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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.

See what documents you need by creating a customized document checklist online.

Air Show Features Blue Angels

Air Show Features Blue Angels

ROBINS, AFB., GA.--The Air Show lineup features performers including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-18 Hornets, the C-130 Hercules, and the Air Force F-22 Raptor.

The air show is free and open to the public and starts at 11:30 a.m.

You can park at the Macon Airport, McConnell-Talbert Stadium and Anchor Glass and then catch bus transportation to the show. The shuttle starts at 9:45 a.m. both days and gates open at 10 a.m.

The shuttle runs until 5 p.m.

See the Dos and Donts of attending.

RELATED | See where to park for the Robins Air Show

PHOTOS | Blue Angels Arrive at Robins AFB

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

YOUR PHOTOS: Photo of the Day

Thank you to Trindoe of Milledgeville for submitting this photo of the rainbow earlier in March.

We'd like to feature your photos taken around Baldwin County and Milledgeville.

Send photos, with your name, to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

 

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.