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Supporters of law enforcement rallied on the lawn of the Historic Walton County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon, June 27, 2020, in downtown Monroe, Ga.

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More than 140 people as of Friday afternoon had signed a petition calling for the removal of a monument to Walton County’s Confederate past.

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Out of concern for the health and well-being of the cooperative’s customer-owners, Walton EMC’s board of directors voted to modify the 2020 event and take care of necessary business by allowing customer-owners to participate from the safety of their vehicles.

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The judge saw a “very troubled young man” in the 16-year-old who killed two men and stole the dirt bike he lured them to Walton County to sell.

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A Monroe man convicted of murder last year is asking for a new trial.

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Charlie Akin in Social Circle and Mary Lynn Hall in Walnut Grove won special elections for City Council seats.

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An Athens man was charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two people found on a roadway last month.

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An employee copied Ridgeview Institute – Monroe patient information and shared it with another person and her attorney.

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The lawyer for a teen who killed two men wants his client to receive the minimum sentence, but prosecutors are seeking the maximum — life without the chance of parole.

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The Walton County Chamber of Commerce hosted an online political forum last week for the city elections, with multiple races on the ballot represented.

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The Monroe Community Building will soon return to its original purpose as a place of education, as the next home of the Monroe Country Day School.

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Officials believe a cooking accident led to a fire at a mobile home in the Mount Vernon community.

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Monroe Area High School seniors had the chance to collect their caps and gowns, and other graduation materials, back on campus Monday, April 27, 2020. It was the first time for many students to be back on campus since in-person education was suspended in mid-March due to COVID-19.

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A state appeals court confirmed a Walton County jury’s guilty verdict against a Monroe man on child cruelty charges.

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A fire Sunday at a vacant home in Monroe was intentionally set, the state ruled this week.

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Two men were hurt when their ATV flipped in the Walnut Grove area Friday night.

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City Manager Adele Schirmer said she remains committed to Social Circle despite a vote not to allow her contract to roll over for another year.

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Police Chief Jeff Fuesting has resigned, and the Social Circle City Council voted Friday night not to allow the city manager’s contract to renew automatically.