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Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Unemployment rates up in Metro Macon, Middle Georgia region

Metro Macon's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in June, up from 7.9 percent in May.

The rate was 9.4 percent in June 2013, according to a Georgia Department of Labor news release.

The unemployment rate for the Middle Georgia region increased also to 8.3 percent in June, the news release states. It was 7.9 percent in May, but it was 9.4 percent in June 2013.

Job openings in Macon, Gordon

Job openings in Macon, Gordon

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Credit Union TV Giveaway winners announced

Credit Union TV Giveaway winners announced

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union is celebrating their 60th anniversary all year long in branches, online and through social media. During the months of April & May members were able to register to win one of twenty LG 60” Plasma HDTV. Each of Robins Federal’s nineteen branch locations awarded a winner and a winner was awarded from entries gathered on the Robins Federal Credit Union website.

“Robins Federal is proud to be celebrating 60 years of providing financial services to Central Georgia and remains dedicated to providing outstanding value to our members. We thought giving away the TVs would be a fun way to get our members involved during our anniversary year,” said John Rhea, President/CEO of Robins Federal.

Robins Federal would like to congratulate all their winners including:

Retreat for "People Looking Ahead Now"

Retreat for "People Looking Ahead Now"

"People looking ahead now"

Friday, June 27th, 2014

9:00am - 2:00pm

Free Event, all are welcomed and encouraged to participate

The 17th Annual PLAN (People Looking Ahead Now) Retreat is rapidly approaching!  The retreat will be Friday, June 27th, 2014 @ 

CGTC

Milledgeville Campus,

 so please mark your calendars and plan to attend and bring others to this important event.

Who, What, Why...

Who: PLAN is a group of concerned citizens who are interested in our community and its ability to effectively manage our rapid growth and all the challenges that come with that growth.  PLAN strives to encompass representatives from every area and organization within the community.

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

NEW YORK (CBS) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don't seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.

In March, CEO Howard Schultz said during an interview with Fox Business that Starbucks had no intentions of raising its prices.

Gray celebrates daylily with annual festival

Gray celebrates daylily with annual festival

Today was the last day of the annual Daylily Festival down in Gray.

The festival kicked off on Friday, June 6th with 5k Daylily Dash.

The celebration continued with live bands, a car show and all types of vendors.

For the kids, the event had inflatable bouncy houses, water-slides and pony rides.

Jones County jobless rate hits 6.1 percent

Jones County jobless rate hits 6.1 percent

Unemployment in Central Georgia has declined again since March.

According to a release, the Central Georgia area's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in April, down from March's 7.3 percent.

Jones County's jobless rate for April was 6.1 percent. Jones County is among 61 percent of the state with an unemployment rate below eight percent.

A year ago in April 2013, Central Georgia's regional jobless rate reached 8.3 percent.