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Forsyth Farmers Market is open

Forsyth Farmers Market is open

The Forsyth Farmers Market is open every Friday from May 2-Oct. 31 between noon and 6 p.m. on North Jackson St., two blocks from the square (behind The Farmers Bank), and vendors are ready to serve patrons long before noon. Come check out the fresh, local products and speciality items and meet those who produce them.

To become a vendor, call Forsyth Main Street at 478-994-7747. Spaces are $5 each, plus $5 for electricity. The Market is sponsored by Georgia Power, The Prime Palate, Monroe County Reporter, and Ingram Entities.

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Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Rodeo coming back to Forsyth

Rodeo coming back to Forsyth

The Forsyth Lions Club and Monroe County Saddle Club will present the Georgia High School Rodeo Association Rodeo at the Monroe County Recreation Complex, just off I-75 at Exit 188, on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, at 8 p.m. There will be Flying "G" Rodeo, calf scramble, western vendors, food, and raffles. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children.

MPHS automotive service students compete at Ford

MPHS automotive service students compete at Ford

MPHS AST Seniors Sean Henderson and Caleb Turnbow competed at the 2014 Ford Motor Company/AAA Student Auto Skills Challenge State Hands-On Competition in Atlanta. Teams raced to beat the clock to correctly diagnose and repair a deliberately "bugged" 2014 Ford Fiesta SE. The MPHS team scored the highest along with nine other teams statewide on a written online exam to qualify for the hands-on state competition.

The Ford/AAA Auto Skills competition offers millions of dollars in scholarships and prizes to high school juniors and seniors who want careers as automotive service technicians.

Our local Ford dealership, Trophy Ford and AST instructor, Dwain Evans, helped students practice for the competition by allowing them to use a Ford Fiesta SE. Henderson and Turnbow placed tenth.

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Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

What's actually in Taco Bell beef?

What's actually in Taco Bell beef?

Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network

Taco Bell is revealing what's in its beef, and it turns out it's actually mostly beef.

The fast-food chain's recipe contains 88% beef and 12% "signature recipe," according to a new webpage posted by Taco Bell.

Also, addressing a widespread rumor, Taco Bell beef is not grade D beef, according to the website.

Mercer Bears pep up Hubbard Elementary

Mercer Bears pep up Hubbard Elementary

On Friday, April 25, five Mercer Bears' basketball players visited Hubbard Elementary. During the pep rally, the students cheered about ways to get ready for the CRCT. The students were reminded to go to bed early and eat a good breakfast to be prepared for testing.

The Mercer Bears impressed students with their basketball skills and told students what areas they have chosen as their majors. The Hubbard Tigers greatly appreciate the time that the Mercer Men's Basketball team spent with us.
--Courtesy of Misti Sikes