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Vienna Community Meet & Greet

Vienna Community Meet & Greet

From the City of Vienna, Ga. Facebook page: 

COMMUNITY MEET & GREET sponsored by Friends of Pennahatchee, Saturday, March 31st, 11:30-2:30, Vienna City Park in front of the Court House.

Bring your family for an afternoon of fellowship, friends, and food.

Turkey Season Openers Bring Smiles to Hunters

Turkey season opened today, and hunters in Dodge, Bleckley and Pulaski counties are reporting in with some great successes.  

Zack Lassiter got his bird in Bleckley County. It weighed 18 pounds. He is the son of Von and Kelli Lassiter.

For more on the story and pictures, click here.

Fullington Pageant Winners

Fullington Pageant Winners

PINEHURST, GA.--The Fullington Academy Pageant was held Saturday, March 17 at Fullington Academy.

The winners are:

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

The turkey hunting season opens Saturday, March 24, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release says.

To go turkey hunting, you'll need a valid hunting license and big game license to legally hunt turkeys in Georgia. If you're on a Wildlife Management Area, you'll also need a WMA license. You can buy licenses online, at a retail license vendor or by phone at 1-800-366-2661.

If planning to hunt on private land, you'll need permission from the landowner first.

There is a limit to turkey hunting: only male turkeys can be hunted and the season bag limit is three turkeys per hunter. 

Here are some turkey hunting safety precautions to study up on before going on the hunt:

 

MOPS Consignment Sale Set for Saturday

MOPS Consignment Sale Set for Saturday

The Warner Robins Mothers of Preschoolers, or MOPS, hold a consignment sale Saturday.

Sale goers will find children's spring and summer clothing and toys for sale

The sale runs from Friday and Saturday, March 23-24 at Southside Baptist Church in Kathleen.

On Friday, the consignment sale opens from 4-8 p.m.

Saturday the sale opens from 8-11 a.m.

The half-off sale is from 12-2 p.m. Saturday.

The church is located at 101 Bear Branch Rd.

Macon County School Makes State's Focus List

Macon County School Makes State's Focus List

The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled "focus schools" under the new accountability system.

In Macon County, Macon County Elementary School made the focus list.

According to the Georgia Department of Education, focus schools are those with a graduation rate of less than sixty percent over the last two years or with large gaps between highest and lowest achieving subgroups of students.

Dooly, Macon Counties January Unemployment Rates

 Dooly, Macon Counties January Unemployment Rates

Dooly County's unemployment rate for January was 14.4 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

Macon County's unemployment rate in January was 14.6 percent.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.