The Mary Persons baseball team capped a strong week with a home non-region doubleheader split with Islands on Saturday to improve to 8-4 on the season.

The Mary Persons boys tennis team swept ACE 5-0 in a home non-region match on Thursday to improve to 5-2 (2-0 in Region 2-AAAA) on the season.

The Mary Persons girls soccer team improved to 8-1, 5-0 in region by nipping Perry and blasting Upson-Lee last week. But the Lady Dogs’ game of the year looms on Friday with a showdown for the top spot in Region 2-AAAA against powerhouse Spalding.

The Mary Persons soccer program will dedicate the new Taylor Dell Memorial Scoreboard at Lancaster Field before the West Laurens boys game around 7 p.m. this Tuesday, March 12. In the works for years, the scoreboard is aimed at keeping alive the memory of the former Bulldog soccer player who…

Left: River Forest Golf Club welcomed a celebrity golfer over the weekend when comedian Ron White, pictured with River Forest general manager Brian Boeling, stopped by the club to play a round and grab a post-round drink. Right: River Forest golf pro Derek Lafferty, also pictured with Boelin…

The Mary Persons Bulldogs rebounded from a disappointing home loss to rival Jackson on Friday with an 11-5 home non-region victory over Jordan on Monday.

The Middle Georgia Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team, which competes out of Riata in Monroe County, had a very successful showing at the Feb 16 IEA Regional competition. Both the high school and middle school teams placed 3rd at the competition. In addition, the team had thre…

Rock Springs Christian Academy senior defensive end Tucker Pierson, a Monroe County resident, was awarded the 2018 GICAA All-Region Player award following a sterling senior season. Pierson’s season stats included: 28 tackles, 11 tackles-for-a-loss and 3 sacks. (Photo/RSCA)

Mary Persons alum and Mercer basketball standout Keke Calloway will play the final two home games of her decorated college career this week, starting with a contest at Hawkins Arena against Southern Conference rival Furman at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

In a back and forth thriller, the Mary Persons baseball squad outlasted non-region rival Jackson 8-4 in eight innings on Monday to improve to 4-2 on the season.

Thomas Jefferson stands as one of our most talented and revered Founding Fathers. His accomplishments and interests are unparalleled. A few of the highlights of his full life include being an accomplished architect, mathematician, lawyer, philosopher, horticulturalist, and surveyor.

Monroe County native Ryan Jones of Maryville College was named the USA South Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week following the Scots’ opening weekend on Feb. 9-10. In his first collegiate action, the 5’11”, 170-pound freshman Jones, an FPD alum, hit .400 with four RBIs, three runs and a p…

The Mary Persons boys soccer team fell to 2-4 on Friday with another heart-breaking setback to a rival, this time a 2-1 overtime loss in the region opener at West Laurens.

Under a new head coach, the Mary Persons boys soccer team will look to re-establish itself as one of the elite programs in AAAA in 2019.

After back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances, the Mary Persons girls soccer team will look to establish itself as one of the top squads in AAAA in 2019.

The Mary Persons boys soccer team fell to 2-2 on Thursday with a devastating penalty kick loss to rival Jackson.

Over the past several decades, I have learned the appearance of redheads in late winter signals their spring migration has begun. This year was no exception. Long before daffodils were blooming in profusion across the county, a couple of flocks of redheads were spotted on the Rum Creek Wildl…

Isabel McLaurin of Monroe County qualified for, and competed at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s (IEA) Zone 4 Region 1 Finals on Saturday, Feb. 16. Isabel won Champion in both her over fences and flat individual classes. She also won both of her team classes, sweeping all of the …

About 150 family members, friends, coaches and supporters gathered in the Mary Persons cafeteria on Wednesday to watch 11 MP seniors sign college football scholarship offers.

Mary Persons senior Brycen Young will next compete in the AAAA state traditionals finals after taking first place at the AAAA state traditionals sectionals at West Laurens on Saturday.

February is important to Monroe County hunters for a couple of reasons.  It offers local sportsmen and women the last chance to hunt during the 2018-19 Hunting Season. In addition, it provides them with their last chance to apply for a quota turkey hunt on both state wildlife management area…

The Mary Persons boys soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season with a thrilling 4-2 come-from-behind win over ACE (Academy for Classical Education) on Thursday, Feb. 7.

In its fourth year of competition, the Mary Persons wrestling team broke through in a big way on Saturday as senior Brycen Young became the program’s first-ever area champion at the Area 2-AAAA Traditionals championship meet in Perry.

The Mary Persons boys basketball team qualified for the AAAA state playoffs for the fifth straight year with an 83-71 victory over Spalding in the first round of the Region 2-AAAA tournament, hosted by MP, on Monday night.

The majority of people that regularly watch birds do so primarily from the comfort of their homes. Since most of us find ourselves with more things to do than time to do them in, we often observe birds for just a few minutes at a time before quickly moving to our next task.

The Mary Persons boys basketball team dropped a pair of heartbreakers over the weekend to fall to 6-14 with two weeks left in the regular season.

We Georgians love our pecans. In addition to simply cracking them open and eating their delicious nutmeats, we use them in scores of mouth-watering dishes such as cakes, cookies, casseroles, pies, salads, candies and stuffing. In fact, I cannot think of a dish containing pecans that I do not…

The Mary Persons Touchdown Club held its annual football end-of-season awards banquet at the Fine Arts Center on Wednesday. Among the honorees were the members of the All-Region 2-AAAA First Team (Above). Pictured from left to right: Colton Dingmore, Charles Dean, Noah Davis, Luke Byrne, De’…

The Mary Persons wrestling team will next compete in the two-day Area 2-AAAA Duals championship at Perry beginning on Friday and ending on Saturday.

The mourning dove is one of our most recognizable birds. It is also the most harvested game bird in North America. Each year, hunters harvest some 70 million mourning doves. Amazingly more mourning doves are bagged annually than all of the ducks, geese and other migratory birds combined.

Parents will have to pay at least $75, instead of $30, for their child to play at the Monroe County Recreation Department in 2019 after Monroe County commissioners raised recreation sports fees on Thursday, Dec. 27.

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