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Jones County January Unemployment Rate

Jones County January Unemployment Rate

Jones County's unemployment rate for January was 9.4 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

That's compared to metro Macon's 9.9 percent unemployment rate for January.

But that's still less than a year ago, at 10.5 percent.

Sam Hall with the Georgia Department of Labor says the increases should not be cause for concern because seasonal workers leaving temporary holiday jobs play a major factor in the variation.

He says the important thing is the rate is lower than it was last year.

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

Need to add an event? Just head over to the events section and click "Add an event." You'll then add all of the information.

Other community members will be able to see your event in the calendar. 

 

 

Update from Bubber Epps

Update from Bubber Epps

 

Posted from the Jones County Gray Chamber of Commerce newsletter:

 

Dear Constituent,

 

 I am emailing to keep you informed of the current affairs in our state's legislature. As you know, political issues move quickly during session, so I wanted to make sure that I keep you informed about the issues concerning our state, our district, and your county.  

 

Legislative Update 02/24/12  

5K Race at Wells Elementary

5K Race at Wells Elementary

A 5K race is set for Saturday at Wells Elementary school.

Thirty-three kids will partcipate in the race.

If you'd like to join the race, you can register up until race time. The cost is $15.

Race starts at 8 a.m.

Here's the application fee.

Jones County Election Results, Voter Turnout

Jones County Election Results, Voter Turnout

The bonds question passes with 213 votes. That's with 78% of the vote. River North community in Jones County voted on a special ballot question about paying more than $1 million in bonds to improve the water and sewer system.

22.23 percent of registered Jones County voters turned out for the presidential primary election.

Here's how Jones County voted in the presidential primaries:

Newt Gingrich: 1584
Ron Paul: 140
Mitt Romney: 598
Rick Santorum: 672

 

See Who Your Neighbors Support with Campaign Donations

See Who Your Neighbors Support with Campaign Donations

See who in your area donated to whose presidential campaign by zipcode on the Federal Election Commission website.

Click here to see the 2012 Election Campaign Finances. You can search by zipcode in Georgia.

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Jones County

'Super Tuesday' Voters Will Decide Questions in Jones County

Gingrich, Paul, Santorum and Romney won't be the only choices here in Central Georgia on March 6, Super Tuesday.

If you live in Jones County's River North community, there's a special ballot question paying for more than a $1 million in bonds to improve their water and sewer system.

River North is a special tax district and only the people who live there will vote on the bonds.