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Four to be Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Four to be Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Four Georgia aviators join the ranks of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame Saturday, April 21st during an enshrinement banquet, a Museum of Aviation news release says.

They are: 

  • Colonel Stanley Newcomb Collins, Jr. -- a Marin Corp pilot who later flew for Delta Airlines.
  • Jack Gray-- the man credited with building the original Atlanta Airport.
  • Robert David McSwiggan-- an instructor who gave over 1,500 check rides at the Griffin Airport
  • Major Stephen Wesley Pless-- the only Marine pilot in Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor

 

Collins and McSwiggin are slated to attend; Gray and Pless are deceased.  

Houston County's Graduation Rate: 73.24 Percent

Houston County's Graduation Rate: 73.24 Percent

Houston County's graduation rate is 73.24 percent.

That's a part of a new calculation by the state Department of Education. They say their new rates are lower, and more accurate, than past graduation rates.

The state says Georgia's high school graduation rate has fallen to 67 percent based a new federally mandated calculation.

The state Department of Education released the figure Tuesday morning after months of preparing state lawmakers and other officials for the drop. Under the old calculation, the rate of students receiving diplomas had topped 80 percent, but officials say that number wasn't an accurate picture of Georgia's high school graduates.

Officials say the new formula better accounts for dropouts. The formula divides the number of graduates in a given year by the number of students who enrolled four years earlier.

Other Central Georgia rates:

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.

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

If I Won the Mega Millions, I Would...

If I Won the Mega Millions, I Would...

We want to know what you would do if you won the Mega Millions Jackpot.

Fill in the blank in the comments section below. We may feature your answers in our coverage:

If I won the Mega Millions, I would ________________ .

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

Need to add an event? Just head over to the events section and click "Add an event." You'll then add all of the information.

Other community members will be able to see your event in the calendar. 

 

 

Two Minute Task Round Up #1

Two Minute Task Round Up #1

If a task will take you two minutes or less, do it now. Here are a few things you can do in two minutes or less!

  • Make your bed. It will keep your sheets cleaner and your room neater.
  • Pay a bill.
  • Empty the dishwasher.
  • Clean out 2 file folders. Shred or toss what you don't need to keep.
  • Shred papers from your shredding pile.
  • Sort your mail.
  • Grab your laundry basket and gather everything that doesn’t belong in the living room. Return it to its proper room.

 

Because February is the shortest month of the year, we are talking about small things, small projects and small spaces in your home.

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