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Laurens County Jobless Rate Released

Laurens County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Laurens County in December 2012 was 10.9 percent.

Laurens County was one of 67 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of 10 percent or greater.

The jobless rate in December 2012 was also up for metro Macon.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

19th Annual MLK Jr. Parade Set for Saturday

19th Annual MLK Jr. Parade Set for Saturday

The 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade is set for Saturday, January 19 at noon. 

The parade begins at noon on Martin Luther King Blvd. and ends on West Jackson Street in downtown Dublin.

 

Wanted: Student Entries for Student Design Contest

Wanted: Student Entries for Student Design Contest

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) is seeking entries from local students for Georgia's Annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week Design Competition for elementary through high school students. Students from across Georgia will submit artwork depicting the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities. The contest includes three categories:

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Dublin VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

Dublin VA Outpatient Clinic to Open in Milledgeville

Veterans in Milledgeville can now look forward to a short commute to receive VA medical care.

According to a news release, the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin plans to open a Milledgeville VA outpatient clinic on November 1.

That's located at A Wing, 1st Floor, Pete Wheeler Building at 2249 Carl Vinson Highway in Milledgeville.

Services will include: 

  • primary care,
  • mental health,
  • social work,
  • dietary counseling

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8-4:30.

 

Veterans can also call the 24-hour Nurse Triage number at 1-877-424-8212 to speak with a nurse.

 

Veterans requesting care at the new clinic that are not currently enrolled in VA Healthcare may obtain an application form online at www.va.gov or can visit the clinic after the opening on Nov. 1st, 2012, to pick up an enrollment package.

Dublin Pharmacist Receives National Recognition

Dublin Pharmacist Receives National Recognition

Dublin, Ga.'s own Bent Gay won national recognition at the Third Annual Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards event Tuesday.

That's according to a Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards news release.

He won the award Long-Term Care Pharmacist of the Year. Gay was selected for the honor out of 375 nominations in one of ten categories.

Winners in other categories were: