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Echols Suggests Alternative Use for Putnam Coal Units

Next month the Georgia Public Service commission will hold a public hearing on what to do with two coal-fired units in Putnam county.

Last summer, Georgia Power decided to close the 42-year-old units because they don't comply with federal air pollution rules. The company said that would be cheaper than making the upgrades to put the units in compliance.

The public service commission has to sign off the closures, but Commissioner Tim Echols said he supports turning the units into alternative energy sources.

"Take a General Electric gas turbine that works hand in hand with solar and lets put 75 megawatts of solar up there in Putnam County on the plant property, there's plenty of room to do that, convert units one and two to natural gas, and those two work hand in hand, and we can begin to add more renewalble energy to our mix here in Georgia which we need to do to get ahead of federal regulations."

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Set Yourself up to Win

Set Yourself up to Win

Be encouraged today.  Whatever is in your heart to achieve this year, it is possible.  You can set yourself up to win and make this an extravagant year. Here are a few points that I gathered that might benefit you.

1. Realize that you’re ready 

You might not have everything you need to complete the journey, but you have enough to start RIGHT NOW! Don’t worry about the details – the journey will change you and you’ll find all the tools you need to reach your goals along the way. Just take some action, no matter how small, RIGHT NOW!

2. Press through fear

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a nutrition and physical activity program in Central Georgia, a Bright from the Start news release says.

Through the “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits: Implementing Wellness Policies in Child Care Centers in Georgia,” Bright from the Start will provide 38 early care and education centers in 42 middle Georgia counties with assistance in developing and implementing wellness policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children ages zero to five years.

The selected centers will receive up to $3,000 in the form of sub-grants to support wellness activities.

12 Ways to Excel in 2012

12 Ways to Excel in 2012

 

The word of the year is “Excel.”  You can excel at anything that you set your heart to doing.  This year belongs to those who have believe in their dreams, and not only plan, but are willing to take action in turning their dreams and goals into reality.  

Here are a 12 ways to Excel in 2012. 

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Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Has anything weird ever happened to you on Friday the 13th?

Share your experiences in the comments below.

Job Market Thursday | Job Openings in Central Ga.

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

The jobs are updated here weekly.

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

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