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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Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders confirmed Wednesday it will open its second Walton County location in 2021. It's the first ...
01/27/2021
Huey Magoo's coming to Monroe Pavilion in 2021

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders confirmed Wednesday it will open its second Walton County location in 2021. It's the first restaurant confirmed for Monroe Pavilion

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders confirmed Wednesday it will open its second Walton County location in 2021.

Former Walton County schools Superintendent Joe Branson Bradley Sr., 94, of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 1.
01/27/2021
Joe Branson Bradley Sr.

Former Walton County schools Superintendent Joe Branson Bradley Sr., 94, of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 1.

Joe Branson Bradley Sr., 94, of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

Good morning! Here's a look at the front page of today's Walton Tribune. Check out the latest local news, read the touch...
01/27/2021

Good morning! Here's a look at the front page of today's Walton Tribune. Check out the latest local news, read the touching story of a local couple who died hours apart after more than 50 years of marriage, check out our Healthy Living magazine and find out what's happening on the basketball court and the wrestling mat. All that and more are on sale now at news stands across Walton County.

Myra Seay knew exactly how to describe the recent deaths of her parents, Michael and Kathleen Seay: as the last, culmina...
01/27/2021
waltontribune.com | Covering Walton County Like the Sunshine

Myra Seay knew exactly how to describe the recent deaths of her parents, Michael and Kathleen Seay: as the last, culminating moment of their 58-year love story.

Myra Seay knew exactly how to describe the recent deaths of her parents, Michael and Kathleen Seay: as the last, culminating moment of their 58-year love story.

The pandemic has delayed a public hearing on a large development that’s been in the works in Social Circle for nearly tw...
01/27/2021
Jubilee hearing delayed to May

The pandemic has delayed a public hearing on a large development that’s been in the works in Social Circle for nearly two decades.

The pandemic has delayed a public hearing on a large development that’s been in the works in Social Circle for nearly two decades.

Loganville officials have revealed the name of the driver killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.
01/27/2021
Driver dies in weekend crash

Loganville officials have revealed the name of the driver killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

Loganville officials have revealed the name of the driver killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

A New Jersey man was arrested earlier this month on Georgia warrants charging the sexual exploitation of children. He's ...
01/27/2021
New Jersey man charged with exploitation

A New Jersey man was arrested earlier this month on Georgia warrants charging the sexual exploitation of children. He's wanted in Oconee County.

A New Jersey man was arrested earlier this month on Georgia warrants charging the sexual exploitation of children. He's wanted in Oconee County.

Graveside services for Robbie Chambers Smith will be Friday morning, Jan. 29, in Gainesville. The 91-year-old Monroe res...
01/27/2021
Robbie Chambers Smith

Graveside services for Robbie Chambers Smith will be Friday morning, Jan. 29, in Gainesville. The 91-year-old Monroe resident died Saturday, Jan. 23.

Robbie Chambers Smith, 91, of Monroe, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

Inurnment services will be Friday morning, Jan. 29, for Stuart J. Head. The 64-year-old Loganville resident died Monday,...
01/27/2021
Stuart J. Head

Inurnment services will be Friday morning, Jan. 29, for Stuart J. Head. The 64-year-old Loganville resident died Monday, Jan. 18.

Stuart J. Head, 64, of Loganville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

Benjamin Franklin Odorizzi Jr., 78, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Jan. 13. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
01/27/2021
Benjamin Franklin Odorizzi Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Odorizzi Jr., 78, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Jan. 13. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Benjamin Franklin Odorizzi Jr., 78, of Monroe, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

6:47 p.m. UPDATE: The roadway has reopened. No one had to be taken to the hospital as a result of the crash.--TRAFFIC AL...
01/25/2021

6:47 p.m. UPDATE: The roadway has reopened. No one had to be taken to the hospital as a result of the crash.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: City of Monroe Fire Department is on the scene of a crash at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Michael Etchison Road. Minor injuries are reported and traffic is congested, so find another route if possible.

Graveside services for E.C. “Bo” Spratlin will be Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, in Winterville. The 84-year-old resident of...
01/25/2021
EC 'Bo' Spratlin

Graveside services for E.C. “Bo” Spratlin will be Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, in Winterville. The 84-year-old resident of Monroe Saturday, Jan. 23.

E.C. “Bo” Spratlin, 84, of Monroe, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

Michael Seay, 80, and Kathleen Seay, 78, of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 22.
01/25/2021
Michael Seay and Kathleen Seay

Michael Seay, 80, and Kathleen Seay, 78, of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 22.

Michael Seay, 80, and Kathleen Seay, 78, of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

Funeral services for John Rosser Holt will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The 68 year-old Monroe resident died Satu...
01/25/2021
John Rosser Holt

Funeral services for John Rosser Holt will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The 68 year-old Monroe resident died Saturday, Jan. 23. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

John Rosser Holt, 68, of Monroe, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

Doris “Runell” Ward Milligan, 98, of Monroe, passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 22.
01/25/2021
Doris 'Runell' Ward Milligan

Doris “Runell” Ward Milligan, 98, of Monroe, passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 22.

Doris “Runell” Ward Milligan, 98, of Monroe, passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 22, 2021.

Eddie Leon Queen, 79, of Social Circle, and a native of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 15.
01/25/2021
Eddie Leon Queen

Eddie Leon Queen, 79, of Social Circle, and a native of Monroe, died Friday, Jan. 15.

Eddie Leon Queen, 79, of Social Circle, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Bobby J. McDonald, 86, of Monroe, died Dec. 25, 2020.
01/25/2021
Bobby J. McDonald

Bobby J. McDonald, 86, of Monroe, died Dec. 25, 2020.

Bobby J. McDonald, 86, of Monroe, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2020.

BREAKING: A Loganville man died in a crash just after 4 a.m. Two passengers were injured.
01/24/2021
Man killed in early morning crash

BREAKING: A Loganville man died in a crash just after 4 a.m. Two passengers were injured.

A Loganville man died in a crash just after 4 a.m. Sunday.

Good morning! Here’s a look at the front page of this weekend’s Walton Tribune. We honor the life of the late Henry Aaro...
01/23/2021

Good morning! Here’s a look at the front page of this weekend’s Walton Tribune. We honor the life of the late Henry Aaron with a commemorative page in Sports. Check out the local players who made the AJC All-State football team. Meet a Walton teacher who’s making the grade on a national level and read about the unforgettable life of a Social Circle native who worked tirelessly for civil rights. All that and more — including the Entertainment Extra and coupons — is on sale at newsstands across Walton County.

Graveside services for local civil rights icon Robert “Bobby” Howard will begin at noon Thursday in the Social Circle Ci...
01/23/2021
Civil rights leader Howard dies days after bridge honor

Graveside services for local civil rights icon Robert “Bobby” Howard will begin at noon Thursday in the Social Circle City Cemetery.

Graveside services for local civil rights icon Robert “Bobby” Howard will begin at noon Thursday in the Social Circle City Cemetery.

Georgia officials overseeing the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program are awaiting word from the new Biden administration on...
01/23/2021
State awaits more doses

Georgia officials overseeing the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program are awaiting word from the new Biden administration on whether more doses will head their way amid an early shortage.

Georgia officials overseeing the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program are awaiting word from the new Biden administration on whether more doses will head their way amid an early shortage.

Just two months after winning reelection, Good Hope Mayor Jimmy Guthrie has resigned.
01/23/2021
Good Hope mayor resigns

Just two months after winning reelection, Good Hope Mayor Jimmy Guthrie has resigned.

Just two months after winning reelection, Good Hope Mayor Jimmy Guthrie has resigned.

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday announced that Spring Mountain Center will invest $45 million in opening its manufacturing and...
01/23/2021
Company bringing jobs to Barrow

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday announced that Spring Mountain Center will invest $45 million in opening its manufacturing and distribution headquarters in Barrow County.

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday announced that Spring Mountain Center will invest $45 million in opening its manufacturing and distribution headquarters in Barrow County.

Rep. Jody Hice wants the flags lowered as a day of mourning each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. W...
01/23/2021
Hice offers 'Day of Tears' resolution on Roe anniversary

Rep. Jody Hice wants the flags lowered as a day of mourning each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

Rep. Jody Hice wants the flags lowered as a day of mourning each year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

The Boys & Girls Club of Walton County is celebrating 20 years of helping young people on their journey.
01/22/2021
20 years of helping kids

The Boys & Girls Club of Walton County is celebrating 20 years of helping young people on their journey.

The Boys & Girls Club of Walton County is celebrating 20 years of helping young people on their journey. The celebration started Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, with a balloon arch

In 2019, columnist David Carroll looked back at his favorite Braves. See what he had to say about Hank Aaron.
01/22/2021
Murphy, Aaron starred for doing it the right way

In 2019, columnist David Carroll looked back at his favorite Braves. See what he had to say about Hank Aaron.

As a fan of the Braves ever since they moved south, here are my 10 all-time favorites.

Henry Aaron, who hit 755 home runs — most of them with the Braves — and was known for his philanthropic and civil rights...
01/22/2021
Braves home run king Henry Aaron dies

Henry Aaron, who hit 755 home runs — most of them with the Braves — and was known for his philanthropic and civil rights work, has died. He was 86.

Henry Aaron, who hit 755 home runs — most of them with the Braves — and was known for his philanthropic and civil rights work, has died. He was 86.

01/22/2021

BREAKING: Multiple outlets are reporting Henry Aaron has died. The Braves star was 86. He broke Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974.

01/22/2021

7:22 a.m. UPDATE: One westbound lane is closed.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Walton County Fire Rescue is on the scene of a two-vehicle crash with injuries at Highway 78 and Youth-Monroe Road.

This is the leader in the clubhouse for best local use of the Bernie meme. Anyone else?
01/22/2021

This is the leader in the clubhouse for best local use of the Bernie meme. Anyone else?

Me... Waiting on Publix to open in Monroe...

State troopers said a Walton County man sustained serious injury in a crash last week.
01/21/2021
Man injured in crash

State troopers said a Walton County man sustained serious injury in a crash last week.

State troopers said a Walton County man sustained serious injury in a crash last week.

A collision involving a dump truck blocked both lanes of U.S. 78 on Wednesday.
01/21/2021
Driver hurt in collision with dump truck

A collision involving a dump truck blocked both lanes of U.S. 78 on Wednesday.

A collision involving a dump truck blocked both lanes of U.S. 78 on Wednesday.

Graveside services for Sylvia Drake Grogan will begin at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 21. The Powder Springs resident, w...
01/21/2021
Sylvia Drake Grogan

Graveside services for Sylvia Drake Grogan will begin at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 21. The Powder Springs resident, whose late parents were from Monroe, died Monday, Jan. 18. She was 76.

Sylvia Drake Grogan, 76, of Powder Springs, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

01/20/2021

BREAKING: Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia have been sworn into the U.S. Senate.

01/20/2021

TRAFFIC ALERT: A multiple-vehicle crash involving a dump truck has blocked both eastbound lanes of Highway 78 at Youth-Monroe Road. One injury, that's not life-threatening, is reported.

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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.