MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Take a look around you and you are likely to quickly spot at least one product in your house, office, work space, restaurant or school that is made in Georgia.
Georgia Pacific's paper processing plant outside of Savannah has some well earned bragging rights to its name. It has exclusive technology for making tissue paper, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper and pretty much anything you use to wipe or clean a surface with.
Check out the video below to get the behind-the-scenes tour of Georgia Pacific's paper processing plant.
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The folks from Awaken:Aveda Salon and Spa were busy cutting off hair Monday at Northside High School, but don't worry parents--it was all for a good cause.
"It was a combination of students, teachers, foreign exchange students, people from the community and some friends and family members of faculty and staff," says Katherine Branch, who organized the 2nd annual event and is also an English teacher at Northside.
Twenty people donated their hair Monday. It's all part of a campaign by Pantene called "Beautiful Lengths" that takes donated hair and turns it into free, real-hair wigs for female cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
"I think it's very cool that we're giving something that will grow back later," says Andrea Sosa, a foreign exchange student from Mexico. "You can help somebody else who's going through a really rough time feel better with themselves. It's really, really nice."
It was Tina Rodriguez's fifth time donating her hair, but it was the first time for her daughter, Olivia.
"She (Olivia) donated 12 inches," says Rodriguez. "I was a little nervous, but she did it. I'm very proud of her."
It was also the first time for a group of foreign exchange students. They tell 41NBC cutting off all their hair really didn't bother them much.
"I don't even really need to do anything," says Tiffany Chan from Japan. "I just cut my hair and I can help people."
"It's really cool to help somebody," says San Kang from South Korea. "They'll be really happy, and it makes me happy, too."
For more information on Pantene's "Beautiful Lengths" program, click here.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The man accused in a fatal shooting at a Macon gas station returned to jail on Monday.
According to Frank Reeves attorney Veronica Brinson, the 73-year-old and his son Frank Dixon signed an agreement and filed it with Bibb County Superior Court. The family came to the decision because he was unable to comply with the court's previous bond order due to health reasons.
Reeves was arrested in early December for the shooting death of 65-year-old Linda Hunnicutt. Police say Reeves shot Hunnicutt at the Murphy's Express gas station on Gray Highway after his motorized wheelchair came in contact with her car.
In March, Reeves was released on bond and was ordered to wear an ankle monitor. He was staying with relatives and was only allowed to leave home for medical and court appointments.
"The family is diligently pursuing other alternatives," Brinson said.