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Central Georgia Fights Flu Season

It's an early flu season for Georgia, and possibly a severe one.

13WMAZ found out from one parent what she's doing to keep her child safe and well.

We also talked with a Macon pediatrician who says this flu season has kept him busy. Watch the video.








Recycle Your Christmas Tree This Weekend

Recycle Your Christmas Tree This Weekend

You have an opportunity to recycle your Christmas tree into mulch this weekend in the "Bring One for the Chipper 2013."

Your tree will then be turned into mulch and available for you to take home.

The event is open Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Bring your tree to the Overland Convenience Center in Gray. That's located at 153 Overland Way.


Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?


In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Road Closures, Detours Near Medical Center of Central Georgia

Road Closures, Detours Near Medical Center of Central Georgia

Phase II of New & Pine Streets Project Begins
Improvements Made Possible with SPLOST, Hospital, & Grant Funds

The City of Macon and the Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) are continuing to work together to improve the roads, sidewalks, and traffic flow along Pine Street between Spring and First Streets and New Street from Pine Street to Plum Street Lane. Phase II of the project began Monday, November 26.

Phase II involves the intersection at New and Pine Streets, in front of the Emergency Center. The area will be repaved, and the four crosswalks at that intersection will be recreated. New Street will be blocked off from Plum Street Lane to the intersection, and Pine Street will remain closed from the intersection to Spring Street.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

Jones County Restaurant Ratings in June

Jones County Restaurant Ratings in June

See how restaurants in your area rate with the Georgia Department of Health. These ratings are from June.

  • Old Clinton Bar-B-Que: 97
  • Skyline Restaurant: 96
  • James Fish & Chicken #2: 96