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Poll: Kingston takes 11-point lead in Senate runoff

Poll: Kingston takes 11-point lead in Senate runoff

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has taken an 11-point lead over David Perdue, six weeks before their Republican runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.

Those are among the results of a SurveyUSA poll taken for WXIA-TV in Atlanta. The pollsters questioned 2,200 Georgians June 3-5.

Among their findings:

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Carter to discuss rural hospital challenges in Macon County

Carter to discuss rural hospital challenges in Macon County

Senator Jason Carter visits Montezuma Monday to discuss problems rural hospitals are facing Monday.

According to a release, he'll visit a hospital where the ER department closed last year. He'll also meet with local leaders and residents.

Part quesadilla, part burrito: Taco Bell unveils quesarito

Part quesadilla, part burrito: Taco Bell unveils quesarito

Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network

It's a daunting decision: Quesadilla or burrito?

Agonize no more. Taco Bell is introducing the quesarito -- a quesadilla wrapped around a burrito.

Road dedicated for fallen GSP trooper

Road dedicated for fallen GSP trooper

The Georgia State Patrol cordially invites you to attend a Road Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Trooper Keith "Bull" Stewart. On April 27, 1991, Trooper Stewart was answering a call to assist an officer. While traveling on State Route 215 near Pitts, Georgia, Trooper Stewart lost control of his patrol car and collided with a tree. He passed away at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.

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Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Our colleague Frank Malloy says that his wife Marilyn's condition is improving after she was critically injured in a car crash and doctors are satisfied with her progress.

And he said: "our family remains overwhelmed by the continued support of so many wonderful people in Central Georgia. We feel truly blessed!!"

Frank told us that Marilyn had surgery Tuesday for a broken leg and that it went well.

She was injured Monday afternoon when her car left the northbound lane of Rivoli Drive, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

It happened near Wesleyan Drive.

Marilyn Malloy is being treated at the Medical Center.


Coroner: Man commits suicide while riding on I-75


A North Carolina man fatally shot himself Saturday night while riding in a van on Interstate 75 in Dooly County.

That's according to Dooly coroner Marvin Bowen.

He said it happened around 8 p.m., near mile marker 119 on I-75 north.

Bowen said the victim was Jeffrey Kurtyak, age 45, of Murphy, N.C.

Kurtyak died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Kurtyak's wife was driving the van, and he was riding in a back seat, the coroner said.

Dooly Sheriff Van Peavy said the man suffered from mental-health problems, and the death has been ruled a suicide.


Flint Energies opens new headquarters facilities in Taylor County

Flint Energies opens new headquarters facilities in Taylor County

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI/PERRY – In a process that began in 2003, the Flint Energies Board of Directors is taking the next step toward building a new headquarters  in Reynolds to better serve its members.

“Flint’s commitment to rural and middle Georgia goes all the way back to 1937,” said Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray. “We affirm that commitment by building facilities for the next generations of cooperative members.”  Furthermore, Flint continues a commitment to the community where it all began as “Taylor County EMC”.  The City of Reynolds stands as the geographic center of the co-op’s service territory that stretches from the Museum of Robins Air Force Base through the electric system at Fort Benning Army Post.