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Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

When you treat yourself to a Dairy Queen blizzard this Thursday, you're also treating the Children's Miracle Network.

Thursday marks Miracle Treat Day, a day where at least a dollar from every blizzard will go to Children's Miracle Network, according to a release.

Last year nationwide and in Canada, the fundraiser brought almost $5 million to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

The Children's Hospital of the Medical Center of Central Georgia is a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Kick Stands Up in Honor of Public Safety Servants

Kick Stands Up in Honor of Public Safety Servants

A "9/11 Ride to Remember" event is planned to honor all public safety servants in Georgia and those who served on September 11, 2001.

The motorcycle ride, on September 7, has four different starting points: Dublin, Warner Robins, Grifffin and Lawrenceville and everyone will meet up at the rally point at Georgia Public Safety Center in Forsyth.

The pre-registration fee is $20 per biker, $10 per passenger.

See full details on meetup locations, costs and other details.

Chamber to Unveil New Tourist Sign

Chamber to Unveil New Tourist Sign

You don't want to miss the August 14th Eggs & Issues featuring the Chamber, Development Authority, and Tourism and sponsored by Premier Moving by Pam! There will be the unveiling of the new Tourism sign to be placed at the Hwy 42 town entrance. What do you think it will look like??

Don't miss it, register now!

We will be meeting in the Monroe Room of the Ramada Inn at 7:30am on August 14. General admission for this event is $15 or $10 for Chamber members. Limited seating available. You must pre-register for this event by Monday, August 12.

Concert on the Square to Feature Missin' Links Showband, HoneyBees

Concert on the Square to Feature Missin' Links Showband, HoneyBees

The free summer concert on the square returns with a dynamic group of talent known as the Missin' Links Showband backed with vocals by the HoneyBees!

That's on Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m. and it's a free concert.

While the concert is free, you are welcome to reserve a table for eight for $50. Just call 994-7747.

You are welcome to bring alcoholic drinks as long as they are in plastic cups. 
Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, tables, food and drinks.

Local food and drink vendors will be on hand, though.

Volunteer Firefighters Get State Certified

Volunteer Firefighters Get State Certified

Seventeen Monroe County volunteer firefighters were presented their state certification on June 30 in the category of firefighter 1, marking the first time the county has graduated an entire class of volunteers as such. The volunteers spent two nights per week over a six-month period being trained and earning their firefighter 1 classification. The class started with 27 candidates but only 17 finished.

"It's not for everybody," said Shane Cook, spokesman for the fire department. In the past, the department has merely required that volunteers earn their basic mandate, which includes minimal training. Cook said fire chief Ronald Norris initiated the idea with Donnie Mercer leading the class.

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

Solar panel Installed at Monroe County Middle

Solar panel Installed at Monroe County Middle

In a partnership project between Monroe County Middle School and Central Georgia EMC, new solar panels have been put in place. The Solar Panels will be used as part of the science and technology curriculums for 7th and 8th grade at Banks Stephens campus on Thornton Road.

Panels and installation were donated by Central Georgia EMC through its "GreenPower EMC/SunPower for Schools Project” and were erected at no cost to the school system.