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Fire Department, Chamber Hold 9/11 Ceremony

 

Save A Pet Yard Sale Needs Volunteers

We need a lot of volunteers for the yard sale in Forsyth next Saturday, September 10.  

The community-wide yard sale takes place in Downtown Forsyth from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  on Jackson St. between Johnston and Morse.

Volunteers are also needed for Friday and Sunday at PetSmart the same weekend.  

Email Rosie at saveapetrosie@gmail.com if you can volunteer!

"A successful special session under the Gold Dome"

 

--By Cecil Staton

In 2001, the Democratic Party in Georgia barely clung to power. The state, at that time, was moving ever closer toward a Republican majority. When the Democrats began the redistricting process, they knew the only way they could attempt to retain power was to gerrymander the districts in such a way that Republicans would have a difficult time getting elected to office.

Well, it didn’t work. After weeks of work during a special session – a session where secret maps were drawn and unreleased until well into the process – the new districts looked outrageous. Lawsuits followed and the process began again a couple of years later to repair the damage. Ultimately, the Democrats did not succeed in their goal and Georgia followed its path toward a Republican majority.

Chamber Hosts September 11 Memorial Celebration

 

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Henry County Fire Department and the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a memorial celebration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Ga. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.

That's according to Forsyth-Monroe County news release.

The ceremony is open to the public and features the Henry County Honor Guard, a traditional ringing of the last alarm, a twenty-one-gun salute, retired equipment from FDNY, as well as, a pass and review of the guards. More than 40 honor guards representing the state’s law and fire agencies will be in attendance. This will be the first time in Georgia’s history that this number of honor guards will be participating in the same event.

Be Sure to Vote in the Georgia License Plate Contest

Voting reopened today for the Georgia License Plate design contest.

You can vote for one of the eight designs.

Voting ends August 8, 2011 at 3 p.m.

The winning license plate was to be announced Friday, July 15, but there was confusion surrounding the "in God we trust" label on some of the designs.

Fleet Services Facility to be Welcomed to Forsyth

Commissioner Brian Owens and the Georgia Department of Corrections hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony for Fleet Services Facility Wednesday, August 10 at 9 a.m.

The Fleet Facility relocated and joined the Department of Corrections at the State Offices South at Tift College this summer. 

The Fleet Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will document the opening of Fleet here in Forsyth, Georgia. 

The facility is located at 2048 Collier Rd. in Forsyth.

To attend, RSVP by Monday, August 8 by calling 478-992-5247.

Save A Pet Needs Volunteers Saturday

Save A Pet holds dog adoptions at Petsmart in Macon Saturday, August 6.

Volunteers are needed to man the table from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Email Rosie at saveapetrosie@gmail.com if you are available to help.