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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.

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.

Kids and Pros Football Camp Returns to Houston Co.

Kids and Pros Football Camp Returns to Houston Co.

Kids & Pros Co-Founder Buddy Curry has announced the Kids and Pros football camp is coming to Houston County again in 2011. The camp is scheduled for Tanner Park on Carl Vinson Parkway Monday-Thursday, June 6-9, each day from 6-9 pm.

“More than 120 young football players from the ages of 7-13 joined us for the inaugural Kids and Pros football camp last summer,” according to Curry. “Building on that success, we are coming back to Warner Robins.”

During the camp, Curry, a former Atlanta Falcon, and other former NFL players will be joined by many more local coaches to give the camp a 1-to-10 coach-to-player ratio. Coaches will provide hands-on teaching of fundamental skills; as well as reinforcing character values that can be learned from the game of football.

Curry refers to the character speeches each night as “life lessons.”

Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Organic… What does it really mean?

Organic… What does it really mean?

The term “Organic” has been used loosely in recent years, so I thought I would discuss what it really means and who can use it in the cosmetics, body and bath products..  First, the term organic cannot be used the same way as “All Natural” or “Natural.”

Organic is a term which is certified by the USDA National Organic Program.

The USDA-accredited organic certifying agent must certify the company before they can use the term “organic” and use of their symbol.

Georgia National Fair Announces Concert

Country music artist Blake Shelton is scheduled to perform at the Georgia National Fair on October 8.

Shelton will perform in Reaves Arena at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online only starting August 27.

Read more about Blake Shelton and his music.

The Georgia National Fair is scheduled for October 6-16, 2011.

Go Fish: Admission Discount

Through the month of April, the Go Fish Education Center is offering a dollar off admission for all Houston County residents.

Just show your valid driver's license.

The Go Fish Education Center is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.