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Dublin Festival Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

If you couldn't make it to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, Central Georgia offered its own substitute.

The city of Dublin has been celebrating the holiday all month but on Saturday they went all out. After the St. Patrick's Day parade people flocked to the days other events. Some of those included thrilling rides, festival foods, and an arts and crafts festival.

SLIDESHOW: St. Patrick's Festival Parade

"I love how everybody gets excited about getting together, and all the good stuff to eat, and all the neat arts and crafts," said Shelley Baumann.

Other who came out said it was the kind of event you didn't want to miss.

"Different vendors brought different things and those items are unique and that's what I love about it," said Bijal Patel.

Danish Company Bringing 250 Jobs to Dublin

A Danish manufacturer of exhaust and emission systems plans to bring 250 jobs to a new factory in Dublin.

Laurens County officials held a news conference today to say that Dinex will open a factory at the former El Dorado Stone building on Waldrep Industrial Boulevard.

Company officials said they will bring in 250 jobs over the next five to six years and invest $15 million in Laurens County. They hope the plant will be running by late September

According to its website, the Dinex Group is based in Denmark and employs over 800 people worldwide with plants in Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Turkey, Russia, and China.

The company says it produces exhaust and emission systems and parts for heavy-duty diesel engines and commercial vehicles.

Eyewitness News Midday on 13.3 Today and Friday

While CBS brings you March Madness coverage on 13WMAZ Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, there's another way to watch Eyewitness News Midday.

We'll be on the air at noon on 13.3, our Forecast First Weather Channel, with your top headlines, full weather forecast, and live coverage from Macon's Old Book Sale at the Centreplex. That's channel 113 on Cox Advanced Cable.

Other programming notes: Eyewitness News at 5 and 11 could also be delayed.

Eyewitness News at 6 will air as scheduled.

Enjoy CBS's basketball coverage and remember to follow us at 13WMAZ.com and with your I-Phone mobile app, as well as on the air.

E.G. Kight Named St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal

E.G. Kight Named St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal

DUBLIN, GA.--'Songbird of the South,' otherwise known as E. G.Kight is set to be the St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal Saturday for Dublin's Bicentennial.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. in Downtown Dublin.

She also performs at Theatre Dublin on March 17, E.G Kight's Facebook page says. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

BCHS Soccer Teams Sweep East Laurens at Home

BCHS Soccer Teams Sweep East Laurens at Home

Taylor Craig had two goals via penalty kicks, one in regulation, the other in overtime, and Ashley Burton also had an overtime penalty kick as the Lady Royals won 3-1.  

Marty Souza had a first half goal, Thomas Lopez scored twice, and Blake Lucas scored in the second half as the Royals won 4-0. 

The girls play Thursday in Screven County.  Both teams will be in action versus Southeast Bulloch March 16.  Game times are 5 and 7 p.m.

Dublin Mayor Previews St. Patty's Day in Central Georgia

Tuesday on Eyewitness News Mornin', Dublin Mayor Phil Best called in to share information about one of Dublin's luckiest celebrations, the St. Patrick's Day Festival.

For details and a schedule of events, click here.

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.