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Girl Scout Alumnae Reunion in Central Georgia

Girl Scout Alumnae Reunion in Central Georgia

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will hold a reunion on May 4 from 1-6 pm at Camp Martha Johnson in Lizella.  Alumnae will enjoy revisiting camp, renewing friendships, and helping to create a digital archive, according to a news release. 

The event is free. Donations for camp upkeep will be accepted. 

For more information, call Kathy Cranford at 478-747-3170.

Washington Co. Jobless Rate Above Georgia Average

Washington Co. Jobless Rate Above Georgia Average

Washington County's jobless rate was 11.4 percent in February compared to the state's 8.6 percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor says  February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.

According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.

Georgia's February unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.

RELATED | Macon's Unemployment Up in January 2013

Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.

Metro Macon includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.

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.

Former Bulldog to Speak at Waco Football Banquet

Former Bulldog to Speak at Waco Football Banquet

The Waco Football Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, February 21st at 7 p.m.

Former UGA football player Terrence Edwards is scheduled to slated to speak at the event, according to Waco's football facebook page.

Admission is $10 per ticket. You can pay at the door but RSVP by February 18th by calling Phil Smith at 478-357-0697 or emailing psmith@cbwc.com.

Brentwood Holds 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Description: 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Location: Brentwood School
Times: 5K at 8:00 am and 1 Mile Fun Run at 9:00 am

Manufacturing Facility to Reopen in Sandersville

Manufacturing Facility to Reopen in Sandersville

A deep-cycle battery manufacturer has plans to reopen its Sandersville facility doors in early 2014.

According to a new release, hiring for the facility begins in late 2013. 

Initially, the plans involve hiring 70 employees and later increasing to about 110 employees by the end of 2014.

Washington County Jobless Rate Released

Washington County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Washington County in December 2012 was 11.3 percent.

Washington County 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.