A High Falls mother said her autistic daughter has become a different person thanks to the support she’s getting at Mary Persons — which will take her all the way to the Homecoming Court at this Friday’s football game.
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.
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 opening day of dove season is one of the most eagerly anticipated days on the calendar of Monroe County hunters. This year opening day falls on Saturday, Sept. 3.
The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office from Aug. 19-26. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty.
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 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 arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office from July 29-Aug. 4. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty.
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…
It was my privilege to be a part of a medical and children’s ministry mission team that served in Managua, Nicaragua from July 8-15. We were invited by missionaries who have served 28 years in Central and South America.
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 arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office from July 8-14. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty
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 arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office from June 30-July 7. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty.
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. …
The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office from June 24-29. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty.
Monroe County commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to accept requests for proposal from consultants regarding a master plan for the county’s recreation complex.