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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.

Vienna Volunteer Fire Department a finalist in "Best of US" contest

Johnsonville Sausage Company selected Vienna's Volunteer Fire Department as a finalist in it's "Best of U.S." contest.

According to the company's website, departments submitted applications, including their service to the community beyond just fighting fires.

VVFD is staffed by 25 state certified firefighters and has an ISO Class 4 rating - outstanding for a 100% volunteer organization.

The department is like a family. In fact, many of the volunteers followed in their father's footsteps. Their wives formed a ladies' auxiliary that assists with fundraising events. The department holds annual fundraisers for several charities, including the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.

But VVFD needs community support to win this contest.

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.

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.

Ga. Supreme Court throws out Macon Co. death sentence

Georgia's Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction and death sentence for a man convicted of killing a Macon County bank vice president in 1999.

The court ruled that Artemus Rick Walker was probably incompetent to stand trial due to mental illness.

They said the lawyer who represented him at his 2002 murder trial failed to present evidence about his mental illness that might have prevented the conviction.

On May 12, 1999, the court's summary said Walker stabbed Lynwood Ray Gresham 12 times, in the chest and back, outside Gresham's home. Walker hired a second man to help him rob and kill a "rich" man, the summary said. After the pair rode their bikes to Gresham's home, the second man refused to stab Gresham himself.

Friday's ruling upheld a 2009 ruling in Butts County, where the state's death row is located.