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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.

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. 

Hancock County restaurant ratings

Hancock County restaurant ratings

See how Hancock County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

  • 95-Mr. Hong Kong
  • 85-Pizza Plus

Disabled Treutlen man gets probation in pot case

Disabled Treutlen man gets probation in pot case

A disabled Treutlen County man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years probation and a $1,500 fine for growing what he said was "medical" marijuana outside of his home.

Terry Altier was sentenced before a judge in Treutlen County Superior Court.

That came after lawyers argued his case for more than an hour.

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Burger King puts lower-calorie fries in Kid's Meal

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Burger King is tweaking its Kid's Meals with fries that are less nutritionally naughty.

The burger giant Tuesday announced that its crinkle-cut Satisfries -- with 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries -- will immediately become the standard fries served in Burger King Kid's Meals nationally. Although BK charges slightly more for Satisfries with adult meals, it will not charge more for its Kid's Meals.

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

Community health fair offers free screenings

Community health fair offers free screenings

The health fair offers free screenings involving vision screens, blood pressure checks, hearing tests as well as reduced price labs.

That's on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon at Central Georgia Technical College in the Health Services Building on 54 Hwy 22 West Milledgeville.