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Ham radio study session comes to Warner Robins

Ham radio study session comes to Warner Robins

Central Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Service members hold a a cram study session in Warner Robins this month in preparation for the FCC amateur radio exam.

The exam will then be given at the end of the day, according to a release.

On April 26, the guided study, "broken into six 45-minute periods, will go over readion sections of the FCC question pool, with hourly breaks and lunch."

The class is at 8:30 a.m. at the Houston Medical Center and the exam starts at 4 p.m.

If you'd like to attend, the study session is free, but the exam fee is $15.

Register online for the study session and exam. 

2015 Pentagon budget released

2015 Pentagon budget released

By Andrew Tilghman, Air Force Times

The Pentagon’s new budget released Tuesday says military personnel spending should fall to its lowest point since 2008 as cuts to compensation take effect and the force continues to shrink from its wartime peak.

The budget documents for 2015 offer new details on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposals last week to reduce spending on pay and benefits. Those included controversial calls for Congress to limit troops’ pay raises, slash housing allowances by about 6 percent, eliminate commissary subsidies in many locations and boost Tricare fees for families of active-duty troops and working-age retirees.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.

UFC's Miller to help open new facility at Robins

UFC's Miller to help open new facility at Robins

Robins Air Force Base invited a special guest to help them open a new Mix Martial Arts training facility Friday.

Macon-native Cole Miller, an Ultimate Fighting Champion featherweight, will open the newly-renovated Warrior Athletic Readiness – W.A.R. room at 1 p.m.

The gym now features an MMA room which offers specialized training using the latest fighting techniques to help individuals subdue an aggressor, according to a news release.

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.