A funeral service has been set for a soldier from central Georgia who was killed in Afghanistan. A Defense Department statement Wednesday said Spc. Erica P. Alecksen of Eatonton was among six soldiers who were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.
Authorities say the iconic Br'er Rabbit statue has been stolen from the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in the central Georgia town of Eatonton. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says the 3-foot-tall iron statue was taken Sunday night.