Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most important day of the entire hunting season is Oct. 22. On this late October Saturday, the 2016-17 Firearms Deer Hunting Season opens in Monroe County. More hunters will take to the woods on this date than on any other day this hunting season.

Monroe County’s own Jim Benson set a new Southern Powerlifting Federation (SPF) world record for heaviest squat at a powerlifting competition in Gray on Sept. 10.

Both the Early Teal and Bow and Crossbow Deer Hunting Seasons open on Sept. 10. This means that, on that date, even though we are in the throes of one of the hottest summers on record, local hunters will be able to hunt gray and fox squirrels, mourning and white-winged doves, blue-winged and…

The following incidents were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 19-23.

Monroe/Bibb county line surveyor Terry Scarborough finally had his day in front of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Tuesday.

In just a matter of days, the 2016-17 Dove Hunting Season will open. Although the opening day of deer, waterfowl, turkey or other game species are all special events, in many ways they do not compare with the opening day of dove season.

Accused cop killer Chris Calmer can have long conversations, is on videotape dressing himself and moving furniture, and rarely complains of pain, all signs he’s plenty competent to face his death penalty trial for murder, prosecutors said on Day 1 of Calmer’s competency trial on Tuesday.

A High Falls man was indicted for allegedly fighting a Monroe County deputy, stealing his gun and briefly pointing it at the deputy in March.

Monroe County Emergency Services is struggling to staff ambulances and respond to 911 calls after losing four paramedics in just a few weeks.

A Macon man was indicted for aggravated assault, aggravated battery and false imprisonment for allegedly beating his wife and dragging her naked through the woods near the Ocmulgee River last year.

Monroe County Commissioners unanimously approved on Tuesday, Aug. 2 a contract with Carter Watkins Architects Associates, Inc., of Monroe, for design of the proposed Monroe County EMS Station 1.

A Forsyth woman and Forsyth man were each charged on Aug. 6 with obstruction and possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver/distribute after a traffic stop on Sunset Terrace.

The following incidents were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department July 27-Aug. 5.

A divided Monroe County Commission on Tuesday, Aug. 2 abruptly halted a search for a new county administrator and instead named county clerk Anita Cauthen to the position.

Maynard Baptist Church sponsored a Womanhood/Manhood weekend beginning Friday, July 29. Leaders spoke to students about being obsessed with God, holding each other accountable, and using trials to grow deeper in personal relationships with Christ. The weekend focused on issues that youth fac…

Forsyth Main Street last year formed a committee to look at vacant properties around town to consider buying one and making improvements. That didn’t work out, but the Reporter decided to send out summer intern Alex Kinsella to find locations in and around Forsyth that could use some improve…

Monroe County Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday, July 19 an agreement with Windigo, LLC to hold a county fair in October at the Monroe County Recreation Department.

Monroe County Commissioners approved Tuesday, July 19 by a 4-0 vote allowing District 3 commissioner John Ambrose to pave Rumble Road, Christian Road and Doe Run when district road funds become available despite the roads not having the required 60-foot right of way.

Monroe County Commissioners unanimously approved on Tuesday, July 19 allowing up to six hours of overtime per weekend for a Monroe County water department employee to install water meters.

The following incidents were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department July 3-14.

When parents began asking Elizabeth Holloway and others about activities for their children with special needs in Monroe County this summer, Holloway found that there were not a lot of opportunities. Holloway is an ACCESS teacher and faculty advisor of the Best Buddies Club at Mary Persons; …

The following incidents were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department June 30-July 5.

Ken Bowman, chair of Forsyth’s Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors, gave city council a quarterly report of CVB’s activities on July 5. Funding for the CVB from the hotel/motel sales tax has come in as anticipated: $52,403 from January through April. The CVB gets the money fr…

Tourism has been good for the City of Forsyth and Monroe County. Tourism creates jobs, both through direct employment and indirectly in sectors such as retail and transportation. When these people spend their wages on goods and services, it leads to what is known as the “multiplier effect,” …

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp held a 45-minute closed door meeting at the State Capitol Thursday with attorneys from Monroe and Bibb counties to discuss matters pertaining to the ongoing county line dispute.

On Saturday, August 6 Servant Task Force will host a Vietnam Veterans Pinning Ceremony to thank and honor the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam War era. The commemoration ceremony will be in the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation, Robins Air Force Base. …

Monroe County commissioners unanimously approved on June 21 a 2016 Towaliga Judicial Circuit budget that represents a $2,318 reduction in cost from 2015.

The following incidents were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department June 22-27.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will hold a status conference in Atlanta at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday to update the ongoing Bibb-Monroe county line dispute.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to an Ensign Road home on June 17 after three locals allegedly got into a fight over a cat.

Monroe County commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to accept requests for proposal from consultants regarding a master plan for the county’s recreation complex.

Monroe County commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday setting public hearing dates concerning the county’s 2016 millage rate.

Monroe County commissioners on Tuesday made District 2 commissioner Jim Ham the county’s National Association of Counties voting delegate.

Monroe County Commissioners on Tuesday rezoned a 6.36-acre tract on Old Popes Ferry Road to from commercial to industrial to accommodate a 30,000-gallon propane tank.