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Weekend Lane Closure on I-75 Northbound

From 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 and again on Sunday, Dec. 19 on I-75 northbound between mile markers 169-170 (Arkwright Rd.) a single lane will be closed says a Georgia Department of Transportation news release.

The release says drivers should exercise caution in the construction area.

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Development Authority Announces First Occupant of Griswoldville Park

The Development Authority of Jones County is pleased to announce that NFI Installation, Inc. will be the first occupant in Griswoldville Park, Jones County’s 972 acre industrial park.

NFI Installation, a full service provider to the energy and mining sectors, will be relocating its headquarters from Oregon and will begin operation in second quarter 2011 with approximately 25 employees.

NFI anticipates expanding and hiring additional employees in the future.
Griswoldville Park, a 972 acre park purchased in 2007, is Jones County’s first industrial park, the news release says.

Prior to 1865, Griswoldville was home to facilities that manufactured cotton gins, soap, candles and eventually revolvers.

Bubber Epps Switching to GOP

Twiggs County State Rep. James "Bubber" Epps is the latest Georgia legislator to switch from the Democratic to the Republican party.

Speaking by phone from Athens, Epps said Monday that he's joining the Republican caucus in the General Assembly.

He said he'll be better able to help the district, in a house dominated by Republicans and controlled by Republican leadership.

"I think it will give me a seat at the table," he said.

"My major role is to position myself where I can best serve my constituents," he said. "I have to be in the best position possible to bring back what can I can for the district."

Epps noted that only five bills from the Democratic caucus made it through the legislature to become law this year.

Salvation Army: 13 of 13 Days of Giving

Salvation Army: 13 of 13 Days of Giving

How You Can Help: Donate, Volunteer, Give to the Angle Tree Holiday event
In addition, 13WMAZ will be ringing the Kettle Bell at Walmart on Gray Highway from Noon-8 p.m.  Come see us. We’ll be live in 13WMAZ Eyewitness News Midday, 5 and 6 p.m.

Learn More by visiting www.salvationarmy-georgia.org or e-mail GeorgiaDivision@uss.salvationarmy.org.

To donate, call 478-746-8571.
To volunteer, call 478-746-8572.

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Central Georgia Cares Animal Shelter : 11 of 13 Days of Giving

Central Georgia Cares Animal Shelter : 11 of 13 Days of Giving

How You Can Help: Adopt a pet, volunteer, donate supplies like blankets, food or towels.

For more information visit www.centralgacares.org or call 478-746-9401.

We'll have more on 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

Weekend Lane Closures on I-75 in Bibb

From 7 a.m. through 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 on I-75 north and southbound between Pierce Ave. and Arkwright Rd, there will be a single lane closure.

That's according to a news release from The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT)

The Georgia DOT has been notified by the contractor of a single lane closure on I-75 north and southbound in order to continue removal of the Riverview Road Bridge. 





Local Bank Sponsors Toys for Tots Drive

Robins Federal Credit Union is currently collecting donations for Toys for Tots at branches in the following counties - Baldwin, Bibb, Clarke, Houston, Jones, Monroe and Peach.

Unwrapped toys for children ages birth-14 may be dropped off at these branch locations between now and Dec. 15.

For more information, call Megan Allen at 478-923-3773.