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Dublin one of seven statewide affordable housing projects to receive funding

Dublin one of seven statewide affordable housing projects to receive funding

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia congressman says the state is receiving $2.8 million in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

In a statement, Democratic Rep. David Scott said the money will help create or rehabilitate seven affordable housing projects throughout the state.

Scott says the Waverly Terrace Senior Apartments in Columbus, the Middle Georgia Center in Dublin and the Bethel Housing Preservation project in Albany are among the seven developments that will benefit from the funding.

Job openings in Dublin, East Dublin

Job openings in Dublin, East Dublin

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.

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Smith earns GED, quick transition to college

Dublin, GA - Sabrina Smith earned her GED in only five short months while attending Adult Education classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin. Regular attendance to the free classes at the college and hard work helped Sabrina prepare for each section of the GED test with great success.

Sabrina grew up in Illinois and maintained good grades through junior high; however, in high school, her grades started to decline. She started missing school and eventually dropped out. In 2010, she moved to Dublin, Georgia looking for a fresh start, but she knew she needed to her GED before she could attend college or find a good job.

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Youth Sky Camp returning to MGSC

Sky Camp, a summer aviation camp for kids ages 10 to 14, is set for June 30 to July 2 at the Eastman Campus of Middle Georgia State College.

Activities will include exploring weather, history and physics as they relate to flight; aircraft maintenance, building and launching rockets and gliders; flying in an aircraft and more.

Top 5 reasons to visit Dublin this weekend

Top 5 reasons to visit Dublin this weekend

1. Grab the girls for a night of shopping delight as Mint Boutique and Downtown Dublin bring you Haute: A Pop Up Boutique on Friday, June 6th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 201 W. Jackson Street. It'll be a night full of couture, fun, and a little wine and nibbles in Downtown Dublin. For more information, call Mint at 478-278-4854 or visit www.shopthemintboutique.com.

2. Grab a seat for the First Friday Concert Series featuring CAP03 at the Market on Madison in Downtown Dublin on Friday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and snacks and kick back with your friends as CAP03 fills the night with their blend of classic rock and pop hits. For more information, call Main Street Dublin at 478-272-2560 or visit www.marketonmadison.com.

Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- There's a lot the Department of Veteran Affairs is not telling. Like naming names when it comes to those 42 facilities under investigation. They've not confirmed Atlanta but we have confirmed there have been problems here in Georgia before.

"Since I've been retired from the Army in 2005. it's been pretty much the same process: hurry up and wait for nothing," said retired Army veteran Greg Wells.