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THIS WEEK'S INSIDE DEALS 'Io' FAMILY DOLLAR. INGLES. SMARTSOURCE (2) CVS SEARS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ t SEE PAGE 3A the Monroe County STILL JUST $I IN RACKS USPS 997-840 loin the Discussions BUT ONLY 77 CENTS FOR HOME DELIVERY Vol. 47 No. 40 4 Sections 28 Pages Wednesday October 3, 2018 By Will Dav Forsyth police are looking for a suspect in a hoodie who broke into or tried to break into at least seven downtown businesses last Friday morning, but wound up only steal- hag two pairs of hair dippers. Downtown businesses Bluetick Mercantile, Jonah's on Johnston, Pickled Okra, Forsyth Feed and Seed, Harbin Repairs, West Mane salon and even the Monroe County Library all reported someone ei- ther entered their buildings or tried to pry open their doors in the wee hours of Friday morning. The Bluetick reported its burglary attempt at 6:30 a.m. on Friday and had video of the male suspect, who had a backpack on and was wearing a hoodie, prying open the restaurant's front doors to gain entry: He's seen jumping over the counter and using his crow bar to look in the cash register. However, nothing appeared to be missing. Police checked other businesses and found that someone had also broken into the front doors of neighboring West Mane salon. The salon reported two clippers were missing. Later Friday morning, the library reported someone had tried to pry open its front and side doors overnight as well, but they were unsuccessful. Forsyth police Inv. Alexander Daniels said they are asking for the public's help identifying and arrest- ing the suspect. While the suspect entered several stores, only West Mane reported anything missing, two pairs of hair clippers. "He might have been doing it just for kicks" said Daniels, "but kicks will get you some time [in prison]:' Daniels said one witness reported seeing a white male in his 20s who appeared to be "casing" the downtown area around 8 p.m. on Thursday night. Anyone who has any information to help authori- ties make an arrest is asked to call Daniels at 993-5033. TOTHE JR ort NEW SUBSCRIBERS OF ='A mllW -6A Lessie Young WiJlene McGee Casfleberry MP's Desmond Williams blocked a Spalding field goal on Friday night, which led to a touchdown. Referees, however, negated the scare, saying Rico Harden's knee touched the ground, though video contradicted that. (Photo/Will Davis and Brandon Park) Friday, Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. Matthews Field Tickets: $10 (available at United Bank) LAST MEETING: Oct. 6, 2017 MP 28, Upson-Lee 21 PREDICTION: Mary Persons 35, Upson-Lee 20 Thomaston sports editor predicts Upson victory, see page 5B INDEX t MCR VENT. 3A Opinion & Letters 4A Sports 1B Community Calendar 4C Church News 5C Pubhc Record Classified I Legals By Richard Dumas The Mary Persons Bulldogs will look to stay unbeaten when they head to Thomaston to face Friday with a wild 48-31 region rival Upson-Lee at road victory at Perry. The 7:30 p.m. on Frida)n two upstarts duked it out Upson-Lee, 4-2 overall on special teams on Friday (1-0 in Region 2-AAAA) with Upson-Lee scoring opened its region slate on two touchdowns from By Richard Dumas ,--" Monroe County commission- -- ' ers are expected to offer their county manager position to former :- Pelham city manager James Jim" :3 Hedges after naming him and two others as finalists last week Commissioners interviewed four candidates on Wednesday and nar- HEDGES z, : "rowed their options down to three by day's end. The three finalists' names were then released Thursday, and commissioners !11!!!! IlllU !!!1 I[ e ected Hedges to former oOr former wee Hog sOe position ,e o to one mo e m ager of e Joes oes Woods and Georgia Public Defender Council Director of 8 [t[[[]]![ [[[[! []!(j[ 8 Grant Initiatives Kari Kitchens. Sources inside the county government say Hedges is the favorite to receive an offer from the county. , 3 See COUNTY Page 7A special teams surprises. Upson-Lee faked a punt According to sportsmic, with Webb taking offon ccim, Knight's return man a long run to set up a TD Thadd Webb took the on the next play. Perry also opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for a touchdown and earlier See UPSON Page 6A i By Diane Glidewell brought Hubbard Elemen- tary School its STEM certification banner and State Superintendent of congratulated the stu- Schools Richard Woods dents staff and adminis- v From left, Nolen Howard, Stuart Pip- pin, Eva Bilder- back, Mike Hickman, Richard Woods, Priscilla Doster, Jay Johnston, Judy Pet- tigrew. Holding banner are Jesse White and Addyson Shearer. tration on achieving the prestigious recognition. The school held an assem- See HUBBARD ge7A