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A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Georgia Guardsmen Save Woman's Life on Commercial Flight

Georgia Guardsmen Save Woman's Life on Commercial Flight

Written by Master Sgt. Roger Parsons

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., Sept. 5, 2013—What should have been a routine flight to McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nev., turned into a lifesaving opportunity for three members of the 116th Security Forces Squadron headed to a pre-deployment training exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug 22.

Security forces personnel were traveling on a commercial flight when a passenger passed out and showed no signs of life. As the daughter of the passenger frantically tried to revive her mother, three Airmen from the 116th SFS stepped into action.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgts. Tim White and Dominick Andrews, with the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, lifted the daughter out of the way and immediately began performing CPR on the mother.

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Each week the Georgia Department of Labor shares job openings in the area. 
We post these each Thursday.

Job Title:    General Labor
Location:    Warner Robin GA
Pay:          $9.00 per Hour
Education:  N/A
Job Number: GA8116271
6 month construction clean up experience; minimum age of 18.

Job Title:    Social Services Manager
Location:    Warner Robins GA|
Pay:          Depends On Experience
Education:  Masters Degree
Job Number: GA8114625
Master's Degree in Social Work or in a human services field (such as Sociology, Special Education Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology). One year social work experience working directly with individuals in a health care setting. Current Social Work license.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

October Festivals in Central Georgia

October Festivals in Central Georgia


Middle Georgia -- sometimes referred to as Central Georgia or the Heart of Georgia -- is home to several bustling small cities, including Macon, a cultural and educational center for the region; Milledgeville, a former state capital; and Warner Robins, the metropolitan area around Robins Air Force Base. Though many of the cities in this area have festivals throughout the year -- including Dublin's St. Patrick's Day celebration and Forsyth's March Forsythia Festival -- the region's mild autumn weather in Middle Georgia makes October a popular time for festivals.

Near Macon

In late October, the Riverside Cemetery conservation group hosts a spooky evening celebration. Tour the pre-Civil War cemetery, where you'll run into the spirits of notable folks from Macon's past, including escaped slaves-turned-celebrities and Southern belles with nerves of steel. Unlike most festivals, the aptly named Spirits in October celebration requires you to sign up in advance to participate, because only a limited number of participates can join each walking tour. Tours take place every half-hour between 6 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and the event usually takes place the weekend before Halloween.

Near Perry

Check out Georgia arts and crafts, ranging from word carvings to cornshuck weaving to pottery, and tap your feet to Appalachian music and gospel singalongs at the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. This semi-annual celebration devoted to old-fashioned skills takes place in March and October just north of Perry. In addition to music and crafts, you'll find demonstrations of vintage skills, such as tatting lace and braiding bullwhips, as well as hayrides, storytelling and special performances. Though kids are encouraged to join the festivities, pets aren't allowed, so plan accordingly.

Near Milledgeville

You'll find local and national bands, plenty of kids activities, live stage shows and arts and crafts at the annual Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville. The festival takes place every year in late October. One of the biggest attractions at the festival is the People's Choice BBQ Championship, where festival attendees can sample and cast their vote for the festival's best pulled pork. The festival also hosts several other contests, and there are prizes for photography, crafts, cooking and more.

Near Eatonton

In Eatonton, the Briar Patch Arts Festival is an October highlight. The festival, which started in 2010, gets its name from the works of Joel Chandler Harris, who was born in Eatonton, and features work by local artists and craftspeople. Bands set up on live music stages throughout the festival, so you can check out local music while you browse the offerings at the booths.

Houston County Teacher, Student Receive Air Force Association Awards

Houston County Teacher, Student Receive Air Force Association Awards

Huntington Middle School teacher Jason Heath and Houston County High School AFJROTC Cadet Auscia Williams will be presented awards by the Georgia State Air Force Association (AFA) on Aug. 24.  Heath has been named Georgia AFA’s Teacher of the Year and Williams has won Outstanding Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year.  They will be recognized during a State Awards Luncheon held at 11:30 a.m. at the Landings Golf Course Clubhouse.

Both honorees were recommended for the state awards after winning the Carl Vinson Memorial Chapter 296 local awards.  They are pictured receiving Chapter trophies on Apr. 13, 2013.