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Page 2A October 17, 2018 JP orter ';{ , City weighs plans, but needs land back from county By Diane Gliclewell corner. Hall said a service road to ' fCi!r getting the land back from the the amphitheater is planned to take county. The land was deeded to the equipment and there are about two county with the stipulation that City Manager Janice Hall pre- miles of walking trails, it would revert back to the city if sented a Proposed Park Plan for The Regional Commission plans the county did not use it for public Country Club Park to city council show a 9-hole disc golf course, recreation. on Oct. 9. The plan that the Middle Hall said it is designed on the same Wilson said he would also like Georgia Regional Commission premise as a conventional golf to see a covered basketball court designed includes land the city course. The plan re-routes the en- but that overall he likes the design hopes to get back from the county trance to the existing 18-hole golf from the Regional Commission. to develop for recreation, course. Other additions include a Hall said the Regional Commis- Hall pointed out locations for community garden and a pavilion, sion will present a work session on two dog parks, one for small dogs Council member John Howard the plan for council. Wilson said and one for large dogs, and for a said County Commissioner Larry the plan is what the Board of Corn- new parking lot near the dog parks Evans wants a swimming poolmissioners has asked from the city with 80 spaces. The plan includes built behind the Splash Pad. Mayor for the discussion of returning the a soccer field, an open field and an Eric Wilson said Evans wants the land. He thinks the commissioners amphitheater for events in the back city to build a pool in exchange will be receptive to the plan. City plans for Country Club Park include dog parks, disc golf and an amphitheater. (Photo courtesy Janice Hall) Ig icare I II Medicare Health and Drug Plans can make changes each year. NOW is the time to review your benefits. Find out what's new for 2019. Please feel free to call me and I will gladly answer any of your questions. I represent over 20 plans and will always give you honest and unbiased answers. There's never a charge for Services! Terry Martin Independent Agent Specializing in Medicare Health Plans Medicare Advantage & Part D Plans Medicare Supplement Plans (478) 318-8581 tatmartin40 Local Agent - Bolingbroke, GA e Isaiah Follett is a senior at in June, Follett's mom Mary Persons High School Jennifer Meyer took him to in Forsyth who has been Monroe County Hospital diagnosed with lupus, a for lower left pelvic pain chronic multi-system auto- and leg pain. He was taken immune disorder that can to Navicent's ICU because affect nearly every major he had blood clots from organ. Funds are needed his abdomen all the way for travel, treatments and down both legs. They did recovery for Isaiah, and the surgery the next day and family is asking for help. inserted tubes in both legs Pizza Hut, 53 North Lee with clot busting medicine Street, Forsyth will hold in them. None of that was a fundraiser on Monday, working; so after a week Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.- they were taken to Egleston 10 p.m. Mention Isaiah Children's Hospital where and 15 percent ofpur- doctors had to remove the chases will benefit Team clots manually. Isaiah was Isaiah#Lupusfighter, help- in surgery for almost six ing Isaiah with his medical hours and in the ICU for and transportation needs another week. They did one during Lupus treatments, more surgery a couple days (Carryout orders only) Call later to remove the tubes. Pizza Hut at 478-994-3500. This whole two weeks he Donations for Isaiah had to lie flat on his back Follett can also be made at and could not move so that Persons Bank. he would not cause any further damage. They diag- nosed him with DVT and Captain over the Crime Lab/Forensics Unit Investigator Lieutenant Office of Professional Standards/Background Inv. Sergeant Police Academy Training Instructor Patrol Sergeant Property Detective ' ::' Crime-Lab Technician Crime Suppression Unit/S.W.A.T. Patrol/Field Training Officer SWAT Team 2000-2014 Education Award Meritorious Conduct o Certificate of Merit Chief of Police Commendations * Distinguished Service and The Medal of Valor for Courage under fire EDUCATED TO LEAD Georgia Military College -- Associates in Homeland Security Middle Georgia State University - Bachelor in Public Service Georgia P.O.S.T. Certifications: * General Instructor * Firearms Instructor Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Defensive Tactics Instructor Health and Wellness Instructor TASER Instructor Field Training Officer Crime Scene Supervision Certificate Management Certificate Southern States Police Benevolent Association Leadership Class Institute of Police Technology and Management Leadership Classes Over 3200 POST Training Hours SERVING HIS COUNTRY AND STATE Army National Guard Military Police 48th Brigade * 1994-2000 Army National Defense Service Medal Isaiah Follett sent us home with some blood thinner pills. But in August an MRI showed that a blood Clot went to the front part of his brain and broke up into tiny pieces. The blood clot that went to his brain caused him to have a stroke. He also had a bright area on the left side of his brain. One of the ultrasounds showed that there was also a small bright area on his right lung, plus his blood dots were back in his left leg. He is high risk for blood dots, and the pills were not strong enough. A couple days later they learned he has lupus on top of everything else. They started his treatment im- mediately with chemo and steroid infusion. Isaiah goes to Atlanta once a week for steroid in- fusion treatments and once a month for chemo, plus his appointments with the lupus doctors and the he- matology doctors. He takes nine pills every morning, one of which is Prednisone 40mg, plus his blood thin- ner shots twice a day. His mom said she is so very proud of how strong and enthusiastic her son has been throughout, sometimes comforting her saying, "It is going to be ok, mama." Authority gives Gregory raise, bonus increases his annual pay to from $90,000 to $93,000. The original contract included GREGORY an optional bonus of up to $10,000 and authority members decided to give Gregory a $7,500 bonus. Work has begun on a The Development Author- ity of Monroe Cotmty last Tuesday gave president Bo Gregory a two-year contract extension, a raise to $93,000 per year and a $7,500 bonus on Tuesday. Authority chairman Tom Baugh said that Gregory's original two-year contract was soon to expire and authority members gave him a new two-year deal that new Five Below distribu- tion warehouse on Rumble Road at 1-75 in Smarr that is reportedly a $70 million investment creating 130 new jobs. The authority has said it may be close to landing several other projects as well. Baugh said Gregor who was hired in 2016, has been a good fit. "Hds done a good job maintaining the relation- ship between us and the state" said Baugh. "We get the opportunity to work on [projects] because of our re- lationship with the state, and Bo has been able to work on that and do a good job on that, as have our authority members. It's a team effort, and Bo fits into the team fairly well. We felt like two years was an appropriate extension:' The Mary Persons High School Class of is planning a 50th Class Reunion to be held March 9, 2019 at the Monroe County Conference Center. For more information contact: Anita Wilder 207 English Rd Forsyth, GA 31029 Facebook: Mary Persons Class of 1969 IBII