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Touchdown Club Salutes Three High School Athletes

The Macon Touchdown Club selected three more high school football players for weekly awards.

Back of the Week:   Alex Sands, Mt. de Sales

    31 rushes for 171 yards, 1 touchdown

    3 receptions for 98 yards, 1 touchdown

    5 solo tackles and 3 assists on defense

Lineman of the Week:  Brian Whitaker, Westside

    16 solo tackles against Baldwin

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Andrew Rozier, Central Fellowship

    2 kickoff returns for 124 yards, 2 touchdowns

    19 rushes for 138 yards, 1 touchdown

    8 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

GMC Picks Up Win over Atlanta Sports Academy, 24-13

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.-- (School Release) GMC hosted the deeply talented and previously undefeated 9-0 Atlanta Sports Academy Spartans and ended the day as victors with a 24-13 win on Davenport Field.  GMC never trailed, but the game was close until the early fourth quarter when GMC extended its lead to 24-13.

GMC took the initial lead at 7-0 on a touchdown pass from Clay Chastain to JoJo Brooks.  ASA answered with two separate drives that were held up by the GMC Defense and forced into field goals.  GMC extended the lead to 14-6 after a touchdown run by Akeem Judd, but ASA answered with a short drive for a touchdown following an interception by Clay Chastain in the second quarter to close the GMC lead to 14-13.

Week 8: The Jones Zone

Here are the Jones Zone Games for this week:

Perry Panthers (3-3 overall, 1-2 in Region) vs. Veterans Warhawks (3-3 0verall, 2-1 in Region)

Westside Seminoles (5-1 overall, 3-0 in Region) at Baldwin Braves (4-2 Overall, 3-0 in Region)

Johnson County Trojans (5-1 overall, 1-0 in Sub-region) at Treutlen Vikings (3-3 overall, 0-1 in Sub-region)

Georgia Military College to Break Ground on $17M Wellness Center

Georgia Military College to Break Ground on $17M Wellness Center

Georgia Military College announces an upcoming campus groundbreaking for a $17M Health and Wellness Center.

According to a Georgia Military College news release, that groundbreaking happens during the school's Alumni Weekend on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The groundbreaking also kicks off a public fundraising campaign, with a goal of hitting $3M in donations to help fund the project.

Once built, the new Health and Wellness Center will replace the current gym in the Cordell Events Center that was built in 1964. The Cordell building was built to serve under 500 males. Now, the school has outgrown the space now that the school has about 2,000 male and female students.

The new gym will allow for a better locker space for women and changing and shower facilities for men and opposing teams as well as winter intramural sports.

GMC Beats Hargrave in Shutout

    After a disappointing 55-35 loss to #1 Iowa Western CC on the road last week, Georgia Military bounced back with a 27-0 shutout over Hargrave Military out of Virginia at Davenport Field.

    The Bulldogs are now 4-2 and will take off to New York next weekend to play Nassau Community College.


Emergency Unemployment Benefits Go into Effect for Georgia

People who've been out of work for a while may be able to get more unemployment benefits soon.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that it will send out notices outlining how to file for benefits to those eligible for the additional Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

The E-U-C program was established in 2008 and allows benefits for those living in states where the three-month seasonally adjusted unemployment rate averages at least 9 percent.

The compensation is available to people who have used up all levels of emergency compensation and who no longer qualify for regular unemployment benefits.

Georgia's emergency unemployment insurance program goes into effect beginning Sunday.  The state's unemployment rate averaged just above nine percent for June, July and August.

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

If you're looking to go green at your home or maybe just to save a little money, this weekend you're in luck.

The State of Georgia is allowing you to do both with a tax free holiday on energy efficient products.

From Friday through Sunday you can get a break on the sales tax.

Here's some of the products that qualify: Air conditioners, dishwashers, refrigerators and dehumidifiers.

The products must come with the Energy Star label or meet the Watersense criteria and cost $1,500 or less.

Home Depot is just one of the many stores in Central Georgia where you can purchase those products.

Appliance Specialist Dawn Musgrove says Energy Star and Watersense appliances save you energy and water, which also saves you money.