Most read stories on Your Local News in 2017

The good news is that the top page accessed in 2017 again was the Your Local News home site and for that we are extremely grateful. It means that many of our readers access the site directly to get news updates. Thank you.

Unfortunately, that is the only good news that can be found in the top pages read during 2017. The top 15 most read stories reflect what a tragic year it was in the local area, beginning with the fire that took the lives of 10-year-old Jasmine Godard and her month, Andria Godard along with former UGA and NFL football player Quentin Omario Moses in February 2017. The list ends with the death from an accidental shooting just two days ago of a 15-year-old from Monroe. Except for the story of the largest drug and gun arrest in Walton County’s history, there is nothing that could be considered anything but tragic.

The list follows, starting with the most read.

Cause of fatal weekend fire still under investigation

All four suspects in Social Circle double homicide now in custody

Body recovered from Alcovy River believed to be a suicide victim

Bus driver charged with DUI fired from Walton County Schools

Skydiver who died at Monroe-Walton County Airport Saturday identified

Monroe man arrested in connection with July 6 shooting in Social Circle

Glass: Drug and gun charge arrests largest in Walton County history

Mother arrested, murdered victims identified in stabbing fatality in Loganville area

Arrest made in homicide of Lewis Palmer Jones Outlaw, Jr.

Man dies in car at Race Trac in Loganville after shooting himself

Man charged in the double murder of his grandparents in Good Hope

Charges filed in hit and run motorcycle accident

22-year-old Social Circle man charged in Sunday’s fatal shooting

Two pediatric patients life flighted to Egleston, 6 other patients transported

15-year-old Monroe resident dies from accidental gunshot wound

There are indications of some good things happening in the local area in 2018. Both Walton and Gwinnett counties will be celebrating their Bicentennial with celebrations planned all year long. And with new restaurants on the way, building permits up indicating an increase in those all important “roof tops” that could bring that grocery store many have been wishing for, let’s hope for a much more positive “Most Read stories” at the end of 2018.

Happy New Year!





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