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License Plate Revote Opens Monday

 

ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

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Gov. Launches Design Contest for New Car Tags

 

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest to design for a new Georgia license plate.

The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23. The deadline is Friday, June 17. 

Individuals are asked to submit original artwork. Any Georgian citizen or business authorized to do business in the state of Georgia is welcome to enter the contest.

The public will be given a chance to choose three semi-finalists through an online vote from June 24-July 8. After the online voting, the three semi-finalists will be presented to Gov. Deal.

He will then announce the winning design on July 15.

See the rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver form for the contest.

 

 

Contest submissions may be sent to:

 

Nominate Your Town as of the Best of the Road

USA Today and Rand McNally are holding a “Best of the Road” rally.

Be sure to vote for your town! If your town isn't listed, you can nominate and post photos!

 

 

Shimmy Mob in Atlanta

"Sunday May 1st at 12pm Perry Bellydance along with belly dancers from all over Middle Georgia will be participating in a belly dance flash mob at Atlantic Station in Atlanta.  The Atlanta event is part of a much larger event in which dancers from all over the US, Canada as well as Vietnam and Italy will be doing the exact same choreography flash mob style to raise funds for Women and Children’s shelters. The choreography was provided by the coordinators of the event and depending on their location dancers have either learned the dance on their own or have gotten together with a participating instructor and learned with a group.

Saturday participating dancers from Perry, Macon and Warner Robins will gather at Perry Bellydance and join the other dancers from Middle Georgia and Tennessee with team leader Lacy Perry via skype to have one last practice and discuss logistics

Junior Journalist Auditions

Junior journalist auditions will take place today at the Galleria Mall in Centerville from 4-6 p.m.

The child auditioning must be born between August 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001. You must bring proof of date of birth to the audition.

The audition in Macon will take place Tuesday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. in the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The children will be scored on the spot during the first round of auditions. The top scoring 50 kids will be called back for a second round, where they will answer questions on camera. A panel of 13WMAZ employees will judge those auditions. The top scoring 25 kids will move on to a final round that will be judged by a community panel. We will not contact the children between rounds 2 and 3. We will surprise the winning children in their classrooms before school lets out for the summer.

Harness Festival: Longstanding Tradition

The Hawkinsville Harness Festival began in 1894, according to the festival website.

Some of the events include:

Harness Races
Harness the Country Concert
Festival Queen
Harness Festival Golf Tournament
Arts and Crafts
Carnival and Rides
Festival Dance
Fireworks
Reptile show, clowns, magic, rides for kids
Battle of the Bands
Educational hayrides

The Harness Festival events are scheduled from April 14-16.

Purchase Harness Festival tickets.