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Stormy Thursday in Midstate Could Lead to Windy Friday

A fast-moving cold front will bring a chance for strong storms on Thursday followed by chilly and windy conditions on Friday.

Rain and storms are likely Thursday afternoon and early evening. Any storms on Thursday could have the potential for damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.

Be aware of changing weather conditions tomorrow and stay with 13WMAZ for developments.

The southern half of Central Georgia will have the best chance for storms.

Rain will depart on Thursday evening, but strong winds will follow the cold front.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has posted a Wind Advisory for all of North and Central Georgia from midnight late Thursday to 7 p.m. Friday.  Expect northwest winds sustained at 20 to 25 mph, with occasional gusts to 40 mph.

Prep Basketball Scores For December 14

Here are high school basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Friday, December 14:


Tift Co.  58  Central  27

Northeast  57  Lamar Co.  41

West Laurens  49  Rutland  44

Warner Robins  39  Houston Co.  35

Southwest  66  Carver  37

Harris Co.  60  FPD  44

Bleckley Co.  70  Crawford Co.  23

Howard  48  Mary Persons  47

Jones Co.  47  Dodge Co.  46

Peach Co.  55  Jackson  17

Taylor Co.  53  Monticello  46


Rutland  65  West Laurens  59

Carver  74  Southwest  46

John Milledge  54  Brentwood  51

FPD  64  Harris Co.  57

Bleckley Co.  90  Crawford Co.  54

Help for the Holidays: Job Search Help

If finding a job is at the top of your Christmas list, we're here to help.

Starting at 4 p.m., you can call in to our phone bank where Department of Labor representatives will be here to answer your questions.

They can answer questions about job search issues ranging from freshening your resume to guiding you through job interviews.

You can call 478-752-1300 from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 13th and ask questions.

Middle Georgia, Georgia College Both Win

Bobcats Win Home Opener

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College men's basketball team (3-1) won its home opener for the seventh straight season Wednesday night, taking down Clark Atlanta University (0-4) 61-53 at the Centennial Center.

The Bobcats got a balanced effort, with three scorers in double figures and 10 of the 11 players that saw action also reaching the scoring column. Sophomore forward David Wagner tallied a game-high 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting.


Cochran, GA - Shane Heyward led Middle Georgia to a 69-51 win over Aiken Tech on Wednesday.

 Heyward scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Baldwin County graduate Roshaun Milline added 13 points. Joey Harris grabbed 7 rebounds, and Earl Lawrence dished out 7 assists.

 Head Coach Scott Moe was happy with the effort " I thought defensively we played well tonight, but offensively we got work to do."

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.

ON THIS DAY | Sonny Carter Returns from Space, Jimi Hendrix Born

On this day in... 

... 1942Jimi Hendrix was born. He would have been 70 years old today. The Seattle native moved to the South early in his career, played with Little Richard and is rumored to have been influenced by Johnny Jenkins, a noted lefty-guitarist from Macon.

DID YOU KNOW: Jimi shares his birthday with martial arts great Bruce Lee, Bill Nye (the now controversial "Science Guy"), actor Jaleel White (of Steve Urkel fame) and actor Curtis Armstrong, best known for his portrayal of Booger in the "Revenge of the Nerds" movies.

Macon Unemployment Down, Hancock Co. Rate at 23 Percent

The unemployment rate for the Metro Macon area is on the decline for the second straight month.

New numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor say the rate ticked down a tenth of a percent, from 9.1 percent to 9 percent in October. It was 10 percent in October of last year.

The DOL says an increase in 1600 jobs helped push the rate down. Most came in the service related industries.

But in the city to the south of Macon -- Warner Robins -- unemployment is up. It was 7.2 percent in September and rose to 7.3 percent.

The release from the labor department says there were 265 layoffs in the International City.

As it has for several months in a row, Metro Athens has the lowest jobless rate at 6.2 percent. Dalton continues with the highest unemployment rate in the state: 11.3 percent.