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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.

Sparta man plans anniversary trip with lottery winnings

Sparta man plans anniversary trip with lottery winnings

A Sparta man won $20K in Milledgeville and is now planning a wedding anniversary trip to celebrate.

Jason Perry says he went to Quik Stop, played the instant-win ticket in his car, and "felt like a deer in the headlights" when he realized he won, according to a release.

He's been married two years and he and his wife are planning a vacation with the winnings to celebrate their anniversary.

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Dublin, GA - Sabrina Smith earned her GED in only five short months while attending Adult Education classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin. Regular attendance to the free classes at the college and hard work helped Sabrina prepare for each section of the GED test with great success.

Sabrina grew up in Illinois and maintained good grades through junior high; however, in high school, her grades started to decline. She started missing school and eventually dropped out. In 2010, she moved to Dublin, Georgia looking for a fresh start, but she knew she needed to her GED before she could attend college or find a good job.

Road mowing planned for Hancock, Putnam counties this week

Road mowing planned for Hancock, Putnam counties this week

Maintenance crews plan to mow along state highways in Hancock and Putnam counties this week.

That's planned for SR 24 between mile posts 9 and 24, as well as SR 22, 15 and 77 between mile markers 12-0, 18-10, and 0-4, respectively, according to a release.

Watch out for mowers between 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Job opening in Sparta, Greensboro

Job opening in Sparta, Greensboro

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff issues scam warning

Sheriff Bittick warns Monroe Countians about a scam making its way through Georgia.

He says scammers have found a new way to take victims' money.

Read the full release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office:

A new scam is making its way through Georgia and Sheriff John Cary Bittick is warning all citizens not to fall victim to this most recent scam.

As with most scams, the latest involves the victim turning money over to a stranger. But since most victims have learned the hard way that money shouldn’t be wired or transferred to an unknown bank account or banking institution, scammers have found a new way to take victims’ money.

Job opening in Eatonton

Job opening in Eatonton

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.