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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.

I-75 Southbound Lane to Close for Overnight Roadwork

I-75 Southbound Lane to Close for Overnight Roadwork

Crews need to close an I-75 southbound lane overnight this week.

That's in Dooly and Houston Counties between mile markers 127 and 117 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. night Monday through Friday, June 21, according to a GDOT news release.

Road Maintenance Scheduled in Dooly, Macon Counties

Road Maintenance Scheduled in Dooly, Macon Counties

Routine road maintenance has been scheduled through Dooly, Houston, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Bibb, Monroe and Twiggs counties this week, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Most of this tentatively scheduled work will only mean a shoulder or median lane closure.

The road work is scheduled Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as long as the weather allows.

Here's where to expect maintenance:

Dooly

--Mowing SR 27 and SR 230

Houston

--Litter pick-up along I-75 between mile markers 123 and 140

--Trimming overgrown vegetation along SR 11

Macon

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
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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.

Dooly, Macon County Jobless Rate Released

Dooly, Macon County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Dooly County in December 2012 was 12.9 percent.

Macon County's jobless rate was 15 percent.

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.

RELATED | Unemployment in Georgia Rises in December 2012

GDOT Seeks Public Opinion on Bridge Replacement in Dooly County

GDOT Seeks Public Opinion on Bridge Replacement in Dooly County

 

Dooly County residents will be able to share their opinions with Georgia Department of Transportation during an informal open house on Tuesday, January 22.

The department would like public opinion on bridge replacements over Turkey Creek, according to a GDOT news release.

The project plans suggest replacing two bridges along state route 230. One bridge is about 9.5 miles west of Vienna and the other is near the City of Unadilla, but both bridges cross Turkey Creek.

The meeting is at the Dooly County Commissioners Office at 113 North Street in Vienna from 5-7 p.m.