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Shutdown: No Additional Funds for WIC Program

If the shutdown continues, it may hit families who depend on a federal nutrition-assistance program.

WIC or Women, Infants, and Children is for low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, or have children up to age five.

Without WIC vouchers, Delmetria Matthews says she would spend more than $200 on formula for her newborn.

It's money the 20-year-old single mother does not have but will have to find if the government shutdown continues.

There's enough money to run the program for about two weeks.

That's two more weeks of food for both Matthews and her baby. 

"If they shut down WIC, i'm going to cry. Oh i'm going to cry," she says.

The Georgia Department of Public Health issued this statement: "At this time, Georgia WIC is operating business as usual.  The Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia WIC are working on steps to keep WIC operating for as long as possible."

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.

WEEK 4: Your Football Scores

Here are your scores from around the area.

Seven Tips for Navigating iOS7

Seven Tips for Navigating iOS7

By Brett Molina, USA TODAY

Along with Friday's launch of two new iPhones, Apple has released iOS 7, the latest update to its mobile operating system that runs the smartphone as well as the iPad and iPod Touch.

Whether you sat through an hours-long download on Wednesday or plan on upgrading your phone or tablet today, here are some tips and tricks for navigating Apple's new iOS.

1. Breaking down Command Center. Swiping from the bottom of the touchscreen up brings up one of iOS 7's big features. Along the top are five settings options: Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb and Orientation Lock. Users flip between turning these on and off with simple taps on the preferred icon.

The middle is where users control the phone's brightness and music. Four native apps appear along the bottom: a new flashlight, calculator, clock and the camera. It's also accessible while the phone is locked.

New Federal Air Pollution Rules Could Halt Coal Power Plant

Changes in federal air-pollution rules could put a Sandersville coal-powered plant on hold. That's what a spokesman for Power for Georgians said at a press conference Monday.

"We don't know what it will mean or not mean." says Dean Alford, spokesman for Power for Georgians was referring to the new green house gas rule that could come out this week. 

"It can make the project move forward, it could slow it down or it could bring it to a halt. Until we know what the rules are it's hard to say."explains Alford. 

Several published reports say the new Environmental Protection Agency rules are intended to block the production of new coal plants unless they use new, more expensive technology. Something Katherine Cummings says Plant Washington couldn't afford. 
"It's a dollar and cents, how are they going to pay for it? Who's going to buy the product? This product is already too expensive." says Cummings.  

Wanted by Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Macon Regional Crimestoppers says these people are wanted on warrants in Middle Georgia. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME.

1.   Cladoria Deltrice Valnor:
B/F      DOB   03-30-88        Age    26      507   265 lbs.
Wanted by the Macon Police Department for Forgery.


2.    Solomon Denard Bailey:
B/M      DOB   11-19-84        Age    28    506   245 lbs.
Wanted by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.


3.    Ashley Young Balkcom:
B/F      DOB   02-14-84        Age    29      506   180 lbs.
Wanted by the Jones County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.

Deer Hunting Archery Season Opens Saturday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say deer hunting season will open at the end of the week.

Officials say deer hunting season officially begins Sept. 14. Department spokeswoman Melissa Cumming says last year, more than 113,500 archers harvested nearly 60,200 deer. The hunting season ends in January.

Chief of Game Management John Bowers says heavy rain this spring and summer led to more natural foods, which should translate to an increase in deer quality.

Cummings says many public hunting grounds offer specialty hunts, including primitive weapons, adult and child hunts and ladies only hunts.