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Non-profit launched for cannabis oil treatment

Non-profit launched for cannabis oil treatment

After the defeat of HB 885, the bill that would have made the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes legal in the state of Georgia, state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, wants families to know they may qualify to get financial help to travel for the treatment.

In a letter addressed to HB 885 families posted Tuesday on his Facebook page, Peake praised the governor for moving forward with clinical trials for cannabis oil. He also acknowledged that many families are currently in the position of going out of state to get the treatment for their sick children.

Spring Fling Day 14: Contacts

Spring Fling Day 14: Contacts

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Today I want you to browse through your contact list on your computer/phone or your paper address book. Go through and delete people that you no longer are in contact with. There’s no need to slog through 100 names and addresses when you no longer need 20 of those names.  If you use a paper address book and have a lot of changes to make, consider getting a new one and starting over fresh.

Georgia Connections Academy to hold open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy to hold open enrollment

(WXIA)--Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

BCHS blasts Macon County to sweep season series

BCHS blasts Macon County to sweep season series

***Stats provided by team***  An 11-run first inning powered the Royals to a 20-0 win at Macon County Friday.  Bryant Trice was 3 for 3 with a double and 1 RBI.  Zac Evans went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.    Caleb Slaughter homered as part of a 2 for 3 dy and had 6 RBI's.  

Landon Anderson gave up one run in three innings for the pitching win and was also 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI.  Austin Simmons and Ty Edge were both 1 for 2.

Bleckley plays at Dodge County Monday in a makeup of a game rained out February 21.  Start time is 6 p.m.

Unadilla hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

Unadilla hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

Unadilla hosts an Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 19.

That's from 2-5 p.m. at Harmon Park in Unadilla.

Kids will be able to enjoy face-painting, balloon-twising and the Easter Bunny.

The event is free, bring your own basket.

Chick-fil-A wings in new direction

Chick-fil-A wings in new direction

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A is finally crossing the road.

The iconic chicken chain, as well-known for its conservative heritage as its savory eats, is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool. It wants to evolve from a place where gays once picketed to a place where they'll feel comfortable going to eat. It wants to broaden the brand as it expands nationally and plows into the Millennial-driven urban arena. Above all: it wants to be a serious player on fast-food's biggest stage.

Deal proposes overhaul of Ga. ethics commission

Deal proposes overhaul of Ga. ethics commission

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing an overhaul of the state ethics commission after a recent jury verdict in favor of an ex-commission employee who claimed retaliation for investigating the governor.

Deal's spokesman Brian Robinson said Monday that the governor's proposal would expand the commission and allow each branch of government to appoint four members. The current five-person commission would grow to 12.