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Kids: Tell Us Why You Want to Be President

Kids: Tell Us Why You Want to Be President

With Super Tuesday upon us, we want to hear from kids, the future voters of America. 

Why do you want to be president?

Parents, upload a short video of your child telling us why he or she wants to be president.

We may feature your video on TV.

By submitting your video using our upload tool, you give 13WMAZ-TV permission to use your video both online and on TV.

Tornado Watch Dropped

The tornado watch has been cancelled for these counties: Bleckley, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Laurens, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, and Wilcox.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled

UPDATE: Report of a tree down on Bush Rd. in East Dublin around 1:43 p.m.
Storm responsible continues to move east along I-16.

Laurens and Johnson counties' severe-thunderstorm warnings were canceled.

The National Weather Service says Doppler radar showed a storm, capable of creating quarter-sized hail and 60-mph winds, near Adrian and moving east.

The storm is also creating continuous lightning.

People should move indoors immediately.

 

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on today's weather.

 

 

Georgia Jobless Rates at Lowest Mark Since 2009

Georgia's jobless rate is at its lowest mark since March 2009.

Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says in January, unemployment sat at 9.2 percent.

That's a decline of two-tenths of a percentage point from December's 9.4 percent. 

A year ago, it sat at 10.1 percent. 

The Department of Labor also said Georgia gained more than 83 thousand jobs in the last twelve months.

According to a news release, that's the largest January to January job growth since 2006.

Locally, the Macon metro area added 1,300 jobs from January 2011 to January 2012, a 1.4% increase.

The Warner Robins area added 600 jobs in the past year.

 

Canceled: St. Patrick's Irish Balloon Fest This Weekend

Canceled: St. Patrick's Irish Balloon Fest This Weekend

DUBLIN, GA.--The balloon fest that was to kick off Friday at the VA Hospital was canceled due to inclement weather.

Full Court Press: Tournament Edition Feb. 24

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Here are your GISA and GHSA Prep Basketball Tournament scores reportesd to 13WMAZ for Friday, february 24:

GISA Girls Semifinals at Georgia College

AAA:

Westfield 41  Stratford 28 

Arlington Christian 45  Westminster 33

AA:

Gatewood 73  Christian Heritage 66

Terrell 56  Briarwood 27

A:

Crisp Academy 50  Westminster Christian 22

Westwood 58  Grace Christian 22

GHSA Girls First Round:

Warner Robins 56  Effingham County 48

Monroe 49  Rutland 36

Dublin's Sally Bell Going into Hall of Fame

You will see some big sports names in town this weekend as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame gets ready to induct the 2012 class.

One of the folks going in was born in Dublin. Sally Smalley Bell has spent a career officiating basketball games. "I'm a sports fan, so this whole weekend is going to be great," Bell said with a smile.

Bell currently coordinates the officials for the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Bell had fifteen Final Four appearances and also did some work at the Olympics in Atlanta. In 1991, she received the Naismith award as the top women's official in the country.

She says she never felt like she had to punch a time clock to blow the whistle. "When I first started I couldn't believe I got to do something I loved that much, it was just that fun. I mean, honestly I think I would have paid to do it," Bell said.