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J.C. Penney basking in post-Oscars glow

J.C. Penney basking in post-Oscars glow

By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY

If Hollywood handed out Oscars for Best Recent Comeback Among Beaten Down Retailers, J.C. Penney would have been among Sunday night's nominees.

J.C. Penney shares are up about 6% to $8.45 in Tuesday afternoon trading for a two-day, 17% gain. That's on top of last week's 25% [pop, after the company posted better-than-expected fourth quarter results and said was on fist-quarter track for its first profitable quarter since since early 2011.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

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

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

2014 Bridal Expo Visits Dublin Mall on February 16th

2014 Bridal Expo Visits Dublin Mall on February 16th

Visit Dublin Mall on Sunday, February 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the 2014 Bridal Expo. Future brides and beaus can tour informative exhibits that focus on creating the wedding of their dreams. Consult with wedding professionals, such as hair stylists, personal trainers, florists, artisan bakeries, and more. Dublin Mall is located at 2005 Veterans Blvd. For more information, please call 478-272-0098. 

Wednesday government and business closings

Wednesday government and business closings

The following list contains current government and major business closings in central Georgia. This list will continually be updated with closings as we hear of them.

Governments:

Baldwin County courthouse and government offices closed Wednesday

Cochran closed Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday night city council meeting canceled

Dublin Visitors Center Designated Regional Visitors Information Center

Dublin Visitors Center Designated Regional Visitors Information Center

Visit the Dublin Visitors Center on an average day, and you’ll meet travelers from around the world, searching for information and a friendly face. “In the past few months alone, we have welcomed guests from Scotland, Germany, England, and Korea. Our location just off exit 51 on I-16 gives Dublin a chance to interact with the world. We provide maps, brochures, and information on all the wonderful destinations and events in Laurens County and Georgia,” says Brooke Mullis, Dublin Visitors Center Manager. “With the recent addition of the dog park, we are seeing more people and their pets. I make new friends every day.”

Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Recently, the Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council confirmed its Board of Directors and Officers for 2014. Appointed by various authorities and organizations across Laurens County, the Board of Directors develops and implements action plans to increase tourist visits to Laurens County, Georgia through promotion, marketing, resource development and enrichment, and promoting investment in local assets, resources, and infrastructure, such as parks, museums, convention centers, historic districts, restaurants, and events to attract potential visitors.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Warm up this weekend with a Visit to Dublin. From performing arts at Theatre Dublin to dancing at CLUB 604, Dublin will get you moving! 

1. Travel through time with a visit to Tumpie’s Steakhouse. Located at 1049 Snellbridge Road, Stumpie's Steakhouse  was built in 1888. Once home to the late Mrs. Tumpie Clark, Tumpie’s daughter Linda Shay and her husband, Wayne, transformed this farm-style historic home into Tumpie’s Steakhouse. From delicious onion blooms to delectable prime-rib, Tumpie’s offers something for every palette. Don't miss Tumpie’s delectable desserts. Open Thursdays from 5 pm-8:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm-9:30 pm. Call 478-272-2994 for more information.