Jessie Forand

About Jessie Forand

Jessie has served as a reporter for the Messenger since May 2011. Areas of coverage include courts and crime, municipal government in St. Albans Town, education, and telling stories of interesting people and events throughout the county. She studied journalism and anthropology/sociology at St. Michael’s and Johnson State Colleges, earning her degree in 2009.

Latest From Jessie Forand:

Priest takes witness stand

Another full day of testimony again led to no resolution last Wednesday in the ongoing case for the Rev. Daniel Lokanga. Lokanga, a Catholic priest, who for years served Holy Angels and Ascension parishes in St. Albans and Georgia, has …  Read more

Hearing held in priest’s case

The civil court proceedings regarding the Rev. Daniel Lokanga, a Catholic priest suing current and former owners of a Georgia storage business, continued in Franklin County Superior Court this week. Testimony last Wednesday, May 1, included the businessmen denying any …  Read more

Georgia Fire chief resigns

Georgia’s Fire Chief Chris Gonyeau resigned after about four years in the position. Though he confirmed the resignation Tuesday afternoon, Gonyeau wouldn’t comment on why he made the decision. Gonyeau has been  chief since 2008. He’s been on the department …  Read more