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Ballet Class Registration to Open

Ballet Class Registration to Open

Ballet registration for kids ages 6-12 opens from September 16-October 4.

Classes begin October 7 at Freedom Park Community Center and are $10 per class or $35 a month.

For more information, call 478-751-9248. 

Tournament Will Help Injured Firefighter

Tournament Will Help Injured Firefighter

There will be a softball tournament at the Monroe County Recreation Department on Saturday, Sept. 28 to benefit Eric John, the firefighter who was hit by a vehicle while working a wreck on I-75 in Macon a few months ago.


Bibb Delayed Checks of Voter Addresses

Bibb County election officials are checking addresses against county district maps to make sure people are voting in the right races for the new county commission, but they waited several days to begin checking after the Secretary of State's office recommended it.

Through Georgia Open Records requests, 13WMAZ found that:

--On Aug. 28, Bibb election officials notified the Secretary of State's office that some voters were listed in the wrong districts and had already voted. The Bibb officials asked for help solving the problem.

--That night, state election administration manager Erica Hamilton instructed Bibb officials to check addresses against the county district maps before handing voters ballots.

But Bibb's Chief Registrar Veronica Seals told 13WMAZ Monday that the board started checking the maps just last Friday, Sept. 6, more than a week later.

Hundreds more people voted in the meantime at the Board of Elections.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Make a Pet Emergency Kit

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Make a Pet Emergency Kit

Tuesday Tip: In case of a disaster, don’t forget about Fido and Fluffy. They need an emergency kit with food, water, meds, leash and a toy, too! Here's a link for a pre-made kit http://ow.ly/owEwT  or if you are a DIY'er, try this http://ow.ly/owEHL from A Bowl Full of Lemons. You can also do an internet search for Pet Emergency Kits or Pet 72 Hour Kits. - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing


Greater Emphasis on Child Passenger Safety

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is sponsoring several caravan stops around Central Georgia this week.

Harris Blackwood, Dir. of the Highway Safety office told 13WMAZ that there is a real need in the Macon area to educate parents and motorists in keeping children safe.

"You would not believe the number of parents that install their child's car seat or booster seat improperly," Blackwood said.

Members promoting the effort will stop Tuesday at the Agape Way Daycare in Byron as part of the 3-day safety caravan. Representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration are on site to see the inspection and demonstration.    

On Wednesday, Blackwood said the group will set-up at Northway Church, 5915 Zebulon Road, in Macon. The free car seat and child passenger safety check starts at 1:30 and will conclude at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Kroger to Celebrate Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Expansion

Kroger to Celebrate Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Expansion

Kroger on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. is ready to put away the construction zones in exchange for a re-grand opening celebration!

After adding a gas station last year, the grocery store also gained 29,000 square feet in an expansion project and the celebration begins Wednesday, September 11 at 10 a.m. according to a release.

As part of the events and in honor of 9/11, they'll donate 100 fire detectors and 911 9-volt batteries to the Bibb County Fire Department.

Kroger will also donate $500 to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for their Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (CHAMPS) Program.