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'Home Run Readers' Gives Students Free Braves Tickets

Want free or discounted tickets to a Braves game this summer?

To encourage more summer reading this summer, the Atlanta Braves are teaming up Georgia's public library service and others to offer free tickets, according to a release.

The "Home Run Readers" program will give any student in Georgia from K-12 a chance to earn a free ticket if they read a book about sports or good sportsmanship.

Discounts don't stop at a free ticket. For accompanying family members and friends, they'll only have to pay $7 per ticket.

You can redeem your ticket for any of these five games:

-- Sunday, June 30 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

-- Tuesday, July 2 vs. Miami Marlins

-- Monday, July 29 vs. Colorado Rockies

-- Thursday, August 1 vs. Colorado Rockies

-- Sunday, August 11 vs. Miami Marlins

Bill Cosby to Perform Standup Act in Atlanta

Comedian and TV star Bill Cosby is bringing his standup act to Atlanta.

He'll perform at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $59.75.

You can call 770-916-2800 for event information.

'Supermoon' to Shine Down Saturday

'Supermoon' to Shine Down Saturday

The Supermoon is visiting and should grace us with its presence Saturday.

A Super Moon means that we'll have a full moon when it's closest to Earth in its orbit, EarthSky and the Farmer's Almanac report.

According to EarthSky.org, five supermoons occur in 2013, but June 23's will be a super supermoon, because it'll be the closest to Earth than it is all year.

The supermoon won't return to our earthly eyes until August 2014, EarthSky.org reports.

Elderly Putnam County Man Found in Elberton

The Putnam County Sheriff's office said they located the missing 80-year-old Net Woodard after 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

He was found alive and well in Elberton, said Jeff Duncan of the sheriff's office. Elberton is about 80 miles north of Eatonton.

A Mattie's Call was issued after Woodard went missing Friday night. He had last been seen around 7:20 p.m. that night.

The sheriff's office tracked his location to Danville after his credit card was used there.

 

Georgia Power Launches 'Outage Map'

The next time severe weather threatens your area, check this power outage map from Georgia Power.

13WMAZ's Ben Jones says the service just launched June 1.

Use the color-coded website to report and check the status of power outages. 

Smartphone users can use the map when a power outage cuts off Internet access. 

According to the Georgia Power website, the information is updated every 10 minutes.

You can even access Georgia Power's "Storm Center" and Twitter account for other ways to know what's going on. 

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. Alonzo Martinez McAfee:
B/M DOB 03-05-73 Age 40 508 145 lbs.
Wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office for Rape.

2. Charles Garfield Youngblood III:
W/M DOB 04-19-62 Age 51 600 225 lbs.
Wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office for Theft by Shoplifting.

3. Reggie Terrell Jackson:
B/M DOB 04-03-70 Age 43 511 180 lbs.
Wanted by the Jones County Sheriff's Office for Child Support.

4. James Randall Jones Jr.:
W/M DOB 09-04-60 Age 52 509 210 lbs.
Wanted by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for Violation of Probation.

5. Todd Stanley Hamlin:
W/M DOB 03-01-71 Age 42 509 165 lbs.
Wanted by the Jones County Sheriff's Office for Child Support.

Georgia Power Offers Online Tool for Monitoring Usage

ATLANTA (11Alive) -- Georgia Power introduced a new tool on Thursday that the company hopes will help all customers manage energy costs online.

"My Power Usage" is found on GeorgiaPower.com, where customers can monitor energy they use. A spokesman for the company said that because the feature is online, it can be accessed from Georgia Power accounts at anytime.