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Middle Georgia Baseball League is Hosting a Free Game

Team 42 will be playing the Tigers of the Middle Georgia Baseball League, June 9, 2012.

The competition is open to the public and kicks off at 3:00pm at Mount De Sales High School.

The MGBL consist of players who are drafted from different areas of Middle Georgia.

It may not be the big league, but every game is a big game to the men that love baseball.

The president of the league, Chris Dunn, states "This league was created to provide for men, 18 and up, an alternative to softball and allows us to continue to play the game we grew up on."

The teams of the MGBL include the Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Indians, and the Tigers.

"42" Casting Needs Older Extras for Paid Appearances

Filmmakers are looking for older African-Americans and Caucasians to appear as extras in the movie "42." 

Rose Locke, of Catrett Locke Casting, says they still need younger extras too, but that older locals sometimes think they aren't wanted. 

They specifically want extras age 50 and older.


Extras will be paid $8 an hour for the first eight hours and $12 an hour after that, in addition to receiving breakfast, lunch and snacks.

"And it's a chance to see how a movie is made," Locke says.

The scenes they need to fill slots for will be shot mostly next Tuesday and Wednesday so extras should apply as soon as possible.

They will be fitted for their costumes on Monday.

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We want to see your graduation photos.

Upload the photos of your big day. We'll add them to our gallery on 13WMAZ.com and they may just end up in one of our newscasts on air.

When you upload your photos and video, make sure to include your school name in the caption.

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Central Georgia Counties Rated by Health, Economy

A recent study commissioned by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation ranked Georgia counties based on the combined factors of health status and economic vitality.

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Among central Georgia counties, Houston County received the top ranking, followed by Monroe and Jones Counties.  Pulaski and Putnam round out the top five. 

Macon County was ranked dead last not only Central Georgia, but in the state as a whole.  The bottom five in central Georgia also include Wilkinson, Wilcox, Crisp and Telfair counties.  A complete list of the power ratings for Central Georgia is featured below. 

1)     1.  Houston (Score: 15.5; State rank - 10)

Click It or Ticket Launches in Central Georgia

Click It or Ticket Launches in Central Georgia

If you don't buckle up on Georgia's roads and highways, you'll have to pay up.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety launched its annual Click It or Ticket effort this week, with a Central Georgia kick-off Tuesday at the Houston County Sheriff's Department in Warner Robins.

The program means heightened patrols and a zero-tolerance policy for drivers who don't wear their seatbelts.  It continues through June 3.

GOHS Director, Harris Blackwood, explained more about the program on Eyewitness News Mornin' Tuesday in a conversation with 13WMAZ's Brittiny Barber.

Monticello Judge Resigns After Complaint

A Monticello-based judge resigned last week after a state investigation into whether he used his post for his personal benefit.

Judge John Lee Parrott resigned effective Saturday, May 19, according to a letter posted by the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission.

The commission says he resigned before a formal hearing was scheduled in his case.

He was a judge in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which handles cases in Baldwin, Jones, Wilkinson, Hancock, Putnam and three other counties. Parrott's letter says he's served for 24 years.

The consent order between Parrott and the commission does not detail complaints against him, and a commission spokesperson said no further information was available.



Hot Chelle Rae to Headline Ga. National Fair

The annual Georgia National Fair has announced the performers for their concert on Oct. 13.

The headline attraction for that night will be the pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae, who had such hits as "Tonight Tonight,","I Like it Like That" and "Honestly."

The Nashville-based band skyrocketed to the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July of last year.

The opening act for the concert is Allstar Weekend. The California-based band rose to popularity with the release of their 2010 debut album "Suddenly Yours."

According to Michele Treptow, communications director for Georgia National Fair, "Bringing in Hot Chelle Rae to headline the event and Allstar Weekend was a decision to help appeal to the younger generations to get them excited about coming out to the fair."

Georgia National Fair will be organizing one additional concert and will announce details as soon as possible.

Tickets, $25 apiece, go on sale online Aug. 25.