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MPD Officers Visit Twiggs Elem. for Career Day

MPD Officers Visit Twiggs Elem. for Career Day

The Macon Police Department visited Twiggs County Elementary School as part of career day.

Read the full release from Macon Police:

Members of MPD’s Tactical Support Unit (TSU) participated in Career Day at Jeffersonville Elementary School today along with the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Aviation Unit, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

MPD’s Technical Support Unit provides communication for the MPD SWAT Team and other public safety agencies during missions, incidents and crisis situations. Participating in today’s Career Day event were TSU Commander Sgt. Ricky Wolverton and Officer James Litton, both of MPD’s Traffic Unit.

Obama's Team to Clarify Health Care Penalties

David Jackson, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is seeking to clarify penalty rules for people who delay signing up for coverage under the new health care law.

Simply put: People who wait until the end of the initial enrollment period - March 31 - will not be penalized.

The Obama administration is preparing legal guidance to address a confusion of dates in the law, which says people must sign up by the 15th of one month to receive coverage on the first of the next month.

That means someone who signed up after Feb. 15 would not be covered until April 1 - and the law also says that people who go three months without coverage are subject to penalties, $95 or 1% of income, whichever is higher.

That is not the case, the White House says.

Honoring Twiggs County Veterans

Honoring Twiggs County Veterans

Twiggs County High School Air Force JROTC wants to honor and recognize your years of dedicated service to our great country during our Veterans Day Observance on Thursday, November 7th at 1:15 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

To salute your years of sacrifice for our sustained freedom and democracy, please send us a photograph of you in uniform and include the following information: your full name, branch of service, and the year you graduated from Twiggs County High School, if applicable

You may bring or send the photograph to the school with a return address and we will promptly scan and return it to you. If it is more convenient, you may email the picture to ewalker@twiggs.k12.ga.us with “Veterans Day Program” in the subject line. All photographs must be received by Friday, November 1, 2013.  

Organizing Fall Fling: Day 21 - Camera Roll

Organizing Fall Fling: Day 21 - Camera Roll

Take a look at the photos on your phone and delete the bad pictures. You know they aren’t all keepers but they are clogging up the memory on your phone.  Then fling those pictures off of your phone and onto your computer or at the very least into the cloud (iCloud, Dropbox) Not sure how to do this? Google your kind of phone and “download photos.”

This should give you step by step instructions.

 

Annual Chamber Meeting and Dinner Set for December

Annual Chamber Meeting and Dinner Set for December

Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Dinner The Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Senior Center on Monday, December 2.

Reservations are required. 

To sign up call Denise at 478-945-3900.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

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.