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Celebrate Credit Union Youth Week with Robins Federal Credit Union

Celebrate Credit Union Youth Week with Robins Federal Credit Union

Robins Federal Credit Union will host a free community event and contests for the entire Middle Georgia community during National Credit Union Youth Week, April 19-26.

Robins Federal Credit Union kicks off its celebration of youth week on Friday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. with a free outdoor movie featuring the Disney movie “Brave” in the parking lot of the 803 Watson Blvd. branch in Warner Robins. This free event is for the entire family.

Robins Federal Credit Union is also hosting the following two contests during Credit Union Youth Week:

Tri-County Area Jobless Rates Above Georgia Average

Tri-County Area Jobless Rates Above Georgia Average

Bleckley County's jobless rate was 15.1 percent in February compared to Pulaski County's 9.6 percent and Dodge's 11.1 percent. Georgia's was 8.6 percent and metro Macon's was nine percent.  

The Georgia Department of Labor says  February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.

According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.

Georgia's February unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.

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Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.

Leadership Dodge Attends Local Government Session

Leadership Dodge Attends Local Government Session

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Leadership Dodge focused on the role of local government in economic development in Dodge County.

Brett Manning , executive director of Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Development Commission (HOGARDC), gave the class insight into the various services the HOGARDC provides, ranging from transportation, aging services, and landscape architecture to historic preservation and mapping services.

Bea Edge, Eastman City Manager presented an overall view of the City’s services, responsibilities, and Eastman’s role in the economic development of Dodge County. Participants also toured the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Next, Dodge County Commissioner, Dan McCranie outlined the role of the County, its responsibilities, challenges, and strategy for the future during a roundtable discussion.

Job Opening in Eastman

Job Opening in Eastman

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Warner Robins
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion


  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Aremac Heat Treating, LLC to Locate in Eastman, to Create 60 Jobs

Aremac Heat Treating, LLC to Locate in Eastman, to Create 60 Jobs

Heat treating company will create 60 new jobs, invest $2 million in metal-treating facility

Eastman, GA, March 18, 2013—Aremac Heat Treating, LLC announced it will expand its heat treating operations in Eastman. The facility is in the design-phase and the company plans to be in operations in the Third Quarter of 2013. This project will result in the creation of 60 new jobs in Dodge County within five years.

“We have finalized our decision to move here. It is nice to be wanted, to be part of a community, where we can join in the moral and social fabric and add to the functioning parts of this community,” stated Denny Butler, Vice President, Aremac Heat Treating, LLC.

Bleckley Middle School Student Receives NAACP Youth Award

Bleckley Middle School Student Receives NAACP Youth Award

Damion Shine, an eighth grader at Bleckley County Middle School, was presented with the NAACP Youth Award Tuesday.  Shine was nominated by school administrators based upon his grades, character, and school activities. 

He received the award Tuesday since he was unable to attend the NAACP Freedom Awards Banquet held last weekend in Cochran.