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Vote on License Plate Designs

The eight semi-finalist license plate designs have been posted for the Governor's contest.

You can now vote on your favorite until July 15.

Vote!

Veterans Job Fair

A Veterans Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Miller-Murphy-Howard Building in Perry.

This event is sponsored by The Georgia Department of Labor and The Middle Georgia Employer Committee.

If you'd like to set up a table, the fee is $95 for a covered table, chairs and lunch for employer representatives.

Checks can be made payable to Middle Georgia Employer Committee.

Send registration forms and checks to Georgia Department of Labor at 96 Cohen Walker Dr. Warner Robins GA 31088.

For more information, call 478-988-7130.

Plan Ahead: July 4th Events

Need July 4th plans?

To celebrate early on July 1, you can check out Warner Robins' Annual Independence Day celebration.

Wynonna Judd will be in concert. This takes place at the McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins. 

Gates openat 6 p.m. and entertainment starts at 7 p.m. The Air Force Band plays, and Wynonna Judd follows.

For more information on this event, call 478-922-5100.

 

On July 4, Lake Tobesofkee presents a firework show at 9:30 p.m.

Admission is $3 per person and children 6 and under are free.

For more information, call 478-474-8770.

 

Have a 4th of July event to share? E-mail the newsroom at eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com or submit the event in our calendar.

Georgia Chamber Honor Roll Recognizes Senator Staton

 

State Senator Cecil Staton (R- Macon) has received the highest possible ranking on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll.

That's according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Chamber's Honor Roll recognizes legislators who were most supportive of the business community during the 2011 Legislative Session. Staton was one of nine legislators out of the 236-member General Assembly to receive an A+.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 30, a Memorial Day Ceremony is set to take place at 11a.m. in the Byron Auditorium.

If you attend and take photos, please e-mail them to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Gov. Launches Design Contest for New Car Tags

 

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest to design for a new Georgia license plate.

The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23. The deadline is Friday, June 17. 

Individuals are asked to submit original artwork. Any Georgian citizen or business authorized to do business in the state of Georgia is welcome to enter the contest.

The public will be given a chance to choose three semi-finalists through an online vote from June 24-July 8. After the online voting, the three semi-finalists will be presented to Gov. Deal.

He will then announce the winning design on July 15.

See the rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver form for the contest.

 

 

Contest submissions may be sent to:

 

bin Laden photo thoughts?

CBS News just reported that President Obama told their reporter he would not release photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.

"We don't trot out this stuff as trophies," Obama told CBS, according to quotes provided by White House press secretary Jay Carney. "We don't need to spike the football."

Obama also said release of the gruesome photos could become "an incitement to additional violence" and be used by jihadists as "a propaganda tool."

"That's not who we are," Obama said.

How do you feel about this? Are we owed this information? Why or why not?