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aReporter Well I'm so glad that a blazing hot September has given way to a blazing hot October. Someone wake me up when fall gets here because I am madder than Christine Blasey Ford at a frat party about this hot weather that won't quit. Speaking of waiting on things, did you hear that the railroad folks were in town on Monday wanting the city to close some of our local rail crossings? Seems that the train folks are still mad that Forsyth didn't want to go along with their idea for a concrete median on Hamburger Hill. Look, this town is already getting more traffic than we've ever had. I don't know why the train folks want to add more impediments to fast travel around our little hamlet. Actually I do know, they're trying to save on liability. Speaking of changes around town, if you read last week's real estate section in this fish wrapper, you know that a building permit has been issued for a big $2 million project in town. Kind of makes me ex- cited for some chicken fingers. All right, our Bulldogs are heading to Thomaston on Friday to take on our old quarterback Justin Elder. Local paper man over there is predicting a Knight win (see page 5B). Well, that should make things interesting. Someone tell Quen Wilson! 3A votes: 6 U.S. C~onstitufion is return- ing to Washington, and i was so proud to Witness it yesterday. The rule of LAW is coming back. Thank you God for Don- ald Trump. votes: 6 ' De mts dragged By Diane Glidewell It's amazing to be per- fect. Mary Persons senior Taylor Jordan got the news that she scored a perfect 36 composite score on the national ACT on Sept. 19 while she was in the middle of sectionals with the Mary Persons band clarinet sec- tion. She got the notice that her score was posted, and she had to check it. "I freaked out. I told [MP Band Director] Mr. Thompson, and I called my mom;' said Taylor. "I was in shock. I thought I did well, but not that well." The perfect ACT score puts her in an elite group. Last year of the more than 2 million members of the Class of 2017 in the U.S. who took the ACT, only 2,760 of them achieved that magical goal of a perfect th f 36. That is less than one- drives east o6 Juliefte tenth of 1 percent. Four- Road every morning and-a-half times that many between 6:30-7 a:m. its lights offi He will end up killing so,one. idea dark outside, votes: 5, got dose with a composite score of 35, but that was still only .61 percent of the seniors who took the ACT. The ACT is a college ad- missions test comparable to the SAT. In the past it was used more by schools in the Northern and Western U.S. but over the years has come to be accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities in the na- tion. It consists of tests in heriff Ladies, Dr. Ford has al- ready raised $500.000 on her GoFundMe site, " so make your allegations, but remember where and w n. That info will help. votes: 5 Reading much about Judge'Breff Kavanaugh. Did you know he assisted in the Impeachment of Clinton? Did you know he assisted in 2000 Bush-Chad decision? That is WHY the Demo- cratic Party is destroying him. votes: 5 #falselyaccused votes: 4 ~ere were t~ police burglars were knocking in doors in Fors h Thursday night? votes: 4 I heard #s dlegal to park downtown on the wrong side of street. Why is it ok i! !! +i! ~i~ii!!!!!!!!i~!~ i~i als toread this) Votes: 3 city electrical depart~ ment/crews, responsive, professional, safety and customer-oriented. You call, they come, Than~, Talk about slim pickens, votes: 2 Would I vote for Kanye? No, but I do love him for being open and honest. He seems very edu- cated and loves American freedom. Would be good To sponsor a classroom, Call Will at (478) 994-2358 online poll question. v~esl 2 iii i!!? i!! !! i!/! ! 7! i i Z be:imm6dia y English, math, reading and science, each of which are scored separately and then averaged for a composite score ranging from 1 to 36. Taylor had taken the ACT only once before. She scored 32 and wanted to improve her score on the English section. She was in the middle of an SAT prep dass when she took the ACT for the second time. She said she hasn't taken the SAT in a couple of years and probably won't take it again now since her perfect ACT score will send the message she wants to col- lege admissions offices. She decided to take the ACT because she felt she would do well with its emphasis on criticaI read- ing, and she thinks that the timing of the test is an advantage to her over the timing in the SAT. She felt she would do well on the science section, and the SAT does not have a sepa- rate section for science. Taylor thinks the ACT is good preparation for the LSAT, the standardized test used for admission to law school, which she plans to take as she completes college. "The science section is mostly analysis of ex- periments" she said. "It depends more on strategies than recall." Her test included a genetics section, which is te is Oct, 15 The public is invited to the Reporter's sheriff's candidates debate in the county commission chambers at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, the first day of early voting. All six candidates have been invited to the debate, which will be held in the commission chambers on the top floor of the county administration building adjacent to the square. The debate will indude opening and dosing statements from the candidates and questions from moderator Will Davis, and from the audience. If anyone has a question they want asked, email to The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Lawson Bittick, Michael Bittick, Troy Copelan, Ronnie Evans, Brad Free- man and Stacey Penamon. A vacancy was created when long-time former sheriff John Cary Bittick was appointed head of the U.S. marshal's office based in Macon. A1 Shackelford is the interim sheriff until the elected sheriff takes office. The election is Nov. 6 and likely runoffwould be Dec. 4. Residential & Commercial We Service All Brands Honest & Reliable Service Licensed and Insured Experience You Can Count On, Locally Owned & Family Operated Financing Available Service Agreements Thank You for Your Business! a strength for her. Tay- lor's career plans at this point are to earn a law degree with the intention of practicing in the field of ethics and morality in genetics. Rapid advances in genetics are opening many legal questions about how the capabilities developed should be regulated. Taylor has applied for early admission to Auburn University, where she has a family legacy; and Univer- sity of Georgia. With the competitive edge of her perfect ACT score, she is considering Rice, George- town or an Ivy League school. She visited several of the Ivy League campuses as a high school freshman when her family toured the east coast. She said that her college choice will depend a lot on what scholarship opportunities she is offered since she is looking toward the expenses of graduate school. Taylor said Mary Persons has given her a lot of op- portunities, especially in her social studies classes. Mock trials in Mr. Meeks' class inspired her career as- pirations, and Mr. Magda's class was "awesome."' She has taken three honors bi- ology classes, and they have shaped her idea of what she wants to do. She has rep- , Taylor Jordan is pictured in London last June on a 10-day trip with 32 other students and adults from Mary Persons. resented Mary Persons in extemporaneous speaking competitions each year. Taylor is a member of the Mary Persons march- ing band and concert band and devotes a lot of her time to band practice and performances. This year there are five 8th graders in the darinet sectiOn, and she has been helping these new band members. She has band every week day and sometimes on Saturdays. be seen at the Fine Arts Center on Oct. 20 and 21. She is excited about the tap dance feature, even though her participation means more hours of practice in a busy schedule. "This year has been crazy. It seems so hectic," said Taylor. "But everything stopped for a second [when I got that score.]" Taylor is the daughter of Tanya Williams and Jeff Jordan. She has one sister, She loves theater, too ." Emma, whois 11, and a and has the role of Miss little brother, Oliver, 2. She Flannery in Mary Persons' has lots of family in Mon- production o f"Thoroug y roe County. Modern.Milhe, which Can Tne Reporter recognizes its sponsors for its Newspapers in Education program. Thanks to them, hundreds of students throughout Monroe County schools get to use the math, reading, civics and science that they're learning and apply it to real life current events in their community. Southern Central Georgia EMC t vers Enero y" K%. Geo Power /','