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Prep Scores from August 22nd

Prep Scores from August 22nd

GHSA Softball

Mary Persons  4
Jackson  3   F

Peach County   10
SW Macon   1     F

 

GISA Football

Trinity Christian        44
Sherwood Christian    0  F

CFCA     20
Griffin Christian  14     F/OT

 

Georgia DNR Hosting Deer Quota Hunt

Deer hunting is right around the corner and the Department of Natural Resources is hosting a deer quota hunt.

The state says a quota hunt works like this: they choose specific areas highly populated with deer and you're with a set number of hunters.

The quota is used for conservation, so that rangers can manage the specific area and it's considered a safe experience because it's well-coordinated.

In all, DNR is arranging 27 deer quota hunts throughout Georgia.

One of those quota hunts will be in Forsyth at the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area on October 31-November 2.

To sign up for the deer quota hunt, apply online by September 1.

 

Weekend I-75 Lane Closure in North Bibb

Drivers can expect a lane closure on I-75 for the continuation of the road-widening project.

According to a news release, crews plan to close a lane on both sides of I-75 near the Arkwright Road exit 169 in north Bibb County. 

They plan to close a lane starting at 7 a.m. Saturday through Sunday at 5 a.m.

Tuesday Night Prep Scores

Tuesday Night Prep Scores

Below are scores as reported to 13WMAZ:

Softball:

Mary Persons  6,  Parkview  4

Monticello  12,  Howard  4

Houston County  8,   Perry 4

Football:

Northside  17,  Peach County  0

Warner Robins 49,  Rutland  28

Nearly 50 Candidates Audition to be a 13WMAZ Junior Journalist

Almost 50 aspiring journalists came to the Galleria Mall in Houston County Monday evening to audition for a special place at 13WMAZ.

None of them have been to journalism school.  In fact, they haven't even completed high school.  And none of them are quite old enough to drive. 

Fortunately, being born between August 1, 2000, and August 1, 2003, is part of the job description.

47 bright young talents auditioned today in front of a panel of judges that included 13WMAZ personalities Annette St. Claire and meteorologist Olivia James.

But if you missed out on tonight's audition, you'll have a second opportunity Tuesday, August 27, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon from 5 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.

The top 50 will be called in for a second audition, with 20 of them moving to a final round.  A community panel will choose 10 Junior Journalists from that group.

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King told America about his dream.

In August 1963, he delivered his "I have a dream" speech to a huge crowd in Washington DC.

That became one of the landmark moments of the civil rights movement.

This week and next, thousands of Americans will travel to the nation's capital to commemorate that day including many from Central Georgia.

But it's also a time to remember the way it was, how America changed and why.

When getting a drink at a fountain came down to color and the ease of buying a car was based on what you looked like, that was Central Georgia 50 years ago.

In that time Felton Miller lived according to the rules of black and white.

"You were white and I was black. They didn't care about me than a rabbit out there in the woods," he says.

Miller, now 83 years old, was born and raised in Jones County. The segregated South was what Miller described as hard and unfair.

Teen Drivers Learn Safety Through Camp


Instructors at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, in Forsyth, are making sure that young drivers can handle the road.  They hosted a "Teen Safe Driving Camp", Saturday.

100 students maneuvered through four simulation tracks.  They also attended a class about the dangers of distractions like texting, and how to cross railroads.

One simulation course taught the young drivers how to maneuver a vehicle that is hydroplaning.

"The skid course (is) where we drive a car up to 25 miles per hour, take a sharp turn, and they hit the breaks," explained Jonathan Pless.

"While they're in the car we're telling them how to steer out of the skid," said Penny Hodges, a supervisor at the training center.

"So, they have a way to get out of the skid and recover without themselves wrecking or wrecking somebody else," she said.