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City of Forsyth creating convention and visitors bureau

City of Forsyth creating convention and visitors bureau
The city of Forsyth is creating a Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city sent the idea to the legislature and it was approved. Bonnie Barker has owned the Anvil Room in downtown Forsyth for more than a year. She said they typically see around 300 people wining and dining in the restaurant, but she hopes the new visitors bureau will drive that number up. "People that live here, we know what a great town this is. And so we think it will be a good way to let people know more about us and we have new things coming in all the time," Barker said. Nancy McComb, another small business owner in Forsyth, said the visitors bureau will help her growing retail store, High Cotton. "I think that it's gonna bring people in off of the interstate.

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McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

46 Georgia State Patrol cadets graduate from Forsyth training center

46 Georgia State Patrol cadets graduate from Forsyth training center

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Public Safety has welcomed 46 new cadets to the Georgia State Patrol.

Officials say the new cadets graduated Friday at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth and will report to their posts Sept. 1. The graduation featured a keynote address by Gov. Nathan Deal and remarks by Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mark McDonough.

The new cadets graduated after 31 weeks of training, which included 18 weeks at the academy, 12 weeks of field training and week of graduation preparation.

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A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Meadows to host annual turkey shoot

Meadows to host annual turkey shoot

Recreational and experienced sporting clays shooters from across the country are primed for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) annual Turkey Shoot at the Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth, Georgia. The National Sporting Clays Association-sanctioned Mega Blast Shoot that regularly draws more than 500 participants is scheduled for August 15–17... Read More

Robins Federal Credit Union Contributes to Monroe County ACE

Robins Federal Credit Union Contributes to Monroe County ACE

Forsyth, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently contributed $1,000 to the Monroe County Adult and Community Education Dictionary and Thesaurus Program. This sponsorship along with others will help support early literacy for children across Monroe County.

Monroe County ACE is a non-profit organization that has been in existence for over 13 years and has participated in this event for 6 years. Their mission is to increase the literacy level of citizens in Monroe County, in hopes of ensuring the best possible quality of life for the community. This program distributes dictionaries to children in the Monroe County School System to encourage reading and learning.