Pegi Vaughn, Forsyth’s premier yoga instructor, is coming up on her 70th birthday but says she has no plans to stop anytime soon. Raised an Army brat, Vaughn traveled all over growing up, briefly living in Japan and Germany. Eventually brought to Georgia when her father was stationed at Fort…

A beautiful 32-foot tall cedar tree on John Deaton’s farm in the Blount community of Monroe County will soon travel to the Georgia State Capitol where it will be the star attraction throughout the holiday season. 

A Monroe County family will appear on the Family Feud TV game show this Friday, November 13 on FOX24. The game show recently resumed production at the Tyler Perry Studios, located on the grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, and placed ads on Facebook looking for families who would…

Today, Nov. 11, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Monroe County Veterans Memorial. The Monroe County Veterans Memorial Committee, under the leadership of Ernest Jackson, Glover Stuart and Linwood Grant, worked diligently for more than seven years to gain community supp…

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Most peoples’ knowledge of the second World War ends after the fall of Berlin and subsequent bombing of Japan. While the major conflict had ceased, there was still judgement to be made on the remaining Nazi high command. A series of military tribunals, known as the Nuremburg trials, took pla…

Cheryl Finney’s love story began at the skating rink in Macon when she was 17 and 19-year-old Joseph Finney, a graduate of Mary Persons, tried to talk to her. She wasn’t sure she was interested, but her cousin gave him her number. He called, they dated and two months later they married. The …

Father-daughter cyclists Randy Oleynik and Amy, along with wife-mother-support person, Pam, stopped for lunch in Forsyth on Friday. What made several folks around town take notice of the cyclists was that they were pedaling the high-wheelers, or “ordinaries,” that were all the rage among bic…

Georgia Department of Transportation engineers have proposed a crosswalk on North Lee Street with a flashing pedestrian light. It will be 65 feet north of the intersection with Adams Street and will approximately line up with Castleberry Drug Store Parking Lot and Lee Street Park behind the …

Hubbard Elementary School PTA has offered to build two large pavilions on the grounds of the school for children to use for outside activities. Hubbard Principal Jay Johnston told Monroe County Board of Education about the plans at its Oct. 20 meeting.

In recent years a lot of research has centered on how to provide foods for America’s favorite big game animal -- the white-tailed deer.  These efforts have led to the development of a wide variety of food plot mixes and supplemental foods. 

Debbie Menard, owner of At Ease Therapeutic Massage in Forsyth, has been named the 2020 Businesswoman of the Year in Monroe County. October is Women in Business Month and every year the Reporter names a Businesswoman of the Year in this special salute to the women who make Monroe County work…

If experience counts in being able to “wow” an audience.  The Hunter family sisters have a corner on the market.  Elizabeth, Rachel, and Leah who are appearing in Clue…on Stage at The Rose Theater have been in 64 plays.  Add in the appearances of Mother Judy and the talented ladies have been…

One of the things I have learned over the years is every day there are untold wildlife dramas playing out in our backyards and beyond. These events largely go undetected. 

Harrison Bailey of Forsyth killed this buck with a bow off Johnstonville Road on Sunday, Oct. 25. The buck, which measured 141 on the Boone and Crockett score, has been seen for years in person and on trail cameras in the River Forest area. Harrison is the son of David and Kelly Bailey.   

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…

Pain. Look around. Misery loves company. I don’t know what to say. It seems like everywhere I look, there is someone suffering; World events that we have no control over, loneliness, financial uncertainty, sickness, and even untimely and unexplainable death. 

Autumn is synonymous with swaths and patches of bright red, orange, and yellow foliage that light up the Monroe County countryside.  Although the fall foliage gets top billing in this natural extravaganza, colorful wild flowers also add immeasurably to this astonishing event.  

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

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 …

As far as Monroe County hunters are concerned, the top hunting story this month is the opening of the Firearms Deer Hunting Season. While the vast majority of local hunters will be hunting whitetails this month, for those that don’t want to spend all of their precious hunting time sitting in…

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…

There is hope in knowing that God is sovereign over all things! Sovereignty means ‘possessing supreme or ultimate power’. Ephesians 1:11 says, “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”

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…

Juliette showed off its reputation as a beautiful place to spend a day filming a story as a young film crew worked hard to create and capture a director’s  vision on Sept. 27. On this Fall Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t the iconic town of Juliette of “Fried Green Tomatoes” fame where the action…

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 …

Each year many Monroe Countians are among the thousands of Georgians that take to the wood in hopes of bagging a few squirrels.  Some of the reasons why squirrel hunting is so popular include: It is a sport that can be enjoyed hunters of all ages; squirrels offer a real challenge; and bushyt…

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.

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Monroe County commissioners extended by a month the deadline for proposals to expand high-speed internet service all over the county at a called meeting Thursday, Sept. 23.

For weeks, Monroe County deer hunters have been preparing food plots for the deer that inhabit their hunting lands. While these supplemental plantings can be valuable to whitetails, often little thought is given to promoting the native plants that actually provide whitetails with the majorit…

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Hubbard Elementary students, staff and families took the opportunity to raise funds for Jay’s Hope, an organization that supports families in Middle Georgia battling childhood cancer. On Sept. 24 Hubbard Elementary PTA presented a check for …

Forsyth United Methodist Church welcomed its new pastor, Rev. Billy Beard, with the arrival of September and resumed in-person worship services. Beard comes to Forsyth UMC from serving Sunny Side UMC and the smaller Search Memorial UMC concurrently in the Griffin area. 

The Mary Persons marching band, headed by second-year band director Miles Benson, is set to put on a show for fans this fall like they’ve never seen. In spite of restrictions due to Covid-19, the band still put together a halftime show and it’s going to be an emotional roller-coaster. 

Children will be able to Trick or Treat around the Forsyth Square as usual on Halloween this year with the approval of city council at its Sept. 21 meeting. Forsyth economic director Tammie Pierson asked for council’s blessing on the plans of Main Street Forsyth to hold the annual event and got it.

The BP station at the new Royal Seven has only been open for a month and it’s already causing a stir bringing down gas prices up and down North Lee Street and at all interstate exits in Forsyth.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.