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Irma disrupted flagpole dedication is Wednesday
The flagpole dedication originally set for September 11 but disrupted by Hurricane Irma will be held at noon Wednesday at the civic center. The remembrance is sponsored by the local Woodmen Life chapter. In addition to honoring the 9-11 victims, law enforcment officers, firefighters and other firs
Tax bills go out; due Nov. 15
Lamar County property owners should have received their tax bills by mail last week. Local government anticipates income from tax payments in the amount of $13,224,888.54. Lamar County tax commissioner Andrea Anthony reported her office mailed 10,230 bills. Taxes are due Nov. 15. After that date,
Dwayne Johnson 'dies' in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Dwayne Johnson dies more than once in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'. The 45-year-old wrestler-turned-actor stars as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the new Jake Kasdan reimagining of the 1995 movie 'Jumanji' - starring the late Robin Williams - and revealed that all the characters undergo multiple, ons
Sheriff's office number used in scam
According to investigator Maj. David Neal of the Pike County Sheriff's office, an individual is calling local residents and soliciting money on behalf of the Pike County Sheriff's Office - from the office's non-emergency number. He said the sheriff's office does not call citizens to solicit money.
Seniors under her care were begging for food. Now, she faces felony charges.
A Forsyth woman is accused of exploiting and neglecting at least 14 elderly an disabled people who were under her care in unlicensed personal care homes in Forsyth, Macon and Albany, according to a news release from the GBI. Michelle Oliver was booked in the Monroe County jail Tuesday. Albany Police
Commissioners borrow $2.5 million from United Bank for 2017 bills
Monroe County Commissioners unanimously approved on Sept. 5 to borrow $2.5 million from United Bank so the county can pay its bills until it receives property taxes in December. Commissioners selected the low bidder, United Bank, for this year's Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) to be repaid by Dec. 31 at
Real Talk -- When Was The Last Time You Enjoyed Your Business Trip?
(NewsUSA) -It's hard to believe that 2017 is more than halfway over and that fall is in the air. With that, life starts to speed up as kids head back to school, holidays loom just around the corner, and you may find yourself traveling for work a bit more in the coming months as companies try to wrap
New Resources Critical for Stroke Recovery
(NewsUSA) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke has developed new stroke rehabilitation tools for healthcare professionals and clinical provi
Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?
(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, hav
Two Forsyth students named to state Superintendent's council
Two Forsyth County students were recently named part of State School Superintendent Richard Woods' student advisory council, which accepted 142 middle and high schoolers this year. Otwell Middle School eighth-grader Mary Beth Lowe and Lambert High School senior Remington Youngblood were selected as
PREP ROUNDUP: West Forsyth's Wassilchak throws shutout against Lambert
Avery Kline did a little bit of everything to help South Forsyth volleyball defeat Forsyth Central, 25-18, 25-17, 25-13, on Tuesday at home in an Area 5-7A match. Kline had four kills, four digs, three blocks and seven of the team's 18 aces. Hannah McGlockton led South (10-19, 2-2) with 10 kills to
Forsyth woman charged for alleged neglect, exploitation of elderly in illegal care home
FORSYTH, Ga. -- A Forsyth woman was arrested Tuesday for reportedly exploiting at least 11 elderly or disabled adults by running an unlicensed personal care home under poor living conditions. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 39-year-old Michelle Oliver was charged with felony exploi
Do you have what it takes to face your nightmares? Forsyth Nightmare Asylum opening soon!
We are right around the corner from the spookiest month of the year! When you think of Halloween you may think of trick or treating, costumes and of course getting scared. We went to check out a new haunted house in Forsyth that promises to give you a screaming good time all year long. Welcome to
Sheriff's office looking for south Forsyth armed robbery suspects
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is requesting residents' assistance in identifying two men who robbed a south Forsyth restaurant at gunpoint Saturday evening. Mangia Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road and was robbed about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 16, according to Deputy Doug
Forsyth Sen. Williams to hold protest against Cherokee teacher
Gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams was the first elected official in the state to support President Donald Trump's campaign for office, and now he will hold a protest next week against a Cherokee County teacher who asked students to remove pro-Trump shirts. On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at noon, Wil
Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival this weekend
The Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival hits Griffin this weekend. The festival activities begin with the Georgia Barbecue Association Doc Holliday BBQ Championship - a double points contest on Friday. Competitors start to arrive Thursday and will be set up off Broad Street in the Spalding County Anne
Barn Bash: Charity Concert set for Saturday
Barn Bash: A Charity Concert will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 to raise funds for a scholarship in honor of the late Brandon Brown and it will feature headlining musician Marc Broussard as well as Southbound and Lambert Osteen and Friends. The inaugural event will be held at Double P Farms with gates
Register now for Sept. 23 "Walk to Remember"
The Compassionate Friends of Central GA invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends to register now for a "Walk to Remember" Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The local walk will be held at Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park (Pavilion 2, Lake side) at 1301 Cowan Road in Griff
Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography
When most people think of breast cancer, they think of the pink movement, and often times, "beating" the cancer. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a late stage of the disease in which the cancer has spread beyond the breast, is different. There is no cure and, until recently, the number
Be safe while getting social to avoid social media scams
(BPT) - For many people, social media has become a part of our daily lives. We follow friends on Facebook, share our opinions on Twitter and highlight our latest creative projects on Instagram or Pinterest. According to Statista, 78 percent of all Americans have a social media profile, and that adop