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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. 

 

 

Two Women to Attempt the Length of Peaches to the Beaches

'Georgia's Longest Yard Sale' This Weekend

'Georgia's Longest Yard Sale' This Weekend

Georgia’s longest yard sale, the Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale, is this weekend.

That's on March 9-10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days along US Highway 341, a news release says.

The 200 plus mile yard sale will link peach-growing counties in middle Georgia to the beaches of Brunswick and the Golden Isles, with stops in most communities along the way. Official yard sale hours will be Friday – Saturday, March 9-10, 8am – 6pm, rain or shine.

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

BCHS softball player Lana Maddox spent four years as a Lady Royal.   As of Tuesday, she's now a Lady Warrior as the Region 3-AA Player Of The Year signed with Middle Georgia College.  Maddox hitn.429 with eight home runs and 28 RBI.  This season, Bleckley won its first fastpitch region title and made it to the elite eight for the first time since going to fastpitch nine years ago. 

Two Minute Task Round Up #1

Two Minute Task Round Up #1

If a task will take you two minutes or less, do it now. Here are a few things you can do in two minutes or less!

  • Make your bed. It will keep your sheets cleaner and your room neater.
  • Pay a bill.
  • Empty the dishwasher.
  • Clean out 2 file folders. Shred or toss what you don't need to keep.
  • Shred papers from your shredding pile.
  • Sort your mail.
  • Grab your laundry basket and gather everything that doesn’t belong in the living room. Return it to its proper room.

 

Because February is the shortest month of the year, we are talking about small things, small projects and small spaces in your home.

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Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Needs Your Support

Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale Needs Your Support

GIPA recently discussed the growing problem of unofficial sites popping up along Hwy. 341 that are often confusing to visitors and are putting the fundraising efforts and the future of Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale at risk. In a effort to educate, GIPA has issued the following letter.