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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.

Grand Jury Indicts Pesticide Company

A federal grand jury in Macon has accused a pest-control company of illegally spraying pesticides inside Georgia nursing homes.

The grand jury yesterday also accused the Alabama company, named Bio Tech Management, of covering it up.

The owner, Stephen Murray, and his company each face dozens of charges: one count of conspiracy, 10 counts of making false statements, 20 counts of falsifying records, 10 counts of mail fraud and 10 counts of unlawful use of a pesticide.''

That's according to a news release from Michael Moore, U.S. attorney for Central Georgia.

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.

Makeup Date for Putnam vs Bleckley Softball Game

Makeup Date for Putnam vs Bleckley Softball Game

The Putnam County vs BCHS softball game that was suspended on August 22 due to weather will be made up September 19 at 5 p.m. in Cochran. 

Due to the previous game not going five innings, Thursday's contest will be a new game.

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.

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. 

Wet Weather Affects Pumpkin Crops

(WXIA) -- It may be difficult to find the perfect pumpkin this Halloween, thanks to all the rain this summer.

Farmers say the wet weather washed away pesticides and exposed pumpkins to diseases.

One eastern Tennessee farm says it's lost 80 percent of this year's pumpkins. Other farms have lost their entire crops.