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Truck Accident Spills Honey on I-75

A honey truck overturned on I-75 southbound.

The accident is just before exit 185 in the city limits of Forsyth, and included lots of bees.

The fire department attempted to control the bees and the spread of honey by spraying water.

Traffic going southbound is slow moving due to one lane being open, but not a standstill.

The accident happened around 5:30 this morning according to Forsyth Police Department.

There are crews on the scene cleaning up the accident.

 

Daylight Saving This Weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's time to fall back.

Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

The change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.

Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to change since they do not observe daylight saving time.

Public safety officials say this is also a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm, no matter where you live.

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time March 9.

All Treats, No Tricks in Downtown Forsyth

Kids, parents, and pets filled downtown Forsyth Thursday night dressed in their Halloween best.

The city blocked off two streets, so people could safely roam from store front to store front collecting bags of candy.

"It just seems more open. So the children are around and the parents can see where their kids are," says Charlotte Mathis.

Some groups offered games and some zombies from Jackson surprised the crowd with a flash mob to "Thriller."

After kids had their fun and filled their buckets with sweets, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office offered free x-rays to check their bags for any tricks mixed in with their treats.

"It's a good thing they implemented that, because it secures the kids as they want to go about and eat the candy when they get home," says Vanessa Williams, a mother from Forsyth.

Week 10: Jones Zone

Ben and Lorra go head-to-head each week picking their game winners -- and you have a chance to weigh in!

In a strange turn of events, Ben finds himself edging closer to the top spot in the Jones Zone, and this is an unprecedented event.

After another perfect week for Ben and zero picks for Lorra, just one game separates them.

With the football season heading into the final stretch, will Ben be able to jump ahead?

Or will this week follow the trend, after Ben's other week, where Lorra now goes 3-0?

The competition is getting fierce!

They'll make their picks on Thursday.

The tally as we head into week 10 look like this:

Lorra: 15-12
Ben: 14-13

Bicyclist Dies in Monroe County Accident

A man died Sunday after a car hit his bike in Monroe County.

Walter Leggett, 61, was biking on Hwy 41 north near Heritage Drive when a Lincoln towncar hit him, according to a news release.

Leggett was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and died there from his injuries.

Juliette Celebrates Green Tomato Festival

Juliette is a small town in Monroe County made famous for being the site where the 1991 movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed.

Saturday and Sunday they celebrated their annual Green Tomato Festival.  

Elizabeth Bryant from the Whistle Stop Cafe says over the course of the weekend, they went through 25-30 cases of green tomatoes.

The event also featured music and craft sales.

Bryant says Juliette's economy is focused around tourism from the movie, and that they get a steady stream of visitors year-round, slowing down in winter.

 

Town Halls to Discuss Ga. Power Rate Increase

Town Halls to Discuss Ga. Power Rate Increase

ATLANTA (AP) - Consumer advocates say town halls are scheduled throughout the state as Georgia Power looks to raise rates.

Georgia Watch announced this week that a coalition of consumer and environmental groups will host meetings before the Public Service Commission decides whether to approve rate increases in mid-December.

A meeting at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah is scheduled for Oct. 17. A town hall at the Coca-Cola Space and Science Center is set for Oct. 21.

A third meeting is set for Oct. 29 at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, and a fourth is set for Oct. 30 at the University of Georgia Chapel in Athens.

Each meeting runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m.