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Runoff elections set for Tuesday

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

July runoffs are Tuesday. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Here is a breakdown of the races to be decided this month.

U.S Senate Race: Republican Runoff

Rep. Jack Kingston

David Perdue

Monroe County Emergency Services seeking volunteers

Monroe County Emergency Services is looking for help.

They're seeking another ambulance from County Commissioners and volunteer firefighters.

Mary Persons bans unsupervised children from football games

Mary Persons bans unsupervised children from football games

Mary Persons football fans will face tighter rules at Dan Pitts Stadium in the 2014 season, including bans on unsupervised children on the grass hill and on over-sized stadium seats.

Monroe County's school board at its July 8 meeting banned stadium seats larger than 17 inches wide and 14 inches deep and prohibited seats with arms at the stadium.

Bolingbroke sunflowers draw in many admirers

Bolingbroke sunflowers draw in many admirers

Few flowers command as much attention as thousands of sunflowers growing in a field, and Henry Davis’ 30-acre sunflower field is commanding attention. The traffic slows down as folks drive by his farm on Highway 41 in Bolingbroke to catch a glimpse of the spectacular display of over a half a million sunflowers.

This is the second year Henry has planted the field. He begins planting around the first of May.

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

World Cup comes to Monroe Recreation

World Cup comes to Monroe Recreation

About 25 kids attended the Challenge Sports British Soccer Camps, hosted by the Monroe County Recreation De partment last week. Two British coaches, Jared Brooks and Scott Hambleton, were the camp’s instructors. The duo, which played together on a British university team, has led 18 soccer camps in the U.S. over the past two summers.  Hambleton and Brooks both agreed that the U.S.’s recent success in the World Cup has motivated a lot more American children to play this summer than last. Hambleton, who accurately predicted Germany’s victory on Sunday, even said “there were a few hidden gems” at the Monroe County camp. Brooks said he was particularly impressed by the female turnout, saying that women seem to enjoy playing soccer more in the U.S. than in England. Hambleton said of the camp: “The rec has been great. It’s not always like this. We’ve got a good setup, a really nice field, everything we need. We’ve got great kids as well.”... Read More

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

Full details: