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Museum of Aviation to Get Unmanned Aerial Vehicle


The Museum of Aviation is slated to receive an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft that has flown more than 7,000 combat hours in the war on terrorism - more than any other Global Hawk.

That's according to a Museum of Aviation news release.

 The aircraft, #2011, recently retired from active Air Force operational use and is coming to the museum for preservation and display. The Museum of Aviation is only the second museum in the Air Force to obtain a Global Hawk – the first being the National Museum of U.S. Air Force in Dayton Ohio. It is expected to arrive at Robins Air Force Base aboard a C-5 Galaxy cargo airplane during the week of September 5 and be transported to the Museum of Aviation to eventually be put in an elevated display in the Century of Flight Hangar.

Parade Honors Local Hero, Welcomes Home

Saturday, 3 September 2011, a parade to honor Tony and his family begins noon. 

The parade route begins at the corner of Commerce St and Progress Ave going East.

The parade route passes Veterans Park and continues on West on Broad St.

The main event will be held in the gym at the Hawkinsville High School located on Red Devil Drive. 

A meet and greet will follow the speaking event.

During the Meet and Greet, entertainment will be provided by DJ BS Music “Brian Smith”.

Plan to join in food and fun while  welcoming a wounded warrior HOME.

Weekend Fun: Redneck Circus Comes to Abbeville

Weekend Fun: Redneck Circus Comes to Abbeville

The Redneck Circus drives into town this weekend at Soggy Bottom ATV Park in Abbeville.

The circus takes place Friday-Monday.

Contests scheduled include:

Longest mullet contest

Girls' mud wrestling

What can you do with duct tape

Lawn mower/tractor pulls

Greasy pig contest

Ms. Redneck

Pickled Pigs Feet Eating Contest

Mud Barrels Grub

Battle of the Redneck Bands Concert Schedule:


Christian Book Club Starts in Various Counties

For anyone interested, and you live in Bleckley County, Dodge County, Pulaski County, Twiggs - the book club meets Saturday, September 10 from 10:30 until noon.

Books to be discussed will be fiction and the club is being sponsored by the Internet Cafe. We will be meeting the second Saturday of every month at different locations

This is for men and women.

Books to be discussed will be fiction and the club is being sponsored by the Internet Cafe.

Meetings take place the second Saturday of every month at different locations, but this Saturday will be the initial meeting.

The first book will be chosen at the first meeting.

Books will not cost members more than $7 and must be paid for when ordering.

Call (478)230-9035 or (478)934-2994 for more information or e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net

Tell Us: Where is the Best Italian Food?


We want to know where you think the Best Italian Food is Where You Live.

Tell us by commenting on this post.

If you have photos of you and your friends or family at a local Italian restaurant, we want to see them.

Photo: First Day of School!

Photo: First Day of School!

Thank you to Kelsey Franta for sending in a First Day of School photo in Twiggs County.

To send in your photo to include in this gallery, email it to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Georgia's June Unemployment Rate by County

Georgia's June Unemployment Rate by County

Twiggs County Unemployment rate in June: 11.2 percent.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.


The lowest area rate, at 8.0 percent, was recorded in Warner Robins, while the highest, at 12.8 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin. 

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago.

June marked the 47th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May.