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New budget deal still leaves big DoD funding gap

New budget deal still leaves big DoD funding gap

Andrew Tilghman, Air Force Times

Capitol Hill’s budget deal is good news for the Pentagon.

But it is unlikely to eliminate the need to set in motion long-term money-saving measures such as reducing troop levels, delaying weapons programs and making controversial cuts to military pay and benefits.

Perry native Deborah Roberts visits Central Georgia

Perry native Deborah Roberts visits Central Georgia

Deborah Roberts, ABC News correspondent, speaks with reporters Dec 7 after

touring the Museum of Aviation on Robins Air Force Base.  The Emmy-award

winning journalist and native of Perry, Ga., was in the area to serve as

grand marshal in the Warner Robins 56th annual Christmas parade. 

Parade routes through Central Georgia

Parade routes through Central Georgia

Santa will have a busy weekend! He's coming to town in the parade.

Find out when and where to greet him in your neck of the woods on his parade route.

Macon: Sunday at 3 p.m. on Cherry Street

Warner Robins: Saturday at 10 a.m. down Watson Blvd. (Al Roker and his wife will grand marshal.)

Perry: Saturday, 4 p.m. on General Courtney Hodges Blvd.

Centerville: Lighted parade at 7 p.m. Saturday

Forsyth: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Rhine: Saturday at 3 p.m.

Bolingbroke: Saturday at 3 p.m. downtown

Milledgeville: 3 p.m. Sunday, downtown

Gray: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Byron: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Job openings in Houston County

Job openings in Houston County

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to

Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction?

Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction?

By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY

Getting together for Thanksgiving may bring to mind turkey, football and of course, giving thanks.

But Thanksgiving in the USA also seems to have become a time to celebrate (and vent about) our dysfunctional families.

Macon-based Guard unit heading to Afghanistan

Macon-based Guard unit heading to Afghanistan

Just three days after Thanksgiving and 24 days before Christmas, a Macon-based National Guard unit will begin its trek to Afghanistan.

The 48th Infantry Brigade National Guard Combat unit, based off of Shurling Drive in Macon, has a sendoff ceremony Sunday at 9 a.m. From there, the 200 soldiers take buses to Mississippi where they'll undergo mobilization training, according to a release.

They're planned to deploy to Afghanistan in January 2014.