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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month so all this month we'll be talking about ways to be better prepared, both for emergencies and your every day life. Join the conversation!

Tuesday Tip: In case of an emergency, have a plan. It doesn't have to be a disaster situation either. What happens if you can't make it home to meet your childrens' school bus? Do they know what to do? - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing

 

Car Catches Fire at Macon Burger King

A car at a Burger King drive-through in Macon burst into flames Friday morning, filling the restaurant with smoke and heavily damaging the drive-through window.

No one was hurt.

It happened at the store at 3025 Pio Nono Avenue, just north of Williamson Road.

The car's driver, Jerome Sampson, 62, told 13WMAZ's Judy Le that he noticed smoke coming from under the hood while at the drive-through window. When he opened the hood, he saw what he described as a small fire that "could have been put out with a quart of water."

But Sampson says the fire extinguisher a Burger King employee gave him was faulty. The fire spread to the drive-through window and Sampson's Buick LeSabre was gutted before firefighters could save it.

We have left messages with Burger King's corporate spokesman seeking comment.

Sampson said he didn't know how the fire started.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Use Your Crockpot

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Use Your Crockpot

Tuesday Tip: Make dinner time go a little smoother by using your crockpot at least once a week. There is nothing better than coming home to a dinner that is already cooked!

 

Keeping Macon Restaurant Alive with Cash Mob

H & H restaurant has been open since 1960s. 

They've fed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to the Allman Brothers. 

When word spread that business was slow, The Rotary Club stepped in as a cash mob.

About twenty Rotary Club members showed up at the restaurant hungry and ready to spend money, each person spending no less than $10. 

The restaurant, located on Cotton Avenue in downtown Macon, is a staple of historic Macon. 

The story goes like this: hippies came to the restaurant and didn't have enough money to pay for the food. 

Mama Louise fed them anyways, under the promise of re-payment.

"Many starving artists have come here to eat and they've always paid it back. You can walk through these doors and not know who you'll meet in the music business. Now, it's our chance as a community do do the same exact thing for Mama Louise," says Jessica Walden, the Director of Communications for College Hill Alliance.

Food Truck Giving Out Free Burger Samples in Macon

A burger chain is giving out free burger samples at Macon-area Walmart stores Wednesday, with the emphasis on the "samples."

They're actually giving away about a quarter of a full-sized burger per person.

"Most people when we first got here was looking for a whole burger but we got a quarter of a burger which was okay but it taste real good," said James Bell of Macon. 

13WMAZ's Austin Lewis reports people were lined up 45 minutes before the giveaway began at the Walmart on Zebulon Road.

According to a news release, the West Coast chain, Fatburger, is making its way to about 1,000 Walmart stores, including the three in Macon. 

The tour is promoting the introduction of Fatburger frozen beef patties in Walmart stores.

The average wait for people at the giveaway at the Zebulon Road store was between 15 to 20 minutes and for those we talked to it was worth the wait. 

Back To School: Plan It

Back To School: Plan It

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

Back To School: Plan It

Back To School: Plan It

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year.