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Byron sixth-grader hit by car


A Byron sixth-grader was hit by a car just after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning at the corner of Main Street and Highway 49.

Police Lt. Bryan Hunter said the girl was walking to school when she was hit. The child was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia's pediatric intensive care unit, Hunter said.

The accident is under investigation and no charges have been filed, police said.


Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Today let’s fling Fido and Fluffy’s stuff.  It’s time to fling those too small collars and bowls, treats that the cat just will not eat and the frayed leashes. If you have supplies from a long gone pet, like an aquarium or a hamster habitat, today is the day to let those go.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many pet supplies you were able to fling today.

 

Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

Peach County school superintendent to retire


Peach County's school superintendent is retiring. Joe Ann Denning has been in the top seat for the school system since July 2011, but her education service spans a much longer time period. She's got 44 years as an educator, according to a news release sent out today from Sara Mason with Peach County Schools.

Denning says her last day will be the end of this fiscal year- June 30.

In the news release, Denning said, "It has been an honor to serve as the Superintendent and an even greater honor to have been a part of the District for a total of 27 years. After much consideration and coming to the realization that I have accomplished my goals, I made the decision to retire. I am proud of all we have been able to accomplish. Although we are at a good point, there is still much work to be done, and I am confident that the District will continue to move ahead."

UGA extension releases cotton weed control guidelines

UGA extension releases cotton weed control guidelines

The Dooly County UGA extension has released programs for Controlling Glyphosate Resistant Palmer Amaranth in Cotton.

In a blog post, Jay Porter says it's important for "not just the present, but for the future of weed control in cotton."

Porter warns that not closely following the guidelines could prevent cotton growth in the future.

Read: Cotton weed control guidelines

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.

Credit union hosts Shred Day

Credit union hosts Shred Day

You are invited to shred your sensitive documents at Robins Federal Credit Union's community Shred Day!
 

Community Shred Day – Wednesday, April 16th

Ft. Valley Branch (Bluebird Blvd) – 9am-12pm

Perry Branch (Perry Pkwy) – 1pm-4pm

Community Shred Day – Thursday, April 17th

Macon Branch (Zebulon Rd) – 9am-12pm

Gray Branch (W. Clinton St) – 1pm-4pm

Community Shred Day – Saturday, April 19th

Warner Robins Branch (Watson Blvd) – 9am-12pm