Mary Persons’ Kamron Ward (right) and his Bulldogs’ teammates faced off with Monticello, Crawford County and Southwest (Macon) in their final home meet of the regular season on Thursday, losing their first match to the Purple Hurricanes before bouncing back to win their last two matches. The…

There are countless birdbaths throughout Monroe County.  I would venture to say most birdbaths are bought and placed in yards during the spring and summer. It is also safe to say homeowners maintain them during these two seasons more than at any other time of the year. Have you ever wondered…

After a blazing start to the season, the Mary Persons boys basketball team has cooled off considerably, dropping its fourth straight game with a 94-44 blowout non-region loss at Westside (Macon) on Saturday.

Mary Persons’ senior all-purpose standout Rico Harden (left) was named the Most Valuable Player of the Georgia Coaches Association (GACA) Senior North-South All-Star Classic at Denmark High School in Alpharetta on Sunday, Dec. 29. MP head coach Brian Nelson said Harden, playing on the South …

At the conclusion of Monday night’s Mary Persons football banquet, MP Touchdown Club president Stan Hickman told head coach Brian Nelson (left) he had one more surprise. Hickman told the crowd and a shocked Nelson that the eighth-year coach was about to get a new ride and would have to go ou…

The Mary Persons boys basketball team suffered just its second loss of the season on Saturday, falling 66-64 to non-region rival Jackson at home.

After losing the top wrestler in program history to graduation, an inexperienced 2019-20 Mary Persons wrestling team seeks to make its mark on MP athletics.

Mary Persons released an all-new 2020 football schedule on Tuesday and will only play three of the 10 teams that it played in 2019.

Mary Persons’ junior Amari “A.J” Jefferson took the court for the Bulldog basketball team on Friday for the first time since he received a new kidney from Donna Wilson, right, of Culloden in August. Jefferson was put on a kidney tranplant list after his kidney disease worsened forcing him on…

With seven seniors in the rotation, an experienced 2019-20 Mary Persons Bulldogs basketball team appears poised to make a run at the program’s first region championship in nine years.

One year after suffering through what is believed to be the only winless campaign in Mary Persons girls basketball history in 2018-19, the Lady Dogs are looking for a more enjoyable season in 2019-20.

If a person dons the hat of a citizen scientist only once a year, chances are it is when he participates in the annual Christmas Bird Count. This survey is the longest-continuous wildlife survey in the entire world. This year our local edition of the count (The Piedmont National Wildlife Ref…

Danny Robinson of Forsyth shot this 26-point buck on Nov. 4 in Monroe County and it may be the biggest shot in Georgia this year. It’s certainly the biggest buck Robinson, a lifelong hunter, has shot. Georgia Outdoor News came to Forsyth to capture the story and the family said they’ll know …

After one of the most thrilling postseason victories in Mary Persons’ storied football history, the Bulldogs will return home to host Madison County at Dan Pitts Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with a berth in the state quarterfinals on the line.

The Mary Persons Bulldogs pulled off their second dramatic comeback in a row, this one more stunning than the last, to upset Eastside (Covington) on the road in the first round of the AAAA state playoffs.

The Mary Persons competition cheerleading squad recorded its third straight Top-5 state finish on Saturday, placing fourth at the AAAA state championship meet in Columbus.

Kyle Funderburk, sports editor for the Madison County Journal, covers Madison County football for his readers and answered a few questions about Mary Persons’ foe in Round 2 of the state playoffs on Friday. You can find his work at www.mainstreetnews.com/madison

Temperatures have plummeted well below freezing, and the Monroe County woodlands are beginning to display a blush of autumn color. To a small but dedicated group of Monroe County hunters, these signs point to the “real” opening of the 2019-20 Waterfowl Hunting Season. 

Mary Persons senior Trippe Moore became the first Bulldog baseball player in recent history to ink with a major Division 1 college program when he signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the University of Georgia.

In front of about 70 family members and friends, Mary Persons senior Conner “Gus” Proctor signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play college golf at Truett-McConnell University in Cleveland.

The Mary Persons Bulldogs overcame rain and a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to outlast Howard 45-38 in a memorable shootout at the Ed DeFore Sports Complex in Macon on Thursday.

When you stop and think about it, the only two months Monroe hunters cannot legally hunt are June and July. Isn’t that something? It is hard to believe we can enjoy this time-honored tradition throughout most of the year. 

The Mary Persons competition cheerleading squad made it a threepeat on Saturday at Houston County, winning its third consecutive Region 2-AAAA championship.

Michael Pope, sports editor for the Covington News, covers Eastside football for his readers and answered a few questions about Mary Persons’ foe in Round 1 of the state playoffs on Friday. You can find his work at www.covnews.com.

Mary Persons principal Dr. Jim Finch says he’s double-checking his school’s enrollment numbers after it was announced on Tuesday that the school would be moving down from Class AAAA to Class AAA.

Dakota Sanders, son of Chad and Veronica Sanders, killed his first deer last week, a 5 1/2 year old, 10-point buck that weighed 220 lbs. His dad, a former professional hunter and the assistant principal at T.G. Scott Elementary School, said they’re very proud of Dakota.

The Mercer Lady Bears women’s basketball team held its annual 2019-20 preseason Tip Off event in Monroe County last month. Mercer visited Morgan View Farm on Oct. 17 for an outdoor picnic that included head coach Susie Gardner and Lady Bears’ team members. This year’s squad will be the first…

A recent news release reported the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has charged two suspects with the illegal capture and sale of more than 4,000 turtles during a six-month period. The article caught my attention because it brought to light the rarely exposed underbelly of o…

Mary Persons junior Justin Wachtel became the first boys cross country individual champion in program history on Friday when he captured the AAAA state meet in Carrollton by a whopping margin of 36 seconds.

The Mary Persons Bulldogs’ program-best 23-game region winning streak came to an ugly end when MP was walloped 52-7 at home on Senior Night by first-place West Laurens on Friday.

For the first time in program history, the Mary Persons boys cross country team captured back-to-back region championships with a team victory at the Region 2-AAAA title meet at the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home in Macon on Thursday.

Although a publication entitled “Annual Waterfowl Status, 2019” will never be a best-seller, in the eyes of duck hunters across the country this obscure report is one of the most important texts printed this year.  The reason for this is it provides wildfowlers with a glimpse of how many duc…

The Mary Persons Bulldogs’ hopes for a record fifth straight region title appear faint as MP heads to Perry to face the surging Panthers on Friday night.

After their second and final bye week of the season, the Mary Persons Bulldogs will host West Laurens at Dan Pitts Stadium on Friday night with the winner squarely in the driver’s seat for the Region 2-AAAA title.

Georgians enjoy some of the best fishing found anywhere in the nation. However, the report that a Georgia angler recently landed two northern snakeheads while fishing in a private pond located in Gwinnett County heightened concern that this exotic fish could potentially threaten the state’s …

The Mary Persons Bulldogs stayed undefeated in Region 2-AAAA with a memorable 37-28 Homecoming victory over Upson-Lee at Dan Pitts Stadium on Friday.

Mary Persons senior cross country runner Logan O”Neill captured the 2019 Disney World ESPN Wide World of Sports Classic 5K race in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday. Competing in the Beast division, O’Neill started off at the front of the pack before taking a quarter-mile lead over racers from all o…

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