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Four Monroe students named DAR Youth Citizenship Medal Winners

Four Monroe students named DAR Youth Citizenship Medal Winners

The Monroe County School System named four students this year as the DAR Youth Citizenship Medal Winners.

They are:

  • Gabe Hogan at K.B. Sutton Elementary School
  • Sarah Boyer at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School
  • Josie Leatherman at T.G. Scott Elementary School
  • Natalie Pippin at Monroe County Middle School

The four will be honored at the May 13 Board of Education meeting.

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Pit bulls kill donkey in Monroe Co. attack

Pit bulls kill donkey in Monroe Co. attack

A Monroe County man was tending to his livestock on Saturday when two pit bulls attacked and killed his donkey.

The incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Blount Road, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office news release.

The donkey's owner told deputies one of the dogs was reddish in color and the other was tan with black and white spots. The dogs bit the donkey around the head and throat.

Monroe County restaurant ratings

Monroe County restaurant ratings

See how Monroe County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

  • 100-Rum Creek Pizza
  • 99-Wendy's
  • 99-Taco Bell
  • 97-Miss Hattie's Kitchen and Bakery
  • 97-Twila Faye's Tea Room
  • 96-Ann's Deli
  • 96-Grits Cafe
  • 96-Lockett's Country Cooking
  • 96-Subway N. Lee St.
  • 95-Subway in Walmart
  • 95-Dairy Queen
  • 92-Big Chic
  • 92-Captain D's
  • 92-Hong Kong Palace
  • 90-El Tajado
  • 90-Hardee's
  • 90-Waffle House, 444 Tift College Dr.
  • 89-Waffle House, N. Lee Street

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Today let’s fling Fido and Fluffy’s stuff.  It’s time to fling those too small collars and bowls, treats that the cat just will not eat and the frayed leashes. If you have supplies from a long gone pet, like an aquarium or a hamster habitat, today is the day to let those go.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many pet supplies you were able to fling today.

 

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Monroe County Special Olympics date set

Monroe County Special Olympics date set

Monroe County Special Olympics is set for Friday, May 2 at Mary Persons High School Track.

Participants will compete from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

I-75 Northbound lane to close for repairs in Monroe County

I-75 Northbound lane to close for repairs in Monroe County

Crews plan to repair roadways this week along I-75 in Monroe County.

That happens Tuesday-Thursday this week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. along I-75 North between markers 182-187, according to a release.

 

Is timber making a comeback in Monroe?

Is timber making a comeback in Monroe?

A long-time leading industry in Monroe County, left all but dead since 2008, is making something of a comeback.