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November 13, 2019 EN'I' The only thing more igno- rant than the vent is who- ever allows the (mostly) BS that gets posted in the vent. votes: 33 Next is to VOTE OUT the commissioners who tried to sneak the Tsplost in. votes: 17 I am not a county em- ployee, but I still can't figure out why in the world the county commissioners would not want to pay their employees a competi- tive salary. I mean, why not‘ pay them? don't under- stand. votes: 9 Travel to Mexico? WHY? Why put your tamily at rick of be murdered viciously, brutally? They are animals that do not care about hu- man lite. votes: 6 All of this hate talk towards Democrats and liberals only makes you look scared and desperate. Have you tried prayer? Or perhaps yoga? Maybe some es— , sential oils? votes: 6 Any church that supports a Democrat has Satan in the pulpit. votes: 5 77% of Texans voted to BAN the state income tax. Monroe County voted NO to increase our sales tax from 7% to 8%. Dealer- ships are so happy today! votes: 4 I can't even get gas on Rumble Road without being shot at by the gas station attendant. Geez.. votes: 4 Jettery Epstein DlD NOT kill himselt votes: 3 Eric Ciaramella called me tonight and told me how , hatesDonald v “if Trump. i asked him why. He said. votes: 3 Large, inner-city USA is tired of voting Democratic Party candidates. 2016 elections shows a trend of inner-cities going... red. votes: 3 Dodd-Frank Act was nei- ‘ther repealed nor gutted. George Emami or someone, please explain because our appraisals keep coming in way too low. Also, our local tax assessor needs to update. Too many discrep— ancies. Thanks. votes: 3 Cartels have billions because ot the American Democrat Party. Soon they will havetrillions. Remem- bar this when you vote in 2020. votes: 3 July 2017, Zaid remarked, nl predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDon- aldTrump not finishing out his to“ term as president." Zaid is the whistleblower crooked lawyer. votes: 2 Prior to September 11, ter- rorists gathered intelligence in 1998 and 'began to learn to fly airplanes. 1998 was a pivotal year tor America. Somehow our intelligence failed and theirs succeed- ed. How? Was anybody tired in our government? I personally blame Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. votes: 2 Who are these "pioneers of sinus" of whom trump speaks? Did he mean sci- ence? votes: 2 How is the wait coming along... votes: 2 You want someone to see your point of view but they‘re ignorant for not al- ready seeing it? Do what? votes: 2 Just retuer from Lake Chargoggagoggman- chauggagoggchaubuna- gungamaugg. Beautiful! Simply beautiful! votes: 2 MOI'lZCI‘ TOWALIGA TOM 33 Well I saw Mary Persons principal Jim Finch at the bait shop this week and he confirmed that the Bulldogs will be going down to Class AAA. What does that mean? Well, in theory, it might mean we won't have to play dem big ole schools with boys who are bigger and taster than us on the football team. That would seem to make us more competitive. But, as Alan Jackson crooned many moons ago, things are different '“here in the real world." Here in the real world, lets be honest, the Bulldogs have had a pretty cushy Region 2-AAAA to play for the past several years. Thats not the only reason the Bulldogs had won, until this year, four straight region titles. But it didn't hurt. Still, a weaker region may not be in our best interest when playott time comes around. Coach Brian Nelson knows this, which is why hes beefed up our non-region schedule in recent years with teams like Peach County, Lovett, Washington County and Gainesville. To be ready for the playotts, you’ve got to play good teams. But returning to Class AAA in 2020-21 means we’ll probably be in the same region as Peach County. Other possible region opponents include: Americus-Sumter, Crisp County, Central, Jackson, Pike County, Rutland, Upson-Lee and Westside. Thais no easy draw. Of course we beat Peach County last year. But that was perhaps our best team in decades. It was one year ago that Marist upset us in the rain at Dan Pitts Stadium. I’m still sore over that one. A huge crowd came out for the ribbon cutting at Volume Chevrolet on Tuesday, Nov. 5, including the chance to tour the spacious new facility and enjoy hors‘d'oeuvres by Chelsie Ogletree of Her Mai- esty, lnc. Owners Jason and Holly;..; Connell were joined by their children and parents tor the grand opening. ounty welcomes Volume Chevrolet By Diane Glidewell 23. news@mymcr.nei But Volume Chevrolet and the Connell family Forsyth_Mom0e County have become well—known Chamber of Commerce to Forsyth and Monroe sponsored a ribbon cut— County over the IaSt fouf ting on Tuesday) NOV 5 to years Since the Connells welcome Jason and Holly moved to Monroe county Connell’s Volume Chevro- an?! 9pm“! their dealer- let dealership to Monroe ShlP 1“ BamCSVlfle- Many County Volume Chevrolet from Monroe County) and oflicially opened the doors throughout Mlddle Georgla of its brand new 30,000 have been Pleased to do square-foot facility at 450 busm?55 With them, and North Lee Street on Sept. they) 1“ turn, have support” County narrowly 2 rejects new road tax By a narrow margin, Monroe County voters rejected a lo- cal l-percent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) that wouldlhave raised local sales tax from 7 to 8 percent. Out of 2,180 total voters, 1,052, or 48.3 percent, voted yes to the tax while 1,128, or 51.7 percent, voted no to the tax. Had the TSPLOST been approved, it would have lasted for five years beginning on April 1, 2020 and would have been capped at $17 million in transportation needs with proceeds divided by population between Monroe County and the cities of Forsyth and Culloden. It was the third time in the past seven years that Monroe Countyvoters have rejected a TSPLOST. A regional tax in 2012 failed by a 66-34 percent margin in Monroe County. In 2018, a regional TSPLOST failed again, this time by a 57-43 percent margin in Monroe County. This was the first time that a local TSPLOST pertaining sdlely to projects within Monroe County had been proposed. County commission chairman Greg Tapley said the rejection of the TSPLOST was disappointing because it would have been the quickest solution for repairing county roads. City re-elects incumbents Forsyth voters re-elected on Tuesday, Nov. 5 two incum- bents, John Howard and Melvin Lawrence, to the Forsyth City COuncil. Howard won by a margin of 404 to 192 (67.8 percent to 32.2 percent) over political newcomer Walter Goodson while Lawrence defeated former councilwoman Rosemary Walker by a narrower margin of 366 to 257 (58.7 percent to 41.3 percent). Howard, who served as Forsyth mayor from 2012-15, will be entering his first full term in oflice after being elected to council in 2018 to fill the unexpired term of the late Dexter King. Meanwhile, Lawrence will begin his fifth term in office, having served on council for 16 years. A third incumbent, Greg Goolsby, who was without opposition, was re-elected to a second full term on Nov. 5 as was Forsyth mayor Eric Wilson, who also did not have opposition. CLARIFICATION o A story on page 7C of the Nov. 6 Reporter, “Lancaster named president of state veterinary assoc,” should have said that along with her husband, Chris Ivey, Dr. Jill Lan— caster runs what is left of her father’s family farm raising beef cattle, harvesting hay, and growing timber. o A story on page 1A of the Nov. 6 Reporter, “And then there were 11,” should have said that World War 2 veteran Jack Fletcher and his late wife Martha have one son, Jim. I‘ “I l ed the local community, especially Monroe County Schools. Volume Chevro- let has even provided the Monroe County Teacher of the Year a special vehicle to drive during the teacher’s year of representing the school system. Asked Why customers should come to Volume Chevrolet, Jason said they should come for the free oil changes for life and the excellent customer service. 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