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Laurens County January Unemployment Rate

Laurens County January Unemployment Rate

Laurens County's unemployment rate for January was 12.4 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.

100% Pass Rate for LPN Graduates

100% Pass Rate for LPN Graduates

Dublin, GA - Congratulations to Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) South Campus Practical Nursing Class of October 2011.  The graduating class had a 100% pass rate on their state board examinations to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Graduates of this class are:

Kimberly Allen of East Dublin, Britni Burch of Eastman, Teresa Carroll of Dudley, Nikki Dean of East Dublin, Marcie Dickerson of East Dublin, Laura Kennedy of Tennille, Robert Lawrence of Cochran, Chelsea Powell of Adrian, Sally Sirmons of Chester, and Leslie Sumner of Rentz.

Nine of these graduates are already employed in the health care field, and one is pursuing her associate’s degree in nursing to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

“I am very proud of this class,” said OFTC Practical Nursing Instructor Michelle Whitehead. “They worked hard for two years and overcame many challenges. It is that dedication that will make them great in their careers.”

E.G. Kight Named St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal

E.G. Kight Named St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal

DUBLIN, GA.--'Songbird of the South,' otherwise known as E. G.Kight is set to be the St. Patrick's Parade Grand Marshal Saturday for Dublin's Bicentennial.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. in Downtown Dublin.

She also performs at Theatre Dublin on March 17, E.G Kight's Facebook page says. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Dublin Battle of the Bands Set for Saturday

Dublin Battle of the Bands Set for Saturday
Middle Georgia College Dublin SGA presents Battle of the Bands
Saturday, March 17th 5:00 PM at
Dublin High School Auditorium

Admission:
Local High School and College Students are FREE
All others $3.00
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 478-275-6768 or email jgilliam@mgc.edu

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

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Mom Takes Over Daughter's Ancestry Project, Needs Help from Middle Georgia Kin

Mom Takes Over Daughter's Ancestry Project, Needs Help from Middle Georgia Kin

Nine times out of 10, most school projects done by children have had input from parents – nine point five times more input than from the children themselves.

It is natural and expected when the children are in high school and below grades.

But in college?

Canceled: St. Patrick's Irish Balloon Fest This Weekend

Canceled: St. Patrick's Irish Balloon Fest This Weekend

DUBLIN, GA.--The balloon fest that was to kick off Friday at the VA Hospital was canceled due to inclement weather.