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Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Big Pig Jig Event Schedule Released

Big Pig Jig Event Schedule Released

2012 Big Pig Jig Schedule of Events: No pets, coolers, food or drinks allowed.

The Big Pig Jig is I-75 Exit 109 in Vienna, Ga.

Beaver Creek Festival & Duck Race Returns This Month

Beaver Creek Festival & Duck Race Returns This Month

The annual Montezuma celebration that commemorates recovery and preservation returns.

The 18th Annual Beaver Creek Festival & Duck Race returns to Montezuma next month! 

Festival-goers can expect live music all day, featuring Hero the Band from Marietta, contests, rides for the kids and more! It's free to the public and family-friendly.

A few of the events include: the Duck Doodle, the Duck Race and a Box Raffle! Duck race funds benefit Macon County graduates through various scholarships.

All the fun happens at Charlie Jackson Unity Park on October 27.

If you want to be a vendor, email dda@montezuma-ga.org

For more information, contact the Downtown Development Authority at 478-472-4777.

 

 

Top Southern Barbecue Festival Returns in November

Top Southern Barbecue Festival Returns in November

One of the South's gems lies within the  event Vienna, Ga. awaits all year. Mouths begin to water before even arriving on the event grounds: one of Georgia's largest barbecue events is near.

Since 1982, the Big Pig Jig brings folks of all kinds for one thing everyone has in common: the love for food. 

This year, the annual event is set for November 1-3. What started off as a bet on who could make the best pig became what is now a barbecue contest, festival, and arts and crafts fair all rolled into one.

Named one of the Top 500 Festivals and Most Extraordinary Events by Travel Agent Magazine and Tom Clynes, author of "WILD PLANET!" respectively, the event in South Georgia has even drawn Discovery Channel to list it among the Top 10 in Barbecue Contests.

According to the Big Pig Jig website, the festival has had such success that Dooly County Chamber gave out over $16K in prizes in 2010.

The full schedule has not been announced yet. 

Dooly County's Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in July

Dooly County's Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in July

Dooly County's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage to 13.5 percent in July from June's 13.4 percent, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

Macon County's July unemployment rate is 15.9 percent, up from June's 15.5 percent.

That compares to Metro Macon's 10.3 percent in July and Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 9.3 percent.

Dooly County is one of 101 counties with a 10 percent or greater unemployment rate. That means 63 percent of Georgian counties had an unemployment rate of 10 percent or higher last month.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

RELATED | 13WMAZ's Election Coverage

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.