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Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale Returns to Fairgrounds

Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale Returns to Fairgrounds

The Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale returns to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter next weekend. The sale takes place inside Heritage Hall.

The sale opens from February 22-24.

There will be items fro infants, kids, teens and expecting mothers. You'll find items like clothes, toys, books, strollers, high chairs, pack 'n' plays, bouncy seats, youth furniture and more.

The hours are:
Friday, Feb. 22: 9-8
Saturday, Feb. 23: 9-8
Sunday, Feb. 24: 9-6 (closed 1-2 p.m. for Dollar Dash preparations)

Sunday is 50 percent off day from 2-6 p.m.: any tag with a star or marked discount yes will be half price.

Dollar Dash: Sunday 2pm – 6pm, any tag with a large bold "D" or "Donate Yes" marked donate will be $1.
 

American Legion Holds Oratorical Contest

American Legion Holds Oratorical Contest

The American Legion holds an Oratorical Contest Thursday.

The contest beings at 6 p.m. at the home post on Highway 49. The public is invited.

 

Get Organized: Make a List

Get Organized: Make a List

Every since I was a little girl I have been in love with writing lists. My mother and grandmother were great list makers with columns of words sprinkled around the piece of paper. Today I still love a handwritten list as my ever present notebook of list proves.

However, my list writing days may be soon be over. Now there is a great online resource for printable lists of every kind imaginable - ListPlanIt.com. The categories of lists available on ListPlanIt.com range from family matters to financial planning to time management to fun.

 

Crawford, Peach County Jobless Rate Released

Crawford, Peach County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Peach County in December 2012 was 10.6 percent.

Crawford County's jobless rate was 9.3 percent.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

RELATED | Unemployment in Georgia Rises in December 2012

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Meiko to Perform at Cox Capitol Theatre Saturday

Meiko, the rising pop star from Roberta performs at Cox Capitol Theatre on December 22. Tickets are $10 and benefit five-year-old Kade Howard who has brain cancer. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Read on for 13WMAZ's interview with Meiko from her album release.

Meiko (pronounced Mee-ko) is a Roberta-native whose second major label record release, “The Bright Side," is getting a lot of attention. The album, on Meiko's Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group label, blends a folk-pop approach with fluid interjections of electronic beats. You may have already experienced Meiko's music in shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill" and "Pretty Little Liars."

13WMAZ’s Jacqueline Harnevious caught up with Meiko by phone to talk about music and her roots in Central Georgia.

Grant to Bring More Nutritious Food to Peach County Schools

Grant to Bring More Nutritious Food to Peach County Schools

A newly-awarded grant is expected to help local produce land in the Peach County lunch program.

According to a news release, the United States Department of Agriculture awarded a $99,992 grant to Community Health Works to serve Peach County.

CHW's Farm to School Childhood Obesity program will offer Peach County Schools more locally-grown, nutritious food items to students K-12.

CHW projects that the Peach County Farm to School Program will reach about 4,000 students in an area that serves 73 percent of meals free or at a reduced rate.