birth announcements are published free of charge for the community. Email Diane Ghdewell at with information and picture. ~i~iiI~iii~ii~i~!Iii~i~iI~i]iI~iII~II~i~iI~i~i!III~iiI~I~iiIiI~I![IIi~iiIIj~i~!iIII~iiIiI~iiiIi~I~ii~iiiI~iIj~i~IiI~jiiI~jIIiI~i~iI~ 1988 2008 An investigative committee of Forsyth City Bobby Mathis takes 1st place in the C Class Council holds closed door hearings on alleged at the 15th Annual Turkey Shoot at Meadows improprieties of city operations, taking sworn National Gun Club in Smarr, hitting 166 out of testimony from 19 people subpoenaed. 200 clay pigeons and winning $400 and a $1,200 shotgun and vest. /Vbnroe County public schools report enroll- ment of 2,974 the first day of school, with Mon- roe Academy expecting about 415 enrolled. Monroe County Clerk of Court Geraldine Ham files a counterclaim against Peggy Zellner, former deputy clerk who is suing her for viola- tion of Constitutional rights over her dismissal. Gov. Sonny Perdue and Ga. Dept. of Eco- nomic Development Commissioner Ken Stew- art recognize Frankie Willis at the Governor's Conference on Tourism for her passion and financial commitment to revitalization of the Vil- lage at Indian Springs, a historic area just north of the Monroe County line on Highway 42 Bibb Company] Plant Camellia in Juhette is named top Georgia industry in terms of water treatment by the Ga. Water & Pollution Control Associatbn. More than 200 industrial water users competed for the award. Plant Camellia treats 2.25 million gallons of waste water daily. Forsyth Jaycees are named one of the top 15 state chapters, and President Buddy Sparks receives 3rd place in the State President's Choice Awards. Mildred and Jack Childs celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family gathering at Fantana Village Resort, N.C The Forsyth Lions Club is re-vamping the Com- munity Calendar that it has been producing since before 1967 with birthdays, anniversaries and activities. Rock Springs Church pays off the $2.7 million mortgage on its 1,300-seat sanctuary 23 years early, saving $3 million in interest. Monroe County is the 22nd-fastest-growing county in the U.S according to the census bureau, with a 5.5 percent increase in hous- ing units over the last year. It has added 21 subdivisions in the last three years, a total of 932 lots. Forsyth receives $18,436 in hotel/motel tax during the first month of colledJons after the tax was passed; $4,609 is to be used for tourism. New football coaches at Mary Persons are Ted Jarrell Sauls Jr Larry Taylor, Mark Fedor and David Berkeley Strobel. After two magnolias and a maple report- edly over 70 years old are cut down on the courthouse square, arborist Beryl Budd says some of the remaining trees will need to be cut because of damage from construdion and stress from drought. Monroe County Hospital suspends the 19~8 privileges of Macon podiatrist Dr. George Vite Shiloh Baptist Church, located on Highway after he is jailed, accused of crippling seven 41 at the Larnar County line, celebrates 172 patients and refusing fo pay $3.@ million in civil years of history as the first church established in judgments. Monroe County Forsyth's local cable television provider begins offering high-speed Internet access. It works without a television hookup, requiring instead a special cable modem box. Monroe Academy retires the football jersey No. 89 of alumni Jeff Harper. 1976 graduate Harper helped the team capture two state titles and played for the University of Georgia and the New Orleans Saints. Culloden's Welcome Center is manned by Diane Prewett inside her shop, The Good Buy Girl. Monroe County approves a new $2 million W park in High Falls with 69 camp sites and at least 16 cabins, and Forsyth approves a camp- ground and RV Park on College Street that will have space for 29 pull-behind trailers in Phase 1 and RV's up to 70 ft. long in Phase 2. $7500 worth of fossils are stolen from the High Falls State Park Resource Manager's Office. Jim Blanton, Mary Persons' fourth new bond director in five years, says he plans to stay for a while; he was the middle school band direc- tor for the last three years and has 24 years experience. Monroe County Fire Station No. 2 in High Falls buys new equipment with donations and proceeds from fundraising./v l Suddeth is Captain. Monroe Academy football coaches are Den- nard Scoggins, Aaron Kanner, Chris Oxford, Bob Chapel and Darrel Welch. Tlds Io0k at ~llot Monroe Col~ residents were reading In the RelWler 38, 20 and 101ears ag0 rids week Is br0ught to y0u by Monroe County Memorial Chapel 'We set the standards that others follow' Harley Ray "Spanky" Beck 86 West Main Street Forsyth 478-994-4266 o I ! L"