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Noveml iiii:iii !;i!!iiiiiiiiiii !'iiiikii!i!i ! R orter ,:7 1 .i Pssst. I want to tell y'all something. My buddy Buck Creek Bobby WOrks at Norfolk Southern and gave me a * ~ . ') tip. You ready. All day tomorrow, Wednesday, them boys are gonna be digging up the railroadcrossmg on Hwy. 18 in front of the old Monroe Academy. Do you know what that means? Traffic nightmare. And here's another news tip they'll be doing the same thing on Thursday to the railroad crossing on Lee Street, aka Hamburger Hill. Do you know what a nightmare that's gonna be? Shoot, me and Towaliga Tina just gonna stay here on the Ponderosa and make sammiches the rest of the week, That is, until Friday, of course, when the Bulldogs host them private school pansies from the ATL.I Did .you see what that website up there in Atlanta said? They said we've got the best chance of any school in Class to win the state championship. Not sure how those computers know these things. I know one thing if we geta big lead again Friday, we better those starters ASAP. We need everyone healthy if we're gonna make history for the first time since 1980. Page 3A ; ever, you die: : ha~wo~ and determina- : tibni: ~udof coaches and girls! i Whites are not the racists however; you are pushing them to no longer have white,guilt Then you will see what racists cando Drivers in Forsyth will soon see more enforcement of traffic laws, includ- ing speed limits. The city signed a contract with Public Finance Strategies (PFS) of South Carolina to lease a police vehide that will enforce traffic laws in the city, including the part ofi-75 in the city limits. banktU The city agrees to have the legal crimin~ls. Why wo~ld an e live fhe ? car on patrol for at least 120 hours per month focus- Can there ever be a MUs, lim Martin Luther? ing on traffic laws, and the company receives $25 of each fine paid as a result of enforcement using the vehicle. When the lease payments reach the value of the car, the city can buy it for $1. Mayor Eric Wilson told the Reporter he has no problem with the deal as long as city officers don't Liberals are like a cancer. They're moving out of CA into CO and TX. Now they're voting to turn those two states into exactly what they moved away from. feel pressure to write more ter 2006 with the economic enforcement four hours per tickets to generate revenue, downturn. Even though day to reach the 120 hours Former police chief Keith the budgets of law enforce- per month. If no tickets are Corley resigned three years ment agencies have grown written, no money is due ago during a dispute with back to pre-depressionPFS. City Manager Janice city manager Janice Hall levels, purchase of police Hall said Forsyth collects over the declining amount vehicles has not gotten $250,000-275,000 in traffic of revenue from traffic back to where it was. With fines per year now. tickets, less cars and equipment for DanzeU said it is up to Police Chief Eddie Harris enforcement, some depart- Harris to run the program, introduced the representa- ments, like Jackson, Miss. to set the level at which tive of PFS, Bill Danzell, had stopped doing traffic tickets will be written (such to city council at its Nov. 5 enforcement. Consequently as 11 mph over the speed meeting and recommended traffic fatalities have in- limit), and to target areas that the city enter into the creased, where there are problems agreement. The Forsyth Po- Danzell said violators(such as 1-75). Harris said lice Department will get a should pay for police he plans to assign one of- 2018 Ford Taurus valued at equipment and that is what ricer to the car for traffic $30,000 plus a Stalker Lidar they do in the lease pro- enforcement rather than unit valued at $2,000. The gram he proposed to For- rotate different officers to it. contract calls for a 90-day syria. PFS requires a depart- He feels assigning a specific trial period to be extended ment to set a benchmark of officer will create more ac- to one year and then three where their safety problem countability. Harris said he additional years, is, like how many speed- has met with his admin- Danzell began his presen- ing violations per hour, tation by saying there used and then submit reports to to be 65,000 police cars on the company on how that the roads in the U.S. but is changing. PFS asks that that dropped to 50,000 at- the police be used in traffic istrator aboflt a system to distinguish which tickets are written from the PFS car and she is on board. "It's a good deal if the way to pay for the car is by doing :the job," said council member John Howard. "I don't see where we're at any major risk. The Chief knows who he wants to put in the vehicle:' Council member Greg, Goolsby asked Harris ff the contract will increase his: , available manpower or take away from it. Harris saiff' it will increase manpower by having more equipment ' available. "The equipment will be used to enforce the law" said Hall. iiiii | by our least experienced drivers. Priorities? 7-Little-Johnstons - Best show ever! Glad the fam- ily decided to live here in Monroe County. Can't wait for the honey and honey too America has absorbed over 100 million third-world people from 196 coun- tries with failed cultures. Most of them are placed into communities where Democratic Party needs votes. That is how Maxine Waters continues to spread hate and media Ioo~ the other way. enemy of the people! Even Fox News is a liberal New York propaganda machine. The Democrats will 'find' a stack of uncounted ballots somewhere. They do it ev- ery election that they don't win outright. Wait and see. GOD never left America. America I~ Gee out in the cold. The Piggly Wiggly Dell is off the chaln---DELISH. Try them and you'll Love it too Y'all, Will is building a walll BREAKING, i ngs in Ga. Can you ,vote Democrat and be a Christian? Pro- Death. LBGTQSA, Mobs, and Full Government Control. * 2 things Stacey Abrams won't give up on - a gov- ernor's race and seafood night at the buffet! TaYlor Swift earned 48,000,000in 201Z Her Oprah and Obama are poor losers. Georgia representation. If it was not for Atlanta Metropolitan, Stacey Abrams would have very few votes. By Will Davis ~ublisher@mymcr net Family members of former sheriff's candidate Ronnie "locke" Evans are lashing out after Evans had to reimburse $15 to the sheriff's office for making copies of campaign materi- als there. 'Tm sick and tired of the way he has been treated throughout this whole pro- cess and now I'm gonna de- fend my father!" Brandon Evans wrote on Facebook. Interim sheriff A1 Shack- elford said he only learned recently that Evans, who is retired, came by the sher- iff's office a few months ago to make copies for his campaign. Shackelford ordered internal affairs investigator Michael Clay to look into the episode and learned that jailer Perry Fitzgerald had allowed Evans inside to make the copies. Shackelford said Fitzger- ald was reprimanded and Evans paid back the cost of the copies, $15, on Thurs- day, Nov. 8. "It's not our property, it belongs to the county not us" said Shackelford. "I can't ignore that. I'm sorry but you've got to do the right thing? Shackelford said he stressed to the staffthat they cannot use county re- sources for personal things. But Brandon Evans ap- parently disagrees, and his father Ronnie Evans shared his son's post on Facebook about it. "Can you believe an employee of the Sheriff's office had the audacity to call him and ask him to pay for those copies 2 months later?" wrote Brandon Evans. "Wasn't a problem then. Wasn't a problem over the last 34 years when he made copies for his kids when they needed them for homework. Never asked him to pay for them then! Some will chime in and say well technically he doesn't work there anymore. Uh, yes he does, your [sic] still paying him. This is the same man who served war- rants at night for 8 years, by himself. Same man with 2 minor infractions over 34 years with the Sheriff's office. Don't you think he earned 50/75 pieces of copy paper?" Brandon Evans said both candidates who made the runoff, Lawson Bittick and Brad Freeman, called Evans, who came in third, to ask for his support. Brandon Evans wrote that neither of them had called his dad since he retired. "This is exactly why the Sheriff's office keeps losing good officers because ofbs like this!!" wrote Evans. "I just want to say whoever is elected ask your employees to focus more on the crime rate (burglaries, theft, huge drug problem.) Ifyou don't think he has earned the right to 50 pieces of paper, shame on you. Hope you sleep well at night" Meanwhile, the Reporter has learned that while the candidates who had been working for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office were required to go on leave during the campaign, Lawson Bittick was allowed to work when the remnants of Hurricane Michael came through Forsyth. Shackelford said Lawson Bittick called and offered to work and even volunteered to help clear roads for free. But Shackelford said they can't let people work offthe dock. Shackelford said he would'v,e allowed any of the candidates who were on " leave to come in during the . storm if they had asked. "I wish they had all called" said Sha&elford. "It would've been a feather in their caps." Residential &Commercial. We Service All Brands . Honest & Reliable Service. 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