Top 20 most read stories on Your Local News in 2018

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There is a saying in media that goes, “If it bleeds it leads” (or ledes if you want to clarify the pronunciation) and sadly for the most part, at least for the top most-read stories on Your Local News for 2018, that proves once again to be true. The good news, however, is that the most accessed page continues to be the home page and for that we are extremely grateful. It means that many of our readers access the site directly to get regular news updates. Thank you!

As was the case in 2017, the top most-read stories in 2018 were a reflection of the tragedies that occurred in the community. We had to go all the way to No. 21 to get the first good news story in. That was the plans for all the new restaurants coming to downtown Monroe – something exciting to look forward to in 2019.

Sadly, most of these stories reflect sad incidents and losses that were experienced by many in our community during 2018. Our hope for the community is that we have much more upbeat and happy news to celebrate when we get to ring in the year 2020.

Happy New Year from Your Local News and best wishes for a Happy, Health, Peaceful and Prosperous 2019.

1.  Body in lake believed to have died by suicide
2.  Despite massive manhunt and $5,000 reward, murder suspect remains at large
3.  Third suspect in connection with body found in Loganville now in Walton County custody
4.  First Grader from Loganville passes away from flu complications
5.  Body in Lake Carlton positively identified as missing Publix intern
6.  Another rider injured in Sunday’s dirt bike wreck passes away
7.  Bill George sentenced to 20 years in prison with 10 years probation
8.  Suspect arrested in armed robbery of Stars and Strikes
9.  Suspected female bank robber dubbed The Freedom Bandit arrested
10. The identity of man who died in officer-involved shooting released
11. Body found in Loganville identified as missing Loganville man
12. Charges pending in dog attack on Loganville child and neighbor
13. Divers from Hall County assist in searching Lake Carlton after discovery of man’s body
14. WGHS teacher ‘no longer employee in school district’ after sexual misconduct allegations
15. Victim identified in Saturday’s motorcycle fatality on Alcovy Street
16. Two young people lost their lives in wreck near Good Hope Wednesday
17. 15-year-old Monroe resident dies from accidental gunshot wound
18. Tanglewood murder suspect captured in Covington by US Marshals
19. LPD put out BOLO for suspect in Sunday’s armed robberies
20. 17-year-old passes away following incident on Breedlove Drive last week
21. Another new eatery is headed for Monroe

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