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Unemployment Rate in Jones County

Unemployment Rate in Jones County

The June unemployment rate in Jones County is 9.5 percent according to a Georgia Deparment of Labor news release.


The lowest area rate, at 8.0 percent, was recorded in Warner Robins, while the highest, at 12.8 percent, was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha area near Dublin. 

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in June a year ago.

June marked the 47th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May. 

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

Daylily Explosion by the Tracks in Downtown Gray!

Daylily Explosion by the Tracks in Downtown Gray!

The Daylily Festival last weekend in Gray was fantastic! The water slide was probably the hit of the weekend, although lots of parents probably wished they could slide down it, instead of just watching the kids. Great job by all the Better Hometown Board members, including manager Heather Busby, plus all the volunteers and city/county employees. 

If you didn’t make it to the festival, please drive through downtown Gray and circle through several times to take in all the flowers. In the past few days, the daylily beds along the railroad tracks have exploded into bloom! There are thousands of  blooms, plus the crepe myrtle trees are incredible. 


National Doughnut Day!

It's National Donut Day!

Pick up a free donut of your choice with a purchase of a beverage at Dunkin' Donuts or uou can stop by and get a free glazed doughnut at Krispy Kreme today.


Mulberry St. Market Today!

Today the Mulberry Market in Downtown Macon features Deer Creek Farms in Forsyth, Dickey Farms in Musella, Davis Farms in Roberta, The Little Farm in Gray and the Evergreen East Farm in Jeffersonville.

The Mulberry St. Market is happening from 4-7 p.m. today, Wednesday.

Not only will you find produce, you can find beef, baked goods and jellies.

If you take photos, e-mail them to us at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

2011 Daylily Festival Begins Friday

2011 Daylily Festival Begins Friday


Friday, June 3, 2011: 5pm - 9pm

Saturday, June 4, 2011: 9am - 5pm

Don't miss all the fun while visiting Gray... the Daylily Capitol of Georgia!

Join Gray Station Better Hometown as we host the Daylily Festival, June 3 - 4, 2011! 

Spread out in the shade of the trees at the Pecan Orchard of Gray Elementary School on Railroad Street

and other surrounding venues.  You'll find over 100 craftsmen and exhibitors, 

WMAZ Hosts Job Phone Bank Today

Coming up at 4, our ResuMay phone bank kicks off. Call in and get job-searching tips and resume writing tips. The number for the phone bank is 478-752-1300.