A man was shot in the parking lot at the Action Billiards Club Saturday morning. The victim says he was standing in the parking lot with some female friends, when two men in a small white car, drove by and fired several shots at him. One of the rounds struck him in the left ankle. The victim was transported the hospital. Police are still looking for the suspects. If you have any information on this incident, please call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME.
They are very hard to find, especially in middle Georgia. But white squirrels have been seen scurrying through the trees in one Warner Robins neighborhood.
These squirrels are not albino squirrels, because they do not have the red eye characteristic of an albino. They are simply a genetic mutation which causes their fur to turn white.
Dora Etheridge has seen them around her house nearly 10 years.
"We have a lot of sunflower seeds out there for the birds, and that's whats attracting them," Etheridge says.
Dora's backyard has been set up as a bird-watcher's paradise, but now, it's become a safe haven for white squirrels.
Dora knows of five or six that come to her yard quite frequently.
"There's a little female down there that will come to me, for roasted pecans. If I throw them up to her, she'll come running. She's starting to recognize me."
Walking through the neighborhood, Dora keeps a close eye on her beloved squirrels, making sure to protect them by whatever means possible.
"I've asked the mayor and city council to consider making Warner Robins a white squirrel sanctuary. And that white squirrels have a right of way in the roads at all times," Dora jokes.
Many stories are floating around the internet, as to where and how the squirrels originated. To learn more about the squirrels, and some of the theories surrounding them, click here.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced they will award the city of
The transportation project will improve safety for the students at Alexander 2 Magnet School, and could also help beautify the area.
"People can walk, they can bike, the children can get to their playground. I'll tell you that was a big thing with me," said Jim Cole.
Cole supports the mission of the College Hill Alliance, to provide better access for downtown, Mercer and the
"In my process of looking at my 21 counties I had identified this one as one of my top projects. The maximum amount that we're allowed to give is a million dollars and that's the award that we gave to the
The estimated total cost of the project is $1.375 million dollars. College Hill
"We're going to add a sidewalk along the
Sweating - it's inevitable in the summer heat. Male or female, it happens to everyone.
"Well in this heat, it's a tough problem. What we start off for patients is· recommend some topical antiperspirants with a special ingredient called aluminum chloride," suggests Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. David Kent.
"We sweat on the body for temperature control, we sweat under the arms when we have a lot of anxiety and anxious moments."
A patient of Dr. Kent's who suffered from severe sweating since the age of 15, turned to Botox after experimenting with several antiperspirants.
"The difference between pre-Botox and post-Botox is unbelievable. I would go from completely going through almost two undershirts a day to barely sweating through one undershirt by the end of a work day," said an anonymous patient.
Botox isn't just used to fight wrinkles. Dr. Kent says persistent perspirers have come into his office asking for it.
"It blocks the release of a neurotransmitter that causes the sweat gland to function properly so it doesn't get the signal to sweat so basically they don't sweat for months."
If you don't like needles, Botox may not be for you.
A patient says, "On a scale from 1 to 10, I would probably say it's somewhere around a 6.5 or 7, just based on uncomfortability."
According to Dr. Kent, it may take up to 72 hours for the Botox to kick in once the procedure is complete.
Hundreds of local leaders and baseball enthusiasts took to the diamond for the final Gaudet All-Star Baseball Camp.
Over the last 25 years the free camp served more than 13,000 kids in Middle Georgia. Each summer the camp teaches kids baseball techniques, and gives them free tickets for the Sports and Music Halls of Fame. Plus, the camp gives kids a free t-shirt.
Founder, Jim Gaudet, says the purpose of the camp is to expose young kids to valuable life lessons. Both the Macon Police Department and the Bibb County Sheriff's Office participate in the camp.
Gaudet says, "It's bitter sweet. I'm sure I'll be shedding a few tears before the day is over. It's really more about life and interacting with their friends or kids they've never met before and what a beautiful atmosphere off a baseball field."
On its final day, thecamp also recognized several volunteers and businesses for all their years of contributions. Gaudet says more than 400 kids between the ages of 6 and 12 showed up for the camp this year.
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