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Ocmulgee plans free children's workshops

Ocmulgee plans free children's workshops

Ocmulgee National Monument announces its annual Summer Children’s Workshops on Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  The workshops are for children ages 6-12.  Children will take a one mile hike to see the Indian Mounds, learn about Southeast Indians and get to participate in making Native American crafts and playing games.

County gets $1.9 mil loan for water lines

County gets $1.9 mil loan for water lines

Monroe County has learned it has gotten a $1.9 million loan that will allow the county to extend county water to additional homes whose private wells have been contaminated by uranium.

Rodeo coming back to Forsyth

Rodeo coming back to Forsyth

The Forsyth Lions Club and Monroe County Saddle Club will present the Georgia High School Rodeo Association Rodeo at the Monroe County Recreation Complex, just off I-75 at Exit 188, on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, at 8 p.m. There will be Flying "G" Rodeo, calf scramble, western vendors, food, and raffles. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children.

Pit bulls kill donkey in Monroe Co. attack

Pit bulls kill donkey in Monroe Co. attack

A Monroe County man was tending to his livestock on Saturday when two pit bulls attacked and killed his donkey.

The incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Blount Road, according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office news release.

The donkey's owner told deputies one of the dogs was reddish in color and the other was tan with black and white spots. The dogs bit the donkey around the head and throat.

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.