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 A Forsyth man was charged with spending his Sunday morning selling pot at Kynette Park on Sept. 29, and police say they had to Tase him when he fled arrest.

Some Monroe County property owners did not receive their property tax bills as anticipated last month while others received more than one bill.

A 15-month-old infant was hospitalized after being bitten by a dog at an Old Indian Springs Road home on Oct. 2.

All Monroe County youth are being offered free tickets to see well-known illusionist and stunt artist Brock Gill at 6 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center on Sunday night.

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Monroe County sheriff Brad Freeman said his deputy who tried to stop a driver on Friday that later killed five people in a head-on crash is pretty shaken up, though he followed sheriff’s office policy to a T and ended his chase well before the fatal wreck.

The Reporter plans to name Monroe County’s 2019 Businesswoman of the Year in October, and we’re looking for your nominations.

Mary Persons assistant principal Robert Lindsey added a new title at the start of the 2019-20 school year when he was named the school’s athletic director.

What’s being called a World War I or II-era land mine training device was found and destroyed at the Forsyth Golf Course on Tuesday. Authorities don’t know how it got there but say it’s been rendered safe by GBI and military officials. 

Mary Persons’ graduation rate rose to 86.6% this year, the fourth highest recorded graduation rate in the school’s history. The previous year’s local graduation rate was 84.8%.  

Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Monroe County Schools’ new Agriculture Science Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Legislative, county, chamber, city and school officials attended to celebrate the new addition to the school system and the community. Agriculture s…

Forsyth Planning & Zoning Commission approved variances for the freestanding sign at the new Zaxby’s Restaurant on Monday, Sept. 23 with minimal discussion. The tall sign at Zaxby’s, which is projected to be serving customers before the end of the year, will tower over the restaurant at …

Monroe County deputies were investigating what they thought was a fatal auto accident on Hwy. 74 on Saturday when they determined the driver had shot herself in the head before wrecking.

The Monroe County sheriff’s office in recent weeks has become the first in Georgia to issue Chevy Camaros to deputies.

A 67-year-old Forsyth man received minor injuries on Wednesday when his bicycle collided with a propane truck on West Main Street in front of the American Legion hall. Larry Allen Smith was taken by EMTs to Monroe County Hospital for treatment. According to the accident report, Smith told Fo…

Police are looking for a Forsyth man wanted for allegedly striking a mother in the head with a handgun in front of her children at Forsyth Garden Apartments early Saturday morning.

Forsyth welcomed a POW/MIA Chair of Honor to its Welcome Center on Friday, Sept. 20, which is National POW/MIA Day. In welcoming those at the ceremony Claude Curlee of Vietnam Veterans Middle Georgia Chapter 946 said the dedication of the local Chair of Honor was not intentionally planned fo…

We just marked the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and it reminded me how Forsyth went bonkers when someone sent a strange white substance to the local post office that had this town turned upside down. While there was a lot of fear in them days, there was one funny story that happened…

The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday to celebrate one of Forsyth’s newest businesses, YourHome Senior Care, LLC.

The 1823 Artisan Guild in partnership with Forsyth Main Street is bringing a chance to shop for treasures for your home (or garden, office, get-away spot,…) while supporting hometown artists and enjoying an autumn Saturday strolling the Forsyth square. The second Annual Footsteps Through For…

The CDC reports that each year 3 million people visit the emergency room due to fall injuries and that 1 in every 5 falls results in a serious injury such as broken bones and head injury. As we age the risk of injury due to falling increases, with 95 percent of hip fractures in the elderly c…

I am more excited about dentistry than ever. My team and I are approaching year 23 of providing dental services in Forsyth, and I have no plans of stopping. We are the same family dental practice we have always been. 

Forsyth is moving forward with plans for a new city hall that is now estimated to cost $5.69 million. Forsyth’s architects said at a work session on Sept. 3 that they will advertise for bids on Sept. 13 to demolish the old building on the site where city hall will be built, open bids on Oct.…

A Forsyth man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for brutally beating to death the 8-month-old son who bore his name in 2017.

Forsyth Mayor Eric Wilson used his time on the city council agenda on Sept. 16 for his Mayor’s Report to express his displeasure with articles in the Sept. 11 Reporter about Forsyth’s stance on solar energy. He said that “three columns and one editorial” were “fake news.”  He said the report…

Gerry Kilgore owns Suncatcher of Atlanta and has been providing solar power to customers throughout Georgia and beyond since 1983. He has worked with most of the utility companies in the state, including many municipalities, but he said he has never had as bad an experience as he did with th…

Incumbent John Howard is seeking another term on Forsyth’s city council in the election on Nov. 5. Howard was elected in May 2018 to fill the unexpired term of Dexter King after King passed away following a vehicle accident. Previously Howard served as mayor of Forsyth from January 2012 to 2015. 

Towaliga Tina and I took the El Camino up to that fancy private school on Friday to see the Bulldogs play. Had no idea we’d have to do it again on Saturday! Would you believe that stadium at The Lovett School (them fancy schools have titles like that) is on the banks of the Chattahoochee Riv…

Brian Moore of Forsyth is celebrating the kill of a lifetime this week after he shot a 10-point deer that he’s been chasing for two years on Monday evening. “It’s the kill of a lifetime,” said Moore. Moore said he had captured the giant deer on a trail camera at a hunting lease on Maynard’s …

Monroe County Board of Education held its September meeting at Culloden City Hall with the intent of making its meetings more accessible to Monroe County citizens who don’t live close to Forsyth. Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman said the board plans to hold meetings at other locations when no…

The Monroe County Pregnancy Center is preparing to celebrate 30 years of ministry in Forsyth with a dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The dinner will take place at 7 p.m. in the New Providence Baptist Church worship center with guest speaker Joshua Edmonds. Anyone who would like to attend must RSVP…