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My White House Tour #WHTweetup

My White House Tour #WHTweetup

While on the actual White House Tour, you are not allowed to take pictures. Sigh....Which means I have no photographic proof of my brush with fame!

I ran into a member of the first family in the East Wing!  I was looking at the various photo collages along the wall, I was looking at the collage of the First Animals, and I stepped backwards to allow others to get in closer. As I stepped back I bumped into someone. I turned to say that I was sorry, and didn't see anyone so I looked down thinking "Oh no! I stepped on a kid!" Nope not a kid. It was however an adorable Portuguese Water Dog, named Bo. Yes I ran into the First Dog! 

It didn't even phase him, as he kept on trotting down the hall with his handler/secret service person. I said I was sorry, and hi to Bo and kept on going. I am sad that I couldn't take a close up picture with this member of the First Family though! ;-) T

Turkey Season Openers Bring Smiles to Hunters

Turkey season opened today, and hunters in Dodge, Bleckley and Pulaski counties are reporting in with some great successes.  

Zack Lassiter got his bird in Bleckley County. It weighed 18 pounds. He is the son of Von and Kelli Lassiter.

For more on the story and pictures, click here.

School Spring Fling Set for Saturday

School Spring Fling Set for Saturday

The Spring Fling is on for Saturday, March 24.

Photo op is from 5:45-6 p.m. and again from 8:30-9 p.m.

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

The turkey hunting season opens Saturday, March 24, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release says.

To go turkey hunting, you'll need a valid hunting license and big game license to legally hunt turkeys in Georgia. If you're on a Wildlife Management Area, you'll also need a WMA license. You can buy licenses online, at a retail license vendor or by phone at 1-800-366-2661.

If planning to hunt on private land, you'll need permission from the landowner first.

There is a limit to turkey hunting: only male turkeys can be hunted and the season bag limit is three turkeys per hunter. 

Here are some turkey hunting safety precautions to study up on before going on the hunt:

 

Twiggs County January Unemployment Rate

Twiggs County January Unemployment Rate

Twiggs County's unemployment rate for January was 12.1 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.

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