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The October 1988 vice-presidential debate, between Senators Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle, produced one of the most famous quotes in American political history. To set the stage, the 41-year old Quayle had been in Congress for 11 years (4 years in the House, and 7 years in the Senate) while B…

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For a second time, 27-year-old Drew Goolsby of Forsyth, son of Forsyth city councilman Greg Goolsby, has been charged with entering a vehicle, according to a Monroe County sheriff’s report.

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A Crawford County jail captain is on administrative leave after he was arrested for being part of a group on 4 wheelers and motorcycles fleeing from Monroe County deputies in Culloden on Sunday.

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Sheriff Brad Freeman said Thanksgiving traffic was worse than usual in Monroe County last week with 33 wrecks on I-75 in the county between Wednesday and Sunday. Those wrecks injured 15 people, said Freeman.

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A Monroe County deputy wrestled with a suspect and had to drag him out of the lanes of I-75 during a traffic stop on a black 2007 Lincoln Town Car on Nov. 25. According to the report, three people were arrested for drugs after deputy Justyn Weaver initiated a stop on the Lincoln that had a c…

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City manager Janice Hall says that yes Forsyth has put up fewer Christmas decorations so far this year, but more are on the way. She said city council has discussed for several years that it needed to replace decorations that have worn out. Many of the decorations that hung from city poles w…

With just five days of early voting leading up to next Tuesday’s Dec. 6 runoff for the U.S. Senate, Monroe County voters lined up around the building this week to cast ballots ahead of the election. Election superintendent Kaye Warren said her office decided to stay open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. every …

The Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Reporter name a Citizen of the Year each January and we’re looking for your nominations. If you know someone who has served well and exemplified citizenship in Monroe County, nominate them for the award. Find the form on the chamber website at w…

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Born in Forsyth and raised in Monroe County, Christina Watkins graduated from Mary Persons in 1996. She then went to Gordon College to study surgery technology. She was unable to finish her studies and now works at Circle K on H.G. Clarke Parkway where she has been for the last two years. Sh…

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A Forsyth man was jailed after attacking his parents during a drug-induced rampage on Nov. 25 around 8:51 a.m. According to the report, the mother of William Andrew Casler, 37, called 911 yelling for help as her son attacked. She was unable to tell dispatchers what was happening or where she was.

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Plans to bring a Family Dollar/Dollar Tree store to High Falls cleared the first hurdle after getting approval from the Monroe County zoning board on Monday. Monroe County commissioners will have the final say on the new store at a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6.

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Santa Claus officially began the 2022 Christmas season Saturday evening by leading a large crowd in a countdown to light the 40’ Christmas tree standing high above the courthouse lawn. Mayor Eric Wilson introduced old Saint Nick after Sandy Watson led a rousing rendition of “Here Comes Santa…

A Monroe County deputy was injured while trying to put a man into the rear of a patrol car on Nov. 15. According to the report, 36-year-old Quaderrius Kevon High was jumping around and yelling from his front porch at 156 Willis Circle when deputy Joshua Warren responded to the home regarding…

The Monroe County sheriff’s office is investigating after a number of auto break-ins in some upscale south Monroe County subdivisions recently. Around 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning, a thief stole a gun, checkbook and loose change out of a vehicle in the Cross Creek subdivision off New Forsyth Road.  

I love Thanksgiving Day, don’t you? Many will enjoy a day off from work and will gather with friends and family to enjoy a wonderful meal. I love Thanksgiving Day, but I find it difficult not to overeat. Maybe this year I can exercise more self-control, and paramedics will not have to use th…

Sam Studstill of Smarr, one of six living World War 2 veterans in Monroe County, was late to Friday’s Veterans Day service because he didn’t realize it had been moved inside to the Monroe County Clubhouse due to rain. When he walked in wearing his original uniform, he was met with a standing…

Great, the election is over. No more political TV commercials, radio spots, text messages or mailers.  Things can get back to normal. Correct? Before we discuss what’s normal, let’s look at what happened last week.

Monroe County this week is mourning the loss of Glover Stuart, the Korean War veteran remembered for the way he served his community decade after decade.

Turtlemashers cut the ribbon on their new office at 36 E. Johnston Street on Friday. Turtlemashers offers gifts, team items and spirit wear. The rapidly growing business is owned by Donald and Keisha Rawls.

After two years of absurd COVID restrictions, budget-busting inflation and a feckless, deteriorating and incompetent president, many Monroe Countians hoped a Red Wave election would wash out the Democrat Party.

Last week, I attended my best friend’s church. At the end of the service, an unusual and beautiful thing happened. Before the pastor dismissed the church, he paused his closing remarks and looked over at a young man who is a member of the praise team. When the pastor nodded his head, the you…

You may be surprised to learn Voodoo is alive and doing well. Voodoo first came to America in French Louisiana brought by slaves from West Africa. They had extensive knowledge of poisons and herbs and brought with them their cultural practices and religion. Their amulets and charms are used …

If you watch the news and particularly TV news CNN, Fox, etc. we, Georgia, have been the leading story. For the next couple of weeks we will be analyzed, predicted and even prognosticated. As a state we have received more publicity, both positive and negative, than I can remember. So, gird y…

Monroe County held its Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11 at the traditional 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The date and time are in honor of the signing of the World War I armistice in 1918, when a program to pay tribute to U.S. veterans began. The program was moved to Mo…

His mother died from heart complications before he was even two years old, leaving him and his two brothers to be raised by his grandmother. Darryl Bradford, 25, a convenience store clerk at Forsyth Shell Station, 295 Harold G. Clarke Pkwy, said the way he was raised has made him strong. He …

The St. James Baptist Church of Forsyth and its pastor, Dr. Antonio Proctor Sr., honored former Forsyth Police Chief Eddie Lee Harris Jr., right, with a Proclamation and a Certificate of Appreciation for his dedicated and outstanding service for 38 years protecting and serving citizens and  …

I know there are many people that are hurting from various trials. Maybe you’ve asked the question: “Why did God allow this to happen?” or “Why do bad things happen to good people?” or “What did I do to deserve this?” 

Retired Monroe County teacher Barbara Dye and her husband Mark took their Reporter with them on a recent trip to the Panama Canal. Above, Barbara rides a boat through the narrow canal with her favorite hometown newspaper. Take your Reporter on your next trip and email a photo to news@mymcr.net.