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Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

(WXIA-TV) -- Tenth District Rep. Paul Broun (R) is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R), that would legalize a form of medical marijuana nationwide.

One Georgia mom who moved her daughter to Colorado for marijuana treatments said that the bill is a step in the right direction, and hopes it will be revised to help even more children.

Her daughter, Haleigh Cox, just turned five years old and is almost seizure-free.

Monroe Co. man killed on four-wheeler

Monroe Co. man killed on four-wheeler

A Monroe County man died Sunday after his four-wheeler went into the ditch.

According to a news release, Andrew Rochester was driving his ATV along Riverbend Road, lost control and ran off the roadway into the ditch.

Officials say he wasn't wearing a helmet.

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

Fall sports rec signups ends July 31

Fall sports rec signups ends July 31

The deadline for Monroe County Recreation Department fall sports sign-ups is July 31... Read More

MP football tickets on sale starting Aug. 4

MP football tickets on sale starting Aug. 4

The Mary Persons High School football season is just around the corner. Regular season reserved seats for home games will go on sale starting Monday, Aug. 4.

There are five home games this season so the cost for season tickets will be $35 per seat.  Please see Barbara Dennis in the Mary Persons front office Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to purchase... Read More

Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Metro Macon's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in June, up from 7.9 percent in May.

The rate was 9.4 percent in June 2013, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The unemployment rate for the Middle Georgia region increased also to 8.3 percent in June, the news release states. It was 7.9 percent in May, but it was 9.4 percent in June 2013.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff