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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.