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Monroe County Middle School Boys Basketball Team is off to a 3-0 start to begin the 2022-23 season. The Bulldogs defeated Ft. Valley at home on Nov. 17, 34-31 in overtime. Champ Castlin led the team with 15 points. On Nov. 29, the Bulldogs defeated Henderson Middle School in Jackson 46-42. T…

Former Mary Persons star and now Tennessee Volunteer Dee Williams scored his first Division 1 touchdown on Saturday on a spectacular 73-yard punt return against Vanderbilt.

Former Mary Persons basketball star Cam Holden has emerged as one of the nation’s best mid major college players, leading Towson University to an 8-1 start including a 70-60 win over Mercer on Sunday.

The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs beat Tech 37-14 on Saturday to cap their second perfect regular season in a row. UGA now faces LSU in the SEC title game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Dawgs are all but gauranteed a spot in the college football playoffs. If they beat LSU, they will likel…

The MP Varsity Girls Basketball Team dominated their opponents, the Spalding Jaguars, 65-32 in an away non-conference matchup on Nov. 26. This game marked the beginning of the Lady Dogs’ regular basketball season, but the team was awarded a 2-0 record after an tournament win over Doughtery n…

Members of the Mary Persons flag football team are Jasmine Weaver, Adi Andrews, Audrey Ingram, Alexis Jams, Lola Talton, Carson Brown, Kaiden Stancill, Alice Ireholm, Kalonius Outlaw, Emilia Hahn, Jayce Broughton, Jace Justice, Sydney Stankowitz, Addy Shearer, Morgan Currie, Makenzie Hicks a…

A couple of Monroe County men helped lead the Wanderlust team to the Over 40 Championship in the Macon Adult Soccer League on Sunday. George Emami and Will Davis, both of Forsyth, were impact players for Wanderlust. Also Kyle Mitchell, who works for Forsyth Cable, was a leading player. Wande…

Mary Persons boys and girls soccer will begin conditioning Monday, Nov 28, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the MP track. New girls’ coach Jacob Haygood and new boys’ coach Kenny Miller are encouraging any MP students interested to come out, even with limited soccer experience.

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Last Saturday, the Mary Persons swim team was one of seven teams who traveled to Marietta to compete in the Harrison Lovestrong Invitational.   Once again, the swimmers brought their best effort to the meet.

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The Mary Persons wrestling team secured a Top 10 finish in its first meet of the year at the 2022 Raja Bryan Memorial Invitation at Ola High School in Henry County on Saturday.

Two Monroe County Rec football teams are celebrating championships won on Saturday. The 8U team beat Upson in overtime 12-6 at the new Jackson High School stadium. It was an impressive feat in that Upson had only given up 6 points over its previous 9 games. Meanwhile, the 11U team won 26-6 o…

The Mary Persons Bulldogs made a valiant effort to overcome four turnovers and a bad start on Saturday but in the end succumbed to Dougherty County 39-23, ending their season in Round 1 of the playoffs.

The Mary Person High School varsity competition cheerleading team finished up the season being the state runner-up at the GHSA 3A state cheerleading competition held at the Macon Centreplex last Friday.  It was a great ending to an incredible season for this hard-working team of girls.  

The Mary Persons High School swim team made school history on Friday by competing in their first swim meet at the Stockslager Pool in Macon.  MP was well represented by both the girls’ and the boys’ teams.  The girls earned 300 points finishing 3rd out of 7 teams - only 8 points behind the s…

If you are a hunter, you have to love November. Later this month you will be able to wake up in the morning and have the difficult task of deciding whether you will go hunting for white-tailed deer, squirrels, doves, geese, snipe, coots, quail, rabbits, raccoons  or crows.  Here is a list of…

Mary Persons clinched a home playoff game on Friday by dominating Pike County 46-10. But fans may remember the game more for the antics by the visitors from Zebulon that wound up forcing referees to end the game with 7:35 left on the clock. MP coach Brian Nelson said he had been trying to te…

Mary Persons (6-4, 2-2 region) opens the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday hosting the Dougherty County (8-2) Trojans. MP is among half the teams in Georgia, Classes A, AAA, AAAAA and AAAAAAA, who must play on Saturday night due to a referee shortage.

Mary Persons Lady Bulldogs cross county team took 3rd place out of 24 high school teams at the GHSA State Championship for 3A division schools on Saturday, Nov. 5 on the state meet course in Carrollton. Senior Madelyn Causey led the Mary Persons girls team, finishing 16th overall out of 172 …

This past weekend, the Mary Persons competition cheerleading team headed to Morgan County to compete at their regional competition.  Having performed their best routine of the season, Mary Persons came out on top in Region 2 of the 3A division.

Mary Persons  (5-4, 1-2 region) put together its most complete game of the year on Friday in a 33-0 thumping of Upson-Lee (4-6, 2-2 region) at Dan Pitts Stadium.

The Mary Persons Girls Cross Country team claimed the Region 2-AAA championship on Oct. 25 with a perfect score of 15 (1+2+3+4+5). Second place Pike County finished with 60 points. The team will compete at the state level for AAA this weekend in Carrollton.

For most Monroe Countians, whenever the subject of squirrels finds its way into a conversation, gray squirrels immediately come to mind. This is understandable since it is the squirrel most commonly seen throughout the county.  This is the squirrel that regularly raids our bird feeders, atta…

Mickey Thrasher, the long-time “Voice of the Upson Knights,” is a 1973 R. E. Lee High School graduate (Upson-Lee’s high school until consolidation). He played football at Alabama after Coach “Bear” Bryant came to Thomaston in December 1972 and signed Thrasher and Pete Cavan. Thrasher withdre…

The Mary Persons girls cross country team took the region title with a perfect score, and the boys took third at the Region 2-AAA meet at Dauset Trials on Tuesday, Oct. 25. It’s the second year in a row the girls have won region. Abbey Stembridge came in first for MP, second overall. For the…

On Oct. 15, 10-year-old Shawn Michael Buttigieg Jr. used his uncle Dustin Buttigieg’s Marlin .30-.30 rifle to take a massive 6-pointer at his grandfather’s house in Monroe County. The buck weighed 203 lbs. dressed. This is the young man’s first buck.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Mary Persons varsity competition team had another first-place finish at the Northgate Cheer Classic at Northgate High School in Newnan.  The team scored a strong 90.5.  Going into the competition, Mary Persons was ranked second in the state for average competition s…

Mary Persons (4-4, 0-2) lost its fourth straight to Peach County (4-2, 1-0) on Friday despite 205 yards rushing from junior Duke Watson.

No. 11 Mercer  (6-1, 4-0 SoCon) travels to No. 9 Chattanooga (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday with pole position for the Southern Conference championship and a playoff berth on the line.

Most serious deer hunters carefully prepare for the deer hunting season weeks ahead of opening day. For generations these steps have included sighting in their rifles, scouting the area they plan to hunt, and selecting just the right spots to erect their deer stands. 

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