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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.

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.

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.

"Planes and Trains" exhibit runs at the Museum of Aviation

Dozens of small rail cars, and trains have set up shop at the Museum of Aviation for a limited time. The Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club is hosting their "Planes and Trains" display there. President of the club, Bryan Combs, says the exhibit offers over 600 feet of track and hundreds of rail cars. He says club members worked together to build different sized modules, then personalized them to create scenes like "Thomas the Train", and a Christmas village. "It's a great way to learn different skills like wood working, electrical, and a chance to be creative," said Combs. "They put so much detail. I mean it's not just the trains. They have the cars, factories, airports, and they have lights, all kinds of things," said Michael Cashman. The "Planes and Trains" railroad model display will run through December 1st, at the Museum of Aviation. The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Boat landing named after Bonaire World War II veteran

Boat landing named after Bonaire World War II veteran

 

 

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6