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Job Openings in Eatonton

Job Openings in Eatonton

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

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 also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

 

 

Job Title:    Maintenance Millwright

Location:    Eatonton, GA

Pay:          N/A

Missing Bibb County Man Found in Eatonton

Bibb Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said the man they've been looking for since last Thursday has been found.

DeFoe told 13WMAZ that William Stan Greene, 56, who was last seen in the Thomaston Road area, had been staying in the Eatonton area.

No other details could be provided at this time. 

Family members had told investigators that Greene was suffering from depression and not "acting like himself."

 

Father of Fallen Eatonton Soldier Dies

The family of fallen Eatonton soldier Erica Alecksen, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, has suffered another loss.

A native of Wisconsin, Lars Alecksen, 51, passed away Tuesday, his mother-in-law Maurine Huggins told 13WMAZ. Results from the autopsy aren't expected until later this week but Huggins said it appears to have been a heart attack.

"Really, he died of a broken heart because of Erica," Huggins said.

Army Specialist Erica Alecksen of the 978th Military Police Brigade was killed July 8, along with five other soldiers, when a roadside bomb struck a tank in Wardak Province.

Huggins called it "a bad dream turned into a nightmare" for the family. 

Bernard's Family Funeral Care in Eatonton will handle the arrangements. 

Job Opening in Eatonton

Job Opening in Eatonton

Each Thursday, a representative from the Georgia Department of Labor visits 13WMAZ and discusses the current job market, listing several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. We air this segment at 5 p.m. We showcase other available jobs on the Thursday morning show as well. We update the jobs listed here each week.

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 also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Job Title:    Truck Driver

 

Eatonton Driver Wins Road Warrior Feature at Dublin Speedway

Eatonton Driver Wins Road Warrior Feature at Dublin Speedway

Matt  McCullough of Atlanta, Ga. passed Eddie Moss of Deland, Fla., on the white flag lap to score the "Border Wars" victory between Fla., Ga., Ala., and Tenn.  mini-sprint drivers at Dublin-441 Speedway Sat. night Aug. 25th. Moss, the pole sitter led the first 14 laps with McCullough and Dirk Miller of Sanford Fla., in pursuit. McCullough slipped underneath Moss between turns 3 & 4, with several  hundred fans on their feet. Miller settled for 3rd.

In Late Models  Robert "Bloomingdale Flash" Diekemper gambled a last lap pass on leader Phil Pittman of Vidalia  to win His feature event. Eric Bagget and Blake Smith, both of Dublin  were 3rd & 4th, while Matt Dooley of Fayetteville, Ga. was 5th.

Bobby Gale (R) Challenges Lucas for Senate Dist. 26

Bobby Gale challenges David Lucas for the District 26 state senate seat after David Lucas won the Democratic primary in a runoff election against incumbent Miriam Paris.

Gale highlighted his various work throughout Africa in church ministry, giving local villages access by digging wells for them. He placed emphasis on being an ordained elder in the Methodist church for 25 years.

He hopes to bring new and fresh ideas to the senate, which he said is the difference between Lucas and himself.

Gale and Lucas face-off for the senate seat in the general election in November.

Lucas Defeats Paris in State Senate 26 Runoff

In the State Senate District 26 runoff, incumbent Miriam Paris and David Lucas battled it out in a tight race throughout the evening.

Lucas came out on top, but wanted to wait to declare victory until he received confirmation from the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.

Shortly after 1 a.m., the Secretary of State website reported that results from all seven counties in the 26th district were in. The final numbers give Lucas the seat by 221 votes.

Lucas finished with 8649 votes to Paris's 8428 for a 50.65-percent to 49.35-percent victory.

Paris conceded the race earlier in the evening to Lucas, although she says she plans to run again in two years.

As Lucas took a definitive lead, he celebrated with friends, family and supporters outside his Forsyth Street headquarters.

He told them, "We got plenty more to do."

After winning the runoff, Lucas will face Republican candidate Bobby Gale in the November general election.