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Montezuma Woman Throws Party for Breast Cancer Awareness

"I always felt that everyone has a purpose and I feel my purpose now is to tell one and save one."

It's a passion that Dawn James says she has had ever since she fought breast cancer and won. That was three years ago. Now as a breast cancer survivor, she works to spread awareness about the disease.

"After going through the traumatic diagnosis of being told that I have breast cancer. When I got well, I wanted to do something to give back to my community because so many people from all over helped me, as well as my family and my colleagues and friends."

Armed with lots of pink Dawn spends time in the community at places like the Warner Robins Verizon store talking about the disease and her upcoming fund raiser.

It's called Dawn's Ta-Ta Celebration and is set for Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott on Watson Blvd.

She says the money raised will go to two cancer charities.

Gov. Deal Calls for Teen Driving Commission

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is calling on students ages 15-19 to put the brakes on distracted driving.

Students can apply to join the Teen Driving Commission by writing a 500 word essay, submitting a driving record, and a consent form. The application is due by September 20th.

The 15-20 teens chosen will help the Governor's office and public safety agencies brainstorm new ways to teach people about the dangers of texting and driving.

Week 2: Your Central Georgia High School Football Scores

Week 2: Your Central Georgia High School Football Scores

Jones Co. - 21
Mary Persons - 25

ECI - 22
Washington Co. - 48

Landmark Christian - 0
Wilkinson Co. - 10

Monroe - 28
Wilcox Co. - 14

Dooly Co. - 21
Americus-Sumter - 12

Pike Co. - 0
FPD - 25

Putnam Co. - 32
Crawford Co. - 0

Johnson Co. - 46
Twiggs Co. - 32

Hawkinsville - 0
Dodge Co. - 41

West Laurens - 10
Bleckley Co. - 7

East Laurens - 21
Hancock-Central - 26

Deer Hunting Begins with Archery Season

Archers, steady your aim: it's archery deer season Saturday.

According to a Department of Natural Resources news release, 188,500 archery hunters racked in 68K deer in the 2011 season.

The archery deer season runs through October 12.

Hunters are allowed a season limit of 10 anterless deer and two antlered deer. One of the antlered deer "must have a minimum of four points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers."

To hunt in Georgia, hunters need to have a valid hunting license, big game license and a current deer harvest record. If you're in a Wildlife Management Area, you'll also need a WMA license.

For more information, head over to the gohuntGeorgia website or call 770-761-3010.

Dooly County Man Joins Juvenile Justice Board

(ATLANTA - GA) The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of a newly named DJJ Board member by Governor Nathan Deal.

Commissioner L. Gale Buckner will confirm the appointment of retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Richard S. Ambrose during the next regular DJJ Board meeting. 

"We welcome Mr. Ambrose to the DJJ Board and we are pleased to partner with him as part of this team on our mission to make this a safer and more secure agency for our youth and staff," said Commissioner Buckner.

Lt. Colonel Ambrose's distinguished military career spans twenty years with the U.S. Army where he served overseas in Germany and did two tours of duty in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Army's Airborne Ranger Schools and after retirement from the armed service, taught ROTC for thirteen years at Dooly County High School. 

Dooly Co.'s Montravius Adams Ready for Senior Season

At 6'4" and over 300 pounds, Montravius Adams is a powerhouse on Dooly County High Schools defense.

The senior Bobcat says, "I just take my anger out on anybody, whoever has the ball."

When Adams started playing ball at eight years old, he was actually the one being tackled.

"One day, my daddy said let's go, so we went out to the rec field and that's how I began playing running back," he says.

As Adams grew in size, so did his love for the defensive side of the ball.

Dooly County coach Jimmy Hughes says, "He's always had the hips and the feet and the legs. He's gotten a whole lot stronger. He bench presses 375 pounds. His attributes, though, are really just the quickness off the ball. When the ball moves, he's moving."

Adams says coaches started seeing his defensive potential at the beginning of his high school career. He says, "If I can't be the running back no more, I might as well hit the running back."

Voters to Decide Runoffs, Bibb School Board Races

Voting continues until 7 p.m. for runoff races across Central Georgia and three school board races.

On the ballot in various counties: congressional races, county races and seats in the Georgia General Assembly.

Bibb County voters will also decide three board of education races, delayed for three weeks due to a lawsuit over district lines.

These are the school board races. All candidates are Democrats.

District 1, Michael McKeever,incumbent Ella Carter, Brenda Sutton
District 2, Angel Davis Hopper, Alan Patrick Taylor, Thelma Dillard.
District 3, Merritt Johnson, incumbent Susan Sipe.

These runoff races are on the Aug. 21 ballot in various counties

Voters in Crawford, Macon, Peach, Dooly and Taylor counties and most of Bibb County will decide a Republican primary in the 2nd congressional district between Rick Allen and John House. The winner will run against incumbent Sanford Bishop.