Drive-through trick-or-treating planned - Mount Airy News

Drive-through trick-or-treating planned - Mount Airy News


Drive-through trick-or-treating planned - Mount Airy News

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 08:59 AM PDT

Mount Airy City Schools has been able to bring students back five days a week since August 17. Each student and employee get a daily temperature check and attestation screening. School officials are hoping their experience with managing daily classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will help them pull of a safe and fun Halloween 2020 trick-or-treat drive-through event on Oct. 31.

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While the Downtown Business Association has decided to call off its annual Halloween trick-or-treat event, and the concept of trick-or-treating at all this year has been imperiled because of the COVID-19 epidemic, area children will still have one place to go to gather up Halloween goodies — Mount Airy High School.

The city school system will be offering a drive-through trick-or-treating event called Halloween 2020 — Sweet and Safe, on Oct. 31, at the Mount Airy High School parking lot from 5 -6:30 p.m.

"Main Street Mount Airy has always been an awesome time for families on Halloween," said Mount Airy City Schools Executive Officer of Communications Carrie Venable. "We questioned if downtown would hold their annual trick-or-treating event as businesses have been deeply impacted by COVID. We continue to watch merchants work hard to ensure visitors and patrons remain safe while shopping."

Once she learned from Downtown Coordinator Lizzie Morrison there would be no downtown Halloween events this year, Venable said that "sent the district into full swing to plan a great community event."

"Since March, COVID-19 has disrupted life as we knew it," she said. "Businesses have been forced to close or limit services, teachers have taught online, parents have become teachers, and students have experienced a different version of childhood."

She and others in the city schools want to help area children maintain as normal life as possible, and because the schools have been working for months to reintegrate area youth into schools and other aspects of life, she believes the city schools have the experience to pull off a fun and safe Halloween event.

"Given the current worldwide pandemic, we knew we had two things we had to accomplish, an opportunity for students and families to enjoy Halloween and a way for them to do so safely. Mount Airy City Schools employees have worked non-stop to keep our students and staff healthy and well and something like trick-or-treating the way we are accustomed to has to the potential to increase COVID spread," she said.

"Since August 17, students have been able to return … to Mount Airy City Schools classrooms, see their teachers face-to-face, socialize with friends, and regain a sense of normalcy. While school events such as open houses, academic and athletic competitions, and even the Mount Airy City Schools' annual Community Night have been canceled due to the pandemic, the school district continues to push forward."

And that means offering the community a Halloween event that they believe will allow for some autumn fun without health dangers.

"For over seven months, school officials have been discussing, planning, and executing health and wellness measures and they are conditioned to look ahead. When Halloween came into sight, the idea of ensuring children could enjoy the upcoming holiday while also staying safe became a hot topic."

That led to the plans for Halloween 2020 — Sweet and Safe.

"To keep everyone participating in the event safe, families will remain in cars during the drive-through event. Partners handing out treats will wear a mask, walk up to the vehicles to deliver goodies, and wear gloves or use hand sanitizer. Participants should consider dressing up their vehicle as well as themselves," she said of plans for the night.

Quickly after the schools decided to pursue the project, Venable said many other groups jumped at the chance to help. Among those are WSYD, which will be broadcasting from the event, as well as Cooke Rentals, Northern Regional Hospital, Mount Airy Drug, Moody Funeral Service, and Pine State Marketing. Groups and businesses participating in the trick-or-treat experience include BHT Tharrington Primary, Downtown Business Association, Farm Bureau of Mount Airy, Haymore Baptist Church, Helping Hands, JJ Jones Intermediate School, J's HVAC, Johnson Granite, MACS Community Central Office, MAHS HOSA, Mount Airy High School, Mount Airy Middle School, Movement Mortgage, NextGen, Northern Regional Hospital, Shepherd's House, Surry County Health and Nutrition Center, Surry Sunrise Rotary, Unique Background Solutions, We Are Forgiven Ministries, and Johnson's X'treme Softwash.

Anyone wishing to be part of this event can still do so by contacting Carrie Venable by Oct. 22. Contact her by email at cvenable@mtairy.k12.nc.us or phone at 336-786-8355. For more information visit https://bit.ly/MAHalloween202

Oct. 14, 2020 Classified Ads - Mount Vernon News

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT

Jennifer Hubbard,

Fiscal Officer

October 14, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on the 9th of November, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Clinton Township House, 350 Johnson Ave, Mount Vernon, Ohio there will be a public hearing at the request of Ronald Ross LLC, to rezone 13298 New Delaware Rd.

Jennifer Hubbard,

Fiscal Officer

October 14, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Mount Vernon will receive sealed bids for Lime (Water Department), Sodium, Chlorite, Water Meters, Waterline Repairs/Supplies; required for the year 2021, all in accordance with plans and specifications, now on file in the Office of the Safety-Service Director. Bids must be received on or before 11:00 a.m. on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020, when they will be publicly opened. The bid specifications may be picked up from the Safety-Service Director's Office at 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH. (Also available electronically upon request to safetyservice@mount

vernonohio.org) All bids must be sealed and plainly marked on the outside envelope with the name of the item upon which you are bidding and delivered to the Safety-Service Director's Office located in City Hall at 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

Each bid must contain the full name of every person or company interested in same, and be accompanied by a bond in the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to the satisfaction of the Director, or a certified check on some solvent bank as a guaranty that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into and its performance properly secured.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding. Should any bid be rejected such check will be forthwith returned to the bidder and should any bid be accepted, such check will be returned upon the proper execution and securing of the contract.

Richard Dzik

Safety Service Director

October 14 & 21, 2020

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, KNOX COUNTY, OHIO DIVISION OF

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Case No. 20DC05-0101

Hon. Judge Richard Wetzel

LACEY N. LIPTAK

164 Grand Ridge Road

Howard, Ohio 43028

DOB: 11/14/1992

Plaintiff,

vs.

CHRISTOPHER LIPTAK

DOB: 01/31/1991,

Defendant,

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

TAKE NOTICE: Christopher Liptak whose last known address was 700 Melvin Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 and whose present address cannot be ascertained, will take notice that Lacey N. Liptak, Plaintiff, has filed a Complaint against him in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, Case Number 20DC05-0101.

Further take notice, the Answer date will be DECEMBER 9, 2020.

Christy Milligan Station

Clerk of Courts

Knox County Court of

Common Pleas

117 East High Street, Suite 201 Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

JOHN S. DILTS, (#0040883)

Attorney for Lacey N. Liptak

28 South Park Street

Mansfield, Ohio 44902

(419) 525-0777 Telephone

(419) 525-0150 Facsimile

September 30, 2020 & October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020 & November 4 & 11, 2020

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Happy 50th Anniversary to

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Special Notices

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c/o the Mount Vernon News,

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Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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- Extra large adjoining shed for

storage

- City water

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Corner parcel lot with asphalt parking. Electric is accessible, $300 a month.

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Investigate before you invest. Call the Ohio Division of Securities BEFORE purchasing an investment. Call the Division's Investor Protection Hotline at 800-788-1194 to learn if the investment is properly registered and if the seller is properly licensed.

This notice is a public service of the Mount Vernon News.

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SUBWAY of Mount Vernon

and Centerburg is

NOW HIRING ALL SHIFTS.

Please complete an application by visiting www.subway.com, click on "CAREERS" and then LOCAL RESTAURANT JOBS, select UNITED STATES and finally click on APPLY NOW. Use the 43050 or 43011 zip code to apply at any of our locations. No calls please.

Knox County Park District (O.R.C. 1545) is accepting resumes for a part-time (no benefits but PERS) for an Operations Manager. Position maintains Park District parks, trails, bike trails and river accesses. Work requires mowers, chainsaws, hand and power tools, trash removal and more. This job is physically demanding and requires work outdoors in all weather conditions. Must have valid Ohio Driver license and clean record, submit to a background check, drug screening and medical physical. HS diploma or GED required, 6 months related experience preferred, and agree to complete a pesticide applicators license within one year of employment. Send resumes to: Knox County Park District, OM Position, PO Box 509, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Deadline must be postmarked by October 16, 2020. NO WALK-IN APPLICANTS OR PHONE CALLS.

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The Administrative Specialist performs detail-oriented administrative functions and support to the Foundation. The successful candidate will demonstrate exemplary interpersonal and organizational skills. Furthermore, they will demonstrate excellent follow-through, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, flexibility and discretion with sensitive information. A high degree of professionalism is also required.

For more information visit:

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Let Mancan scare up a

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Join us after-hours on Wednesday, October 21st, 5-8pm.

Positions available on

all 3 shifts!

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ID required

314 S Main St, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 • 740-393-6000

Now Hiring for the

following position:

• PM Line Cook

Apply in person at:

116 S. Main Street

740-392-3076

Kenyon College seeks applicants for the position of Microbiology Research Assistant. Only online applications will be accepted. For job posting and to apply electronically please visit:

https://careers.kenyon.edu/cw/

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research-associate

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is seeking the following positions for its Facilities and Campus Safety Departments: MEP Coordinator, Administrative Assistant and Motor Pool Coordinator, Lead Housekeeper, Part-Time Housekeeper, Part- Time Safety Officer, On-Call Safety Officer and On-Call Bus Driver. See http://www.mvnu.edu/jobs and click on Staff Openings for more details.

Now Hiring: Full-time Lube Tech Position and Car Wash

Apply in person at:

Star-Brite Car Wash

& Lube Center

1020 Coshocton Ave

Howard Street Garage is looking for after hour and weekend wrecker operators. 40% commission paid. Must live in the Mount Vernon area, be able to pass drug and background check, and have a clean driving record. No CDL required. On the job training provided. stop by and fill out an application at:

Howard Street Garage

660 Howard Street.

Registered Nurse Needed

Registered Nurse needed to provide agency nursing delegation. The delegated nurse is responsible for transferring the responsibility of selected nursing tasks/ or medication administration to developmental disabilities personnel.

Candidate must possess a current valid license in good standing with the Ohio Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse. Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.

Please send resumes to

Drawer # 99610,

c/o the Mount Vernon News,

P.O. Box 791,

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

ESTEP EXPRESS, INC.

$4000

SIGN-ON BONUS!

LOCAL & OTR DRIVERS NEEDED!

• Home Every Weekend

• Paid Holidays & Health Insur

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• CDL, 2 Years Experience

Pulling 53 ft. Vans and Good

MVR Required

Estep Express Inc.

1291 Bowman St.

Mansfield, OH

419-747-6888 OR

800-355-1526

New Hope Industries is seeking a RN for an oversight position.

For more details please contact Melissa Oxenford at

m_oxenford@newhopeind.com or at 740-397-4601.

American Veneer Edgebanding Company, Inc. in Heath, Ohio

Is seeking a National Sales Manager to oversee and increase our market shares within the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Responsibilities: Oversee and coordinate with local sales team and independent field representatives. Analyze sales statistics to identify areas of improvement, development of market strategies and sales concepts, build and form new partnerships with current and potential new customers. Willing to travel, Occasional nights and weekends.

Qualification: Previous experience in sales (5+ years) Proven Successes, Customer service, Computer literacy, Strong leadership qualities, clean driving record. Have passport or willing to Acquire

$50,000 to $60,000 base pay, commission, car, health insurance, paid holiday and paid vacation.

Please send resume: Andrew.lenkei@avec-usa.com

Or mail hard copy to Andrew Lenkei 1700 James Parkway, Heath Ohio 43056

Howard Street Garage is hiring a full time automotive painter. We spray PPG products in a heated downdraft booth. Experienced based pay, paid holidays, vacation, life insurance, simple IRA with company match. Apply in person at:

Howard Street Garage

660 Howard Street

The Mount Vernon News is looking to fill a reporter position. Journalism or writing background is preferred as well as excellent communication, time management and organizational skills. The ability to generate fresh content ideas by creating strong relationships in the community is a valued attribute.

The successful candidate will be available with a flexible schedule that will include assignments on nights and weekends.

Send writing samples to hr@mountvernonnews.com or by mail to Mount Vernon News, P.O. Box 791, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Resumes and samples can

also be dropped off at 18 East Vine Street, Mount Vernon.

No phone calls, please.

Interviews will begin immediately for qualified applicants.

Looking for a Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information, call the Federal Trade Commission, toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit www.ftc.gov.

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and the Mount Vernon News.

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Do you like to care for

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• GED/High School

Diploma

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PTO after 6 months

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Concepts In

Community

Living Inc.

710 South Main St Suite D

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

740-392-2211 ext 8

Miscellaneous Services

BOB WILSON & SON

HANDYMAN • EXCAVATING

23 years experience

• Repair/replace pressure

tanks, plumbing, well pumps

• Install new septic systems,

all sorts of repairs, replace

distribution boxes with new

plastic ones

• Backyard cleanup & hauling

(No extra charge for TIRES)

• Removal or demolition of

old buildings

• Repair existing buildings

• Removal of old fence/brush

• Downspout drains, water,

electric lines

• We install sump pump pits

and pumps

• Repair plumbing & electrical

• Repair wet basements,

cracked or damaged walls

• Concrete work, block repair,

footers, driveways, retaining

walls, culverts, wet area

drainage, raised flower beds

• Clean topsoil, fill dirt, gravel

• Compost & Horse Manure

for gardening

• Yard leveling and seeding

• Dump truck, Bobcat /

Backhoe services

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• Driveway Grading & Repair

• Limestone/Gravel Hauling

• Smaller trucks - perfect for

residential driveways

Own all equipment. Guaranteed work, bonded & insured. Free estimate 740-398-1806 or 740-397-0227

Wanted To Buy/Trade

TOP PRICES PAID!

for your Junk Cars, Trucks and Vans. FREE Pick up...

Call 740-501-3835

or 740-501-5380

KNOX COIN EXCHANGE

ALWAYS BUYING

Coins & Currency, Jewelry,

Antiques & Collectibles

Mon.-Sat.: 10-4, or by Appt.

740-627-1524

Miscellaneous For Sale

Dining room table and 4 chairs. Call 740-397-1412.

FOR SALE:

VERY LARGE SAFE, $125.

CALL 740-817-0100.

Asphalt Millings For Sale

Call Smith Trucking

740-627-0587

Celestron HD Edge Optics, complete photography setup. Many extras, $3,200 or best offer. Call 775-997-8999

Garage Sales

10/17 • 9am-5pm

6385 Martinsburg Road,

Mount Vernon

John Deere collectable signs, housewares, some ladies Harley Davidson apparel, some ladies jewelry, some blankets & miscellaneous. Everything in excellent condition.

Friday, 10/16 • 9am-3pm

Saturday, 10/17 • 9am-3pm

17700 Waterford Rd,

Fredericktown

Fall women's casual & business clothes (size 6-18), men's professional & casual clothes (sizes M-XXL), men's pants (40-42, length 30), winter coats (M-XXL), housewares, corner entertainment TV stand, DVDs & VCR tapes, holiday decorations, party light, some craft items & books, antique cherry secretary, something for everyone. Priced to move!

Multi Family Sale

October 16 and 17

Friday 9 am • 4pm

Saturday 9 am • 2 pm

14135 North Liberty Road

October 24, 7:00 till dark

20384 Waterford Road,

Fredericktown

Guns, clocks, lots of hand tools, sausage stuffer, sides log chains, compound bow, lots of National Geographic, brush mower, and miscellaneous.

MOVING SALE

EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Friday, 10/16 • 9am-5pm

Saturday, 10/17 • 9am-6pm

22 Miami Ave, Fredericktown

Phone: 740-398-5523

Oak dining room table & 4 chairs, cedar chest, antique marble top wash stand, 2 old school desks, roll top desk, 3-piece bedroom suite, oak ice box, stereo, washer & dryer, 4 tires, 2 pressure washers, lawn mower, leaf blower, exercise bike, tread mill, hide-a-bed, wood working tools, lawn tools, 5 ft & 8 ft ladder, lots of tools.

Multi-family Garage Sale

1330 New Gambier Road

Thursday - Saturday,

October 15-17 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Household items, collectibles, golf, childrens toys.

Multi-Family Yard Sale

205 Walnut Street,

Mount Vernon

October 16 & 17 • 9am-5pm

521 Highland Hills Dive,

Howard

October 16 and 17

9am to 6pm

Furniture and home decor, Life magazines from the 40's and 50's. Barbie dolls, sports and camping equipment, Rainbow sweeper.

Household Goods

Vintage 1970's hutch, dining table and 4 chairs. $450. Call 614-519-3399 after 6 p.m.

Musical Instruments

LEARN GUITAR. PIANO

TUNING AVAILABLE.

CALL 740-694-5164

Appliances

Senitt's Appliance

Service, LLC

636 N. Sandusky St.

Mount Vernon

Statistics show that more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers and 92% were caused by

blocked dryer vents!

WE NOW OFFER DRYER DUCT CLEANING SERVICE

CALL TO SCHEDULE

A CLEANING TODAY!

740-397-4545

New chest type freezer, 20.9 cubic ft, commercial duty; $1,050. Call 567-231-6555.

Firewood/Coal, etc.

Seasoned Firewood: $75 for half cord, delivered; $150 for full cord, delivered.

Call 740-398-4609.

Pets/Pet Supplies

We carry Wholesomes All Natural Dog Food made by Midwestern Pet Foods. NO corn, wheat or soybeans are used in these pet foods. All are made in the USA. We carry a Fish/Rice, Chicken/Rice, and a Lamb/Rice formula. Midwestern Pet Foods has never had a product recall since being in business in 1926. Only the highest quality ingredients are used in the manufacturing process. Includes Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids to promote good skin and hair coat. 100% completely balanced with additional vitamins and minerals.

Open Monday-Saturday

7:00 AM -7:00 PM,

Closed Sundays.

Southside Outdoorwear

8000 Ridge Rd,

Fredericktown, OH 43019

We have The Pride Dog Food in stock. In business over 30 years, The Pride Dog Food is second to none. We keep 5 different formulas in stock. The Pride Dog Food is very affordable. This food will fit the budget and still has the nutrition to fill your pet's needs.

Open Monday-Saturday

7:00 AM -7:00 PM,

Closed Sundays.

Southside Outdoorwear

8000 Ridge Rd,

Fredericktown, OH 43019

Lawn and Garden

HOLMES RENTAL

& SALES INC

9105 Columbus Rd.

RT 3 & 36 West

At City Limits Harcourt Road

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

740-397-7368

website:

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INSTANT CASH SALES

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Financing Available With

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Volt Hand Held Blowers Starting At Just $199.00 Plus Tax!

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Sales Run Through 10/30/2020

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NEW YANMAR UTV

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Financing Available Up To 84 Months. With Approved Credit

New 60'' 72''& 84''

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3 Point Tillers In Stock

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New 5' Rotary Cutters In Stock,

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Seeders In Stock For Fall

Rental Units and Units

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Call Or Stop In For

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1-740-397-7368

JUST IN

Used 3 Point Rear Blades

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Used 5' Rotary Cutter,

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Used 3 Point Carry All.

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Snoway 26R Hyd Wing Plow,

Down Pressure, Wireless Cont.

Used 1 Season, Fits 1/2 Ton Units, Sale Price is $4,995.00 Plus Tax

2017 Cub Cadet ST 54

24 Hp Kohler, 54'' Fab Deck,

1 Local Owner, 115 Hours,

Going Through Shop, VGC,

Sale Price $1,599.99 Plus Tax

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2015 Toro SS5000 ZTR,

24 Hp Kohler, 50'' Deck,

140 Hours, 1 Local Owner,

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Gravely PM 152 ZTR,

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52'' Fab Deck, Local Owner,

Sale Price is Just $1,995.00 Plus Tax

JUST IN

Cub Cadet RZTS 54 ZTR,

23 Hp Kawasaki, 54'' Deck,

225 Hours, GC, Local Owner,

Sale Price $1,995.00 Plus Tax

JUST IN

2015 Toro MX 4800 ZTR,

21 Hp Kohler, 48'' Fab Deck,

Suspension Seat, Excellent,

215 1 Local Homeowner

Sale Price Is $3,295.00 Plus Tax

JUST IN

2014 Toro ZX 6000 ZTR,

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Yanmar YM240 D Tractor,

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Local Owner $3,995.00 Plus Tax

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Kubota B7300 TLD, HST,

LA 274 Kubota Loader,

RCK60-24B 60'' Deck

803 Hours, 1 Owner Unit,

Sale Price Is $9,995.00 Plus Tax

JUST IN

2019 Yanmar SA324BT-LD

24 Hp Diesel Engine,

YL210 Quick Tach Loader

M60 Drive Over Deck,

1 Owner, Excellent Condition,

99.5 Hours, Local Owner,

Balance Of Factory Warranty.

Sale Price Just $16,495.00

Plus Tax, Financing At 4.24% For 84 Months, Available With Approved Credit.

JUST IN

2019 Yanmar SA324BT-LD,

24 Hp Yanmar Diesel Engine,

YL 210 Quick Tach Loader.

M60 Fab Drive Over Deck,

110 Hours, 1 Local Owner,

Balance Of Factory Warranty,

Finance Available at 4.24%

For Up To 84 Months With

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Sale Price Is Just $16,495.00 Plus Tax

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WE RENT EQUIPMENT!

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Give us a Call...

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740-397-7368 • or stop by at

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Rt 3 & 36 West at City Limits

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Food Products

Red Potatoes

740-745-5644

Coad Homestead Farms

9987 Mount Vernon Road

Saint Louisville

Open Wednesday -Saturday

10am-6pm

FARMER'S ORCHARD

~Newcastle~

off St. Rt. 36 at County Line

New Hours!

8am-5pm

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NOW AVAILABLE

GALA, CORTLAND

JONAGOLD

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

JONATHON AND MORE!

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Local Raw Honey

Maple Syrup, Jams,

Jellies, Canning Supplies, Homemade Noodles and More

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50 LB BAG OF PA TOES

NOW AVAILABLE

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SELECTION OF LIZZIE MAE'S BIRDSEED

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ALOE VERA PRODUCTS

APPLE HILL ORCHARD

Pick Your Own Apples:

Gala, Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold,

Fresh Pressed Cider,

Fresh Apple Donuts

Tue - Sat 9 to 5

Sun noon to 5

16780 Fred.-Amity Rd.

740-694-7688

Guns

Mansfield Gun Show

October 17 • 9am-4pm

October 18 • 9am-3pm

At-Risk Population:

October 18 • 9am-10am

Admission: $6

Richland County Fair Grounds

Under 18 Must Be With Adult

Face Masks Required

330-268-9386

Horses/Boarding

Horse and cattle manure hauling. Bobcat, backhoe, dump truck service. Also, cattle and horse burial. Reasonable rates. Call 740-397-0227.

Cemetery Lots

Cemetery spaces in private cemetery Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, located in the Last Supper section, lots 43D, spaces 3 & 4. Selling for $1,100 each. $95 transfer fee paid to cemetery, paid by buyer. Call 614-377-0550.

Cemetery lot and Vault in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, $1,700. Call or text 740-572-2963.

Homes For Sale

Fredericktown Amity Rd, 2 miles out. Size: 4.213 acres, 250 ft in front, 229 ft in back, 750 ft right side, 849 ft left side. All is flat, nice to build a new home on.

Schlabach Builders, LTD is the Only Builder.

Calls Only: 740-501-5841.

New! 2 lots on Bishop Road. Flat, 200x600, 2.755 acres, 1 is 2.75 acres. Will build to suit only.

Schlabach Builders, LTD. Call 740-501-5841.

APPLE VALLEY LOTS:

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Lot 78, on Manor Circle,

next to Golf Course.

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Lot 87, on Manor Circle, next to Golf Course

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Lot 227, on King Road.

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On All Lots:

Schlabach Builders, LTD

Will Build to Suit Only.

740-501-5841.

Vacant lots left in

Lakeside Drive,

Fredericktown!

Natural Gas, Sewer,

& Water. $30,000 each.

Will Build to Suit Only.

Schlabach Builders, LTD

740-501-5841.

Schlabach

Builders, LTD

Apple Valley Lots

Will Build to Suit Only

Fredericktown

Will Build to Suit Only

740-501-5841

Manufactured Homes/Sale

Westgate (a 55 and Older Community)

Only 1 lot left for a 14' x 70' home!

Call for details, 614-620-4321.

Real Estate Wanted

Wanted to Buy: Buildable 2-10 acres of flat land in Knox County.

Schlabach Builders, LTD

Call 740-501-5841.

Storage Space

COLD STORAGE

Nov. 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021

• Boats • Trailers • Jet Skis

• RVs

• 5th Wheels • Farm Machinery

• Mowers • Patio Furniture

Call 740-694-9572, leave

message for prompt response.

Storage Space Available, 9,000 enclosed and 4,000 under overhang (square feet). $2,300 per month for all of the space. Call: 740-393-0880

A+ Autobrokers Storage

310 W. Vine Street

740-393-0366

5x10 - $50.00

10x10 - $60.00

10x15 - $70.00

Storage Units Available

in Danville

5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20

and 10x30

BUCKEYE STORAGE

dba: Star-Brite Storage

740-599-6255

Homes For Rent

Available In November

Quiet country setting for this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex located 7 miles south of MVNU. Appliances, water & sewer included, washer/dryer hookup. Central heat/AC. NO smoking, No pets, NO Metro. $750/monthly rent, security deposit required. Show by appointment only.

Call 740-791-4008

3 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, garage, single floor. $650/month + deposit. Call 740-397-4756.

Country house near Danville, 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bathrooms, appliances furnished, trash removal paid. No Smoking. No Pets. Ideal for seniors.

$875 per month, $875 deposit.

Call 740-501-5996.

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Manufactured Homes For Re

2 bedroom 1 bath, Orchard Trailer Park, rent to own, all gas heat, washer/dryer, all appliances, $625/month + $625 deposit. Call 740-398-3733.

Apartments For Rent

1 bedroom apartment (down) in the country near Danville. Refrigerator & stove furnished, washer/dryer hookups, water & trash removal paid. $450/month + $450 deposit. References required. No smoking, no pets. 740-501-5996.

Fully remolded, upstairs 2 bedroom apartment. Wood floors, huge living room, granite counter tops, near bike trail. Private entrance. Washer/dryer on site, heat, water, trash and appliances included. $695 per month. First/last month and security required. Call 740-405-0149.

Maintenance - Seeking Retired couple to live on site at Senior Citizen Apartment Complex.

Work 25 hours per week in exchange for a 2-bedroom apartment and utilities. Perfect for someone who is receiving a pension. Must have skills in plumbing and electrical repairs, carpentry, painting, lawn maintenance as well as janiitorial duties. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prefer someone who can work 5 hours a day - 8:00am - 1:00pm.

Mail Resume to The Beech Tree Apartments, 1365 Yauger Rd, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 Or Fax to 740-397-5187 Or, Call for an appointment to pick up an application.

115 William St, Cardington. 2 bedroom, stove & refrigerator furnished, trash & security lights furnished. NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. Call 740-972-0052 cell or 419-864-5810 home.

Sleeping Rooms

SLEEPING ROOMS

~CLEAN & QUIET~

•Basically Furnished

•All Utilities Paid

•Convenient Location

to the Square in Mount Vernon

•Monthly Lease

•Easy Rent Payments

•$325-$390 per month

•$100 / deposit

•Minimum 1 months stay

downhomerentals.com

Call: 740-427-2800 ext. 102

Room For Rent

Private bathroom, full kitchen privileges, prefer non-drinker, no smoking per lease, wired for cable. $400 per month. If interested please call 740-485-5469

Commercial Rent/Lease

Mount Vernon city limits, just steps from Harcourt Road, 64'x 50' concrete & steel building with large overhead door, high ceiling, electric service. $1,000 per month, gross lease, you pay no taxes or insurance. Call 614-620-4321.

ONE ROOM OFFICE SUITE

With common area waiting room, for small business, close to downtown, all utilities paid INCLUDING HIGH SPEED INTERNET. $450/month, 401 West High St. Suite 10 Mount Vernon, Ohio. See pictures at

downhomerentals.com

Contact Eli at 740-427-2800 ext 101

Off/Road Recreational

I repair all makes and models of ATVs, Dirt Bikes,

Motorcycles, UTVs

& Side-by-Sides,

Cylinder Boring, Crank Shaft

and Engine Rebuilding.

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm

Sat.: by appointment only!

~30 years experience~

Call Dan Butts...

740-398-3595

Motorcycles

TIGER VALLEY CYCLE

Owner: Jim Butts

Service and Repair

ATV • UTV • Motorcycle

Dirt Bikes • Golf Carts

Snow Plow and Winch Sales and Installation • Tire Changes and Balance • Engine and Transmission Rebuilding

Free Pick-up & Delivery

Call: 740-398-1750

2001 Harley Davidson Heritage Classic with many upgrades, $8,000 or best offer. Call 775-997-8999

Cars For Sale

Wanted Muscle/Classic Car or truck private cash buyer easy/polite transaction. Call 330-234-4329

2006 Buick Lucerne

Fully loaded, very good condition with like new tires, new brake pads, rotors, and brake lines. 92K miles, one owner. $3600. Call 740-791-4008.

$$ CASH PAID $$

For your junk or unwanted cars, trucks, vans. Call anytime at 740-501-5380 or 740-501-3835.

Trucks/Vans SUVs

For Sale: 2000 Jeep Cherokee. $1,800 or best offer. Aluminum Truck Cap, $500 or best offer. Call 740-507-2599.

Miscellaneous Farm

IH pull sickle $650. John Deere and new Holland hopper wagons $795 each. Flat wagon $550. John.. Deere wheel disc $595 IH, PTO spreader $1700. MF 85 Diesel not running $1050. Call 740-759-0877

Tired of farming around the old fence rows? We will...

• TEAR OUT & HAUL AWAY fence, briars & old fence posts!

• Repair or install new field tile and provide all labor/materials.

• Install culverts and clean out creeks!

• Cattle & horse burial

Guaranteed work, bonded

& insured. 740-397-0227

HAY FOR SALE

5 x 4 round bales, clover, grass, alfalfa mix, stored inside. $50. 2nd cut stored outside, $35. Text or call

740-501-2260

Livestock

FEEDER CALVES

-weaned and ready to go-

Granny Creek Farms

614-332-0746

All Around Handyman

Glen's Handyman Service

Carpentry • Electrical

• Plumbing • Doors • Windows

Drywall & Plaster Repair

30 Years Experience

Free Estimates, 740-397-2883

Cell: 614-402-1809

Barns-Pole Buildings

HOSTETLER

CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC

•Post-framed Buildings

•Garages and Barns

Call 740-427-2710

Miller Brother's Construction

Specializing in....

Post Frame Buildings

Free Estimates & Insured

Call 740-668-2276

Authorized Perma-Column dealer

Carpet Cleaning

B-White Carpet Cleaning

• Dry-Chem Method

No soggy carpets

or soapy buildup

SPECIAL! - 3 areas $99.99

Call 740-393-3444

Concrete

Mark Eichner

Custom Concrete, LLC

33 years experience

Free Estimates • 740-398-1115

Construction

Countryside Services LLC

Bobcat services • Driveways

Patios • Decks • Pole Barns

Removal of downed trees

Handyman Services &

General Construction

Call 740-404-7841

Miller Construction

• New Homes • Roofing

•Remodeling •Additions •Siding

• Pole Barns • Garages

Call driver at 740-507-8855.

Litton Enterprises

Remodeling, Carpentry, Building, Siding, Soffet, Facia, Gutters, Repairs, Flooring, Ceramic and Tile, Decks and Windows. Call for Free Estimates: 740-397-1976

STRUCTURE LIFTING

Lifting barns or houses...

Free estimates! 740-507-0140

Drywall/Plastering

Hershberger's

Home Improvement

• Drywall Finishing • Painting

• Plaster Repair • Roofing

Call 740-507-2048.

Equipment Rental

OHIO RENTAL

200 Columbus Rd.

Mount Vernon

740-397-2783 "Let's Talk Dirt"

www.ohiorentalequipment.com

Excavating

PRODUCTIVE EXCAVATING

•Trackhoe •Dozing

•Septics •Ponds

Compaction Available

~Bonded & Insured~

Call 740-427-2094

Shadley Valley Excavating

Dozer, Skid Loader,

and Trackhoe

Trucking & Hauling Available

Free Estimates

740-599-7114 • 740-398-6953

Total Turf & Dirt

Trachoe • Dozer • Skid Steer

• Building Pads

• Foundations

• Culvert Installation

• Tiling

• Retaining Walls

• Fence Row Removal

• Septic Systems Installed/

Repaired

All Your Dirt Needs!

FREE ESTIMATES

Darren • 740-507-3997

EDSEL'S EXCAVATING

Backhoe, Dozer, Skidloader

& Trachoe work

Trucking of all kinds

Free Estimates

Call 740-599-7437

Gutters

All Phase...

SEAMLESS GUTTERS

When you want it done right the first time!

• 5" & 6" • 1/2 Round • Copper • Drainage Tile • Snow & Ice Stops • Toppers • Screens

• Cleaning & Repairs

FREE Estimates!

740-397-4299

Hauling

• Haul-away • Move

or • Clean-up Anything!

Call 740-507-8965

Heating & Air Conditionin

RCI MECHANICAL INC.

Brian Stafford

Plumbing Inc.

 • Service

 • Tune-Up

 • Inspection

 • Installation

 • Fully Insured

 • Free Estimates

Call 740-398-0010

Home Improvement

Best Home Improvements

Knox County's premier

Home Improvement

company since 1978

• Window / door replacement

• Siding / roof replacement

• Decks, patios & porches

• Kitchen & bath renovations

• Power washing & painting

• Room additions & electrical

• Total home renovations

Call 740-392-2614

www.werbest.com

Landscaping

Total Turf & Dirt

• Mulch • Mowing • Landscaping • Fertilization • Aeration

Call for a Free Estimate

Darren • 740-507-3997

Lawn Service

MOUNT VERNON OHIO LAWN CARE & MOWING

SERVING KNOX COUNTY

FOR 25+ YEARS

Mow - Trim - Fertilize - Aerate - Seed Lawns - Roll - Weed & Feed - Grub Treatmeant - Leaf Cleanup - Tilling

Free Estimates! Fair Prices!

CALL 740-358-2216

Farm & Field Services

Bush Hogging, Trail, & Property Maitenance Services

Free Estimates! 740-627-6496.

Miscellaneous Services

ANY ODD JOB!

Window Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning, Hauling

Chimney & Awning Cleaning.

4 bedroom, 2 bath house,

$2,400/month + $2,400 deposit

740-507-5745

Painting

GAP Painting

Interior/Exterior Painting

Staining & Power Washing

Call Andy 740-393-7523.

SHOEMAKER PAINTING & POWER WASHING

•Interior •Exterior

•Painting •Staining

Powerwashing

Houses, Decks, Fences

and Concrete Driveways

Quality Work - 20+ years

Experience - Free Estimates Fully Insured

Jay Shoemaker 740-501-7563

Power Washing

BUCKETS & LADDERS

-Exterior Cleaning-

Pressure Washing

Soft Wash House Cleaning

Sidewalk/driveway cleaning

10% Senior Citizen Discount

740-392-9011

Roofing

ROOFING AND

ROOF REPAIRS

Hershberger's Home Improvement. Call for Free Estimate 740-507-2048.

Best Home Improvements

Knox County's Premier

Roofing Specialist Company

since 1978

Call 740-392-2614

www.werbest.com

Tree Service

SKYLINE TREE SERVICE

All types of tree trimming and removal. Call for free consultation 740-599-0099.

MOHICAN TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Topping, Removals

Clean-up, Storm Damage

740-501-6894

A & D Tree Service

For all your tree service needs

Stump grinding, take down, trimming, cutting, crane work, Free Estimates

330-440-3765

Window Cleaning

BUCKETS & LADDERS

WIndow Cleaning

Call 740-392-9011

Elections 2020: Meet Georgia Rep. 49th District Candidates - Alpharetta, GA Patch

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 07:45 AM PDT

ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA — In addition to voting for president and vice president of the United States in the Nov. 3 general election, voters in North Fulton, will choose other candidates to represent them, including the seat for the Georgia Representative 49th District.

Incumbent Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr. will be running against Jason Hayes to represent District 49, which encompasses Alpharetta, Roswell, and Johns Creek.

As part of its coverage of the 2020 election, Patch has invited the candidates in contested races to participate in our election profile series. We will continue to update the profiles with links to responses to our questionnaire.

Candidates

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: 59

Party Affiliation:

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: Republican

Jason Hayes: Democrat

Family:

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: Johnna Martin, retired Fulton County Schools; sons, Miles, Lance (Mary Beth) & 3 grandchildren

Jason Hayes: Son of Gladys Hayes (retired nurse) and James Hayes (deceased, Navy Veteran)

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: No

Jason Hayes: No

Education

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: BBA - University of Georgia

Jason Hayes: Bachelor of Science- Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1999

Medical Doctorate- Meharry Medical College, 2004
Masters of Science in Public Health-Meharry Medical College, 2004
Physician Executive Masters of Business Administration- University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business, 2016

Occupation

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: Director, Ryan, LLC

Jason Hayes: Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician- 16 years

Small Business Owner- 3 years

Campaign website

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: www.MartinforGeorgia.com

Jason Hayes: www.jasonhayesforga.com

Previous or Current Elected or Appointed Office

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: State Representative, House District 49

Jason Hayes: None

The single most pressing issue facing our community, and this is what I intend to do about it.

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: In normal times, the biggest challenge that our community is facing is our success fueled growth and the pressure that it places on our quality of life in the areas of transportation, taxes, and home ownership. We must create local transportation solutions, focused on mobility, that connect to the regional express road lanes and express bus options currently on the way up the GA-400 corridor. We must keep taxes low so that families can thrive and be upwardly mobile and apply the floating homestead exemptions that help families keep their homes.

This year the most pressing matter is responding to and defeating COVID-19 while helping constituents keep safe, find the services they need and restart their lives and businesses. I have supported, and will continue to do so, constituents directly and during the legislative and appropriations process. We will beat this if we work together

Jason Hayes: The single most pressing issue facing our district is healthcare. People are very concerned about Covid-19 and how it will impact our district, state and country moving forward. What compounds the issue is that many people have lost their jobs and/or living pay check to pay check. With this being said, many individuals have to make a decisions about their healthcare and cannot afford the Cobra and/or healthcare premiums. As a physician and former public health doctor, I am advocating for Georgia Medicaid Expansion which will make healthcare affordable for 400-500 thousand Georgians. Second, matching federal funds will ensure our local hospitals in North Fulton, safety net hospitals and rural hospitals in Georgia will stay open. Next, I advocate for more physicians and mid-levels to become credentialed with Georgia Medicaid. As a current Georgia Medicaid doctor, I understand how the program works. Thus, we must incentivize smaller practices and safety net organizations with tax breaks and higher reimbursement rates to accept Georgia Medicaid patients. Finally, I will leverage my experience as a former National Health Service Corp Public Health Doctor and Administrator to advocate for the development of community health centers in medical underserved areas of Georgia. This will allow community leadership to be involved in the development of these facilities including the recruitment and retention of physicians, mid-levels, nurses and administrators. All of these healthcare workers will be dedicated to improving the healthcare of all Georgians.

Do you support Black Lives Matter and what are your thoughts on the demonstrations held since the death of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: I believe the lives of all black people matter and support the message the lives of all black people matter.

Peaceful rallies, marches, and demonstrations in support of ideas and issues serve to bring positive focus. When those events are co-opted and damage is done to private or public property – that is not OK, violence is not Ok.
I have and always will support equality for all people and am proud to have supported and voted for the "Hate Crimes" law this past session. I am proud our communities have been given an "A" rating for ethnic and economic diversity and will always work for equality for all people

Jason Hayes: First, I support diversity in all areas of society. It is unfortunate that these racial issues are continuing to occur with minorities especially Black People. As a Black person, I believe that organizations like Black Lives Matter are needed but we cannot allow outside forces to dilute the message: All Lives Cannot Matter Unless Black Lives Matter. This is nothing against Blue Lives, White Lives, Brown Lives or any Life. The call to action is that we must make fairness and equality a reality for everyone. This includes removing racial bias in society especially the workplace, school systems, banking, housing, politics, the economy, the environment, the judicial system and law enforcement. People have to be willing to look at their own attitudes and behaviors in order to make this society acceptable for all people.

What are your thoughts on the campaign to "defund" the police?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: Defunding the police is not the answer.

I support public safety and the public safety officers that protect us. I also support funding them so they can have the training and resources available to interact with and protect all equally.
Alpharetta and Johns Creek are known for their community policing policies and residents are positive about the departments and I am grateful to the professionals that keep us safe, including all first responders.
A "defunding" will likely have the opposite effect with reduced funds for the training and programs needed to implement and improve community policing options

Jason Hayes: I do not like the term "defund the police". It is grossly misleading. The proper term should be "reform the police". We need the police. Any person who says otherwise are not thinking about the best interest of society. Also, I would like to change the name from "police officers" to "peace officers". At the end of the day, we need officers to "maintain the peace" and not police. From a policy standpoint, I would push for several changes. First, I would push for the immediate removal of white supremacist who are not for protecting and serving the American people. Second, being a police (peace) officer is a hard job. We must increase pay and benefits for law enforcement. This should include access to primary care doctors and mental health therapist to ensure officers are fit physically, emotionally and psychologically to handle the rigors of the job. Next, we must make education a priority for our officers. This includes making an associates degree a minimal to be in the police (peace) academy and include an additional year and half residency period out of the academy. Also, I would make cultural competency and de-escalation training a priority. Next, I would push for the addition of mental health specialist to be in law enforcement. This will allow mental health specialist to work with people who are experiencing psychiatric emergencies as opposed to police (peace) officers. Then, I would push for 3rd party administered malpractice insurance so we can keep police (peace) officers accountable. Finally, increasing diversity of the law enforcement and allowing officers to monitor themselves will help to reduce much of the discontent we are facing with law enforcement.

What are your thoughts on the state and national response to the coronavirus pandemic? Do you favor such measures as limiting operation of non-essential businesses or restricting indoor/outdoor dining? And do you favor a nationwide mask mandate?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: Professionals at all levels are making iterative improvements as new data is available to beat this virus and disease and that should be our focus, beating COVID-19. This pandemic is not over, Georgians are still suffering physically, emotionally, and financially so I am focused on actions now and going forward so we can beat COVID-19.

Every business is essential to its owners, employees and customers and any limitations cause loss of value, income, and enjoyment. This pandemic has been and is hard on Georgians; I've worked many hours this summer assisting Georgians that are unemployed, had their business operations restricted and are having trouble getting needed services. A single answer to a dynamic pandemic scenario without a definition of "limiting operations" and "non-essential" is impractical if not impossible; instead, we must focus on the latest data and balance health and the economy. This is not easy and we must work together.
I support safe practices, local rules relating to public events and public health matters, and allowing private business to regulate activity on their property. I do not believe a nationwide mandate to be constitutional, enforceable, or impactful since on the ground dynamics are so different

Jason Hayes: The state and national response has been subpar at best. Public health is as much of a political field as much as a scientific field. Thus, we need political leaders to follow the science. Anything less is a disservice to the American people who depend on leadership to keep them out of harms way. Next, I feel as if businesses need to operate on a level of restriction while keeping patrons safe. If curb side deliver and outdoor options are available, we need to use this. The goal should be to maintain the economy while keeping people safe. As a far as a nationwide mandate, I would rather we use the science to dictate this. In other words, areas of high infection should have a mask mandate. Areas of the county that have improved can relax the mask mandate. But I want the American people to understand this very clearly: a nationwide mandate should be the choice if we have to protect people especially if this is a public health emergency.

What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: I am the only candidate with a record of producing results, reputation for being constructive, and years of local knowledge.

Results
I have produced real results for our community by:
• lowering the tax burden on families, cutting the income tax rate and capping property tax increases with homestead exemptions allowing Georgians to keep more of their money;
• ensuring Johns Creek and Alpharetta are receiving their proper share of local option sales tax to fund operations, parks & recreation, and public safety;
• securing funding for GA 400 lane additions and the upcoming express lanes that will begin construction as soon as design is complete
• obtaining additional security funding at each public school and over $100 million to fight COVID-19
• providing an environment for business to thrive and I am pleased to be recognized and endorsed again this year by the National Federation of Independent Businesses – Georgia for my work;
• listening to and working with residents on issues to improve our quality of life for everyone resulting in Alpharetta and Johns Creek being named, respectively, the #1 and #2, best places to live in Georgia.
Constructive
I have worked with constituents to build consensus in the district and at the Capitol always remembering that my parents taught me to get to know people and work together, to always tell the truth, and to look for ways to get things done—not for reasons to fail.
Local Focus
I have a life-long relationship with the community and my neighbors and always focus on our local issues. National politics is ugly and that isn't me, I work for you. If you want a representative that puts people first, believes our best times are ahead, and builds consensus - I'm Chuck Martin and I ask for your vote

Jason Hayes: The biggest difference between myself and the incumbent is my extensive experience in healthcare. Not only do I work on the front lines as a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician but I have the public health education and training. This will be vital in the fight against Covid-19 and improving healthcare access for all Georgians.

If you are a challenger, in what way has the current board or officeholder failed the community (or district or constituency)?

Jason Hayes: The incumbent is a career politician. Given his extensive political experience in Georgia, you would think that he would have the pulse of Georgia especially in healthcare. At this point, he has not made an impact on the health of Georgians. Second, he accepts funding from private prisons. This is even more difficult considering the recent human rights atrocities suffered by inmates in a private prison here in Georgia. What I am asking North Fulton, the constituents of House District 49, is to look for a "Fresh New Voice for North Fulton". This voice should speak for those who need affordable healthcare, small business owners who are suffering from a break in the economy due to Covid-19, students who want a fair shot at getting a quality education, teachers who want to provide strong instruction to students and all constituents who want an improvement in the transportation issue.

Describe the other issues that define your campaign platform:

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: COVID-19 and the economy

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily, helping constituents obtain the services that they need, keep their families safe, and restart their lives and businesses. As Georgians we must always recognize that COVID-19 is our enemy and not each other.
Education
Our K-12 students and students in our colleges and universities must have access to the tools and training that will prepare them for the "future of work" – as House Higher Education Chairman this is my focus.
Healthcare
Last session, good progress was made with measures that expanded care to low income new mothers, reduced surprise billing, and expanded healthcare options. I will continue to focus on legislation that improves these options for Georgians.

Jason Hayes: Besides healthcare, I want to ensure education is a top priority. Students should never have had funding to the HOPE scholarship eliminated. I want to reverse this immediately as all students should have the opportunity at higher education. Second, teachers need to be in better position to educate students but also they should be compensated appropriately. Next, small business owners need tax breaks and access to emergency funding in the event of an emergency like Covid-19. Finally, we need to improve the traffic issues in our district. This should include continuing to encourage businesses to work from home and increasing more express lanes. Also, we have to look at high speed rail and a 4 day work week.

What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: I am most proud to have put local issues first and people before politics. A great example is the introduction and passage of measures resulting in local taxpayers receiving their long overdue fair share of the Local Option Sales Tax revenue. Since the measures passed over $20 million have been provided to each of the cities of Alpharetta and Johns Creek. This funding has kept taxes lower, provided for the expansion of greenspace and parks, provided for transportation improvements, and allowed for the acquisition of public safety equipment to improve our quality of life.

Additionally, because of our work Alpharetta and Johns Creek have been named, respectively, the #1 and #2, best places to live in Georgia and been have both been given an "A" for ethnic and economic diversity.
I am also proud to have been recognized for my previous and ongoing service by the Association of County Commissioners, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Judicial Council of Georgia, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and with Georgia Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Award and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Award. Working with all these groups is proof positive I can handle the job and work across disciplines and across the aisle for our community.

Jason Hayes: I have an extensive education and experience in healthcare, public health, government and business. Also, I have been in positions of leadership and severed as a community volunteer. (See below.) These experiences have afforded me the opportunity at higher education and servant leadership. Not only do I have the capacity to be the next state representative of Georgia House District 49 but I have the desire to work for people. I am ready for the challenge.

List of Accomplishments:
Former Louisiana Boys State Student Government Participant, Elected Student State Representative, 1994
Former CDC Epidemiology Intern, 2000
Former Congressional Intern - Honorable Jim Cooper - Tennessee 5th Congressional District, 2003
Former National Health Service Corp Public Health Doctor and Administrator (interim medical director), 2007-2011
Former Health Policy Advisor and Subcommittee Chairman, State of Tennessee 2008-2009
Former American College of Physician, Scientific Committee Chairman, 2010
Volunteer with 100 Black Men North Metro and Drake House, 2015 - current
Current Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Small Business Owner - current

If you win this position, what accomplishment would make your term in office as a success?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: No single accomplishment will make this or any term of office a success because the job I'm asking my neighbors to entrust me with is never complete.

I am always working to provide more and better healthcare options, better educational opportunities, a safety net for Georgians that are impacted by COVID-19 due to no fault of their own, a better business climate, and to balance all these priorities while giving taxpayers a good value.
The next term will be a success when we continue to move Georgia forward by making even more progress in areas of healthcare and defeating COVID-19, education including Pre-K, K-12 and colleges, and restarting our economy all while not limiting Georgians freedom – and doing it without increasing taxes.

Jason Hayes: I firmly believe that a campaign's priorities should be the goal to accomplish in any elected position. Thus, a successful term in office should be measured by the following goals: Georgia Medicaid expansion with an increase in healthcare work force, improve funding for the education in particular the HOPE Scholarships and teacher salaries, increase support to small business owners with tax breaks and emergency funding and finally to alleviate the transportation issues in our district.

Why should voters trust you?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: First, I have a record of doing what I said I would do, and more importantly, because this is my home and they aren't just voters they are my neighbors and friends – I will always be true to my neighbors and friends.

Jason Hayes: Why should voters trust me? This is a good question. I made the decision early in life to provide service to mankind which was fortified with my education at Meharry Medical College. Thus, becoming a medical doctor is the ultimate profession for trust. You are entrusted with the personal history of people and must keep patient confidentiality high. Therefore, trust, is a quality that I want to earn from my patients but also my future constituents. And I will look to earn this trust as the next state representative of North Fulton: Georgia House District 49.

Is there any reason you would not serve your full term of office, other than those of health or family?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: No

Jason Hayes: None. I plan to complete the full 2 years of service as a State Representative of Georgia House District 49- North Fulton.

What are your views on fiscal policy, government spending and the use of taxpayer dollars in the office you are seeking?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: It is not the government's money, it is the people's money and the source it not endless. Many first time office seekers make promises as if they have a "blank check" without looking at the "price tag". Promises are easy to make; sustainable solutions require thoughtful consensus.

Georgia's financial condition is strong with a "AAA" bond rating by all rating agencies which is powered by good financial management and Georgians hard work – I will always focus on value for the taxpayer placing emphasis on strategic priorities, education, public health and safety, and the state's infrastructure.

Jason Hayes: Fiscal responsibility is critical to any elected position. As a small business owner and a candidate of a grass-roots campaign, I practice fiscal responsibility daily. Therefore, any decision that I make as a state representative will focus on what is permissible and not permissible from a spending standpoint.

The best advice ever shared with me was:

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: At Milton High School an award is given each year in memory of my father, it reads, "In memory of the man who gave total dedication to the students of Milton High School and the youth of the community, who demanded honesty, integrity, and self-sacrifice from the individual for the betterment of team accomplishments."

My dad inspired me by his action and advised me to be honest, maintain integrity and give of self for the benefit of others, "the team"; I lost him to a heart attack when I was just twenty and he was forty-seven; then and now that advice anchors me in service

Jason Hayes: "You should always bounce ideas off other people". In other words, the perspective of trustworthy people especially the shareholders is critical to decision making.

What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?

Charles "Chuck" Martin Jr.: No matter the length of time you have lived in this community, you live here for reasons. I bet very high on that list is our quality of life, our safe neighborhoods, our strong schools, our parks and recreation amenities, and our overall sense of community and inclusion.

Johns Creek is ranked the #2 best place to raise a family in Georgia behind only its neighbor city Alpharetta which was ranked #1; additionally, Alpharetta and Johns Creek are ranked #2 and #3, respectively, as best places to live in the state.
During my years on the Alpharetta Council, as Alpharetta mayor and now representing you at the Capitol I work to make those rankings possible -- I remain absolutely committed to that and to you.
I am your hometown and local voice and fully committed to our community – I ask for your support and vote to keep a good thing going and getting better

Jason Hayes: I want the constituents of North Fulton- Georgia House District 49 to know that I am a servant leader. I am ready to provide you "a fresh new voice" for a better North Fulton and a better Georgia.

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