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Railroad Crossing Scheduled to Close for Two Days in March

Railroad Crossing Scheduled to Close for Two Days in March

Parson's Crossing at State Route 242 is scheduled to close both March 5 and 6.

According to a news release, that's because Norfolk Southern Railroad needs to make repairs at Parson's Crossing.

A detour will be in effect those days, using SR 242, 231 and 24/88 (Fall Line Freeway) and SR 15.

Washington Co. Road Maintenance Planned Throughout Week

Washington Co. Road Maintenance Planned Throughout Week

Road work is planned in Washington County starting Monday at 7 a.m. and ending Thursday, February 14.

According to a release, road work occurs on State Route 24, 242, 272, 88 and 231 in Washington County from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily (weather permitting)

Here is where to expect maintenance:

  • State Route 24 Spur, mile marker 0-2-- roadway sign maintenance
  • State Route 24, mile marker 16-20--road sign maintenance
  • Route 242, mile markers 3-5--sign maintenance
  • Route 272--mile markers 2-4, roadway shoulder work to reclaim right of way
  • Route 24, mile marker 15-22--one lane closure for shoulder clipping
  • Route 88, mile markers 0-10--one lane closure for shoulder clipping
  • Route 231, mile marker 0-20.4-- single lane closure for shoulder clipping

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.

Road Maintenance Planned Through Thursday

Road Maintenance Planned Through Thursday

Roadwork is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday this week for drain structure maintenance.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation news release, maintenance happens laong Washington County State Route 15, 231, 68 and Hancock County's state route 15.

Expect a lane closure or flagman in the roadwork areas.

The roadwork is scheduled around mile markers 0-11, between mile markers 0-20, and mile markers 11-12.

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.

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Get Rid of Old Appliances, Bulk Items on Amnesty Trash Day

Get Rid of Old Appliances, Bulk Items on Amnesty Trash Day

Davisboro, Deepstep, Harrison, Oconee, Riddleville, Sandersville, Tennille and Warthen will have a dumpster available to everyone at the City Annex Building on Hospital Rd. for disposal of old appliances, furniture, bulk items, computers and accessories.

The collection is part of Amnesty Trash Day.

Items that will not be accepted: chemicals, tires, paint and animal remains.