TOWALIGA TOM

Well y’all see what happened. Last week this newspaper reminded Mary Persons students that they have to wear shoes in school this year because, as we always say, this isn’t Butts County. A few days later, Butts County dumps 10,000 gallons of sewage in the Towaliga River right before it flows into High Falls Lake, and eventually into my back yard, here in Monroe County. Towaliga Tina says she ain’t even gonna eat the bream I’m catching off my dock on the river. Was it an accident? A coincidence? Hmmmmm. Well, we’ll have to settle this little spat on the field on Aug. 30, the home opener for our Bulldogs. I don’t suppose we’ll have quite the beat-down of those rascally Red Devils as we did last year. Our 2018 team was pretty special and most of those guys are gone. But coach Brian Nelson seems always to find a way to have his boys ready to play. Speaking of that, the Reporter is working on its Pigskin Preview, the biggest and best pre-season guide to Mary Persons football. Find it in the Aug. 21 edition. Looking around town, it appears the Zaxby’s ain’t messing around. There’ve been a lot of fits, starts and stops of work on that property the past two years, but construction now appears to be fulll speed ahead both on the chicken place and the gas station, Papa John’s, Huddle House, Moe’s next door. Maybe when they’re done y’all will quit complaining that Forsyth doesn’t have enough eating places. Nah, that’ll never happen.