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Round-up of this week’s job postings

If you missed one of our job postings on Monroe Local News this week, here is a round up. Click on the relevant link for more information: Editor's Note: These job postings were found on the web between Aug.

Walton County seeks equipment operator, utility service worker
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Walton County has an opening for an equipment operator and a utility service worker. Click on the relevant link for more information.


Zip Line returns to Monroe Fall Festival
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It that time of the year again - time to prepare for all the local fall festivals.

Take your furry friends to the 2015 Paws in the Park

Take your family and furry friend to Childers Park (next to the Monroe-Walton Library on Spring Street) Saturday, Oct.

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Athens Modern Homes Tour benefits AIDS Athens
One of the homes on the AIDS Athens Tour of Modern Homes, 2015

Take a tour of modern homes and help raise funds for AIDS organization that benefits Walton County.

First Presbyterian Church of Monroe
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This Sunday (8/31) at our traditional 11 AM worship service, Pastor Rogers is continuing his series on the Psalms.  The sermon, “Tetragrammaton”, is based on Psalm 139.  Sunday School, with classes for all ages, begins at 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 PM a Zumba exercise class meets in our Fellowship Hall; all are welcome.

Democratic Party Fish Fry in Monroe Saturday
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Local city elections are set to get under way Monday when qualifying begins.

Celebrate Walton Proud Day at the Farmers Market
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This Saturday, Aug.

Show your purple pride at the MAHS Hurricane Blowout

Football season is here and the Monroe community is invited to show its support for the home teams at the official kickoff in Downtown Monroe on Aug.


I Desire Not To Suffer
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I’m not saying that I don’t like having a high capacity washer and dryer in my house. Don’t think for a second that I’d prefer to go down to the creek with a paddle and a bar of lye soap I made myself to beat my clothes against a rock and then wring them out […]

Uncommon Courtesy

I think as a public service, I am going to use this space to review a little bit of basic math: the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Let me back up a minute and tell you why I am saying this.  It seems to me that every single time I find […]

6:03 AM
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I went to 6th grade orientation this morning.  My actual 6th grader didn’t go and wasn’t oriented because she is still at camp.  I admit that I did a pretty poor job of orienting myself, under the theory that I am not going to have to be able to find the classes, nor will I […]

My Endless List

If you believe the little number next to the word “Inbox,” as of this writing, I have 3,982 unread emails in my inbox.  In one of my accounts.  One of them just says, “9,999+.” At any given moment, I have about five active email accounts, each used for different purposes, and each of which has […]

A Room of My Own
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I’ve been married now for 3,129.285 years.  So it seems.  Things that happened before I got married seem somewhat unreal, almost like they are memories of a movie I once saw rather than things that actually happened to me. So, needless to say, the honeymoon stage is over.  Way over.  My husband and I have […]


Obituary: Karl David Presley, 58, of Monroe

Karl David Presley age 58, of Monroe, GA, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Obituary: Walter Marshall Brandenburg, 95, of Monroe
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Walter Marshall Brandenburg, age 95 of Monroe, passed away on Thursday August 20, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: David Anderson Mitchell, 77, of Monroe

Dr. David Anderson Mitchell, age 77, of Monroe,.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Norma June Robinson, 78, of Monroe

Norma June (Nanny “Nana”) Robinson age 78 of Monroe, GA formerly of Lawrenceville passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Obituary and funeral services: Brian Draper, 61, of Monroe

Mr. Brian Draper, age 61 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015.


Lost Senior Beagle Jefferson Area

Please HELP!!!

SAD UPDATE: Lost Female Chihuahua Microchipped Monroe

UPDATE: Sadly Bella was found - she had been hit by a car and did not survive.

Found Male Lab Mix Auburn

Found on county line auburn rd on 8/16 at 7:45 pm.

REUNITED!!! URGENT! Lost Male Rescue Pitbull Dumped in Covington

Sam indeed was dumped here in Georgia and is now SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alcovy Pet Rescue needs your help!

Alcovy Pet Rescue once again has taken on animals in need of medical services.


Legalese — Hearsay
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Hearsay is one of those legalese words that most people have heard and have a general understanding of what it means.  It isn’t simple, however, and there are a ton of exceptions, and exceptions to the exceptions.

Legalese — Ice Cream

There are very few things in America which are not regulated to some degree.  When I speak at elementary and middle schools, I always bring the volume of the Georgia code which has the laws about bicycles, and the children are always stunned by the pages and pages of laws.

Legalese — Truancy, Private School, and Homeschooling
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The school year has started, and children have begun going to their public schools, private schools, or started their home school curriculum.

Legalese — Corporate Personhood
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Among the many words you wouldn’t think need defining, the word “Person” is one of them.

Legalese — Who Really Owns Your House?
Lori Duff

When the vast majority of us take that step towards the American Dream and purchase a house, we are required along the way to sign seventy-six billion pieces of paper, give or take.  Although I have never once advised anyone to sign anything they haven’t read and understood, I am realistic enough to know that virtually no one has actually read all the details of these papers.