The Walton Tribune

The Walton Tribune The Walton Tribune was founded Jan. 9, 1900. It's a community newspaper and media organization serving Monroe, Loganville, Social Circle and all of Walton County, Georgia.

The Tribune was first in the Georgia Press Association General Excellence in 2020. The Walton Tribune was founded in 1900 and is the newspaper of record for Walton County, Georgia. From our offices in downtown Monroe, the newspaper’s staff works to keep readers up to date on the latest news and to help local businesses spread their message.

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Tony Price, whom many in Walton County know from his time working in the funeral industry locally, is battling COVID-19....
06/07/2021
Support for The Price Family, organized by Tonya Davell

Tony Price, whom many in Walton County know from his time working in the funeral industry locally, is battling COVID-19. His wife survived the illness recently. His friends have launched a GoFundMe page to help the family.

Each and every one of us have been affected by Covid-19 in one way or another and The Price … Tonya Davell needs your support for Support for The Price Family

BREAKING: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Walton County until 10 p.m. today, Sunday, June...
06/07/2021

BREAKING: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Walton County until 10 p.m. today, Sunday, June 6.

BREAKING: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northeastern Walton County until 10 p.m. today, Sunday, June 6.

06/06/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect delays after a crash at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Spring Street in Monroe. No critical injuries were reported.

TRAFFIC ALERT: North Broad Street is closed between Marable and Williams streets in Monroe after a crash involving a veh...
06/06/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: North Broad Street is closed between Marable and Williams streets in Monroe after a crash involving a vehicle and a power pole. One minor injury is reported.
📸: Monroe Fire Department

TRAFFIC ALERT: North Broad Street is closed between Marable and Williams streets in Monroe after a crash involving a vehicle and a power pole. One minor injury is reported.
📸: Monroe Fire Department

06/06/2021

BREAKING: NFL.com reports the Falcons will trade Julio Jones to Tennessee.

Laurie Wendell Ford, 88, of Monroe, died Sunday, May 23.
06/04/2021
Laurie Wendell Ford

Laurie Wendell Ford, 88, of Monroe, died Sunday, May 23.

Laurie Wendell Ford, 88, of Monroe, died Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Ruby Mae Irvin Pharr, 81, of Monroe, died Saturday, May 29.
06/04/2021
Ruby Mae Irvin Pharr

Ruby Mae Irvin Pharr, 81, of Monroe, died Saturday, May 29.

Ruby Mae Irvin Pharr, 81, of Monroe, died Saturday, May 29, 2021.

06/04/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 138 is closed at Vinies Drive due to a crash with injuries. Expect lane closures.

The Walton County School District has announced its 2020-21 STEM Award teacher and student honorees.
06/04/2021
School district honors top STEM teacher, student

The Walton County School District has announced its 2020-21 STEM Award teacher and student honorees.

The Walton County School District has announced its 2020-21 STEM Award honorees, recognizing Jake Moore of Loganville as STEM Student of the Year and Jess Bush of Monroe Area as

The Walton County Chapter of Georgia Right to Life will have its next meeting June 17.
06/04/2021
Right to Life plans meeting

The Walton County Chapter of Georgia Right to Life will have its next meeting June 17.

The Walton County Chapter of Georgia Right to Life will have its next meeting June 17.

Former City Councilman Lee “Skip” Baliles said as mayor, he thinks he could help heal the divide in Loganville over a co...
06/03/2021
Skip Baliles running for mayor of Loganville

Former City Councilman Lee “Skip” Baliles said as mayor, he thinks he could help heal the divide in Loganville over a controversial plan to revive downtown.

Former City Councilman Lee “Skip” Baliles announced Thursday he will run for mayor of Loganville in 2021.

Social Circle City Council named Eric Taylor of metro Atlanta as the finalist in their search for a new city manager dur...
06/03/2021
Social Circle names finalist in city manager search

Social Circle City Council named Eric Taylor of metro Atlanta as the finalist in their search for a new city manager during a called meeting Tuesday.

Social Circle City Council named Eric Taylor of metro Atlanta as the finalist in their search for a new city manager during a called meeting Tuesday.

A Monroe police officer’s appeal of his demotion was denied in a decision handed down Wednesday by attorney Roy E. Manol...
06/03/2021
Monroe officer’s demotion upheld

A Monroe police officer’s appeal of his demotion was denied in a decision handed down Wednesday by attorney Roy E. Manoll III, the city’s personnel hearing officer. However, Manoll ruled that one of the three alleged policy violations charged agains…

A Monroe police officer’s appeal of his demotion was denied in a decision handed down Wednesday by attorney Roy E. Manoll III, the city’s personnel hearing officer. However, Manoll ruled

A Walton County camp will face the Planning Commission this week in hopes of keeping its business afloat.
06/02/2021
Camp comes before Planning Commission on Thursday

A Walton County camp will face the Planning Commission this week in hopes of keeping its business afloat.

A Walton County camp will face the Planning Commission this week in hopes of keeping its business afloat.

County commissioners approved a proposed development after another round of talks between owners and neighbors.
06/02/2021
Gratis development approved

County commissioners approved a proposed development after another round of talks between owners and neighbors.

County commissioners approved a proposed development after another round of talks between owners and neighbors.

The Walton County Board of Commissioners approved the budget – with a pay raise for workers – during their meeting Tuesd...
06/02/2021
waltontribune.com | Covering Walton County Like the Sunshine

The Walton County Board of Commissioners approved the budget – with a pay raise for workers – during their meeting Tuesday night.

The Walton County Board of Commissioners approved the budget – with a pay raise for workers – during their meeting Tuesday night.

06/01/2021

BREAKING: County employees will get a three-step pay raise, or 3.75%, starting in July.

06/01/2021

BREAKING: The Walton County Government Board of Commissioners has approved a $60.6 million budget for 2022, with an expectation of taking the rollback millage rate.

David M. Curry, who recently stepped down as the state revenue commissioner, announced Tuesday he is running for Congres...
06/01/2021
Former revenue commissioner running for Congress

David M. Curry, who recently stepped down as the state revenue commissioner, announced Tuesday he is running for Congress.

David M. Curry, who recently stepped down as the state revenue commissioner, announced Tuesday he is running for Congress.

Rep. Jody Hice should do better than hanging around with the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz, David Clemo...
06/01/2021
Clemons: Hice and the company he's begun to keep

Rep. Jody Hice should do better than hanging around with the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz, David Clemons writes.

Rep. Jody Hice should do better than hanging around with the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz.

Club celebrates 75 years of service in Social Circle
06/01/2021
Jubilee!

Club celebrates 75 years of service in Social Circle

Club celebrates 75 years of service in Social Circle

I count myself lucky to have had a built-in best friend since birth; my identical twin sister Danielle.
06/01/2021
Danielle and I were best friends even before birth

I count myself lucky to have had a built-in best friend since birth; my identical twin sister Danielle.

I count myself lucky to have had a built-in best friend since birth; my identical twin sister Danielle.

05/31/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple crashes have been reported on I-20 about 2 miles east of the Greensboro/Eatonton exit in Greene County.

Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom. These flags are on Mount Carmel Church...
05/31/2021

Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom. These flags are on Mount Carmel Church Road in eastern Walton County. We hope you have a peaceful and reflective Memorial Day.

Today we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom. These flags are on Mount Carmel Church Road in eastern Walton County. We hope you have a peaceful and reflective Memorial Day.

05/29/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: A tree has fallen on Atha Street near Cy Nunnally Memorial Airport and South Madison Avenue in Monroe.

05/28/2021
Riding to remember the fallen

Loganville » American Legion Post 233 holds annual Ride for America to honor fallen warriors

Loganville » American Legion Post 233 holds annual Ride for America to honor fallen warriors

City considers replacement for O’Kelly Memorial, but some don’t want to see it
05/28/2021
Meeting on library is far from quiet

City considers replacement for O’Kelly Memorial, but some don’t want to see it

City considers replacement for O’Kelly Memorial, but some don’t want to see it

BREAKING: The George Walton Academy trustees made a leadership change, announcing Friday they are moving on from Dan Dol...
05/28/2021
George Walton Academy making a change at the top

BREAKING: The George Walton Academy trustees made a leadership change, announcing Friday they are moving on from Dan Dolan after his four years as the head of school.

The George Walton Academy trustees made a leadership change, announcing it is moving on from Dan Dolan after his four years as the head of school.

05/28/2021

Dan Dolan, head of school at George Walton Academy, is leaving the private school after school officials said they had chosen to go in a new leadership direction. In an email to "Bulldog Families," the school's Board of Trustees said it was "thankful for his leadership and excited about the direction we are pursuing."

05/27/2021

4:37 p.m. UPDATE: The traffic light at Highway 78 and Hog Mountain Road is also out due to a power outage.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: The traffic light at U.S. 78 and Mars Hill Road in Oconee is out due to a power outage. Treat it as a four-way stop.

Novolex has entered a definitive agreement to buy Flexo Converters USA Inc., which has a facility in the Piedmont Region...
05/26/2021
Flexo Converters getting new owner

Novolex has entered a definitive agreement to buy Flexo Converters USA Inc., which has a facility in the Piedmont Regional Industrial Park.

Novolex has entered a definitive agreement to buy Flexo Converters USA Inc., which has a facility in the Piedmont Regional Industrial Park.

05/26/2021

4:06 p.m. UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and all lanes are reopened.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes of the Oconee Connector are shut down due to a crash.

Tickets are on sale now for the Duck Derby, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Walton County.
05/26/2021
Duck Derby benefits Boys & Girls Club of Walton County

Tickets are on sale now for the Duck Derby, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Walton County.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia’s Duck Derby will soon release 6,000 rubber ducks onto the Alcovy River for a $10,000 grand prize finish line.

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Vote for Senator Kelly Loeffler and Senator David Perdue on the Special Election Day Tuesday January 5th 2021. All voters regardless of party, race, creed or color should vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to stabilize our national security and our domestic balance of power. There are two other major reasons to return Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to the US Senate: (1) Loeffler and Perdue have proven economic, financial and business knowledge and skills which help them produce jobs and security for the United States and Georgia in particular. (2) Loeffler and Perdue will prevent one party rule, preserve Constitutional Rights and Powers, prevent the packing of the Supreme Court and will preserve American Freedom and avoid a Socialist Nightmare by protecting the American Dream for all. Please vote for Senators Loeffler and Perdue on Tuesday January 5th, 2021. Remember to vote early!
Vote for Senator Kelly Loeffler and Senator David Perdue on the Special Election Day Tuesday January 5th 2021. All voters regardless of party, race, creed or color should vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to stabilize our national security and our domestic balance of power. There are two other major reasons to return Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to the US Senate: (1) Loeffler and Perdue have proven economic, financial and business knowledge and skills which help them produce jobs and security for the United States and Georgia in particular. (2) Loeffler and Perdue will prevent one party rule, preserve Constitutional Rights and Powers, prevent the packing of the Supreme Court and will preserve American Freedom and avoid a Socialist Nightmare by protecting the American Dream for all. Please vote for Senators Loeffler and Perdue on Tuesday January 5th, 2021.
When and where will senior citizens in Walton County be able to get the COVID vaccinations?
Sympathy to the family of Ms. Lynn Camp Robinson!
Georgia Special Runoff Senate Election Message: All voters regardless of party, race, creed or color should vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to stabilize our national security and our domestic balance of power. There are two other major reasons to return Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to the US Senate: (1) Loeffler and Perdue have proven economic, financial and business knowledge and skills which help them produce jobs and security for the United States and Georgia in particular. (2) Loeffler and Perdue will prevent one party rule, preserve Constitutional Rights and Powers, prevent the packing of the Supreme Court and will preserve American Freedom and avoid a Socialist Nightmare by protecting the American Dream for all. Please vote today or any day through January 5th, 2021.
Just a little holiday joy from the Loganville/Between area!
Check out our amazing Neighborhood in Walton Co! We call it "Candy Cane Lane" this time of year! Come take a drive!
Want a stimulus check? Democrats in control in the House passed a generous bill in May. Mitch McConnell is blocking that bill and is not bargaining in good faith for a compromise. When Dems indicated they might go for the pared down Senate bill McConnell walked away from the negotiations. It is obvious that he and Republicans care not that you’re out of work or your family is in dire need. A stimulus proves that their economic policy is a complete failure and proves the validity of a Universal Basic Income. For that reason they do not want you to have one! In order for a stimulus to pass Georgians must elect the two Democrats running for the Senate in the January 5 runoff elections! Time to end the austerity imposed by the wealthy and their sycophants in Congress! Additionally Senator McConnell has said he will kill the just passed cannabis legalization bill. All the more reason to vote Democrat in the runoff elections. If you want financial help from your Government like citizens are getting in the rest of the modern world you have to vote the 2 Dems in! MSgt Thomas Vance USAF Ret.