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Page 8C iRe/ Orter September 5, 2018 Continued from 7C Industrial Park. City Manager Janice Hall said the professional contract with the Regional Commission is part of the 50-50 matching federal grant the city has from the EDA to do the electrical upgrade. Council approved a contract with Mon- roe County to handle Animal Control for the city through Dec. 31, 2018 for $7,500 plus $22 per abandoned dog apprehended within the city limits. Hall said although the contract says $7,500, they had agreed on $5,000 and paid that but had not received the contract for council to sign. The amount per dog increased from $15 in the previous city-county contract to $7,500. There was no discussion of the contract, but council member Michael Dodd voted against it. With council member Stroud absent, it passed, 4-1. Council approved the use of $28,580 to buy a 2018 F 150 pickup truck for the Forsyth Fire Department from Allan Vigil Ford in Morrow. The funds came from the $42,000 sale of an old fire truck. Council approval was neededto move the funds within the city's budget. Hall said she met with railroad officials about crossings in the city last week. She met with the company dearing street right- of-ways and put them in touch with the Forsyth Tree Board to discuss what trees will be cut on Lee Street. Hall said the city is still trying to figure out how to keep water from coming into the Welcome Center from Lee Street during heavy rain. There are sand bags in front of , the Welcome Center entrance. They found that moving the sand bags out farther was more effective. The storm drain is not large enough to handle all of the water coming down from the railroad when rains are heav3a Hall said that DOT has doubled the size of intake, but the pipe is not big enough. "We did what we could to clear it out about 10 years ago" said Hall. "Within five minutes of the rain stopping it clears out like it should." Council member Chris Hewett, who is the city's representative on the Forsyth Housing Authority, said the Housing Authority has asked for an additional code enforcement officer to help at the city's housing projects, including Forsyth Gardens, Piedmont, Village Oaks, Betsy Lynn, Holiday Cove, Brentwood, Union Hill, Ridgewood and Elder Manor. The management of each complex is asked to come to the Housing Authority meeting on Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. Continued from Front money saved for a rainy day - he decided to send that in. As he counted the money out, he was astonished to count out exactly $1,000 in cash. After discussing with Charlotte, he sent the money in along with his story. Not long ago they were contacted by the producers of the show. After a phone interview, they were panel-approved and sent their itinerary and dates to film. They laughed and told me they were asked to have seven changes of clothing. Charlotte said she never shopped so fast and so long to get those outfits together! Soon after a crew of two came to their home on Lake Williamson and filming began. It took a little over seven hours. Everett and Charlotte were interviewed separately and together, and Everett even did a mock inspection of a home. They said they are certainly not actors. It was a little tough, but they finally got into the swing of things. Charlotte said she had to check on Everett in the bed sick and "look concerned' They filmed in the boat fishing and even had a drone flying overhead. It will be interesting to see how many minutes this seven hours will become on the screen. Everett said that above all he believes in tithing and has been blessed beyond measure by his faithful giving. He said he is willing to speak to groups or even indi- viduals on this topic. You can read more about Everett and Charlotte, his journey from cancer to remission and his Faith in God by looking at his personal site: www. thetwothat "The Two That Carried Me Through" is available at the Reporter office, or you can order his book through Amazon (e-books) or Barnes and Noble. To watch the show, get the App or go to the 700 Club's site to see programing channels/ times. Where is your treasure? In your home, in your wardrobe, in your car? Or in your Faith in God? For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 Vicki Smith covers Bolingbroke for the Reporter. She and her husband, Bobby Lee, own & operate Properties Plus Realty, and she is president of Bolingbroke Community Club, which gives us the beloved Bolingbroke Christmas parade. J OIN US ATC r $40.00 Lodging in cabins, b eamast,' ," ,un ,h and ALL. events $25.00 Tent Camping (space is imited), NO meais and ALL $20,00 ALL events on Saturday Reg strat on Deadline: 10/5/2018 Event Registration: gabaptllt,org/event/reachtng (;if~ 0fGe0rgta BI~pti~,~ flmmgh Mi~irm (;eorgia md ~he Cooperative Pmgrarn events Hamburgers and hotdogs wlti be sold on Saturday, Ge0rgia Baptist MisSion Board enithie u, to partner together m fu fl mg |he {;reai Cmnmisskm Vietnam Veferans visit National Infantry Musuem By Claude Curlee to Medal of Honor recipi- ents and a 3/4 scale replica Vietnam Veterans of of the Vietnam Memorial America Chapter 946 Wall in Washington D.C. Forsyth visited The Na- The museum is free of tional Infantry Museum at charge and is a great place Fort Benning followed by a to take students to learn picnic lunch. The museum some of our history. There is very impressive. It covers are picnic tables to enjoy. our country's military his- If you are not a member tory from 1775 until pres- of Vietnam Veterans of ent day. The exhibits are by America Chapter 946 For- time periods, starting with syth, you are missing out Securing Our Freedom on some great fellowship. 1775-1898 and ending Come join us. We meet with Sole Superpower each 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 1989-Present. pm at Rock Springs Church Among other exhibits are on Juliette Rd. the Hall of Valor dedicated t ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS Dwens Insurance Agency 16 East Johnson st. 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