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A man suffered serious facial injuries when he fell about 9 feet over the dam in Juliette on Friday.

One of the nationally known “Ying Yang Twins”, rapper Deongelo “D-Roc” Holmes, 41, of Auburn, Ga. was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession on I-75 south near North Lee Street around 9 p.m. on Oct. 12. 

It appears developers can move forward to bring industry to a 1,037-acre tract on Smith Road after a panel ruled that the city can annex the land, expanding the city limits by 28 percent.

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A few hours before Air Force One touched down at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport on Friday evening, State Rep. Miriam Paris and Macon-Bibb Commissioner-elect Seth Clark held a “Ridin’ With Biden” event in downtown Macon to remind voters that Georgia is a swing state. 

There have been numerous families famous for their involvement in entertainment. The Von Trapp Family singers; Ramon Estevez, known professionally as Martin Sheen, and his two sons, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez; and of course, the Barrymore’s—Ethel, John, Lionel, and a host of second and…

Like just about everything else in 2020, the 30th Annual Birthday Party for the elite group in Monroe County celebrating 90 or more birthdays had to be done differently this year. But the dedicated family and friends of Rubye James Watts made the party happen on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Those mar…

City manager Janice Hall told council there was extensive vandalism at Kynette city park over the Oct. 17-18 weekend. She estimated repairs will cost at least $4,5000.

 In her Manager’s Report to council, City Manager Janice Hall repeated what she had said in response to residents of East Main Street who addressed council at its Sept. 21 meeting about continued problems with speeding. Hall said she had asked other cities what they do about neighborhoods th…

The COVID-19 weekly report released by the Georgia North Central Health District on Oct. 19 shows Monroe County still rated ‘Substantial Spread’ with 142 cases per 100,000 people for the two-week period that ended Oct. 18. That is down 41 percent from last week’s report when Monroe County’s …

A High Falls man who was just sentenced to five years probation for aggravated assault was arrested again Oct. 14 after he was allegedly caught on camera trying to burglarize a home on Happy Lane.

Three men and two juveniles spotted walking on the shoulder of I-75 N towards the High Falls Road exit by Sgt. Willie Brown and deputy Judy Mercer around 7:40 a.m. on Oct. 7 were discovered to have been riding in a vehicle stolen out Newport, N.C. According to a sheriff’s report, Giovany De …

A man wanted in South Carolina for escaping a halfway house was arrested after fleeing deputies and crashing into the bridge over the Ocmulgee River around 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 6. 

Monroe County commissioners agreed on Tuesday to connect their north and south water systems which would allow the county to buy all of its water from one source if it wanted.

Drivers are getting bolder and fleeing police more, a lot more, in Monroe County this year, leading to three deaths already in 2020 and endangering the public. And sheriff Brad Freeman says he thinks it’s a direct result of the refusal of certain leaders across the U.S. this year to enforce …

A 19-year-old Air Force airman stationed in Warner Robins died after crashing his motorcycle on I-75 while fleeing from Monroe County deputies on Sunday, Oct. 11.

There’s only one local political race in Monroe County to be decided Nov. 3, and the question is whether long-time Monroe County commissioner Larry Evans can fend off what may be the toughest test of his 33 years in office.

George Emami reacts as his daughter, Mara, is announced as the 2020 Homecoming Queen on Friday night. (Photo/Will Davis) 

Monroe County Reporter publisher Will Davis this week releases his first book, “On the Porch”, a collection of the 86 best columns from his award-winning, 20-year career.

Monore and Lamar county deputies seized 98 grams of meth and arrested six in a raid America’s Best Value Inn at 130 N Frontage Road in Forsyth on Friday, Oct. 9

A High Falls store manager was sentenced to six months probation and fined $500 after pleading guilty to having an illegal gambling establishment of poker machines at the Falls View Market in High Falls

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An Iranian man was sentenced to five years in prison last Wednesday, Oct. 7 after pleading guilty to fleeing Monroe County deputies at high speeds, including a wrong-way jaunt down I-75, before ramming one of them in his patrol car back in January. 

Over $8,000 in cash, methamphetamine and drug-related objects were found in the possession of Danny Ray Brown, 53, of 175 Ham Road after he was stopped at the Sunoco Gas Station on High Falls Road around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. According to the report from the sheriff’s office, Sgt. John Tho…

A Forsyth teenager said he had to swerve into the ditch to avoid hitting a woman who pulled out into his path in front of Caldwell Veterinary Clinic on Hwy. 41 on Wednesday. Here’s what happened according to the sheriff’s report: Ryder Bush, 17, of Forsyth was driving a 1999 Ford Super Duty …

Golf course guru Pat O’Brien told the Forsyth Monroe County Kiwanis Club on Sept. 29 that Forsyth’s public course meets the tenets he’s been preaching for years. 

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is no more. As its board decided to end it, the board voted to forgive the outstanding loans, which totaled $155,000, to the seven partners who were paying off the homes they worked with Monroe County Habitat for Humanity to build. They are now debt-free ho…

New Forsyth police officers will have to demonstrate they can climb, stoop, jump a 6-foot ditch, climb through a 4-foot high window, drag a 150 lb. dummy, run a lap, etc. on an obstacle-type course in 2 minutes 6 seconds or less before they will be hired, council decided on Oct. 5. The polic…

Forsyth tabled its proposed ordinance to change two blocks each of Harris and Kimball Streets to one way after businessman George Emami told council he had only learned of the ordinance that afternoon because someone told him of the notice in The Reporter. Emami has an office and business ne…

Police had to be called to the county tax assessors office on Monday after a homeowner got into a heated exchange with a county tax appraiser over a 72 percent increase in his taxable value due to his listing the home on www.Zillow.com.

Forsyth council decided on Monday to drop its mask requirement for businesses one month after it was imposed. At the Oct. 5 council meeting, Mayor Eric Wilson asked if council wanted to reenact the emergency ordinance for facial coverings it passed on Sept. 8; council voted unanimously not t…

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Monroe County Hospital is showing solid numbers from this previous month, including improved finances in several key categories. The hospital’s average daily census, or butts in beds, was 16.24 in August, higher than its goal of 15. The hospital’s earnings from routine visits and observation…

When he accepted an invitation to serve as interim Head of School at First Presbyterian Day School in January 2019, Monroe County’s Joe McDaniel thought he would only be serving until the end of the school year, and he thought it would be a normal six months. Instead he helped guide FPD thro…

This will be the 30th year that Forsyth and Monroe County have hosted a Birthday Party Celebration for residents 90-100 years old. Rubye James Watts began the event when she was impressed by how many active older citizens there were in Monroe County, and her family has made sure the celebrat…

The Kingdom Builders of Monroe County will be at work Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17. This is a group of volunteers, primarily youth, who donate their time to make repairs for homeowners who can’t afford to have needed work done. For the 11th year crews will launch into the county over …

With the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election being on Oct. 5, some local citizens gave their time last week to encourage voter registration and participation. A group working with the support of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) manned a tabl…

Eddie and Kathy Rowland presented their plans for the Old Mill Market Company to Forsyth Planning & Zoning Commission on Sept. 28 and got a thumbs up from all members of the Commission. The Rowlands brought their plans to Planning & Zoning in its capacity as Forsyth’s Design & Re…

After 10 years of dieting with mixed results, Phillis Jackson of Macon was about ready to call it quits. Then, she was introduced to a new dieting approach that has helped her lose 36 ½ pounds in just a few months and dramatically changed her life for the better.

A Valdosta man faces drug and weapons charges after being pulled over by his former teammate on the Valdosta State football team on Sept. 22.

An owner of the new $4 million Big Peach Car Wash planned for Forsyth is asking the city to help him get a well permit after it was rejected by the Monroe County health board.