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"Walk Among the Shadows" Tour Brings Dublin's Old City Cemetery to Life

"Walk Among the Shadows" Tour Brings Dublin's Old City Cemetery to Life

A performance of "Walk Among The Shadows,” Dublin's living history tours of the Old City Cemetery, will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, 4pm - 6pm in the Old City Cemetery located at 305 ½ W. Gaines Street in downtown Dublin. Designed to raise awareness of the historical value of the cemetery, "Walk Among the Shadows" shares Dublin's history using actors in period attire, increases tourism, and focuses on beautifying downtown.

Each tour lasts one hour, with tour times scheduled for 4 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling 478-277-5074 or visiting Theatre Dublin’s box office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ga. Officials to Connect Veterans with Employers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting events in five cities throughout the state to connect veterans with employers who are looking for skilled workers.

The department's Paychecks for Patriots event is scheduled for Oct. 17 and is part of an initiative aimed at helping as many as 80,000 veterans returning to Georgia over the next four years find work.

Officials say the department is partnering with several organizations, including the Georgia National Guard, the Technology Association of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to host the events.

Music & Comedy Great Wayne Hosford Performs at Dublin Farm Tonight

Music & Comedy Great Wayne Hosford Performs at Dublin Farm Tonight

Don't miss your chance to experience the talents of award-winning concert and cabaret performer Wayne Hosford live at Dublin Farm on Friday, Oct. 11th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and include an Italian dinner buffet crafted by Ristorante da Maria, drinks, and show.

Located at 875 Currie Road in Dublin, Dublin Farm Bed & Breakfast will host Hosford's performance the New York Post has called "A one in a million talent...possessing an energy and freshness that's dazzling...patently brilliant...Hosford's singing and playing put him near the top of his profession."

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Cooks Chicken and Dessert

Agriculture Comissioner Gary Black dropped by the studio today to whip up some smoked chicken and apple crisp for dessert.

The recipe for Gigi's Apple Crisp is as follows:

  • 6 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine apples, water and lemon juice in an lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish. In a bowl combine oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour in the butter and stir to make a crumbly mixture. Spread mixture evenly over apples, bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and browned.

Dublin-Laurens County Leaders to Study Consolidation

Dublin Mayor Phil Best confirmed that the city of Dublin and Laurens County's leaders will move forward with a study about consolidating governments.

Best said, "The study project will be funded by the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and other indivduals and conducted by the University of Georgia."

"That study hasn't started, but we will soon," Best added.

Best told 13WMAZ that the Dublin City Council recently gave their support of the idea of a study.

When asked how unification could impact the town of East Dublin, Best seemed uncertain if that community would be part of the study or any consolidation plan.        

Leaders in Milledgeville-Baldwin County recently completed a study on consolidation and could ask voters to approve a plan soon.

And Macon-Bibb County will consolidate beginning January 2014, after voters approved the plan in 2012. 

The Government Shutdown: Contacting your Federal Leaders

During the partial government shutdown and the rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act, many have heard calls to "contact your congressional representative".

So how do you go about that, at a time when many government agencies and offices are hobbled by increased workloads and reduced staff?

13WMAZ Thursday went online and took to the phones to contact Washington offices for all congressmen representing Central Georgia as well as the state's two senators.  While we were at it, we checked out the White House's website too.

Frank Malloy explains what we found. 

Meanwhile, here are the phone listings for your representatives:

Rep. John Barrow (D) District 12- (202) 225-2823

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) District 2- (202) 225-3631

Rep. Paul Broun (R) District 10- (202) 225-4101

Rep. Austin Scott (R) District 8- (202) 225-6531 



Top 6 Reasons to Visit Dublin-Laurens County This Weekend

Top 6 Reasons to Visit Dublin-Laurens County This Weekend

Here's the top six reasons to Visit Dublin-Laurens County this weekend:

1. Experience the MidLife performing live at Market on Madison on Friday, Oct. 4th at 7:30 p.m. Free admission so grab your lawn chairs and coolers, load up the family, and head to Downtown Dublin for a fun night!

2. Freshen up dinner by visiting the Farmers Market at Market on Madison on Saturday, October 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fresh local fruits, veggies, baked goods, herbs, and more await! Admission is free.