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More than 800 friends and family enjoyed a pancake supper and bid on silent auction items to raise over $20,000 for the family of Hatcher Davis on Saturday at Forsyth UMC. “It overwhelms me,” said Hatcher’s mom, Pam Davis. “I can’t begin to thank everyone that helped in front and behind the …

A former Monroe County deputy has been banned from the county and from law enforcement jobs after admitting to asking a DUI suspect for sexual favors to have her charges dropped last summer.

A Florida couple was hospitalized with minor injuries after their blue truck sustained major damage on Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. on I-75 south just north of the split with I-475. Monroe County deputy Peyton Henderson said a GMC driven by Tennessee Westwood, 71, of Missouri, was trying to re-…

New secretary of state Brad Raffensperger has his first chance to live up to his promise to resolve the ancient Monroe-Bibb line dispute after the Georgia Supreme Court issued yet another ruling in the case on Aug. 5.

The award-winning Mary Persons Chorus will present its annual Fall Concert at the beautiful, spacious Monroe County Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30--a full concert before a live audience of their best friends, family and critics. This is what is in store for the newly-inducted…

The clowns are back in town! For the second straight year, the American Clown Academy is holding its annual week-long session in Monroe County, bringing some of the most talented and sought-after entertainers to Forsyth as instructors plus a plethora of new faces and energy as students. The …

Monroe County Board of Education set its 2019 millage rate at 15.669 and its budget for its 2019-20 fiscal year at $44.4 million at a called meeting on Aug. 6. The millage is the “rollback” rate, which means it is expected to collect the same amount of taxes as 2018; property owners should n…

Forsyth set its preliminary millage rate for 2019 at 3 mills, the same as the last three years. That tax rate is expected to generate slightly more revenue than it did last year because of growth in the tax base. Each mill is expected to bring the city about $100,000 according to city manage…

Fifteen year old Dante Krieger pistol whipped his aunt in the head, cracking her skull, splitting her ear and then spilled her blood across three vehicles at her Tingle Road home before he shot a bullet through her temple and killed her on Sunday, July 14.

Donna Wilson of Culloden has never met Amari “A.J.” Jefferson, but she says that Monroe County is family so she’s giving one of her kidneys next Friday, Aug. 16 so that the 16-year-old can get a new one.

A Forsyth teenager was arrested and two others are wanted for trying to carjack a vehicle and firing gunshots at the driver near Forsyth Gardens Apartments in the wee hours of Aug. 2.

Monroe County schools have welcomed 3,964 students to classes as school opened on Friday. Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman said that 4,144 are enrolled in schools so far this year. Above, Amanda Grant takes a first-day-of-school photo of her boys Marshall (4th grade) and Cooper (PreK) in fron…

Passengers on a double-decker MegaBus coming through Monroe County on Saturday were frightened by their erratic bus driver and called 911, leading to the driver’s arrest on DUI charges on Saturday.

A Macon man is still at large after leading Monroe County deputies on a high-speed chase, wrecking on Frontage Road near the KOA and then fleeing on Tuesday, July 30. But deputies say they’ve identified the suspect as Octavius Lyons, 33, and say he’ll face a lot of charges once he’s captured. 

Forsyth honored Glover Stuart on Monday by naming the American Legion Building on West Main Street after him and unveiling the plaque on the iconic log building that bears Stuart’s name. Stuart has volunteered with many community organizations, including the American Legion, working to make …

Monroe County Hospital staffers saw 34 patients on the first day that the freshly renovated emergency room re-opened on Friday, July 19, according to MCH patient care services director Casey Fleckenstein. MCH interim director of ancillary services Megan Randall said the hospital’s total ER r…

When the Lord speaks you listen, right? This is an inspirational story of just that…..Back in 2010, Angie Hamlin of Bolingbroke had just completed taking down the Christmas tree and packed up the angel that adorned the top of the tree. As she was getting dressed for the day, she said the Lor…

Mary Persons Fellowship of Christian Athletes travelled to Culebra, Puerto Rico this summer to serve their community and spread the love of Jesus! For a week, student, staff, and parent volunteers from Monroe County organized morning sports camps that taught the island children skills in bas…

Vulcan Materials Company’s Macon Quarry was recognized during the 2019 Vulcan Materials Company’s Macon Quarry was recognized during the 2019 Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA) Midyear Meeting with the Eagle Award for Community Involvement - Silver Award. 2019 Eagle Award winn…

Plans are underway for Monroe County Kingdom Builders to work on local building projects at homes of the elderly and needy in Monroe County Oct. 18-19. They are in need of applicants for assistance, volunteers to do the work and donations for purchase of building materials. The group also re…

Monroe County Commissioners unanimously approved on Thursday, July 18 to call for a county-wide referendum vote on the Nov. 5 ballot on whether to impose a local penny Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST).

After getting push back from the community, Monroe County’s school board revisited its decision not to check students’ immigration status on Monday, and one board member said he wants to sue the newspaper.

Monroe County Schools moved up to 11th out of Georgia’s 189 school districts in the 2019 rankings published by schooldigger.com on Friday, July 26. Monroe County moved up eight rungs on the school digger ranking from 19th last year.

He doesn’t know how much longer he has, but Mary Persons senior Hatcher Davis plans to be at the first day of school on Friday and is doing much better since leaving Egleston Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

The 15-year-old girl with Monroe County ties who was missing for four days before being found apparently ran away from her grandfather in Florida because he took away her cell phone and told her to do chores. That according to Monroe County sheriff Brad Freeman. Freeman’s deputies found Oliv…

The Forsyth Dairy Queen raised $4,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network and the children’s hospital at Navicent Health. The day was personal for Levi Colvin, top left, as he’s a cancer survivor. He’s shown with his uncle Perry Slaughter, left, and mother Tabitha Phillips. At right are Levi’…

On July 16 Governor Brian Kemp announced the selection of his gubernatorial appointments, which included the appointment of Monticello native Sam Holmes, who was recently sworn in to serve on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Holmes is the son of Georgia General Assem…

Forsyth held a groundbreaking for its Dog Parks in Country Club City Park on Monday, July 15. This is the first phase of additions and improvements planned for the city park and the 15-plus acres adjacent to it acquired from the county. The city has contracted with TSW to design new features…

Cycloramas are massive circular paintings designed for exhibition in a large rotunda. The panoramic view allows the audience to experience the scene as if they were there. Cycloramas were popular in the 19th Century before moving pictures. The only two remaining in America both depict scenes…

A 15 year old girl with Monroe County ties missing for four days was found unharmed in Forsyth on Thursday afternoon unharmed. Olivia Dalene Caulder had been reported as a runaway juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (Fla.) on July 22. Olivia had last been seen in the Inverness, Fl…

Like many others in Monroe County, members of Forsyth’s Planning & Zoning Commission want to know when Zaxby’s will be open for business. When owner Steven Stembridge replied they expect to begin work on the building in mid-August, one member said, “No, no, I mean when will you be servin…

Monroe County commissioner John Ambrose has filed an ethics complaint against commissioner Larry Evans for slander after Evans accused Ambrose of soliciting a county employee in a public spat on Thursday, July 18.

A 15-year-old from Covington accused of killing his aunt on July 14 on Tingle Road made his first appearance in court on Friday.

The Culloden Chevron store at the Hwy. 74 roundabout was forced to close to clean up last week after it was cited for 26 health violations, many related to rodents, roaches, flies and their droppings in the store, by a state inspector. The store hopes to reopen this week if it can pass inspection.

Forest Resource Consultants, a business with lots of Monroe County ties, has been named the 2019 Consulting Forester of the Year by the national Forest Landowners Association. This prestigious award is presented to a consultant who not only excels at managing forestland but also exhibits lea…

Forsyth’s Cassandra Cox is the new external affairs manager for Georgia Power in the Southwest region, following the retirement of Theresa Robinson. Cassandra will serve as a liaison with government officials, business and community leaders advocating Georgia Power’s position on key issues.