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Georgia College Student Shoots 'Worst Free Throw in History'

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (WXIA) -- Fame is fickle. Particularly in politics or sports. Think Marco Rubio's water bottle from last week.

However, this week it's a fingernail.

Now, another offering of how you can get real famous, real quick, in real time -- the key here is by keeping it real.

Here is the story of one local athlete who did just that.

Shanteona Keys is from Roswell and attends Georgia College in Milledgeville. She is the best player on her team and the most accomplished off the court.

A 4.0 student and the leading scorer averaging 16 points per game.

But this week, Shanteona went viral.

She missed a free throw that one website described as the "worst in basketball history."

Prep Hoops Scores For February 21

Prep Hoops Scores For February 21

Here are prep playoff scores reported to 13WMAZ for Thursday, February 21.

GISA AAA Boys State:

Westminster 49  Stratford 45

John Milledge 44  Westfield 41

Tattnall 50  Bethesday 42

Bulloch 55  Mt. de Sales 47

Calvary Christian 56 Heritage 53

GISA AA Boys State:

Covenant 59  Valwood 54

Terrell 59  CFCA 52 (OT)

Frederica 67  Furtah 39

First Pres. Christian 66  Flint River 35

Memorial Day 54  Arlington 32

Gatewood 58  Sherwood 49

Monsignor Donovan 48  Southwest Georgia 44

Griffin Christian 63  Brentwood 57 (2OT)


Georgia's One-Time Tag Tax Brings Changes March 1st

There are a few changes coming your way March 1st when the state's new title tax law rolls out.

If you own a car in Georgia right now, you pay an annual excise tax on your vehicle tags that comes due once a year on your birthday.

They call it the "birthday tax."

Come March 1st, that will start to change.

The new tag law allows car owners who bought or are buying a vehicle between Jan 1st 2012 and March 1st 2013 a choice to opt in to the one-time title tax.

"It's only if you're purchasing a vehicle you're going to be paying this fee," says Houston County Tax Commissioner Mark Kushinka.

People who bought a car after March 1st will now pay a one-time tax.

But this doesn't mean the birthday tax is disappearing altogether.

"If you have a vehicle that you've had for years and are paying a birthday tax, you will continue paying that birthday tax until you get rid of that vehicle," he says.

GHSA Girls State Playoffs: 1st Round

Here are scores from the GHSA girls state basketball playoffs from February 19 as reported to 13WMAZ:

Class AA:

Bleckley County 54, Cook County 42

Taylor County 68, Early County 48

Dublin 74, Vidalia 46

Laney 77, Toombs County 16

Pelham 48  Northeast 30

Class AAA:

Southwest 66, Thomson 33

Dodge County 54, Peach County 50

Washington Co. 67  Carver 26

Class AAAA:

Dougherty 72, Griffin 66 OT

Mary Persons 54, Wayne County 39

Howard 54, Hephzibah 42

Monroe 80, Riverdale 61

Cross Creek 58  Baldwin 33

South Effingham 55  Veterans 40

Class AAAAA:

Ware County 67, Warner Robins 48

Northside WR 59, Glynn Academy 52 OT

Class AA Boys:

Macon Co. 54  Pelham 51

13 Things to Nix Your Boredom This Weekend

Macon and Warner Robins roll out the red carpet this weekend for celebrities and Central Georgians alike. 

Read on for 13 Things to do this weekend:

1. The Macon Film Festival opens from Feb. 14-17. Admission pass per day is $10 or $100 for the all access pass. Grab the full schedule to see what catches your fancy. 

2. Forsyth kicks off the Forsythia Festival with the annual "Hello Yellow" event at the Dairy Queen. Forsythians can get a yellow emblems painted on cars from 10-2 Saturday.

Prep Tourney Scores For Feb. 11

Here are your high school basketball tournament scores reported to 13WMAZ for Monday, February 11:

Region 2AAAA @ Westside


Veterans 37  Rutland 26

Baldwin 57  Perry 44


Howard 60  West Laurens 46

Baldwin 63 Mary Persons 47

Region 2AAA @ Carver, Columbus


Peach Co. 46  Jackson 31

Pike Co. 50  Central 36

Region 2AA @ Crawford County


Macon Co. 60  Crawford Co. 59


Putnam Co. 84  Crawford Co. 81

Wanted by Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Macon Regional Crimestoppers says these people are wanted on warrants in Middle Georgia. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME. Photographs and information provided by Macon Regional Crimestoppers and presented as a public service.

1. Margaret L. Cox:
B/F DOB 03-21-60 Age 52 508 175 lbs.
Wanted by the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.

2. Joseph Walter Pagan:
W/M DOB 07-22-73 Age 39 510 150 lbs.
Wanted by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for Armed Robbery.

3. Rickey Jerome Collier:
B/M DOB 06-26-85 Age 27 507 140 lbs.
Wanted by the Fort Valley Police Department for Battery.

4. Howard Paul Hayes:
W/M DOB 09-05-83 Age 29 601 175 lbs.
Wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office for a Bench Warrant.