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Fire Destroys City Maintenance Shop in Union Point

Fire Destroys City Maintenance Shop in Union Point

by Billy W. Hobbs
Lake Oconee News

 

UNION POINT – An air compressor is believed responsible for a fire that destroyed the maintenance shop for the city of Union Point last Friday afternoon, fire and law enforcement officials say. The fire caused several thousands of dollars worth of damages.

The fire also caused an explosion, authorities said, but there were no injuries.

Putnam, Hancock Counties Jobless Rates Above Georgia Average

Putnam, Hancock Counties Jobless Rates Above Georgia Average

Hancock County's jobless rate was 15.2 percent in February, compared to Putnam's 10.3 percent and Georgia'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.

SPOTTED | Greensboro Spa Named Among Georgia's Top Spas & Getaways

SPOTTED | Greensboro Spa Named Among Georgia's Top Spas & Getaways

A spa in Greensboro has been listed as one Georgia's "Top Spas and Getaways" in the 2013 Georgia Travel Guide.

The annual publication lists the spa at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge on Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro as a "state-of-the-art-haven" and points out the spa's unique treatments like "The Oconee Rain Body Treatment."

To read more about Georgia's top spots, get your own free Georgia Travel guide.

 

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.
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Job Openings in Eatonton

Job Openings in Eatonton

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Job Openings in Eatonton, Swainsboro

Job Openings in Eatonton, Swainsboro

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Job Opening in Eatonton

Job Opening in Eatonton

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.