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US News & World Report Says Dooly and Macon County Schools Need Improvement

US News & World Report Says Dooly and Macon County Schools Need Improvement

How do high schools in Dooly and Macon Counties stack up against others in Central Georgia? According to the latest US News & World Report high school rankings, if this was a report card it would say, “needs improvement.”

The news was slightly better for Macon County High School than Dooly County High School but both fell below the state averages for “College Readiness,” math proficiency and English proficiency. However, that sounds worse than it may actually be.

Macon County posted a 9.1 for “College Readiness” and passing rates of 84-percent in English and 86-percent in Math on the state’s exit exams. Dooly County students registered 8.4 for “College Readiness,” 79-percent for English and 87-percent in Math. “College Readiness” is a measure that US News & World Report determines by the percentage of students who took and passed Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

Air Show Features Blue Angels

Air Show Features Blue Angels

ROBINS, AFB., GA.--The Air Show lineup features performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-18 Hornets, the C-130 Hercules, and the Air Force F-22 Raptor.

The air show is free and open to the public and starts at 11:30 a.m.

You can park at the Macon Airport, McConnell-Talbert Stadium and Anchor Glass and then catch bus transportation to the show. The shuttle starts at 9:45 a.m. both days and gates open at 10 a.m.

The shuttle runs until 5 p.m.

See the Dos and Donts of attending.

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Dooly, Macon Counties Face Wildfire Threat

Dooly, Macon Counties Face Wildfire Threat

Forecasters warn the threat of wildfires is high across much of Georgia, and any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for high fire danger from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

The warning covers North and Central Georgia, where winds are expected to gust up to 25 mph.

The "red flag" warning covers all of Central Georgia's counties. The warning says people should take care with outdoor fires and contact local authorities before burning.

13WMAZ meteorologist David Ernst says a measuring station at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has gotten 7.92 inches of rain this year. That's more than 6 inches below normal and more than 4 inches less than last year.

He said Central Georgia has seen sustained wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters say humidity will be low, helping to create potentially dangerous fire conditions.

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets


Fifteen animal rescue groups from around the Middle Georgia area are gathering together April 21 for the Seventh Annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply Company in Byron, a Save a Pet news release says.

Along with the rescue groups, others are joining them to help get pets adopted, keeping your pet health and well trained, and sharing fun activities to do with your dog.

Along with pet adoptions, there will be a vaccination clinic, children’s fun dog show, pony rides, dog training demonstrations, dog cart demonstrations and rides and information about involved in pet therapy.

Find Out Where You Can Go Easter Egg Hunting

Find Out Where You Can Go Easter Egg Hunting

April 7, 1-3pm: Warner Robins Easter Extravaganza - Everyone is invited to the Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April 7 hosted by Agape Outreach Ministries. That's at Fountain Park from 1-3 p.m. in Warner Robins! Each year Agape hosts an Easter event for the entire community.

April 7, 11am - 1pm: Byron Baptist Church Egg Hunt - Community members can head over to an egg hunt in Byron at Byron Baptist Church on Saturday, April 7. The egg hunt is from 11-1. The egg hunt also features bouncy activities, snow cones, pizza and cotton candy.

April 7 Centerpoint Church Egg Hunt - Saturday event is at North Peach Park in Byron @ 2:30pm
-Egg Hunt w/ over 1,500 eggs
-Bring a picnic food item to share
-Playground & Shaded Pavilion

Prep Baseball Scores For March 27

Prep Baseball Scores For March 27

Here are your prep baseball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, March 27:

Houston Co. 10  Northside 3

Mt. de Sales 9  Griffin Christian 2

ECI 7  Treutlen 1

Glascock 8  GMC 7

Hawkinsville 7  Dooly Co. 0

Bleckley Co. 10  Dublin 0

West Laurens 16  Centrtal 3

Wheeler Co. 10 Portal 0

Tattnall 18  Arlington Christian 3

Fullington Pageant Winners

Fullington Pageant Winners

PINEHURST, GA.--The Fullington Academy Pageant was held Saturday, March 17 at Fullington Academy.

The winners are: