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Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

GDOT Focuses on Local Motorists for Work Zone Safety Week

GDOT Focuses on Local Motorists for Work Zone Safety Week

 

(WXIA) -- Work Zone Safety Week is underway, and Georgia's Department of Transportation, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Federal Highway Administration are emphasizing the need for Georgia motorists to use caution when travelling on all roads throughout the state.

During Work Zone Safety Week, highway departments, law enforcement and private contractors are reminding drivers that dangers can come from failure to be careful when behind the wheel, especially in work zones where heavy equipment is often used close to travel lanes.

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.

Baldwin County Jobless Rate Released

Baldwin County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Baldwin County in December 2012 was 12 percent.

Baldwin was one of 67 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of 10 percent or greater.

The jobless rate in December 2012 was also up for metro Macon.

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.

Oconee River Greenway Meeting Set for Tuesday

Oconee River Greenway Meeting Set for Tuesday

The Oconee River Greenway Authority will have a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the president's conference room on Georgia Military College's campus.

The public is welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, concerns, call Dr. Heather Langston: 478.387.4961 or hlangston@gmc.cc.ga.us.

GDOT Seeks Public Opinion at Planned Meeting in Milledgville

GDOT Seeks Public Opinion at Planned Meeting in Milledgville

The Georgia Department of Transportation presents its draft for the fiscal year 2013-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for public review and comment, according to a GDOT news release.

A meeting in Milledgeville takes place at the Milledgeville Mall on Monday, Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

 

"The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  These projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, and maintenance for interstates and state routes, and bridges.  Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects," according to the release. 

The Open House meeting is open to the public where you will be able to formally offer comments.

Department of Driver Services to Close Saturday for Holiday Hours

Department of Driver Services to Close Saturday for Holiday Hours

Department of Driver Services across the State of Georgia closes Saturday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday, according to a DDS news release.

DDS offices are always closed on Mondays. Offices statewide will reopen Tuesday, September 4.

The news release warns that the first business day after being closed is busy and to plan accordingly. If possible, visit Driver Services later in the week.

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