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Rhode Execution Scheduled for 7 p.m. Today

The execution of Jones County triple murderer Brandon Rhode is
scheduled to die at 7 p.m. today. That's after a series of delays last
week.

The state's Supreme Court Friday delayed, for three more days, the execution of Rhode.

Rhode was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Friday.

But around 4:30 p.m., the Georgia Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution until at least 4 p.m. today.

It came on a 6-1 vote, with Presiding Justice George Carley dissenting.

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UnitedHealthcare Again Covering Medical Center

UnitedHealthcare has resumed covering patients at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, according to the insurer and the Medical Center.

In a statement, UnitedHealthcare said that since Monday, the Medical Center is again a "participating facility" for policyholders.

"We are extremely pleased that a new agreement has been reached between UnitedHealthcare and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, including its urgent care centers and other ancillary facilities," according to the statement e-mailed to us by Tracey Lempner, the public-relations director for UnitedHealthcare's southeast region.