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Free women's self defense class to be held in Fort Valley

Free women's self defense class to be held in Fort Valley

If you're looking to learn some self-defense moves, a free class will be held Saturday in Fort Valley.

According to a Peach County Chamber of Commerce news release, it will be held at the Austin Theater, located at 116 E Main St., in Fort Valley from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

HODAC is partnering with the Fort Valley Public Safety Department to hold the workshop in Fort Valley. The organization "Fight Like a Woman" holds free self-defense classes for women monthly. According to the release, the workship will provide women with skills, training and a sense of empowerment. The instructors, Sensei Moodie and Sensei Warren, have experience in Karate, Taekwon Do and Judo combined.

Women who attend must wear tennis shoes and comfortable exercise clothes.

Proposed Government Regulations Are Challenging to Members' Electric Bills

REYNOLDS/PERRY/WARNER ROBINS/COLUMBUS-Proposed government regulations are expected to be extremely challenging for Flint Energies member bills, according to Chief Executive Officer Bob Ray.

“Since 2008, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has generated at least nine new regulations which attempt to reduce coal-fired generation for power plants,” said Ray. “Just two of those regulations have already cost Flint members $105 million.”

“These regulations essentially prevent construction of future coal generation plants,” he said. “The new ‘Clean Power Plan’ which has been proposed gives Georgia no credit for already reducing emissions since 2005, sets targets for renewable energy and efficiency which will cost more than they save, calls for more natural gas generation but no more gas pipelines to get the gas into Georgia….and effectively destroys affordable energy for our members.”

Job opening in Fort Valley

Job opening in Fort Valley

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

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Job openings in Warner Robins

Job openings in Warner Robins

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

IRS red flags: How to avoid a tax audit

IRS red flags: How to avoid a tax audit

Jeff Reeves, Special for USA TODAY

There's a general conception that the Internal Revenue Services is too understaffed at tax time to go after anyone but high rollers and blatant cheats.

Don't believe it.

While it's true that the IRS only audits a small percentage of returns, government officials are getting smarter about which taxpayers are the likeliest to be overstating deductions or underreporting income.

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

MLK to get new memorial at Ga. State Capitol

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After more than 80 years as the Georgia State Capitol's most prominent statue, the likeness of 19th century white supremacist politician and newspaperman Tom Watson was quietly removed the day after Thanksgiving.

That prompted some civil rights leaders to ask that it be replaced with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) even introduced a bill to make it happen.