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Dodge, Pulaski Schools Make State's Focus List

Dodge, Pulaski Schools Make State's Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled "focus schools" under the new accountability system.

In Dodge County, Dodge County High School made the focus list.

In Pulaski County, Pulaski County Elementary School also made the focus list. 

Bleckley Elementary to Participate in "Feed My School For A Week" program

Bleckley County Elementary School is one of three schools selected to be part of "Feed My School For A Week." 

The program, a partnership between Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, is designed to promote the importance of nutrition and healthy eating as well as teach students about where their food comes from. 

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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.

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. 

 

 

Bleckley County Voter Turnout

Bleckley County Voter Turnout

Twenty-three percent of voters participated in the presidential primary election.

That's according to the Board of Elections.

Dodge County Voter Turnout

Dodge County Voter Turnout

Fifteen percent of voters participated in the presidential primary election.

That's according to the Board of Elections.

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