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ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Official to Speak at FVSU

U.S. Department of Agriculture Official to Speak at FVSU

 

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, newly appointed head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will speak at the Fort Valley State University Pettigrew Center July 26 at 1 p.m. Ramaswamy will discuss his vision for NIFA and the agency’s role in enhancing agriculture, education and research. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Prior to his appointment in May as NIFA director, Ramaswamy was dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University for three years. While at OSU he oversaw the college’s academic programs on the main campus in Corvallis and directed the school’s research programs at 11 branch experiment stations. 

Ramaswamy’s vast résumé includes faculty appointments at several universities, including Purdue University, Kansas State University, Mississippi State University and Michigan State University.

Shawty Slim Says DJing for B.o.B is Still Surreal

Shawty Slim Says DJing for B.o.B is Still Surreal

We talked to grammy-nominated hip hop artist B.o.B's official tour DJ Shawty Slim by email while they were away on tour. He says when he's home, in Downtown Macon, walking around and visiting Washington Park is one of the best things to do. Shawty Slim got his start spinning while in school at Fort Valley State University when an unpaid internship paid off and led to a first job with Macon's WIBB 97.9.

WMAZ: Tell us about the current tour.  Where have you been?
Shawty Slim: The current tour i'm on right now with B.o.B is for his new album, Strange Clouds, that dropped on May 1st. He's told us that he want to tour the world for two years, so I'm excited that I get to be apart of the efforts to make it happen successfully.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Peach County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

Peach County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Peach County was 10.9 percent in May.

Peach County is one of 67 Georgian counties above 10 percent. Crawford County had a 9.5 percent unemployment rate in May.

That's compared to Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.

Roberta Native Meiko to Appear on Jay Leno Tuesday

Meiko, rising pop star who just released her sophomore album, "The Bright Side" is set to appear on Jay Leno Tuesday night.

Recently, we interviewed Meiko by phone. See what she had to say:

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.

Byron Citizens Invited to Join Main Street Committees

Byron Citizens Invited to Join Main Street Committees

Byron Better Hometown plans to hold a meeting to kick off Main Street's Four-Point Approach.

The plan will instigate four committees that can address a "variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional business districts," a Byron Better Hometown news release says.

The public is invited to the meeting and anyone who lives in Byron is welcome to join one of the four committees: Design, Promotions, Organization and Economic Restructuring Committee.

That meeting is on June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Depot.