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Cochran Hair Stylist Writes Help Book

Cochran Hair Stylist Writes Help Book

COCHRAN, GA.--Delno Jones, 52, is pretty much a normal guy with normal life issues. He is the operator of the Hair Shop in Cochran – something he has been doing for more than 34 years along with his mom. He attends church, hangs out with his family, and enjoys it, and knows stuff about cars, like how to fix a fan belt when it breaks. He is just a guy's guy.

County January Unemployment Rate

County January Unemployment Rate

Bleckley County's unemployment rate for January was 12.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Dodge County's unemployment rate in January was 11.2 percent.

Pulaski County's was 9.6 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

Hawkinsville High Makes Ga. 'Priority' List

Hawkinsville High Makes Ga. 'Priority' List

The state has released a list of the 79 worst performing schools in the state.

Tuesday afternoon the state added Ingram Pye Elementary in Bibb county to the list, making 10 priority schools in Bibb County.

The list sent out Tuesday identifies the state's "priority" schools -- those that consistently perform poorly on tests or have low graduation rates. The schools on the list will qualify for state assistance aimed at improving student achievement.

The Georgia Department of Education drew up the list as part of its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

On the list, according to the state, are:

Ingram Pye Elementary school

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

Need to add an event? Just head over to the events section and click "Add an event." You'll then add all of the information.

Other community members will be able to see your event in the calendar. 

 

 

Riley Gets Her Dog

Riley Gets Her Dog

Riley Edge, a 9-year-old 4th grade student at Bleckley County Elementary School, found out last week that she will be receiving a seizure-alert dog.

She is pictured with her family, Mike and Sasha Edge, and her brother, Ty, and the family's English Bulldog, Maggie. Riley has a form of epilepsy.

She is being given the dog through Canine Assistants and the Milkbone/Deca company.

For more about Riley, check out www.tricountymonitor.net.

Opera House to Hold Middle Georgia Talent Show

Opera House to Hold Middle Georgia Talent Show

The Hakwinsville Opera House holds the Middle Georgia Talent show on Saturday, March 10.

That's from 6-10 p.m.

Admission is $10.

Buy tickets online.

How Pulaski County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

How Pulaski County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

See how Pulaski County voted in the presidential primaries.

With 100 percent of Pulaski County precincts reporting: 

Newt Gingrich:  432 votes

Ron Paul:  44 votes

Rick Perry:  3 votes

Romney:    146 votes

Santorum:    208 votes