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Forsyth continues summer tradition

Forsyth continues summer tradition

The groups that work together to give Forsyth children a free day camp for four weeks of the summer held their annual kick-off at City Hall for the 14th summer camp. Annette Lucear, director of the camp, welcomed representatives of the Community Improvement Coalition of Monroe County (CICMC) board of directors, Forsyth Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Monroe County Extension Office (4-H), and the Middle Georgia Consortium.

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Colts linebacker to host free football camp in Forsyth

Colts linebacker to host free football camp in Forsyth

Colts linebacker and Forsyth-native Mario Harvey hosts a youth football camp. That's on Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mary Persons High School

It's for students who are ages 7 through 17 years old.

The camp is free and each child will leave with a T-shirt and poster.

Register online.

Planned coal-power closings won't cut CO2 much

Planned coal-power closings won't cut CO2 much

USA TODAY

The electric power industry's plan to retire more than 10% of its coal-fired generators within a decade will do almost nothing to reduce the nation's emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

The 140 slated retirements — mostly small, old generating units in the Midwest and South — account for only 4% of all CO2 emitted last year by U.S. power plants. In fact, not one ranks among the top 100 units for carbon emissions and only 12 are among the 475 units that comprise the top 10% of emitters, according to a review of 2013 federal data.

Poll: Kingston takes 11-point lead in Senate runoff

Poll: Kingston takes 11-point lead in Senate runoff

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has taken an 11-point lead over David Perdue, six weeks before their Republican runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.

Those are among the results of a SurveyUSA poll taken for WXIA-TV in Atlanta. The pollsters questioned 2,200 Georgians June 3-5.

Among their findings:

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Part quesadilla, part burrito: Taco Bell unveils quesarito

Part quesadilla, part burrito: Taco Bell unveils quesarito

Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network

It's a daunting decision: Quesadilla or burrito?

Agonize no more. Taco Bell is introducing the quesarito -- a quesadilla wrapped around a burrito.

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.


Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

(WXIA) -- The Class of 2014 is the very first class to graduate from Georgia Cyber Academy, the state's free online public school.

The school will hold a graduation ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 31 at the Gwinnett Center. More than 300 graduating seniors are scheduled to walk across the stage.

"We're so proud of each of our graduates, all of whom have taken the individualized learning that comes with GCA's online curriculum and worked with GCA's world-class teachers to adapt it to best serve and support their own academic successes," GCA head of school Matt Arkin said in a release.