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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.


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. 

Job opening in Sparta

Job opening in Sparta

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.

Coroner: Dermond died from head trauma

Coroner: Dermond died from head trauma

Putnam County Coroner Gary McElhenney says Russell Dermond died from cranial cerebral trauma. That is the official cause of death listed on the autopsy.

Friday morning McElhenney told 13WMAZ's Anita Oh, cranial cerebral trauma means the cause of death was some sort of wound to the head, but they won't know exactly what until they find the head. McElhenney says that hasn't happened yet.

Dermond's body did not have any gunshot wounds, stab wounds, or bruising. The coroner says there was no indication of a struggle.

The blood splatter at the murder scene confirms that Dermond was beheaded after his death. McElhenney says there would have been more blood if the beheading had happened while Dermond was still alive.

Elderly man killed, wife missing in Putnam County

Elderly man killed, wife missing in Putnam County

An autopsy is to be performed today on the body of an elderly man found dead at the Lake Oconee home of 88-year old Russell Dermond and his 87-year-old wife Shirley, who is still missing this morning.

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

Going Screen-Free: Put Down that Screen and Walk Away

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.