10 furry friends of Macon Animal Control could have a new home just in time for the New Year.
Legendary blues sensation, B.B. King will be performing at the Macon city auditorium with some local musicians.
E.G. Kight, an artist from Dublin, says she originally planned to do a show in Pennsylvania for New Years Eve, but changed her mind when she found out Mr. King would be in town.
"B.B. King is a legend and I think anybody that knows anything about music whether it be pop or country or blues, whatever kind, everybody knows B.B. King," Kight says. "He is a living legend and he's getting way on up in age..and I'm just so absolutely honored to get to work with him. I'm just so proud that he's still here with us."
Kight will be performing with king and other musicians this Saturday.
That will be at the Macon City Auditorium at 8 pm.
For information on tickets, visit www.tickets-center.com
The chilly months of winter bring with it the increased risk of fires caused by space heaters.
Fire Prevention Director, Chief Larry Smallwood of the Macon Fire Department, urges those who use space heaters, to use practice when it's plugged in.
Smallwood says the number one thing space heaters need, is space.
"The rule of thumb is a 36 inch clearance around the space heater," Smallwood says.
He also says keeping the unit away from furniture and beds is extreemly important, since those are so flammable.
Another rule to follow is to only use heaters with a three prong plug, and plug them directly into the wall.
Do not use extension cords.
Also, monitor the cord when the heater is plugged in, checking that it is not over-heating.
If you have any questions about space heater, or any type of fire safety concerns within your home, Smallwood requests you call the Fire Prevention Office. They will send an inspector to your house, and show you how to keep yourself safe.
The number to the Fire Prevention Office is 478-751-2700.
WMGT general manager Derek Brown, announced today that an agreement has been reached with DIRECTV regarding retransmission of 41 NBC programming.
The news release stated, "Morris Network, which owns and operates six television network affiliated television stations, and DIRECTV, which provides satellite tv service that retransmits the signal of each of the Morris Network stations, are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations for renewal of their existing retransmission consent agreement."
The agreement means DIRECTV customers in Middle Georgia will continue to recieve 41 NBC programming.
University of Georgia researchers could be less than three years away from producing a vaccine for cancer. Right here in Middle Georgia, our own specialists are making medical history in the field of oncology.
They've completed two breast cancer prevention trials, one of which, led to the FDA approval of the drug Roloxaphin. A medical oncologist with the Georgia Cancer Specialists in Macon, Dr. Cheryl Jones, says if more patients are willing to participate in trials, more people are likely to live cancer free.
One of Jones' patients, Christine Dwight, remembers when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
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