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Snow Chance? 'No Need to Push the Panic Button'

Our morning meteorologist David Ernst has been talking with you on Facebook about the chance of a light rain-snow mix overnight.

Here was his advice:

"Even though we're talking about the potential for some snow to mix with rain overnight/tomorrow morning...no need to push the panic button for this one. Temps will be too warm for anything to stick."

Monroe County's Emergency Management Agency used a little humor to try to ease the public's concerns.

On their Facebook page, they wrote:

"Ok, before everyone rushes to the grocery stores for milk and bread, please pay special attention to the forecasts, Winter Apocalypse 2011 isn't happening this week."

Tripp Family Light Display

The Tripp family from Yonkers, Ga. put up over 100,000 Christmas lights. Joey Tripp stopped by Weekend Mornin' to invite everyone out to see the display.

For more information, check out their website.

Send Your Shopping Photos

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Telfair Prison Fight Blamed on 'Illegal Cell Phones'

The state Department of Corrections says "illegal cell phones" in prison were the cause of Monday night's fight at the Telfair State Prison.

Two dorms are still on lockdown after a major fight,  according to Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan.

She says three inmates were taken to the hospital, and two are in stable condition.

According to the news release, state Commissioner Brian Owens said,  "This incident brings to light the serious dangers of cell phones in our prison system.

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Education

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Education

Education is a huge part of the economy in Dodge County.

In fact, the total impact of the education industry within our county may be immeasurable. Recently, Leadership Dodge learned just how critical the various institutes of learning are to the future of our youth and growth of our work force. Assembling at the Board of Education, leaders were quickly immersed in current education issues, budget challenges, and future initiatives in our county.

The group heard from Bufurd Hicks, the Interim Director of the Heart of Georgia RESA. No stranger to Dodge County, Mr. Hicks recounted several intriguing stories drawn from more than 40 years as an educator, principal, and superintendent. Our local RESA services 10 surrounding counties and two colleges, providing a variety of services that otherwise would not be afforded to our students or teachers.

MGC picks up home asketball Win

MGC picks up home asketball Win

Shane Heyward had 11 points and Terryhon Wright added 10 as Middle Georgia College defeated USC-Salkehatchie 78-64 at home Wednesday. 

Though only shooting 35 percent from the field, the Warriors dominated on second-chance points, outscoring the Indians 19-2. 

Bleckley native Brentine Taylor, hampered by a knee injury, was held to 2 points.  MGC returns home December 5 versus Aiken Tech.

Net Worth Estimates of Georgia Members of Congress

Members of Congress disclose their assets and liabilities in broad ranges. The estimated net worth is the middle of that range, as reported on their 2010 disclosure forms. Sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars -- if not millions of dollars -- separate a lawmaker's minimum estimated worth from his or her maximum estimated wealth. Net worth does not include primary residence or other personal property.

Here are the figures for U.S. Senators and Members of Congress from Georgia, according to personal financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and published by USA TODAY.

Members of the House who currently represent parts of Central Georgia are listed in bold: