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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.

Organize Your Kitchen: Group Like with Like

Organize Your Kitchen:  Group Like with Like

One great way to organize your kitchen to to group like things together and to give them all a specific home in your cupboards.

It’s hard for your kids (or husband) to find a glass when you have a few here and a few there and things are never put back in the same place. Putting all the glasses  and cups in one or two cabinets will keep things in better order.

Food drive for Macon Outreach

Food drive for Macon Outreach

Organize Your Kitchen: It's Time to Purge

Organize Your Kitchen: It's Time to Purge

Let’s face it, the kitchen can often become one of the most cluttered spots in the house simply because we spend so much time there. It is truly the heart of a home so keeping things simple and organized can make a big difference in our lives.

Sometimes our kitchen cabinets become black holes for chipped dishes, strange utensils and unwanted platters. Now is a great time to really go through your cupboards and get rid of things that are broken, unidentifiable or that you just plain don’t ever use. To paraphrase William Morris, keep only the things you use and love.

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.


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.


Macon band director blames same-sex marriage for firing

Macon band director blames same-sex marriage for firing

Mount de Sales Academy's band director says he was fired because he plans to marry his male partner of six years.

Flint Dollar says he was fired by school officials Wednesday and told that his pending marriage is the reason.

Mount de Sales band parents contacted 13WMAZ about the firing. They said they planned to meet Thursday afternoon with David Held, president of the Catholic prep school in Macon.