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Monroe County schools aren’t saying much about why they’ve been unable to repair the school system’s computer network despite working around the clock since Christmas.

Monroe County has hired a consultant to review its fire department before hiring a new chief after a 3-year investigation concluded that past leadership was negligent but didn’t warrant criminal prosecution. 

Former Mary Persons band director Eric Thompson said the world lost a great musician, beautiful person, and beautiful soul when Forsyth’s Mikayla Singletary died in an auto accident last Wednesday. 

There are now only three places for vehicles to cross railroad tracks in Forsyth instead of four after the crossing on Indian Springs Drive was permanently closed on Jan. 8. Forsyth city council listened to the pleas of residents and businesses to keep the crossing open after Norfolk Souther…

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

Monroe County Commissioners honored on Tuesday, Jan. 7 Monroe County Fire/EMS battalion chief Elliot Chambliss, who retired at the end of 2019 after 30 years with the department.

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A High Falls man called the sheriff’s office last Thursday to report two prostitutes from Macon had bilked him out of $257, but wound up going to jail with them for pandering.

Forsyth Police Chief Eddie Harris said his department had its 3rd Annual successful Shop with a Cop program during the 2019 Christmas season. The Forsyth Police Department raised funds to take over 16 children shopping with $150 each at the Forsyth Walmart on Dec. 23, according to City Manag…

It may surprise some of our readers that there are young people in Monroe County who have logged enough time on stage at The Rose or in one of the elementary, middle or high school venues that they qualify as professionals—not that they have been paid—but because they have amassed the experi…

In a matter of days, a brick wall transformed from just another side of a building into a downtown landmark as Caroline Stroud took brush, paint and creativity and applied it to the new Wild & Rooted Hair Company building at the corner of North Jackson and West Adams Streets. “This Must …

The Monroe County deputy fired after being arrested on drug charges in Butts County on Friday had been with the sheriff’s office for six years most recently serving at T.G. Scott Elementary School.

Monroe County deputies stopped two Savannah men, including one fresh off a 10-year sentence for manslaughter, and found $20,000 cash in their vehicle following a 123 mph chase on I-75 on Dec. 28.

Several passing motorists stopped and tried to save a Barnesville man after he flipped his Ford Explorer several times on I-75 north near Johnstonville Road on Tuesday, Dec. 31. While they were able to regain a pulse, David Holmes, 36, of Barnesville, ultimately died three days later at Navi…

Forsyth council member Greg Goolsby told council on Jan. 6 that he wants the city attorney to find a way for the city to avoid paying for legal notices to run in the Monroe County Reporter, as is required by law. He said he was disturbed by a picture in the Dec. 25 paper that accompanied cov…

A Forsyth man was hospitalized on Dec. 22 after the car he was riding in hydroplaned off of Hwy. 74 and crashed into an electric church sign. Jontavis Durham, 25, of Forsyth was taken by Monroe County EMS to Navicent Heath in Macon after being injured in the wreck. Durham was the passenger i…

A 17-year-old Kennesaw teen was seriously injured when a tow rope broke, leaving him stranded inside an unlighted Mitsubishi GT300 in a middle lane of I-75 north around 5:22 a.m. on Dec. 18. Here’s what the report from Monroe County deputy Larry Sullivan said happened: Victor Jones, 17, was …

With the 2019-20 school year at its mid-point, Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman gave his second annual State of Education address on Friday, Dec. 13. With the lure of a luncheon featuring roast beef prepared under the direction of Monroe County Schools Nutrition Director Lisa Singley and the …

Forsyth fire chief David Herndon captured this image of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew capsule as it sailed over Monroe County upon its launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. at 6:36 a.m. on Dec. 20. The spacecraft was supposed to be in space for eight days, including a stop at the Internationa…

Five inmates at the Al Burruss prison in Forsyth have been charged with restraining a fellow inmate with belts, beating him and conducting a form of water boarding on him for failing to pay a debt to one of their prison gang members.

A refrigerator in the mother-in-law suite is being blamed for a house fire that destroyed a 6500-square-foot River Forest home on Wednesday afternoon.

A Monroe County grand jury on Thursday indicted 16-year-old Dante Krieger for pistol whipping his aunt in the head, cracking her skull, then raping, sodomizing and killing her in a July 14 rage at her Tingle Road home.

A Monroe County grand jury on Thursday indicted a McDonough man for instigating a road rage standoff on Hwy. 87 last December that ended with him getting shot in the head.

Monroe County commissioner Larry Evans may have created a hostile work environment and exposed the county to racial discrimination complaints when he berated a department head for hiring a white candidate in April, according to findings released this week.

A Kentucky truck driver was cited for going too fast for conditions after causing a wreck that sent eight people to the hospital on Friday, said the Georgia State Patrol. Suad Juhic, 57, of Walton, Ky. was heading north on I-75 in his tractor trailer in the rain around 11 a.m. Friday when he…

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors, supporters and volunteers often work hard and long without seeing a lot of the results of what they do. Building a house for a family is not like providing a box of food or school supplies; all are good and are needed, but a home is a …

The railroad crossing on Indian Springs Drive at Bryant’s Collision will finally close on Jan. 8 after the city and railroad reached an agreement last month.

The Rock Springs Clinic, which is based in Milner near the Rock Springs Church, opened a satellite clinic at 100 Martin Luther King Dr. in Forsyth on Wednesday, Dec. 11. This is the first satellite office of the free medical clinic, which serves uninsured and underinsured low-income patients…

Monroe County Commissioners could be in a bind after learning on Tuesday, Dec. 3 that their new judicial office building on L. Cary Bittick Drive could cost more than $2.6 million.