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Page 2A ,RE15orter r' October 3, 2018 e By Diane Glkiewell news@mymcr.net Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce hosted a well-attended Ribbon Cutting for the newest retail business in downtown Forsyth on Fri- day, Sept. 21. Hometown Treasures Monograms & Gift Shop is now open at 51 West Johnston Street to take care of all of those special gifts for loved ones, friends and yourself. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday- Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Owner Shauna Bramlett has something for every- one from infants on up. There are T-shirts, hats, jewelry, leggings, Swig cups, sunglasses, umbrel- las, home decor, hair bows and onesies. There is a large selection of items with in- i IS one " q'* 1 NavicentI ea, tla would like to help you pay off your debt. One time offer of of your bill October 1, 20t8 thru December 31, 2018 Call signia from Mary Persons, University of Georgia (and other colleges). Best ofaU, almost everything in the shop can be personalized with monograming. Monroe County first responders load Joyce Smith into a Life-fllght helicopter at Maynard Baptist Church for transport to Grady Hospital in Atlanta so she can be treated for burns. (Photo/Diane Glidewell) A Maynard Church Road woman was Life- WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 TIME: PLACE: 5:00 PM UNTIL 564 North Lee St Forsyth, GA 31029 (478) 992-9009 Our Annual Fundraiser supports our "Non-Profit" "3G - Guys, Gals & Guns" Club provides training for guys, gals & children (10 yrs. old & up) in gun use, gun safety & self-defense! Founders & Instructors: Laura Giles & Julie Usher Food. LIVE MUSIC. Raffle. Auction* Live music starts 5:30 pm *Raffle & Auction starts at 7pm We are in need of items in good condition for the auction. If you have something you would like to donate for the auction, contact: Julie Usher at Ventures Guns & Stuff 478-992-9009 or her cell # at 478-508-6038 There is also a selection of art by artist Rikki Johnston, who will take orders for special pieces. Brarnlett, who lives in Monroe County, said she flighted to Grady Hospital with burns suffered trying to put out a blaze in her kitchen on Tuesday. Re- portedly the blaze started from a pan on the stove. Joyce Smith was burned while trying to extinguish a fire in the kitchen of her home at 320 Maynard Church Road around 4 has been monograming for her own family. Walking around the square, she real- ized that there was no one serving this need conve- niently in Forsyth. She has p.m. on Tuesday. Monroe County EMS responded and took Smith to May- nard Baptist Church on Juliette Road so that a helicopter could pick her up and take her for treatment at Grady's burn unit. Smith was alert and members of her family were able to talk with her examples of monograms but can also custom design them. "Let me know what you want" said Bramlett. "Cus- tom gifts are great!" while they waited for the helicopter. Meanwhile, Monroe County firefighters put out the blaze at the home, and a family member made sure her dog was all right. There was no definite word on Smith's condition or that of her home at press time. A Forsyth man said he fell asleep causing him to wreck into a ditch on Hwy. 18 near Benson Ham Road on Sept 19. Malik Marshall, 19, of Jenkins Road was traveling east on Hwy. 18 in his 1998 Chevy S-10 around 6 p.m. when he veered off the road- way into a kudzu-covered ditch. Marshall's truck was wrapped in the vine after the accident. No serious injuries were reported. R~E6JST~R 1 OCTO~R 8~h BUIt~ A~O OEEO~A'~ ~OR SC~ECl~W ~ kmmms mint ~ ~tlm/~ m~lm~ ~ ~ JgOG|~,~.J~R~Cl~OW WIN~R ~t~i~N~l~~~M~f W~ WIg t~ m~me~d m ~v~ ~tI~t, i 4 / High Falls or Dry Falls? The Towaliga River below the High Falls dam disappeared last week as assistant park manager Michaela Callahan-McCann lowered the water level because Hurricane Florence was predicted to drop eight inches on the area. She said she was trying to protect lake residents from flooding but noted they didn't get a drop of rain. The river is now returning to normal levels, she said. (Photo/Don Daniel) An incident entitled 'Juliette woman placed under arrest after fight at recycling center' on Page 4D in the Sept. 26 Reporter mentioned a "male center employee" as a witness. The witness was only a citizen using the recycling center and was not actually a center employee and therefore should have been referred to as a "citizen" rather than an employee. The Reporter regrets the error.