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Suspect charged with shooting man four times at Forsyth Gardens
A Forsyth man is OK after being shot four times at Forsyth Gardens Apartments on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Montavious Avery, who’s in his early 20s, of Forsyth Garden Apartments, was shot in the leg, butt, hip and arm at around 9 p.m. while standing inside the doorway of his apartment, according to Inv. Al
Forsyth declares war on coyotes
“We have a coyote problem in town,” Council Member Mike Dodd told the Forsyth council at its Dec. 17 meeting. Dodd said that his neighbors on Morningside and Hillsdale have complained to him about coyotes and he has seen and heard them in the neighborhood.
Forsyth man accused of planning attack on White House
A Cumming man who had allegedly radicalized and planned to be a “martyr” laid out his plans to undercover FBI agents for attacks on the White House, other monuments and a synagogue, prior to being arrested, according to an FBI affidavit.
Rodeo arena seeks county OK
A McMullen Road property owner is expected to ask Monroe County commissioners next month to allow him to operate a rodeo arena on his 107-acre tract. Raymond Tafolla, who has owned the tract at 21 McMullen Road since 2014, has asked commissioners to rezone his property from agricultural to commercia
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Making babies again in Forsyth
Would it not be interesting to know who was the last baby born at Monroe County Hospital? A lot of Monroe Countians claim to be Monroe Countians but were born in a Macon or another area hospital after doctors quit delivering babies here in Monroe County at the Monroe County Hospital.
Train strikes car at Rumble Road crossing
A 21-year-old Forsyth woman was injured when her Ford Focus was struck by a Norfolk Southern train around 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the Rumble Road crossing. Peyton Fair, 21, of Forsyth, was heading west on Rumble Road toward Hwy. 41 when her back end was struck by the train, doing significant damage t
TO THE EDITOR: What have you done for High Falls lately?
While it appears we (Monroe County) have plenty of money for Forsyth-related projects, what money is spent in the High Falls area?. Monroe County you have an opportunity to re-purpose an R.V. Park that needs some T.L.C.! While developers withdrew, we have our eyes on you! We don’t want any more pret
BUSTED: Bonnie and Clyde, nowhere to hide
The Monroe County host of those Wyoming fugitives told authorities where to find them on Friday after he was threatened with criminal charges himself. Sheriff Brad Freeman told the Reporter on Monday how his deputies, with help from other agencies, were able to capture Richard Fountaine, 29, and Kim
Georgia judge orders new trial in 1976 case that sent man to death row
In a searing decision, a judge in Columbus has granted a new trial to a man convicted of rape and murder 43 years ago based on new DNA evidence, at the same time condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection by the prosecution.
Firemen honored for High Falls rescue
The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department honored its dive team members who helped save two teenagers stuck in the waters of High Falls on May 29. Monroe County officials summoned the dive team for help after a Monroe County teen and his girlfriend were stranded in the raging waters of the Towaliga Rive
Experts: Georgia man’s White House plot seems ‘fantastical’ but serious
The plot sounded gruesome — and difficult to pull off: Drive behind the White House. Create a diversion. Use an explosive to blow a hole in the highly guarded building. Then storm inside and shed the blood of as many people as possible.
County receives results of testing at former Lanier Golf Course
A water sample test done near a controversial east Forsyth zoning has found potentially dangerous materials “were below detection limits.” — Per a press release from Forsyth County, on Jan. 9 a water sample was collected by a water quality consultant near the Northcove Development — the development
TO THE EDITOR: Expecting mothers eligible for free pack-n-play
As of 2016, Georgia averages three infant deaths per week. The majority of these deaths were preventable if only the care givers had practiced the ABCs of safe sleep. The Pregnancy Center of Monroe County is partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health to teach parents and caregivers how
Heflin police charge Georgia man with trafficking
HEFLIN — A Georgia man was charged with felony marijuana trafficking during a traffic stop on I-20 Tuesday night in Heflin. Heflin police officer Danny Turner arrested LaBrandon Troupe, 37, from East Point, Ga., after Turner and officer Tyler Murphy discovered a black duffel bag containing 14 pounds
Forsyth mayor hosts five previous mayors
Forsyth mayor Eric Wilson hosted five former city mayors for a holiday lunch last month. Among those attending were, from left, Jimmy Pace, Ralph Ogletree, Wilson, Paul Jossey, John Howard and Tye Howard. Wilson is up for re-election this year. If re-elected, he would be the first Forsyth mayor to b
Forsyth officers treated for injuries after alleged assault
Two Forsyth police officers were injured trying to arrest a woman at Forsyth Garden Apartments on Jan. 8. Forsyth Major George Foster and Sgt. David Asbell responded to a disturbance and found a woman trespassing in someone else’s apartment. Foster told the suspect, Shamberia Zellner, she was under
Butts County school board selects chairman, vice chairman
Millard Daniel has been appointed by his colleagues on the Butts County Board of Education to serve another year as chairman. The school board voted on the position during its Jan. 15 meeting, unanimously selecting Daniel for a third one-year term at the helm. He was nominated for the post by Distri
Forsyth woman: Mammogram may have saved her life
Janice Pippin wants everyone to know the importance of an annual mammogram. When she went to Monroe County Hospital for her regular mammogram on June 7, 2018, she was busy planning what she would do during the summer after she retired and “never gave it a thought that there would be anything wrong.”
Ban on Smoking in Cars with Kids 13 & Under Resurfaces in Georgia
State representative Sandra Scott has dropped legislation to prohibit anyone from smoking in a vehicle, in motion or in park, if a minor is present. Any person found to be smoking in a vehicle with a person aged 13 and under would be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $100. The bill does not apply to
Incidents for the week of Jan. 16
Mitchell Road resident reports finding stolen truck in backyard. At about 4:07 p.m. on Jan. 4, a male Mitchell Road resident told Dep. Jaleel Brown he arrived home and saw a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado in his backyard with the keys in the ignition. The resident said the truck was not damaged and