BONAIRE,Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Author, retired professor, and Holocaust survivor Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, tells his story of survival to dozens of students at Bonaire Middle School. Schoenfeld spent 3 months in a concentration camp in Warsaw. Students at Bonaire say they were excited to hear from someone who actually experienced the Holocaust first hand. Students sang Schoenfeld a song and spoke with him for several minutes after his presentation. After the Holocaust, Schoenfeld came to the U.S and eventually became a college professor. "We cannot learn unless somebody shares those experiences with the younger people that is the essence of learning, sharing your experiences", said Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld. "He is not frighten of the world like I would be if I would have gone through something tragic like that and he is willing to come out and talk to us while we are learning about the holocaust", said Drew Clark, Bonaire student. Doctor Schoenfeld, has written two books,"my reconstructed life" and " Faith and conflict" .
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Bibb County SPLOST Committee met for the first time today to establish some ground rules. In their first meeting, the committee made up of seven community members got right down to business.
The big agenda item was a motion to have city and county leaders bring an overview of their SPLOST projects to the next committee meeting. The group wants the local leaders to specify how they plan to keep them up to date on the following:
- Financial plans
- Project updates and priorities
- Inclusion of local workers, and women and minority groups in projects
- Acquiring goods and services for the projects
- Communication between leaders and the group moving forward
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams, and Clint Eastwood are heading to Middle Georgia. If you've got baseball skills, you could be hitting the big screen alongside these Hollywood stars.
Tomorrow morning, casting directors will be at Luther Williams Field looking for baseball players to be extras in their latest flick. The production, 'Trouble with the Curve' is centered around America's favorite past time.
They're looking for real players to take the spots. The casting call is from 9:00-11:30 tomorrow morning at Luther Williams Field. For more information, click here.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The most awesome machines in motorsports are coming to the Macon Centreplex tomorrow.
The Monster Jam features 10,000 pound, 1,500 horsepower US hot rod monster trucks and will be led by the legendary Grave Digger. Drivers say getting to maneuver the enormous vehicles is a blast.
"In the smaller arenas like this, normally we start off by doing wheelies and actually seeing who can drag their tailgate across the top of their cars," says truck driver Mat Dishman, "so that's kind of a fun event to do, it kind of lets everybody get a see for what the trucks are capable of doing. Then we go into the racing, and that's when you put your foot to the floor and letting it do what it's built for."
Tickets for the Monster Jam range from $20 to $40. For information on how to purchase them, visit monsterjam.com
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) Today, the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee spent the morning in Warner Robins strategizing on how to best protect Robins Air Force Base from a potential round of base closures.
GMACC Executive Director, Major General David Bockel, says the group has started collecting data on the economic impact of Robins. Specifically, the number of jobs the base creates and its role on our National Defense.
Bockel says the data will show how crucial the base is to the entire state and give Robins an edge.
"If there is a BRAC we don't know what format it'll take. If they have hearings or whether or not the BRAC commissioners will be asking the questions or we'll be providing the presentations...maybe it's a combination of both I really don't know. We'll know a little more as we get closer to it," says Bockel.
BRAC could happen on Robins Air Force Base as soon as next year. If it doesn't Bockel says these measures will still help Robins fight other defense cuts.
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