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Dooly County I-75 rest area closed

Dooly County I-75 rest area closed

The rest area on I-75 Northbound will be closed in Dooly County for scheduled work.

That's located at Exit 109.

According to a release, the rest area closed Monday, June 16 and reopens Saturday, June 21. Currently the rest area has barricades in the entrance.

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Butler soldier killed in Afghanistan


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A Butler man is among the five American soldiers killed in a suspected friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department identified him as 28-year-old Staff Sergeant Jason A. McDonald.

The Defense Department said the soldiers were killed in an airstrike Monday during a battle with enemy forces in Zabul Province, which borders Pakistan's tribal areas.

The Pentagon said the incident is under investigation.

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

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Jason Carter discusses rural hospitals in Montezuma

Jason Carter discusses rural hospitals in Montezuma

 

Trial starting for Macon State prison guards


The trial gets underway this week for seven prison guards at Macon State Prison accused of repeatedly attacking inmates.

An indictment, filed last year in U.S. District Court in Macon, accuses members of the Correctional Emergency Response Team of beating inmates in retaliation for previous assaults on prison guards at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe.

The defendants are also accused of taking steps to mislead investigators about the attacks and cover up evidence.

Prosecutors say that in one attack around Dec. 16, 2010, after an inmate was beaten and taken from the prison in an ambulance, four of the team members encouraged each other to give false statements regarding the prisoner's injuries.

Tyson plucks Hillshire for $8 billion-plus

Tyson plucks Hillshire for $8 billion-plus

(USA TODAY)U.S. meat giant Tyson Foods announced today that it has offered to acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands Company for a price of $63 per share in cash.

The all-cash transaction is valued at about $8.5 billion, including Hillshire Brands' outstanding net debt, Tyson Foods said in a statement.

This tops an earlier offer: Last Thursday Tyson Foods offered $50 a share — $6.8 billion, by Tyson's calculation — in a proposal to acquire the maker of Jimmy Dean sausage and Ball Park hot dogs.