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Football Scores from September 28th

GHSA Football

Northside WR 54,  Lakeside-Evans 26  F

Westside  23,  West Laurens  13   F

 

NCAA Football

Fort Valley State  35,  Benedict 30   F

Georgia Southern   23,  Chattanooga 21  F

Mercer  31, Drake  17  F

Georgia  44, LSU  41  F

GMC 48,  Iowa Western CC  38  F

Deleware St.  24,  Savannah St. 22  F

13 Tidbits You May Not Remember About 13WMAZ

Today, September 27, 2013, as 13WMAZ celebrates its 60-year anniversary, we take a look back at where we started.

1. WMAZ began as a radio station at Mercer University in Macon in 1922.

2. The first program director and chief announcer, Carey Pickard, came up with the slogan: Watch Mercer Attain Zenith.

Pickard was a 1930 Mercer graduate and at one point later served 10 years as an FBI agent, according to his memoir "A Charmed Life." 

3. When he was in college, he worked part-time for WMAZ. He says the station was built by the Mercer Physics department dean at the time.

4. In Pickard's memoir, he says he created WMAZ's slogan in a poem he wrote for Mercer's student paper, The Cluster, probably around 1925.

What a Federal Shutdown Means for Central Ga.

We could be facing a government shutdown, because once again Republicans and Democrats are at odds over spending and so far haven't agreed on a budget for the next year.

So if a shutdown actually happens next Tuesday, October first, what could that mean for you here in Central Georgia?

13WMAZ has been asking a lot of questions about what a shut down could mean to both federal employees and the general public.

We called Robins Air Force Base.  The defense department told base leaders to be ready, but no one could explain what those preparations are.

WEEK 4: Your Football Scores

Here are your scores from around the area.

Downtown Dublin to Host St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival

Downtown Dublin to Host St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival

The 49th Annual Dublin Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival Committee is excited to announce that the St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival scheduled for Super Saturday, March 22, 2014, will be held at the New Bicentennial Plaza and the Market on Madison.

A combined effort between the City of Dublin and the Festival Committee led to this change in venue. The event also has the support of the Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council and the Downtown Development Authority. With all the additional support, the Festival Committee is looking forward to the biggest and best St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival ever.

Tara Bradshaw, Arts and Crafts Festival Chairman, is hard at work contacting vendors for this event. She and her committee are planning for a larger number of vendors to fill the space behind Theatre Dublin, the Market on Madison, and adjacent side streets.

Week 4: Jones Zone

Ben and Lorra GO head-to-head each week picking their game winners -- and you have a chance to weigh in!

Week 4 of the Jones Zone is here! And this makes the second time in just three weeks that Lorra has had two perfect picks. Last week, she went 3-0, and Ben just couldn't pick 'em, not getting a single game.

The tally as we head into week 4 look like this:

Lorra: 7-2

Ben: 2-7

How will this week turn out? Vote now!

 

Bleckley vs. Dodge

West Laurens vs. Rutland

Macon vs. Peach

Almost Billy Joel Performs Live at Theatre Dublin

Almost Billy Joel Performs Live at Theatre Dublin

A tribute to Billy Joel, the show includes a 6 piece band of incredibly talented Nashville professionals that authentically and with great precision, re-creates the live sound of Billy Joel. The audience will experience a 90 minute journey of the life and music of the 3rd highest-selling recording artist of all time, surpassed only by Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Hits featured include You May Be Right, Big Shot, New York State of Mind, Just The Way You Are, Piano Man, My Life, Honesty and many more!

The show is both a visual and audio Las Vegas style spectacular as the band often plays in sync with concert and video footage of the original piano man himself. It also features amazing lighting and sound of the highest caliber and will leave the senses awestruck! Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience and celebrate the life and artistry of the one and only, Billy Joel!