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On This Day: 12/12

On This Day: 12/12

December 12, 2012 at 12:12:12 marks the last alliteration date of the century.

On this day in history in 1913, the "Mona Lisa" painting was found after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The painting had been taken in 1911.

On December 12, in 1963, The Beatles' song "I Want to Hold Your Hand," hit number one on United Kingdom charts.

In the 2000s, on this day in 2003, Keiko the whale who starred in "Free Willy" died of pneumonia. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the whale had been released into the wild after 23 years in captivity. 

Today, on December, 12, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time on a personal Twitter account, @Pontifex.

Middle Georgia Christmas Parade to Air on 13WMAZ-TV

The Middle Georgia Christmas Parade will air on 13WMAZ-TV on Saturday, December 15 at 1 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 22 at 1 p.m.

"Keeping Christmas at Richland Church" Returns This Weekend

"Keeping Christmas at Richland Church" Returns This Weekend

The Richland Restoration League, Inc with Director Frank Hendrix, and a cast of talented volunteers will again present Keeping Christmas at Richland Church. The event, receiving widespread support and attendance from Georgians, has become a popular venue for launching the spirit of the Christmas Season. Performance Dates Friday, November 30, 2012, 7-8 p.m. Saturday December 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Ticket Prices Adults $10, Students $5, Children 11 and under free. All tickets are available at the door. For further information and to purchase tickets go to website: Historic Richland Church - Keeping Christmas Take I-16 East to Exit 24. Turn right off Exit and then Right again on Richland Road just before the Huddle House. Richland Church 2 miles down on right. Signs will be posted.

Teachers: Applications for Bright Ideas Grant Due Saturday

Teachers: Applications for Bright Ideas Grant Due Saturday

Teachers can apply for a grant to fund innovative classroom projects this week.

The Bright Ideas grant, funded by Tri-County EMC, is open to all Georgia certified teachers in grades pre-k through 12 in public or private schools in Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.

Projects could be funded for up to $1,500.

Applications should be received by Dec. 1.

Get full information online.

Exchange Club Holds Charity Turkey Shoot in Twiggs County

Exchange Club Holds Charity Turkey Shoot in Twiggs County

The Four County Area Exchange Club will be having its annual Turkey Shoot on November 17th.  The event will kick off at 10a.m. and go until.  The Turkey Shoot is located on Hwy 80 ¼ mile west of Hwy 358. 

Signs leading to the event will be posted in the area of the Turkey Shoot with a large sign at the entrance. 

Its $5.00 a shell for a chance to win a turkey and $10.00 a shell for a chance to win a ham.  There will be food and refreshments on site.  All proceeds go towards funding the Four County Exchange Club’s endeavors. 

Exchange sponsors activities designed to benefit, award and develop our nation’s youth, promote crime prevention, serve senior citizens and recognize military and public safety service providers.

Exchange also promotes Americanism programs, and its national project is the prevention of child abuse.  The Exchange Club motto is Unity for Service. 

Disruption in Jeffersonville Water to Occur This Week

Disruption in Jeffersonville Water to Occur This Week

Various locations will experience a disruption in water service Wednesday.

Jeffersonville Mayor Shannon Hart says the disruption begins Wednesday, November 14 and ends November 16.

The disruption is expected to occur for five to seven hours while the contract works on "Immediate Threat and Danger" repairs.

Here's the priority list of locations to repair:

 

1. November 14, Wednesday: Ridge Drive fire hydrant repair will shut down water service from Ridge Drive to Shannon Drive.

2. November 15, Thursday: Pinecrest Drive fire hydrant repair will shut down water service along Hwy 96 East from Main Street to Pinecrest Drive neighborhood.

3. November 16, Friday: Main Street fire hydrant repair will shut down water service along Main Street from North Church to Morningside Drive.

MPD Releases Halloween Safety Tips

MPD Releases Halloween Safety Tips

Macon Police released these safety tips to consider before heading out to trick or treat: