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Pigskin Preview: Georgia Military College

Every year college football teams have to make adjustments for losing seniors to graduation, but in junior college the end of every year takes away half your team.

"You can ask any of the coaches here today," said head coach Bert Williams.  "None of them want to play with a bunch of freshman I guarantee you that."

The Bulldogs have 31 signees coming in for summer workouts and they are expected to make an impact right away.  For the returning sophomores, a short roster means going from a rookie to a veteran after one season.

"The more sophomores you have, the more experience, the more understanding of the level of play they are going up against when game days come around," explained Williams.

GMC starts the season on August 30th, hosting Chattahoochee Tech at seven in Milledgeville.

Ben Jones Explains Differences in Summer T-Storms

13WMAZ's Chief Meteorologist Ben Jones takes a look at the differences in the types of thunder storms typically seen during the summer months.

Watch his explanation in the video player above.

Tri-County Reacts to the 2.7 Magnitude Earthquake

It was as if nothing happened.

"I didn't hear, feel or see anything about it," says Francis Lavelle, a student in Milledgeville. 

The ground briefly shook around 10 p.m. but most of the people that 13WMAZ's Judy Le talked to in Milledgeville, Sandersville, and Sparta had no idea.

"I didn't even know it happened until I saw the news this morning," says Courtney Timmerman a college student in Milledgeville. 

"I didn't feel any tremors, the only thing that we had was a little rainstorm yesterday," says Gwendolyn Edwards who works in Sparta. 

Russel Riner, the Washington County EMA, says people could feel a tremble around Linton Road on the Washington-Hancock County Line.

The few people who felt the little quake refused to talk on camera, except for Bobby Bacon.

"The ground was shaking and my porch was trembling a little bit," he says.

One thing is for sure, the news of the rumble took everyone by surprise.

Negotiations Continue for Milledgeville and Baldwin County

 The City of Milledgeville will not move forward with legal action against Baldwin County, at least for now.

Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley says county officials sent the city a proposal with ways to work out the payment of $1 million dollars in SPLOST funds the city claims they're owed.

Last month the mayor sent a letter to county leaders threatening legal action if the issue was not addressed before July 1.

Bentley says the county met that deadline, and city leaders went over the proposal Monday night in closed session.

Legal representatives from both the city and the county continue to work out the details, according to the mayor.

Bentley says he feels confident the two will reach an agreement in the coming weeks.

Missing Two-Year-Old Found Safe

A missing two-year-old has been found safely.

That's according to Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh.

She says two-year-old Sanyah Williams was reported missing late Sunday night.

The little girl was found just before 1 a.m. Monday asleep at a relative's house, according to Pugh.

She did not have any other details on the case.

Evening Storms Cause Damage, Knock Out Power

Another day of record heat gave way to severe storms across Central Georgia that produced hail up to golf-ball size.

Monroe County EMA Director Matt Perry says they have several reports of downed power lines, fallen trees and isolated flooding. He says there is some standing water on Interstate 75.

He says trees and power lines are down Roger's Church Road and Box Ankle Road at Johnsonville Road is down to one lane due to a fallen tree.

Perry says man driving down Maynards Mill Rd. a half mile south of Shi Road, ran into a fallen tree. The driver was able to get out on his own. An ambulance took him to the Medical Center for minor injuries.

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Some people in Central Georgia already follow these tips. Meagan Kusz of Macon said she regularly wears loose-fitting light colored dresses.

"It's really keeping me cool I think anything heavier would be unbearable I really don't feel that horrible right now," said Kusz.

But others we talked to said they have to break certain tips like construction workers, who have to strenuous work outside.

"We work outside putting in gas lines we have to stay in the sun all the time, so just can't avoid it," said Scott Chamberland of Macon.

But Chamberland said he combats heat on the job by drinking plenty of cold water and taking breaks.

However, a few Central Georgians said they just hope that the heat eases up soon.

"I like it in small doses, if we can get some clouds and some wind that would be nice," said Valerie Pollock of Warner Robins.

Georgia Emergency Management Agency has these tips on how to prepare for extreme heat: