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Living Green on a Tight Budget

Living Green on a Tight Budget

One of my goals this year was to live a little greener.  You know, be a bit more conservation-minded so future generations can also enjoy our planet.  Here are 8 easy (and cheap) tips to jumpstart your own green efforts.

Fun Run for Ronald Palooza

Tomorrow is the Ronald Palooza & Motorcycle Charity Run!

Registration for the run is  at 8 a.m. at McDonald's on Russell Parkway. Join in on the fun from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 1/4 mile south of Russell Parkway on Hwy 41 N next to the Foundation Academy Day Care Center for this family fun day.

See more information on Ronald Palooza's website.

Phone Bank for Disaster Relief Today on WMAZ

Today 13WMAZ joins the Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief after the tornadoes in the South.

During newscasts at Midday, a special one-hour newscast at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., you will be able to call a phone bank in our studio, where Red Cross volunteers will be ready to take your pledges of support.

Things to do in Warner Robins GA: Friends of the Library Old Book Sale

Things to do in Warner Robins GA: Friends of the Library Old Book Sale

Think back to a time when Kindles, Nooks, and other E-Book readers weren't common place.  Remember?  You know, when books had paper pages.  If you can recall that time, then you are in for a treat this weekend in Warner Robins Georgia.

That's right, the 7th annual Friends of the Library Old Book Sale is back and bigger than ever.  With over 90,000 used books available for sale, there is sure to be something for everyone.  So whether you are a casual reader, page turner, or a self proclaimed book-worm, come on out...you will find something worth reading.

When: 10am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-8pm (Friday), and 9am-3pm (Saturday)

Where: Georgia National Fairgrounds, Georgia Building, in Perry GA

Old Book Sale This Weekend

The Old Book Sale April 28-30, hosted by Houston Co. Friends of the Library.

This event will take place in the Georgia Bldg at  the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

--Thursday from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. ($5 admission or FREE w/ Friends membership card)

--Friday 9 a.m. -8 p.m. (Free admission)

--Saturday 9 a.m. -3 p.m. (Free admission)

For additional information contact Georgette Lipford 922-4281 Ext 2198 or e-mail mglipford@cox.net

Ya'll Stop By And Sit A Spell

Ya'll Stop By And Sit A Spell

This weekend I made a stop in Old Downtown Byron, Georgia. Who ever said Byron was a sleepy little town was wrong...Check out this very cool Deli..right in the heart of downtown. 

Sara Jo McLean, (Warner Robins, Georgia) owns this deli, they opened their doors in December 2010.  Speaking with Sara's daughter, I've come to find out that she was a former military wife like myself. It seems that giving half the chance we can take a little bit from everywhere we've been and then bring it back home to make something special like the "Drugstore Deli". 

Sara has stayed true to the name as well.  She tried out another name in the beginning but everyone kept calling it the drugstore deli. It's kinda hard to change anybody's mind here in the South. Especially when we associate it with directions and certain childhood memories. So the next time you're in middle Georgia or want a change of scenery, go have lunch in Byron at the Drugstore Deli.

Memorial Fund Set Up for Teen Drowning Victim

On March 20, 2011, Joseph Davenport, a Perry High School freshman, tragically drowned at Lake Juliette while on a family outing. 

Katherine Pearce, Davenport’s aunt, works for the Houston County Board of Education in Maintenance as Safety/Environmental Supervisor. 

Several coworkers and others have asked if they could help in some way, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

According to Pearce, Davenport lived with his grandmother, who is raising four grandchildren, one of whom has cerebral palsy. 

"There is no insurance, making this even more of a tragedy," Pearce says.