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Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

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.


Child's death in Forsyth ruled homicide

Child's death in Forsyth ruled homicide

The death of a 5-year-old at a Forsyth home this week has been ruled a homicide.

That's according to GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang.

She said an autopsy found that Heaven Woods died from a blunt-force trauma to the abdomen.

The child also had "multiple other injuries, new and old," the release says.

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.

MP sets rules for graduation, ceremony 10 a.m. Sat. if rain

MP sets rules for graduation, ceremony 10 a.m. Sat. if rain

Mary Persons High School Graduation exercises will be held at Dan Pitts Stadium at Mitchell Field, weather permitting, on Friday, May 23, at 8 p.m.

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested. 

School board eyes condemnation of Ingram property

School board eyes condemnation of Ingram property

Monroe County's school board is moving to condemn 12 acres belonging to developer Otis Ingram, saying it wants the land to straighten the main road into Mary Persons from Hwy. 41 for buses.