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Dove-Hunting Season Opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --  The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. 

"Many WMAs provide fields managed specifically for dove so there is no lack of opportunity for desired locations," says John W. Bowers, chief of Game Management. "Opening day typically is fun-filled, as many hunts involve cookouts and lots of activity, making it a great time to introduce family and friends to hunting." 

Many WMA public dove fields are reserved solely for quota hunts on opening day.  Review dove hunting rules and regulations to ensure the availability of the field you plan to visit. 

Sandersville Train Derails, Kills One

A train derailed off Waco Mill Road in Sandersville shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday and killed one person, police say.

No one else was injured.

39-year-old Cleston Kent was killed after a moving boxcar toppled on top of him while he was standing near the tracks.

Chief Culyer of the Sandersville Police Department tells 13WMAZ that Kent, an employee of B-H Transfer Co., was dropping off a load of chalk shortly before the accident.

Sandersville Police and the Sandersville Railroad Company are still investigating the cause of the accident. 

Follow 13WMAZ on Twitter for updates @13wmaznews.

Georgia Prep Football Poll

ATLANTA - The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class A

Record Pts Prv

1. Eagle's Landing Christian (15) 1-0 159 1

2. Prince Avenue Christian (1) 2-0 139 2

3. Lincoln County 1-0 129 3

4. George Walton 1-0 114 4

5. Wilcox County 1-0 99 5

6. Landmark Christian 2-0 47 NR

7. Emanuel County Institute 0-1 36 8

8. Irwin County 1-0 34 10

9. Savannah Christian Prep. 0-1 31 9

10. Athens Academy 1-0 26 NR

Others receiving votes: Wilkinson County 15, Dooly County 13, Brookstone 11, Seminole County 8, Aquinas 7, Charlton County 6, Marion County 2, Clinch County 1, Johnson County 1, Trion 1, Walker School 1.


Class AA

Record Pts Prv

1. Calhoun (16) 1-0 160 1

WEEK 1: High School Football Scores

Here are your high school football scores for August 30, 2013.

Georgia DNR Hosting Deer Quota Hunt

Deer hunting is right around the corner and the Department of Natural Resources is hosting a deer quota hunt.

The state says a quota hunt works like this: they choose specific areas highly populated with deer and you're with a set number of hunters.

The quota is used for conservation, so that rangers can manage the specific area and it's considered a safe experience because it's well-coordinated.

In all, DNR is arranging 27 deer quota hunts throughout Georgia.

One of those quota hunts will be in Forsyth at the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area on October 31-November 2.

To sign up for the deer quota hunt, apply online by September 1.


Nearly 50 Candidates Audition to be a 13WMAZ Junior Journalist

Almost 50 aspiring journalists came to the Galleria Mall in Houston County Monday evening to audition for a special place at 13WMAZ.

None of them have been to journalism school.  In fact, they haven't even completed high school.  And none of them are quite old enough to drive. 

Fortunately, being born between August 1, 2000, and August 1, 2003, is part of the job description.

47 bright young talents auditioned today in front of a panel of judges that included 13WMAZ personalities Annette St. Claire and meteorologist Olivia James.

But if you missed out on tonight's audition, you'll have a second opportunity Tuesday, August 27, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon from 5 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.

The top 50 will be called in for a second audition, with 20 of them moving to a final round.  A community panel will choose 10 Junior Journalists from that group.

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Jones Co. Man Remembers Segregated South

Fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King told America about his dream.

In August 1963, he delivered his "I have a dream" speech to a huge crowd in Washington DC.

That became one of the landmark moments of the civil rights movement.

This week and next, thousands of Americans will travel to the nation's capital to commemorate that day including many from Central Georgia.

But it's also a time to remember the way it was, how America changed and why.

When getting a drink at a fountain came down to color and the ease of buying a car was based on what you looked like, that was Central Georgia 50 years ago.

In that time Felton Miller lived according to the rules of black and white.

"You were white and I was black. They didn't care about me than a rabbit out there in the woods," he says.

Miller, now 83 years old, was born and raised in Jones County. The segregated South was what Miller described as hard and unfair.