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Job opening in Sparta, Eatonton

Job opening in Sparta, Eatonton

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

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Man accused of robbing Twiggs Co. truck stop


A Wilkinson County man is accused of robbing a truck stop with a rifle.

Christopher Scott Henson was arrested about four hours after the robbery, according to Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum.

He said it happened before 6 a.m. Sunday at the 96 Truck Stop on Highway 96.

Henson allegedly entered the store with a rifle and wearing a bandanna over his face and took $140 from the cash register.

But Mitchum says store video caught Henson's Ford Bronco on tape and store employees later identified him.

He was arrested around 10 a.m. in Wilkinson County. Mitchum said the robber used the money to buy crack cocaine.

Henson appeared Monday before a magistrate judge. He was denied bond and remains in the Twiggs County jail.

Bank of Dudley to open Twiggs Co. branch

Bank of Dudley to open Twiggs Co. branch

When Peoples State Bank announced last year that it was closing its Jeffersonville branch last year, Twiggs County was left without a bank.

That will be changing in the near future.

According to the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce, the Bank of Dudley will be announcing Tuesday that it will be opening a branch in the former Peoples location at 207 Main St.

Bank of Dudley officials will formerly make the announcement at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Peoples branch.

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

Ga. Congressman co-sponsors medical marijuana bill on Capitol Hill

(WXIA-TV) -- Tenth District Rep. Paul Broun (R) is co-sponsoring a bill introduced Monday on Capitol Hill by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry (R), that would legalize a form of medical marijuana nationwide.

One Georgia mom who moved her daughter to Colorado for marijuana treatments said that the bill is a step in the right direction, and hopes it will be revised to help even more children.

Her daughter, Haleigh Cox, just turned five years old and is almost seizure-free.

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Jeffersonville Elementary School Supply List

Jeffersonville Elementary School Supply List

Have you started school shopping yet?
Jeffersonville Elementary School suggested items your student may need for the upcoming year by grade level.

Print out the full shopping list!

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees

AF takes aim at obesity in dependents, retirees

The Air Force is taking aim at obesity among dependents and retirees through two pilot programs that could eventually go servicewide.

Part of the new Healthcare to Health initiative — H2H for short — the programs target parents of Air Force children as well as spouses and retirees through interactive courses on base, said Kelly Williams, a certified health education specialist who has spent two years developing the initiative.

The first, called 5210 Healthy Military Children, teaches moms and dads how to make consistent, healthy meal and exercise choices at home. The second, Group Lifestyle Balance, focuses on weight management, physical activity and healthy eating for spouses and retirees at risk for weight-related health problems like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, strokes and heart attacks.