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OFTC's Byrd joins the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia

OFTC's Byrd joins the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia provides a supportive home-like environment for families during the stressful time of childhood medical care. Families can stay at the House while children are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses.

Roger Byrd, an associate dean of adult education at Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Dublin, always liked the philosophy of the Ronald McDonald House - “Families are stronger when they are together.” That is why he was excited to be asked to join the good work of the organization recently as a member of the Board of Directors.

“Having a child that is seriously ill is difficult enough," said Byrd. "But being separated from that child during the time of illness and treatment is a tremendous burden. The Ronald McDonald House Charity helps to lessen that burden.”

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.

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,

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.

Laurens County Restaurant Ratings

Laurens County Restaurant Ratings

See how Laurens County restaurants that were inspected in December 2013 rated with the Georgia Department of Health:

  • 100-Don's All-American Hotdawgs
  • 95- Checkers
  • 94-Xtreme Wings LLC
  • 91- Johnny's New York Style Pizza
  • 87- China Express

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Sergeant Tony Fox from the department of resources says, Two men were rescued      around 11 p.m. last night, after being stranded in the Ocmulgee River.

Fox says the boat they were on may have had motor issues.