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Eastman Airport Authority Has its Day in Court

Eastman Airport Authority Has its Day in Court

Superior Court Judge Sarah Wall heard arguments Thursday in a preliminary hearing about the temporary restraining order previously issued against the Airport Authority to not enter into any long term actions.

Dodge County Board of Commissioners Attorney John Herrington argued the order should continue intact, except that an agreement was reached that would allow the Authority to go forward with a repair project for the glide slope landing equipment. 

See the entire story by Jimmy Joines.

Eastman-Hospitality in Surprising Place

Eastman-Hospitality in Surprising Place

Local pilots and visiting pilots coming in and out of the Eastman Heart of Georgia Regional airport have a familiar face they see on a day to day basis., and that face belongs to Jeff Fordham, airport manager.

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
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
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: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    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.

Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski Jobless Rates Released

Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski Jobless Rates Released

The jobless rate for Bleckley in December 2012 was 14.6 percent, Dodge's was 11.5 percent and Pulaski's was 10.3 percent.

That's compared to Georgia's unemployment rate of 8.8 percent.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

RELATED | Unemployment in Georgia Rises in December 2012

Dodge County Detour Scheduled at Railroad Crossing

Dodge County Detour Scheduled at Railroad Crossing

If you're traveling through Eastman, expect a detour starting Thursday.

The railroad crossing on State Route 46 and State Route 117 in Eastman closes for about four hours Thursday, January 10 starting at 8 a.m., according to a Norfolk Southern railroad news release.

The detour uses Norman Street, 9th Avenue and US 23/State Route 87.

The company has scheduled emergency repairs.

Young Eagles Flight Program in Eastman

Young Eagles Flight Program in Eastman

Kids Become Young Eagles Recently, three Dodge County middle schoolers became the first Young Eagles at the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport. Ryan Clements, Ethan Gonzales, and Aiden Greer participated in the program new to Dodge County and coordinated by Charlie Spratt from Middle Georgia College Aviation College.

The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. Since 1992, more than 1.6 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the program. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by more than 42,000 volunteer pilots.

Contractors to Close I-75 Lane for Road Work Through Dooly County

Contractors to Close I-75 Lane for Road Work Through Dooly County

GDOT expects crews to close an I-75 Northbound lane through Dooly and Crisp counties nightly this week.

That's slated for 7 p.m.-7 a.m. nightly on Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 3-6. The lane closure is planned between mile markers 104 and 105.