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Instead for having only one head- pubhsher@mymcnnet of owing money for a traf- light. tic violation, she getting Sara Forgay of Forsyth A young mother, An- mone) $100 cash, one of was apologetic about her gelina Hord works at the 90 such gifts sheriff's depu- headlight, explaining that Holiday Inn in Forsyth, ties gave out this year. she hit a deer and hasn't and thought she was done "Seriously? Seriously!?! had time to fix it. Then buying Christmas presents Are you sure?" Hord asked Jones informed her he the year. Jones. "So I'm not going to didn't pull her over to cost "I didn't have any money get a ticket? Oh my gosh!" her money, but to give her left," said Hord. While there's a new sher- some. Then she got pulled over iff in town, the anonymous "This was unexpected!" by Monroe County deputy donor who annually gives exclaimed Forgay. 'Tm Antwain Jones on Tilt money allowing deputies to surprise& Wow. Did I win College Drive in front of give out holiday cheer once some kind of raffle?" Ingles. She didn't think she again ponied up $9,000 for When the program was was doing anything wrong, the holiday giveaway, explained, Forgay said and certainly didn't need Moments after makingthank you and said she a citation to pay at Christ- Hord's day, Jones stopped would use the money to mastime, a vehicle in the Hardeds buy more Christmas gifts. That's when Jones gave parking lot on Lee Street Still, she was having a hard Angelina Hord, left, was stunned when deputy Antwain Jones gave her $100 cash instead of a ticket. time digesting the good news. "I'm very surprised" said Forgay. "I thought I might've done something wrong" SEE PAGE 1B TO THE FAMILY A LOOK BACK AT MONROE COUNTY'S 2018. ,lack g k Ill Lynn Been I.iIb PaiiI(er Alhten ~kIns Pesey NEW SUBSCRIBERS OF THE WEEK DIATHI i Olin Miller Sikes Kent Patton Sparks INDIX ,~, I IIIIIII II [IJ I MCR VENT 3A Opinion & LeIII~rs 4A Sports :.IB Community Calendar YB ChUrch Public Record. Classified : Legds ili Iill iiiili iiii - -- Itl!!!J!lll!!!!lll8 IU!!ojji!l!!l!! I t Some of the top stories in Monroe County from 2018 include, top, Five Below announced it's building a distribution warehouse at the Rumble Road indus- trial park, left, the MCMS boys won the area title, Hubbard Middle School had to be closed and the MP Dogs were upset in the state playoffs. News editor Richard Dumas looks the early morning hours of Jan. 7. on Adams Street but did not have Tl[v~ back at the top Monreo County news A neighbor alerted 911 to the blaze, anyone who knows how to operate IIII~ IV Illql~ll II ~ ~m~e stories the Reporter covered in 2018: but the home was already engulfed, the ancient machines inside the old found body of on Stories--m 2018 63-year-old Alexander Carmean. Jan.3 Nicole Boatswain of McDonough was charged with DUI after driving her Mercedes Benz into two power poles on Lee Street Extension, leav- ing some Forsyth homes and busi- nesses without power for several hours on a cold New Year's Eve. The Mary Persons boys basketball team won its annual holiday tourna- ment for the first time ever, beating Carrollton 71-66 in the champion- ship game. MP senior Cam Holden scored a gameihigh 36 points. Jan. 10 A Bolingbroke man died after his Kent Drive home caught fire in Monroe County Commissioners re-zoned to commercial a 3.55-acre tract at the comer of Hwys. 87 and 18 to make way for a Dollar General at the site. Despite warnings from neighbors that the business would destroy the rural character of the area, the store opened later in the year. Jan. 17 For the first time in 63 years, Forsyth stopped producing finished yarn after Forsyth Yarn Mill, a spi- noff of Trio Manufacturing, dosed its finishing division. Forsyth Yarn Mill owner Gil Stroupe said he will continue to produce twisted yam out of the old yarn mill ForsytEs Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration drew a crowd of close of 200 participants for the annual march from the city square to Kynette United Methodist Church. Wrights Grove Baptist Church pastor Rev. Henry I eonard served as key- note speaker. Jan. 24 Monroe County received one to two inches of snow, cancelling school for two days and causing over 50 auto accidents. School superinten- dent Dr. Mike Hickman said the school system would n6t make up the two lost school days. YEAR IN REVIEW Page 6A 1.) Freeman defeats Biffick for Monroe County Sheriff 2.) Five Below locates warehouse off Rumble Road 3.) Mold causes closing of Hubbard Middle School 4.) Monroe County Schools hires contro- versial substitute teacher 5.) City of Forsyth bu~ former Big Star for city hall re-location 6.) Mary Persons football squad upset in state quarterfinals Z) Payroll tax errors lead to county administration shake-up 8.) Forsyth city councilman Dexter King dies in car accident 9.) Flowers By Helen burns up in early- morning fire 10.) Former sheriff Biffick becomes U.S. Marshal