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PHOTOS | Monday's Sunrise

PHOTOS | Monday's Sunrise

Thanks to Ronnie Crosby for sending us these photos.

He caught this sunrise around 6:40 a.m. Monday at Columbus Road and Heath Road.

Crawford, Taylor Counties Raises Over $35K for Relay for Life

Crawford, Taylor Counties Raises Over $35K for Relay for Life

Crawford and Taylor counties raised $35,505 for Relay for Life.

That's according to the Relay for Life website.

Crawford County's Relay for Life takes place May 4 at David Bailey City Park in Roberta. The opening ceremony starts at 6 p.m.

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. 

Flint Energies Turns 75 Years Old

Flint Energies Turns 75 Years Old

 

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI – Flint Energies turns 75 years old today, according to Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. The not-for-profit member-owned electric cooperative received its charter from the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) on Apr. 23, 1937.

“Today brings back a lot of great memories,” said Autry. “But the most important memory is that of members working together to create a lasting organization to meet their own needs.”

Celebrating its 75th year of service in 2012 (incorporated in 1937), Flint Energies www.flintenergies.com provides energy services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties.

Peach, Crawford Counties Face Wildfire Threat

Peach, Crawford Counties Face Wildfire Threat

Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The warning covers North and Central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph.

The "red flag" warning covers all of Central Georgia's counties. The warning says people should take care with outdoor fires and contact local authorities before burning.

13WMAZ meteorologist David Ernst says a measuring station at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has gotten 7.92 inches of rain this year. That's more than 6 inches below normal and more than 4 inches less than last year.

He said Central Georgia has seen sustained wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

 

Fifteen animal rescue groups from around the Middle Georgia area are gathering together April 21 for the Seventh Annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply Company in Byron, a Save a Pet news release says.

Along with the rescue groups, others are joining them to help get pets adopted, keeping your pet health and well trained, and sharing fun activities to do with your dog.

Along with pet adoptions, there will be a vaccination clinic, children’s fun dog show, pony rides, dog training demonstrations, dog cart demonstrations and rides and information about involved in pet therapy.

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

Byron Silent Birdhouse Auction

Byron Silent Birdhouse Auction

 

BYRON, GA.--Join the Byron Convention and Visitors Bureau and Welcome Center  on Saturday March 31st from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. for a silent birdhouse auction. 

Come out for refreshments, bid on one-of-a-kind birdhouse creations and meet the artists! 

Proceeds from the auction benefit the Battle of Byron and The Cow and The Calf Art Gallery.