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Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King told America about his dream.

In August 1963, he delivered his "I have a dream" speech to a huge crowd in Washington DC.

That became one of the landmark moments of the civil rights movement.

This week and next, thousands of Americans will travel to the nation's capital to commemorate that day including many from Central Georgia.

But it's also a time to remember the way it was, how America changed and why.

When getting a drink at a fountain came down to color and the ease of buying a car was based on what you looked like, that was Central Georgia 50 years ago.

In that time Felton Miller lived according to the rules of black and white.

"You were white and I was black. They didn't care about me than a rabbit out there in the woods," he says.

Miller, now 83 years old, was born and raised in Jones County. The segregated South was what Miller described as hard and unfair.

Mercer University Cheerleaders to Host Camp for Kids

Mercer University Cheerleaders to Host Camp for Kids

The Mercer University Cheerleaders will hold a camp for children ages 5-14 July 8-12 and July 15-19.  The camp will be held at the Macon campus.  Times are are noon to 5 pm.  Cost is $120 per session and includes a T-shirt.

Checks, made payable to Mercer University Cheerleading, should be sent to 1400 Coleman Ave, Macon, GA 31027 (Attn: Mercer Cheerleading) along with waiver/registration form. 

Call 551-427-8968 or email MercerUniversityCheerleading@gmail.com for more information.

Flagg Signs with GMC

Flagg Signs with GMC

Zach Flagg, a senior at Dodge County High School, recently signed a full scholarship to attend the Georgia Military College. 

Flagg received the State Service Scholarship, a merit based scholarship for which recipients compete based on their academic preparation for college, leadership, participation in extra-curricular activities, and desire to serve in the Georgia Army National Guard.

The scholarship is a full two-year scholarship that pays for tuition, fees, uniforms, room, board and books.

It’s worth over two years is approximately $35,000. In addition, Flagg will make approximately $20,000 in pay and benefits from the Guard, Veterans Administration, and ROTC over the two years of college. Pictured is Zach (center) with his Mother, Shirley Flagg, and Father, Grover Flagg. 

Miracles in Milledgeville and Macon

Miracles in Milledgeville and Macon

As a young adult with a disability, there are activities and endeavors that I continually wish my limitations would allow me to do. Growing up, my twin sister was an athlete, playing literally every sport known to man, giving her all to everything she did on and off the courts and fields. While I loved watching her play and cheering her teams to victory, there was always part of me that wished I could participate. I loved having my nails painted and wearing the pink dresses, but what child wouldn't enjoy the thrill of swinging the bat to hit a ball out of the park?

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
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These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

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Baldwin County 5K Run to Benefit Relay for Life

Baldwin County 5K Run to Benefit Relay for Life

A 5K and fun run is set to raise funds for Relay for Life at Baldwin County High School Saturday.

The one-mile fun run will begin at 9 am, with the 5k following. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life Baldwin County.

Senator Jones Honors Baldwin County Fire Department

Senator Jones Honors Baldwin County Fire Department

 

Senator Burt Jones welcomed members of the Baldwin County Fire Department to celebrate Firefighters Day at the Capitol last week. 

“It was my privilege to meet with the Baldwin Firefighters to thank them for their service to District 25,” said Sen. Jones.  “The courage they display when rushing to the scene while everyone is fleeing is not only commendable but highly admirable.  I am thankful for these men and women who exemplify a great commitment to the public safety of all Georgians.”

Sen. Jones was joined by (from left to right) Battalion Chief Tony Waller, Chief Troy Reynolds, Sen. Jones, Deputy Chief of Administration Steve Somers, Battalion Chief Richard Gordon, Firefighter Billy Benzur, Captain Lewis  Osborne, Firefighter Hank Griffith, Battalion Chief Young and in the lower front, Deputy Chief Gilbert French.