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Hancock Co. Road Maintenance Planned Throughout Week

Hancock Co. Road Maintenance Planned Throughout Week

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

According to a release, road work occurs on State Route 22 and 16 in Hancock County from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily (weather permitting)

Here is where to expect maintenance:

  • State Route 22 for roadway drain structure inspections
  • State Route 16 for roadway shoulder work to reclaim the right of way

Putnam, Hancock County Jobless Rates Released

Putnam, Hancock County Jobless Rates Released

 

The jobless rate for Putnam County in December was 10.8 percent.

Hancock's jobless rate was 18.1 percent, according to a state news release.

Hancock and Putnam are two of 67 Georgia counties that have a jobless rate of 10 percent or higher.

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.

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.

GDOT Seeks Public Opinion at Planned Meeting in Milledgville

GDOT Seeks Public Opinion at Planned Meeting in Milledgville

The Georgia Department of Transportation presents its draft for the fiscal year 2013-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for public review and comment, according to a GDOT news release.

A meeting in Milledgeville takes place at the Milledgeville Mall on Monday, Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

 

"The STIP is a four-year program that specifies federally funded transportation projects for non-urban communities in rural Georgia for fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  These projects include, but are not limited to, new construction, improvements, and maintenance for interstates and state routes, and bridges.  Additional projects include bicycle and pedestrian projects, transportation enhancement projects and public transit projects," according to the release. 

The Open House meeting is open to the public where you will be able to formally offer comments.

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.

Annual Dairy Festival Set for June

Annual Dairy Festival Set for June

EATONTON, GA.-- The annual Central Georgia festival that celebrates the local dairy industry, Eatonton's Dairy Festival, returns June 2. 

The festival events take place around the Putnam County Courthouse and is sponsored by the Pilot Club.

Main events involve  a parade, BBQ, live entertainment. Here is the 2012 festival schedule:

8 a.m.    Road Races -Sponsored by the Farmers and Merchants Bank

9 a.m.    Booths open on and around the Courthouse Square

10 a.m.  Parade  Click for Parade Rules and Application

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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