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An 18-year-old Columbus man is facing numerous charges from two counties after fleeing deputies in a stolen car on Jan. 26. According to the incident report, deputy Justyn Weaver was alerted of a stolen vehicle by a FLOCK camera system on Hwy. 87 at the Bibb County line. Weaver responded to …

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The state has stepped up oversight of county health department Facebook pages after the story “Parents angry that health department undercutting their authority” appeared in the Jan. 11 Reporter.

Nominations are due Friday Feb. 3 as the Reporter looks for The Most Romantic Man in Monroe County, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Maybe he swept you off your feet for a weekend away or planned out an elaborate wedding proposal.The winner will get a number of prizes from local businesses.

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The son of a U.S. Navy man, Jim Barber was born in England and Jim’s father, Jimmy was transferred back to the United States before Jim reached his first birthday. Jim, his brother Wayne, along with his mother, Betty, then spent the next few years traveling with his father from base to base …

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Ellie Adams is Mary Persons 2022-23 STAR student. Principal Tammy Marion said Ellie has known for about a month that she had captured the honor and did a good job keeping her achievement a secret until Tuesday, Jan. 31 when she surprised her STAR teacher with the news, as is the Mary Persons…

Both occupants of a red 2008 Chevrolet Colorado were taken to Atrium Medical by Monroe County EMS after the pickup went off the road when it collided with a 2005 Honda Accord and crashed into a ditch around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. According to the accident report, the driver of the pickup truc…

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The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Citizen of the Year award went to Ralph Bass on Friday evening, Jan. 20. Dennis Kent, member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, who along with President/CEO Rebecca Stone introduced Mr. Bass, said, “Ralph Bass is a very special leader in o…

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Forsyth agreed to share the cost of relocating electricity (up to $30,000) with Monroe County Development Authority for a business if the business decides to locate in the Indian Springs business park. The decision was made after a presentation by Development Authority executive director Joy…

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George Emami presented plans to Forsyth Planning & Zoning Commission on Jan. 23 to build a steel building of about 4,800 square feet to assemble tiny homes. The plans were presented to Planning & Zoning in its Design & Review capacity to approve the buildings’ ascetics, that it w…

No injuries were reported after a 3-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pate Road and Hwy. 87 on the morning of Jan. 17. According to the accident report filed by deputy Tyler Rodgers, a red 2020 Toyota Tacoma owned by Bug House Pest Control driven by 27-year-old William Trey Burton, of Mac…

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There are many services available at the Monroe County Probate Court including finding birth and death certificates and obtaining marriage and firearm licenses and fireworks permits. Even though Gov. Kemp signed a bill allowing the carrying of a concealed handgun in public without a permit b…

A 19-year-old Macon man has warrants after he allegedly tore up his ex-girlfriend’s mother’s front yard by doing “doughnuts” in the lawn before leaving after a fight. According to the incident report filed on Jan. 16, deputy Jason O’Steen responded to a call at 153 Moore Road where he found …

Each January we comb the last 52 issues of the Reporter to find our best work from the previous year. We take the best and enter it into the Georgia Press Association’s annual Better Newspapers Contest.

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Baboons were a big problem for farmers in South Africa in the 1910s. They were destroying so many crops that the government hired bounty hunters to shoot them down. An infant chacma baboon was orphaned by these hunters and found near the farm of Albert Marr who took the young baboon into his…

Monroe County Schools is looking forward to the 2023-24 school year, which will begin for students on Tuesday, Aug. 1. An important part of every school year is having the best staff possible ready to welcome students. With that goal in mind, Monroe County Schools is hosting a Job Fair on Sa…

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Monroe County commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 17 agreed not to impose impact fees on new homes and industries after more than a year of study.

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There were no midwives in Monroe County when Lizzie Head was born and her mother, Mary Hicks, had to rush to Barnesville for her birth. After her mother’s short recuperation, Lizzie was brought to Forsyth where she has remained for all her 61 years. There has been a Lizzie in every generatio…

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Four women were charged after an early-morning home invasion at Union Hill Apartments on Jan. 1. According to the incident report from the Forsyth Police Department, Cpl. Bruce Hughley and officer Anais Benjamin were dispatched to Apt. 8B after a report of fighting inside the apartment aroun…