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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.

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.

Forsyth man carries cross on Easter morning

A Forsyth man carried a cross nearly four miles Sunday morning from Courthouse Square to New Beginning Church.

Forsyth family speaks after bizarre fatal fight

Forsyth man dies after fight on road

Forsyth man dies after fight on road

A Forsyth man is dead after allegedly trying to get into a man's car and then fighting with his family.

The Monroe County sheriff's office says it happened around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday night on Smith Road. That's in North Monroe, near Johnstonville Road.

The release says Christopher Bunn tried to get into a Ford Explorer that stopped on the road containing a couple and their four children.

Four arrested in undercover drug sting

Four arrested in undercover drug sting

On February 27, drug investigators from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations arrested four suspects from the Middle Georgia area after conducting a week-long undercover operation at local motels in Forsyth.

NFL player arrested with stolen car in Monroe County

NFL player arrested with stolen car in Monroe County

A Dallas Cowboys practice squad linebacker was arrested in Monroe County after a traffic stop on New Forsyth Road on Jan. 24.