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Page 6A October 3, 2018 porter IN LOVING Lessie Young November 11, 1932 - September 22, 2018 Forsyth - Funeral services for Mrs. Lessie Beatrice Walker Young were held Saturday, Sept. 29 at lob Cha- pd A.M.E. Church, 1228 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette. Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. Willene McGee Castleberry December 31, 1926 - September 30, 2018 Willene McGee Castleberry of Forsyth passed away Sunda5 Sept. 30, 2018. She was born Dec. 31, 1926, to Sarah Thornton McGee and Jefferson Dewitt McGee in Morgan, Ga. She attended the Conservatory at Wes- leyan College in Macon, graduat- ing in 1947 as co-valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she moved to Forsyth to teach music where she met and married Jeptha Edgar Casfleberry, Jr. They had CASTLEBERRY two children, Jeptha Edgar Castelberry III and Janne Casfleberry Foster. Willene pursued a lifelong interest in the arts, ex- panding her love of music to painting. She studied at the Chatov Studio in Atlanta and exhibited frequently in the central Georgia area. Willene and Edgar were avid travelers and enjoyed visiting as many foreign countries as possible. Willene was seldom without her easd and paint supplies and she often took them with her on trips as she painted her way around the world. Willene was a devoted mother and wife, and she delighted in being a citizen of Forsyth where she raised her family and lived until moving to the Carlyle in Ma- con in her later years. She was a member of the Forsyth United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the Administrative Board. She also was a founding member of the Forsyth Book Club. Willene was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, and her brother and sister-in-law, Jefferson and Mary Jo McGee of Albany. She is survived by her two children, Jep and ]anne, her grandson, James Edgar Casfleberry Foster, and her sister and brother-in-law, Drs. Anne and James Morganstern of Columbus, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at the Forsyth City Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. The Reporter plans to name Monroe County's 2018 Businesswoman of the Year in October, and we're look- ing for your nominations. The Businesswoman of the Year award will be an- nounced on the cover of our special Women in Business section W0 EN to be published in October. October is IN BUS National Women in oF MIDDLE GEORGIA Business Month. Shannon Terrell If you'd like to honor someone you know whose integrity, energy and vision makes them shine in the business world, please send a nomination of 500 words or less to publisher@mymcr. net, or fax to 994-2359 or mail to PO Box 795, Forsyth, GA 31029. The deadline for nominations is noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our family and friends for every act of kindness that you have shown us during our time of sorrow. May God bless each of you is our prayer. The family of Elizabeth Wright-Rails of Culloden, GA UNFAIR AND UNBALANCED by Marilyn Langford o .ew! Last week was e week that was! egardless of whether u are Republican or taking a breath. That's why his friends called him "Half Pint Willie" Democrat, it was equally painful. We cried with Dr. Ford and witnessed the raw wrath of Brett Kava- naugh. We witnessed the rage of a once well-respected Sena- tor, Lindsey Graham, self-destruct his own reputation of behaving in a moderate manner. His audition for Attor- ney General went over well with his future boss. We witnessed two ordinary ladies tell a sitting Senator their unbridled views. Then we witnessed something we haven't seen in years, a Republican and a Democrat working together for the good of the country. We all experienced a feeling of hope. OF ALL the things we witnessed last week, the one thing that is indelible in my hippocampus (I learned that from Dr. Ford) was the shock and awe testimony of Brett Kavanaugh to the Judiciary Committee and the world. He was so full of anger, hostility, and insolence. In a real hearing, he would have been held in contempt. No joke, I became afraid of him while sitting in my own home watching on television. THERE HAD been much talk about Kavanaugh's drinking habits and his proclivity to become a mean, belligerent drunk. That brought back a memory buried deep in my hippo- campus. I looked at Kavanaugh's face and saw my father. You see, my daddy was the greatest, sweetest, kindest man you l ever meet, until he got drunk. I don't recall ever seeing him drunk in public, he saved that for his family. He didn't like beer. He liked Early Times whiskey. He could guzzle a half pint of Early Times without River Forest and Healy Point have a new General Manager in Brian Boding. Boding comes to Middle Georgia after five years managing well-known state park properties such as Brasstown Bald and Lake Blackshear for Coral Hospitality, which handles resort management for the state of Georgia. Boeling said that job required him to drive 1,200 miles per Continued from Front came up with several huge special teams plays, block- ing an Upson-Lee punt and returning it for a score and also recovering a muffed Upson-Lee punt return at the one-yard-line, setting up another TD. Since the Knights were blanked 31-0 at AAAAA Veterans in their season- opener on Aug. 17, they have rebounded to win four of their last five games. The Knights recorded back-to-back wins over AAAAA East Paulding on the road 21-16 on Aug. 24 and AAAAA Harris Coun- ty at home 33-28 on Aug. 31 before a heartbreaking 28-24 loss at AA Fitzger- ald on Sept. 7. Upson-Lee then rebounded again with a 21-7 road win over INDELIBLE IN my hippocampus was a night when I was no more than 11 years old. I don't remember the date, day, or time. I don't remember if anyone else was in the house. My Daddy came home sloppy drunk with that mean look in his eyes. As things between he and my Mama escalated, I hid, as I always did. When I heard things escalating and the familiar vitriol in Dad- dy's voice, I stood on the porch and watched through the window. He held her by her arm. I picked up a hammer, and in my mind, there was no doubt that I was going to hit him on the head with that hammer if he hit her. This reaction was totally out of character for me but somebody had to stand up to him. Just as I was mov- ing toward the door poised with the hammer, he let her go. For this reason, I hate angry men, drunk or sober. For this reason, Brett Kavanaugh scares me. BOELING week round trip so he's excited to be settling down somewhat. I HAVE always felt secure in that our Supreme Court Justices were the purest of the pure in our govern- ment, with the exception of Clarence Thomas. However, I've always had confidence in Thomas that when a decision was made by this court, it was made in accordance to our constitution and by precedence. Not for political reasons. In Kavanaugh's opening statement, he castigated Democrats and said, "What goes around, comes around." That was a definite threat. That is a disqualifying statement, among many others that he made. I will always question Kava- naugh's motives in any of his rulings if he is confirmed. FORGET WHAT'S been alleged AAAAA Griffin before beating Perry last Friday in its Region 2-AAAA opener. Mary Persons once maintained a fierce ri- valry with R.E. Lee, which merged with Upson to form Upson-Lee in 1992. The Rebels won the first six meetings in the series between 1939 and 1945. When the rivalry resumed in 1978, MP got the upper hand, winning 12 of 17 meetings in a dozen-year span between 1978-1989. Five times during that timespan the two programs met in the region cham- pionship contest with the Bulldogs winning four of five. MP also once had a spirited rivalry with Upson, Boding is a good fit for the two ClubCorp clubs be- cause he not only has resort experience but also golf club experience, having spent 15 years with a golf strategy company before joining Coral. Boding said he actually started talking to Clubcorp about another job in their company but said when this position came open it was closer to his home in four seasons. Upson-Lee has yet to score a point against MP at Matthews Field, losing 42-0 to the Bulldogs in 2014 and 24-0 to MP in 2016. However, last season's meeting at Dan Pitts Stadium was by far the best in the recent renewal of the series. In the first meeting since former MP quarterback Justin Elder took over as Upson,Lee's head coach, MP took a 21-7 halftime lead against the Knights before Upson- Lee stormed back with 14 points in the third period to tie the contest at 21- all headed to the final 12 minutes. MP quarterback J.T. Hartage, who broke Elder's MP single game winning 11 of 14 meetings passing yardage mark with between 1974 and 1991. The Bulldogs have won all four previous meet- ings with the Knights with each coming in the past Serving Middle C~orgia for Over 100 Years I~. . .---~--~ Designers & Manufactures 0f I t, M ble, Granite & Bronze IC f|II Illllk, Memorials since 1908 George & L Railroad & Main St, * Bame~ville, GA about Kavanaugh and answer this serious question. If you were ever in a situation where a judge, at any level, was making the final decision that would have lasting and detrimental consequences to you or your family, would you want that Judge to be Brett Kavanaugh? WE'LL NEVER know the truth about Kavanaugh. Trump lies, we all know that. But the lie he is tell- ing right now is the biggest and most harmful lie to date, and will have a lasting effect on our judicial system, our Justice Department, women, and cause a divide in the country that may never heal. Trump insists the FBI has free reign to investigate the serious allegations made against Kavanaugh. Nothing could be further from the truth. The list of witnesses provided to the FBI by the White House shows they are authorized to question one friend of Dr. Ford's, three good friends of Kavanaugh's, and only one other accuser, Ms. Ramirez. The names of the witnesses Ms. Ramirez may reveal are not even on the list. Neither are his classmates from high school or Yale. WE HAD one shining moment of hope last Thursday when we learned the FBI would be investigating all the allegations against Kavanaugh. Don't give JeffFlake too many accolades because I heard the words he spoke in the hearing regarding the request for the FBI investigation. He added the words "with limited scope" so quietly I don't think it was even heard by many people. I heard it and said, "Uh- oh"! I knew in that instant Trump had approved the motion and that the FBI investigation would be controlled by those words, "limited scope:' And limited it is. The investigation is a farce, a sham, and I'm scared. Marilyn Langford of High Falls writes about politics from the left side for the Reporter. 292 yards in the contest, connected on a 13-yard TD pass, his fourth of the game, to Ladamian Sands with 7:40 left to play. With MP protecting a 28-21 lead, the Knights drove down to MP's six-yard-line with eight seconds remaining. That's when MP corner- back Antoine Davis made perhaps the biggest play of MP's 2017 season, picking offa pass by Upson-Lee's Cameron Traylor at the one-yard-line to preserve the MP win. The outcome would prove critical for Augusta. Boding said they're put- ting finishing touches on plans for a massive remod- eling of the River Forest clubhouse. He said when they're done, River Forest will look like The Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. He said the im- provements will represent a huge investment in the growing club, and attract new members as well. both squads as the Bulldogs would go on to win their final three regular season games to secure MP's third straight region champion- ship while Upson-Lee went into a late-season tailspin and missed out on the state playoffs. Just as in 2017, the Knights' defense is led by senior defensive end Travon Walker, the No. 5-ranked senior prospect in Georgia per Walker, a 6'5", 272-pound UGA commit, also starred on the Knights' back-to- back AAAA championship basketball squads in 2017 and 2018. On offense, the Knights are led by senior running back Daymon Thomas, who ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns in last year's contest. Meanwhile, MP will counter with its own outstanding nmning back, Quen Wilson, who ac- counted for a career-high 262 total yards and two touchdowns in a 21-0 home win over Spalding on Friday. Wilson is both MP's leading rusher with 722 yards and receiver with 333 yards, having scored 17 total touchdowns in just six games in 2018. BARNESVILLE MARBLE & GRANITE COMPANY