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Job Opening in Milledgeville

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

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 also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Here are the jobs for July 26, 2012:

 

Bands Sought for Savannah's 2nd Rock Marathon

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Organizers of Savannah's second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are seeking local bands to provide the event's live soundtrack.

The road race that brought 30,300 visitors to Georgia's oldest city is returning Nov. 3. Organizers tout the fun of running as live bands perform on stages set up along the course.

The Savannah Morning News reports organizers are seeking 40 bands to fill slots on 24 stages throughout the city.

Savannah's first Rock 'n' Roll Marathon last November was billed as one of the city's largest ever tourist events. A study conducted after the event estimated it brought $17.9 million in direct spending.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Burt Jones Has a New Rival After Ousting Grant

Political newcomer Burt Jones made headlines last week when he defeated incumbent Johnny Grant in the Republican primary for the state Senate District 25 seat.

But now, Jones says, there's not any time for a break as he faces another opponent in the November general election.

"We're not going to let the grass grow under our feet, because we have a Democratic opponent. So, you know, we'll have to start back our campaign."

That opponent is Democrat Darrell Black, a Milledgeville businessman. Like Jones, Black thinks economic recovery is the primary issue in the campaign.

"It's so primary that I can't imagine what's secondary," Black said. "Milledgeville has one of the highest unemployments of any city this size in the State of Georgia. We've been hit hard, public sector, private sector. We've been hit on both sides."

Black also said it'll take tremendous effort to achieve economic recovery.

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

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 also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Salecia Johnson's Family Still Angered by Handcuffing

Salecia Johnson is the six-year-old from Milledgeville who was handcuffed at Creekside Elementary School after throwing a tantrum.

Salecia's story was reported around the world.

6-Year-Old Handcuffed: Milledgeville police handcuffed an elementary school student for safety after she threw a tantrum.

More than three months later, Salecia and her family have relocated. But her mother says they can't shake off what happened.

"Salecia, after the incident she has sleepless nights sometimes. It's 3 a.m, 4 a.m. before she falls asleep," says Constance Ruff, her mother.

MetLife Buys Reynolds Plantation

ATLANTA (AP) -- MetLife executives say the company has completed its purchase of the upscale Reynolds Plantation golf resort on Lake Oconee, which has struggled for months with its finances.

MetLife said in a statement Thursday that the deal includes The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, six championship golf courses, four full-service marinas and nearly 5,000 acres of undeveloped golf and waterfront property in Greene County, about 80 miles east of Atlanta.

A bank-appointed receiver was hired last year to operate the clubs and market the community and undeveloped land.

The New York-based insurance and financial services firm did not disclose financial details of the deal. MetLife says it has a real estate portfolio of more than $60 billion, which is one of the largest in the U.S.

The company said Birmingham, Ala.-based Daniel Corp. will oversee Reynolds Plantation.

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Job Opening in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

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 also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.