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Target Spot confirmed in Dooly County cotton field

Target Spot confirmed in Dooly County cotton field

A case of Target Spot has been confirmed in a Dooly County cotton field.

That's according to the UGA extension blog.

Target Spot is a disease that can affect cotton fields. If you believe you're seeing this in your fields, it's recommended you visit the Extension Office to "help confirm the disease for you and help you make a decision for fungicide applicaiton."

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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.

Jason Carter discusses rural hospitals in Montezuma

Jason Carter discusses rural hospitals in Montezuma

 

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.

Dooly, Macon County health inspection ratings

Dooly, Macon County health inspection ratings

See how Dooly and Macon County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 100-Fullington Academy
  • 96-Dooly County Elementary School
  • 96-Dooly County High School
  • 94-Josie's Restaurant
  • 94-The Meal Ticket
  • 94-The Vegetable Basket
  • 93-Oglethorpe Barbecue Co.
  • 88-Mary's Fried Chicken
  • 85-Casa Maya

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

Hazlehurst pediatrician named to Deal's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee members

Hazlehurst pediatrician named to Deal's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee members

Governor Nathan Deal named a Hazlehurst pediatrician to his Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee.

Announced today, Dr.  Angela Highbaugh-Battle joins 14 other members on the committee to "identify needs of the rural hospital community and provide potential solutions," according to a release.

She's one of two central Georgians named to the committee, along with Senator David Lucas.