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Georgia Prep Football Poll

 

ATLANTA- Georgia high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class A

Record Pts Prv

1. Eagle's Landing Christian (17) 5-0 170 1

2. Landmark Christian 7-0 149 2

3. Aquinas 6-0 138 3

4. Seminole County 6-0 113 4

5. Prince Avenue Christian 6-1 91 6

6. Johnson County 6-0 83 7

7. Marion County 6-0 70 8

8. Mount Paran Christian 5-1 53 9

9. Darlington 5-1 31 10

10. Mt. Pisgah Christian 6-0 25 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Irwin County 9, Emanuel County Institute 2, Calvary Day 1.

 

Cancer Drove Forsyth Couple into Debt

Even on a personal level, falling into debt can happen to anyone.

And in a medical crisis, the consequences can be devastating. 

The Ramages say they lived extravagantly and spent money freely.

"I bought diamonds, took exotic vacations, went to every kind of entertainment," says Wendell Ramage. 

Wendell indulged in luxuries because he only had a few more years to live.

"With stage four prostate cancer, I thought at the end of four years, I'd just promptly drop dead," he said.

So he kept spending, until he outlived his initial prognosis and built up his credit card debt. 

Monroe County Escapee in Hospital

The Monroe County man who fled from police Wednesday is in a Macon hospital. That's according to Monroe County District Attorney Richard Milam.

Jeffrey Keith Sligh, 36, suffered injuries during the wreck, including having teeth knocked out. Sligh's attorney told his family that he is undergoing facial reconstruction surgery at the Medical Center.

His father Tony Sligh has been trying to find out about his son's condition since Thursday morning and was devastated after learning he ran away. Sligh was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years for burglary.

Milam said Sligh is under police supervision, and that once he is released from the hospital, he will most likely go straight to state prison.

"He said that he didn't really want to go to jail for something that he did not commit, and that it would be devastating to him, that it would kill him to go to jail for something like that," said his father.

Junior Journalists Sign Contracts, Learn New Role

We have some new reporters joining the 13WMAZ team, but don't worry, Frank and Ben aren't being replaced.

(Frank said they checked.)  

In fact, they're not quite old enough to drive the news vehicles.

Tuesday evening our 10 new Junior Journalists came to the station where they were greeted by Frank Malloy.

Then they learned about their new role as Junior Journalists and signed their two-year contracts.  They also toured the station where they learned about the how we get the show on the air and online.

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Cooks Chicken and Dessert

Agriculture Comissioner Gary Black dropped by the studio today to whip up some smoked chicken and apple crisp for dessert.

The recipe for Gigi's Apple Crisp is as follows:

  • 6 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine apples, water and lemon juice in an lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish. In a bowl combine oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour in the butter and stir to make a crumbly mixture. Spread mixture evenly over apples, bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and browned.

Atlanta Woman Says She's the Voice of Siri

Brett Molina, USA TODAY

The Government Shutdown: Contacting your Federal Leaders

During the partial government shutdown and the rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act, many have heard calls to "contact your congressional representative".

So how do you go about that, at a time when many government agencies and offices are hobbled by increased workloads and reduced staff?

13WMAZ Thursday went online and took to the phones to contact Washington offices for all congressmen representing Central Georgia as well as the state's two senators.  While we were at it, we checked out the White House's website too.

Frank Malloy explains what we found. 

Meanwhile, here are the phone listings for your representatives:

Rep. John Barrow (D) District 12- (202) 225-2823

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) District 2- (202) 225-3631

Rep. Paul Broun (R) District 10- (202) 225-4101

Rep. Austin Scott (R) District 8- (202) 225-6531