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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Morning Routines for Kids

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Morning Routines for Kids

If your young child can't seem to stay on task in the morning, give them a checklist of what they need to do and in what order. You can even laminate it and let them check each item off as they complete it. Nothing like starting out the morning with a completed to-do list!

 

City of Macon Paints First Reverse-Angle Parking Spots

City of Macon Paints First Reverse-Angle Parking Spots

On Tuesday, August 27, two blocks of Downtown Macon will be painted for reverse angle parking. The blocks of Third Street between Pine and Oak Streets will be closed all day Tuesday as the street is being painted. The Mayor will be at the site at approximately 11:00 a.m. Tuesday as the lines are being painted.

“We intend to have this type of safer parking set up along the Second Street Corridor, and we wanted to go ahead and create an area where people can practice,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. Signs are being installed to help show people how to park. Attached is a picture of one of those signs.

Seventeen-Year-Old Working on Associate's Degree, Aims for Med School

Seventeen-Year-Old Working on Associate's Degree, Aims for Med School

Aspiring surgeon Zac Cooper is getting a head start as a participant of Middle Georgia State’s Georgia Academy of Aviation, Mathematics, Engineering and Science (G.A.M.E.S.). G.A.M.E.S.

Macon Students Finding Ways to Save On Textbooks

Macon Students Finding Ways to Save On Textbooks

$1,200 is a hefty price tag for school supplies, but according to the College Board, that's the average amount college students shelled out for textbooks last year.

Smith Lewis, a junior at Mercer University, told 13WMAZ he spent $700 on required textbooks - and that's only for fall semester.

"It's pretty ridiculous for a pile of paper," Lewis said.

Now, some students are finding ways to save money on their books.

Kendalee Marcus, an elementary education major, buys and sells her books through Amazon.com.

"Amazon has a trade-in program where you buy your books on Amazon, and if you want to sell them back, you can," Marcus said. "You get really good deals and get an Amazon gift card, so you can use that to buy next semester's books - or something else."

There are other options, too, like buying an older edition or renting textbooks.

Police Captain Receives Award for Heroic Effort

Police Captain Receives Award for Heroic Effort

Officer Christopher Burtrum received an award Thursday from Precinct 3 Captain Eric Woodford for heroic efforts.

The motorcyclist was critically injured and Officer Burtrum, who was off duty at the time, gave the man CPR on the scene, according to a release.
Unfortunately, the motorcyclist later died.

During another incident, according to Coroner Leon Jones in a news release, Officer Burtrum found an unresponsive woman.

When realizing she didn't have a pulse, he then gave her CPR until the ambulance arrived.

Later that day, Burtrum received good news: they were able to revive the woman at the hospital.