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A 21-year-old Forsyth woman was injured when her Ford Focus was struck by a Norfolk Southern train around 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the Rumble Road crossing. Peyton Fair, 21, of Forsyth, was heading west on Rumble Road toward Hwy. 41 when her back end was struck by the train, doing significant …

“We have a coyote problem in town,” Council Member Mike Dodd told the Forsyth council at its Dec. 17 meeting. Dodd said that his neighbors on Morningside and Hillsdale have complained to him about coyotes and he has seen and heard them in the neighborhood. 

Cindy Nessing of Forsyth spied this beautiful bald eagle, the symbol of America, on Thornton Road on Sunday. Nessing said she was stunned that the eagle let her walk right up to him. (Photo courtesy Cindy Nessing)

A McMullen Road property owner is expected to ask Monroe County commissioners next month to allow him to operate a rodeo arena on his 107-acre tract.

Eight trees that form one of Forsyth’s most beautiful tree canopies on Lee Street from United Bank to Montpelier Road are slated to be cut down within a month. The canopy is shown above from a previous Mary Persons Homecoming Parade. A DOT contractor has put yellow tape (right) around about …

Forsyth mayor Eric Wilson hosted five former city mayors for a holiday lunch last month. Among those attending were, from left, Jimmy Pace, Ralph Ogletree, Wilson, Paul Jossey, John Howard and Tye Howard. Wilson is up for re-election this year. If re-elected, he would be the first Forsyth ma…

The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department honored its dive team members who helped save two teenagers stuck in the waters of High Falls on May 29. Monroe County officials summoned the dive team for help after a Monroe County teen and his girlfriend were stranded in the raging waters of the Towal…

District 3 Monroe County commissioner John Ambrose gave service awards on Thursday, Jan. 3 to county administrative staffers Janet Abbott, Kelsey Fortner and Suzanne Schultek.

Forsyth is back in the birthing business for the first time in 30 years. Dr. Bola Sogade of ObGyne Consultants cut the ribbon on her new Birthing Center at 100 MLK Boulevard in Forsyth last month. The 3,700 square-foot facility includes two birthing rooms and looks like a home. The idea of a…

Once Upon A Time Weddings is a hidden gem right here in Monroe County and it wants to host your dream wedding! A family-owned business, the Hughes family purchased the 1857 home in 2013 and has transformed it into what most photographers would call a dream. The idea of a venue came after Sha…

A High Falls man was up to his neck in the frigid floodwaters of the Towaliga River, holding on to a root in the riverbank for almost 30 minutes the night of Dec. 28, before he was rescued by a Monroe County deputy and nearby resident.

Were persistent rains keeping Forsyth builder Mike Taylor from earning a check and keeping up on bills? Was a detached retina making him despair as he neared age 70 whether he could provide for his wife and stepson? 

As Monroe Countians slosh through puddles the first week of 2019, they will probably not be surprised to learn that 2018 was the wettest year since the county began measuring rainfall in 2002. Most years there is more concern about drought than excessive precipitation.

The Welcome Food Mart is likely a total loss after fire swept through the Jackson Street convenience store popular for its chicken wings on Sunday. Fire chief David Herndon said the fire may have started as an electrical blaze on the kitchen side, to the left. The store was closed due to ill…

Monroe County teachers will receive, on average, a $1,600 supplement to their base salary next Tuesday, Jan. 15 as the school system pays out what’s become a regular January lump increase for three years running.

Dr. Glenn Canup is the new pastor of First Baptist Church High Falls. He sees a myriad of opportunities in the area and brings a unique combination of youthful energy and a background in a wide range of ministries to the challenge. He comes to First Baptist High Falls from Mabel White Baptis…

A 5-year-old girl at Hubbard Elementary School is no longer riding the school bus after she was apparently assaulted by a 12-year-old girl last month.

Macon Regional Crimestoppers needs the public’s help in locating these wanted persons for arrest. Macon Regional Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 for tips that lead to arrests. Leads or “tips” can be provided to Crimestoppers through its tip line at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME …

Forsyth recognized several of its firefighters on Dec. 17 for exceptional performance, including actions that resulted in saving lives. Many members of the firefighters’ families attended the council meeting to add their support and enthusiasm for the actions of the firefighters.

Emme Peterman of Forsyth and Anne Shirley of “Anne of Green Gables” share many of the same traits. Emme is a kind, precocious, imaginative young teen-ager. So is Anne.   Emme tries to see the best in everyone and every situation. So does Anne. Considering the similarities between Emme and An…

Police Chief Eddie Harris introduced his newest officer, Shenita Bell, and congratuated Bruce Hughley on his promotion to corporal at the Jan. 7 Forsyth city council meeting. Hughley has been with Forsyth P.D. for nine years. Pictured, left to right, are council member Chris Hewett (who taug…

The 2018 Leadership Monroe Class project, “Forsyth Foxhunt,” came in under budget. Class President Taylor Bittick and Vice President Kayleigh Sullivan presented the remainder of the funds raised to the city to be used for promotion and maintenance of the interactive scavenger hunt/public art…

Central Georgia EMC, Southern Rivers Energy, and Oglethorpe Power Corp. presented a 2018 ad valorem tax payment of $3,386,562.60 to the Monroe County Tax Commissioner’s office. The taxes are for Oglethorpe Power’s 60 percent ownership in Units 1 and 2 of the Robert W. Scherer coal-fired plan…

The man accused in a road rage shooting in Juliette on Thursday that left him with a gunshot wound to the head was finally released from Navicent Health a week after treated for his injuries. Now he must turn himself in to authorities.

Smarr native Joe Evans has parlayed Monroe County common sense and integrity, learned from boyhood idols like Robert Persons, Dan Pitts, and, of course, his father Bubber Evans, into an ultra-successful career in banking. And that career hit its peak on Tuesday with the sale of Atlanta-based…

All Monroe County employees will get a 5-percent cost-of-living raise starting on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Parents will have to pay at least $75, instead of $30, for their child to play at the Monroe County Recreation Department in 2019 after Monroe County commissioners raised recreation sports fees on Thursday, Dec. 27.

On the morning of Sept. 12, Forsyth firefighters were summoned to the Little Store on MLK Drive for a report of a person who had fallen. When the Forsyth fire trucks arrived, they found the patient lying on the sidewalk. What started as simply a person who had fallen quickly turned into the …

A young mother, Angelina Hord works at the Holiday Inn in Forsyth, and thought she was done buying Christmas presents the year.

About 200 friends and family members of Monroe County Sheriff Brad Freeman attended a public swearing-in for the newly elected sheriff at the Monroe County Courthouse on Thursday.