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Middle Georgia Baseball League is Hosting a Free Game

Team 42 will be playing the Tigers of the Middle Georgia Baseball League, June 9, 2012.

The competition is open to the public and kicks off at 3:00pm at Mount De Sales High School.

The MGBL consist of players who are drafted from different areas of Middle Georgia.

It may not be the big league, but every game is a big game to the men that love baseball.

The president of the league, Chris Dunn, states "This league was created to provide for men, 18 and up, an alternative to softball and allows us to continue to play the game we grew up on."

The teams of the MGBL include the Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Indians, and the Tigers.

"42" Casting Needs Older Extras for Paid Appearances

Filmmakers are looking for older African-Americans and Caucasians to appear as extras in the movie "42." 

Rose Locke, of Catrett Locke Casting, says they still need younger extras too, but that older locals sometimes think they aren't wanted. 

They specifically want extras age 50 and older.


Extras will be paid $8 an hour for the first eight hours and $12 an hour after that, in addition to receiving breakfast, lunch and snacks.

"And it's a chance to see how a movie is made," Locke says.

The scenes they need to fill slots for will be shot mostly next Tuesday and Wednesday so extras should apply as soon as possible.

They will be fitted for their costumes on Monday.

Bibb Sheriffs Arrest Seven in Burglary Investigation

Seven Macon people have been arrested for a series of burglaries in Bibb and surrounding counties.

Bibb Chief Deputy David Davis led the effort, working with the Macon Police Department, Jones County Sheriff's Office, the Houston County Sheriff's Office and the Bibb County District Attorney's Office.

The tipping point came when Macon Police investigators recovered stolen items working a theft case in the city. The MPD notified the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, who verified the items were stolen from a south Bibb residence. 

They charged Phillip Edward Harrell, Jr., with Burglary, and Aubrey Elaine April with felony Theft by Deception, felony Theft by Receiving and Burglary.

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Central State Hospital to Lay Off Nearly 280 People

An estimated 280 people will be put out of work when a state agency closes its developmental disabilities program at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville.

That's according to a news release from the state  Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

The state agency says that will happen in the next month as it moves residents of the program out into community homes.

Six months ago, the agency says, 120 people lived in the program; now there are 16.

By the end of June, the state says, they'll all be moved into new homes with new service providers.

A state law passed in 2011 prohibited admitting patients to state hospitals when their primary diagnosis is a developmental disability.

Central Georgia Counties Rated by Health, Economy

A recent study commissioned by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation ranked Georgia counties based on the combined factors of health status and economic vitality.

RELATED |Macon County Tries to Climb Economic Ladder  

Among central Georgia counties, Houston County received the top ranking, followed by Monroe and Jones Counties.  Pulaski and Putnam round out the top five. 

Macon County was ranked dead last not only Central Georgia, but in the state as a whole.  The bottom five in central Georgia also include Wilkinson, Wilcox, Crisp and Telfair counties.  A complete list of the power ratings for Central Georgia is featured below. 

1)     1.  Houston (Score: 15.5; State rank - 10)

Milledgeville Man Resting After Partial-Leg Amputation

Paul Bales is resting after doctors removed part of his left leg due to a flesh-eating bacteria.

His son, Mike Bales, said (video) he talked to his father and showed him pictures of his grandchildren. (slideshow) 

He said his father is in stable condition and is anxious to get back home.

Doctors removed Paul Bales' left leg below the knee. His son said more amputation may be needed over the weekend, but they're not sure how much.